CryptoPLAY – The AFFORDABLE End-to-End IPTV/OTT Solution

On-premises solution including multi-DRM.
Complete solution provided by CryptoGuard.

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Deploying OTT services is a challenge for video service providers as the needed technology has been very expensive – until now! CryptoGuard is proud to announce its new IPTV/OTT solution CryptoPLAY, that helps operators start up their own OTT business and becoming profitable also on OTT services.

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Deploying OTT services is a challenge for video service providers as the needed technology has been very expensive – until now! CryptoGuard is proud to announce its new IPTV/OTT solution CryptoPLAY, that helps operators start up their own OTT business and becoming profitable also on OTT services.

The Solution

CryptoPLAY is the affordable and scalable on-premise End-to-end IPTV/OTT solution that offers any-size operator to cost-effectively deliver advanced TV features to multiple screens. It also includes CryptoGuard multi-DRM content protection approved by major studios.

The complete solution is in-house developed by CryptoGuard which ensures its reliability and eliminates complicated and expensive integration of systems and new features from third party suppliers. This makes CryptoPLAY a cost-effective, time saving and easy to deploy on-premise IPTV/OTT solution. CryptoPLAY OTT system has superb scaling capability with a pay-as-you-grow business model, ideal for any size operator.

The solution offers enhanced viewer experience with advanced TV features such as Live-TV, Time shift, Catchup, Start-over, nPVR and VOD. CryptoGuard multi-DRM is included supporting Google-Widevine, Apple-FairPlay and Microsoft-PlayReady, enabling a highly secure content delivery. These DRMs are natively supported by the browser, mobile device or set-top box and are approved by major studios.

CryptoPLAY mobile devices android
CryptoPLAY mobile devices android

The Solution

CryptoPLAY is the affordable and scalable on-premise End-to-end IPTV/OTT solution that offers any-size operator to cost-effectively deliver advanced TV features to multiple screens. It also includes CryptoGuard multi-DRM content protection approved by major studios.

The complete solution is in-house developed by CryptoGuard which ensures its reliability and eliminates complicated and expensive integration of systems and new features from third party suppliers. This makes CryptoPLAY a cost-effective, time saving and easy to deploy on-premise IPTV/OTT solution. CryptoPLAY OTT system has superb scaling capability with a pay-as-you-grow business model, ideal for any size operator.

The solution offers enhanced viewer experience with advanced TV features such as Live-TV, Time shift, Catchup, Start-over, nPVR and VOD. CryptoGuard multi-DRM is included supporting Google-Widevine, Apple-FairPlay and Microsoft-PlayReady, enabling a highly secure content delivery. These DRMs are natively supported by the browser, mobile device or set-top box and are approved by major studios.

CryptoPLAY schematic overview

CryptoGuard CryptoPLAY schematic overview

CryptoPLAY OTT System Overview

Transcoder

CryptoGuard CryptoPLAY Transcoder

Features:

The Transcoder converts input streams to several different Adaptive Bit Rates (ABR).

For example, one 4 Mbps input stream is converted to 2 Mbps, 1 Mbps and 500 kbps streams which are automatically selected depending on the user’s bandwidth, permitting little buffering when streaming high-resolution feeds (begins with low-resolution and increases).

  • Transcodes assets (TV channel or movie)
  • Supports mobile SD, SD, HD ready, Full HD, and 4K
  • Normally 3 speed profiles (kbps) are used per asset
  • Each speed profile can be packaged in HLS Apple, HLS Microsoft and/or MPEG DASH streams
  • This generates 3 streams per asset
  • Multiple audio tracks
  • AC for sound and H264 or H265* for Video
  • Dolby supported on AC
  • Multiple subtitling CEA608

*Many legacy devices do not support H265

Packager & Encryptor

CryptoGuard CryptoPLAY Packager & Encryptor

Features:

  • The Packager packages the video streams to HTTP deliverable format
  • Both HLS and mpeg-DASH video formats are supported.
  • The Encryptor encrypts the streams with encryption keys provided from the CryptoGuard multi-DRM key server

Origin server & Storage

CryptoGuard CryptoPLAY Origin

Features:

  • The Origin Server responds the video streams to incoming requests from clients.
  • All storage for Catchup, TimeShift, VoD and nPVR in the origin server can be on-the-fly upgradable.
  • Software-based load balancer

CDN Server

CryptoGuard CryptoPLAY CDN

Features:

  • The CDN Server manages network traffic and provides QoS on IP networks. It is used for example, to provide low-latency on critical network traffic, such as video delivery, while providing best effort service to non-critical services, such as web traffic.
  • Additional private CDN Servers can be deployed to extend the footprint in different geographical regions.
  • The requested content by users is stored at the local CDN’s to save bandwidth and for lower latency.

DRM Key Server

CryptoGuard CryptoPLAY DRM

Features:

The DRM Key Server provides encrypted keys to secure both linear and non-linear content in the origin server.

  • Provides decryption keys to authorized users.
  • Supports the most popular native DRM formats
  • Google–Widevine | Apple–FairPlay | Microsoft–PlayReady
  • All content rights is managed with the DRM server
  • Other features are concurrency limitation, geo-restrictions, allowed storage time etc.
  • Farncombe security audited (Trusted by Hollywood studios)
  • Software-based load balancer support

OTT Server

CryptoGuard CryptoPLAY OTT

Features:

The OTT Server provides text, images, trailers and metadata for all content enabling users to browse between live TV channels, catch-up and video on demand. The OTT Server also performs login and authentication of users.

  • Feeds all clients with VOD metadata, EPG info, menus etc.
  • Housekeep Catch-up and Time shift assets in the CDN network
  • Controls users and rights in the CryptoGuard CAS and DRM system
  • Maintains information about users viewing pattern
  • Controls ingest and housekeeping of VOD assets
  • Controls the entire data flow in the entire system
  • Interfaces with third party subscriber management systems
  • One server can handle 20 k users
  • Software-based load balancer

Core & HE Server

CryptoGuard CryptoPLAY Core

Features:

  • The Core and Headend Server handles customers, channel packages and configuration.
  • Is a common server for CAS (linear) and DRM (non-linear)
  • Can also control STBs with CryptoGuard Smart Cards or CryptoGuard Cardless
  • Unified head end to control right for both broadcast and broadband
  • Contains Subscriber Management System to control Broadcast and OTT
  • Contains hardware security to operate secure also in less secure environments

CryptoPLAY – OTT Features

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  • Intuitive User Interface
  • Advanced EPG
  • Live TV
  • VOD
  • Timeshift
  • Catch-up
  • Start-over
  • nPVR
  • Multiscreen
  • Multi-tenancy support
  • Statistics
  • Automatic load balancing

CryptoPLAY – Supported platforms

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ANDROID

Supports Android mobile devices from version 4.1

iOS

All mobile devices with iOS version 10.0 and higher

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Safari

Apple

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Firefox

Mozilla

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Chrome

Google

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Opera

Opera Software

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Edge

Microsoft

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ANDROID TV

Available on the TVs like Sony Bravia, Phillips, Thomson, TCL and others with the Android TV operating system.

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