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 any screen. 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 that is affordable.

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 shifting, Catchup, Start-over, nPVR and VOD. The DRM formats including Google-Widevine, Apple-FairPlay and Microsoft-PlayReady are supported 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 any screen. 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 that is affordable.

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 shifting, Catchup, Start-over, nPVR and VOD. The DRM formats including Google-Widevine, Apple-FairPlay and Microsoft-PlayReady are supported 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 OTT Overview

OTT System Overview

Transcoder

CryptoGuard OTT 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

    Origin server & Storage

    CryptoGuard OTT origin

    Features:

    • The Origin Server packages the video streams to HTTP deliverable format, process and responds the video streams to incoming requests from clients.
    • Both HLS and MPEG-DASH video formats are supported.
    • All storage for VoD, Catchup TV, nPVR is in the origin server and can be on the fly upgradeble.
    • Software-based load balancer

    CDN Server

    & On-the-fly encryption

    CryptoGuard OTT 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.
    • The CDN Server encrypts the video files on-the-fly when requested by a client device. Our software only needs one version of the streams, which can encrypt into the required variant based on the run-in request. The encryptor is able to work with a live broadcast, re-playable content, and content on demand (VOD).

    DRM Key Server

    CryptoGuard OTT DRM

    Features:

    The Key Server verifies the client requests and delivers the key to the user

    • Device for decryption of the content. Runs Microsoft PlayReady, Apple FairPlay and Google Widevine Key servers
    • Software-based load balancer

    OTT Server

    CryptoGuard 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 OTT Core

    Features:

    • The Core and Headend Server handles customers, channel packages and configuration.
    • Is a common server for CAS and DRM
    • 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

    CryptoPLAY devices
    • 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

    CryptoPLAY mobile devices android

    ANDROID

    Supports Android mobile devices from version 4.1

    iOS

    All mobile devices with iOS version 10.0 and higher

    CryptoPLAY mobile devices ios
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    Safari

    Apple

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    Firefox

    Mozilla

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    Chrome

    Google

    Safari logo

    Opera

    Opera Software

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    Edge

    Microsoft

    CryptoPLAY laptop
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    ANDROID TV

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

    Airplay
    Chromecast
    CryptoPLAY STB
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    CryptoGuard box

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