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VITEC and ATX join hands for distribution of IPTV content

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MUMBAI: VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, and ATX Networks, a technology leader of optical and media access platforms, has announced a strategic partnership to provide a fully secure architecture for distribution of IPTV content throughout the enterprise network.

ATX's UCrypt family of cable gateways enables MSOs and service providers to secure and convert content for a variety of applications, including the secure delivery of content to commercial and hospitality locations. UCrypt's any-to-any capabilities extend across all formats, including analog, IP, and QAM

ATX chief product officer Ian Lerner said, "The addition of AES output encryption support allows partners like VITEC to have a more practical and cost-effective way to ensure encrypted streams from the UCrypt IP video gateway can only be viewed by authorized users.” He added that together with VITEC's EZ TV Platform for managing DRM workflows, it is able to offer a secure, enterprise-grade, multiscreen experience with AES decryption for desktop users via a browser player, for TV and signage displays utilising EZ TV end-points, and for Android and iOS users using EZ TV's mobile app.

VITEC VP Eli Garten said, "IP-based video distribution of live cable and satellite TV content brings a broad range of advantages for any organisation seeking to cost-effectively and securely deliver high-quality content to any screen and any user in the organisation." He added that this latest integration enables customers to achieve maximum protection with a simple, reliable setup that is approved by leading service providers.

IPTV, digital signage, and advanced video solution, VITEC's EZ TV IPTV and digital signage platform automates video streaming workflows and campaigns over existing IP networks, allowing any organisation to centrally manage IPTV and content from a single interface. With easy-to-use tools for signage authoring, administration, and analytics, the future-proof platform supports both H.264 and H.265 (HEVC) formats in resolutions up to 4K. 

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