CI+ LLP Awards CI+ 1.4 Test Automation Contract to Eurofins Digital Testing
The CI+ licensing authority, CI+ LLP, has awarded a contract to media and device testing specialists Eurofins Digital Testing to provide an automated test tool for the new CI+ 1.4 specification. The CI+ content security standard has been hugely successful, with over 450 million CI+ Plus devices deployed across Europe. The new CI+1.4 test tool automates TV and set-top-box testing, minimising the test time required and eliminating manual test errors.
Andy Hickman, CEO UK and Hong Kong said: “We’re really pleased to be leveraging our long experience of security testing to develop this test tool”, adding “combined with our Ligada iSuite automation technology, testing and certification times will be significantly reduced for manufacturers and operators in the broadcast industry.”
The CI+ 1.4 specification enhances the Conditional Access Module or CAM content security standard, introducing multi-steam PVR capability, TV IP interface for OTT and IPTV operators and enhanced user interactivity based on HbbTV. Eurofins Digital Testing has been certifying CI+ devices since 2009 and is preparing its labs for the CI+1.4 sunrise certification date in summer 2017. Leading manufacturers will be attending an initial CI+ 1.4 plug-fest in May, and a beta test tool will be shipped in Q3 this year.
A spokesperson from the CI+ LLP said:
”The CI+ 1.4 specification will significantly broaden the scope of this successful technology to address security and interactivity in new applications. Therefore ensuring A-grade test tools and reliable certification labs are available, is essential to its successful market deployment.”