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2007 September archive at DCS Copy Protection Ltd

The Thomson 4230 is able to output HD and SD video simultaneously, providing flexible connectivity. The Thomson 4230 supports the High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) output as well as video content protection applications including Dwight Cavendish.

Broadband TV News

Thomson Press Release

Stevenage (UK) and San Diego (US), September 7, 2007 - DCS and Broadcom are pleased to announce the certification of the Broadcom BCM7401 and the new BRCM7405. These flagship products from Broadcom deliver HD digital video in a system on a chip designed for the Satellite, cable, IP and DVR markets. For the first time operators have a choice in the area of analogue copy protection. Studio commitments on analogue copy protection may now be met with no device or set top box royalty. Analogue copy protection may be implemented as and when required by entering into an agreement with DCS. ”Working with Broadcom has been a delight” says Mazen Abdin, CEO of DCS Ltd., “they are a highly competent and professional company that have worked diligently on complying their implementation with us. They immediately saw the benefits of competition in the area of analogue copy protection and understood our mission to bring flexibility, straight talking and partnership to this aspect of content protection.” Nick Dunn, Marketing Director for Broadcom says “By implementing DCS technology we are giving our customers a choice where they previously had none. That has to be good for everyone.”

DCS will be announcing the availability of further chips through IBC that support DCS analogue copy protection.

Email Adam Hoare on adamh@dwightcav.com to arrange a meeting.

NEC Electronics and Dwight Cavendish Systems release the integration of DCS analogue copy protection into the EMMA series.

NEC Press Release

NEC Electronics and Dwight Cavendish Systems (DCS) are pleased to announce the integration of DCS analogue copy protection into the EMMA series of devices from NEC Electronics. DCS analogue copy protection system uses patented copy protection strategies.
The EMMA family of MPEG decoder products from NEC Electronics deliver digital video in a system on a chip designed for the DVB and Satellite markets, Terrestrial, Cable, and IP, including Digital Video Recorder markets. Operators now have a choice of analogue copy protection solutions, from off the shelf solutions from NEC Electronics. The first device to integrate DCS technology is the NEC Electronics EMMA2SE/P, a secure MPEG2 SD DVR device.
DCS solutions offer, for the first time, analogue copy protection with a user friendly business model: no requirement of royalties to the MPEG device manufacturer or set top box maker. Studio commitments on analogue copy protection may now be met without obstacles. Analogue copy protection may be implemented as and when required by entering into an agreement with DCS.
“We have an excellent relationship with NEC Electronics and have enjoyed working with them on these implementations. They immediately understood our mission to bring flexibility, straight talking and partnership to this aspect of content protection.” says Mazen Abdin, CEO of DCS Ltd., “They immediately saw the benefits in terms of improved security, ease of implementation and cooperative business model. Serious Pay TV players may now obtain the security required at lower cost and greater convenience.”
“Analogue Copy Protection is a primordial aspect of content security, so implementing DCS will benefit our Pay TV partners,” says Daniel Tanniere, General Manager Communications & Consumer Business Group at NEC Electronics Europe. “We have seen a great interest in such technology, especially in the American Satellite and Cable businesses, and this interest seems to be growing rapidly in areas such as Europe and Asia too. It is a real privilege to work with DCS.”

Availability
Samples of EMMA devices supporting DCS are available today, with Mass Production available from Q4 2007.

About NEC Electronics
NEC Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723) specializes in semiconductor products encompassing advanced technology solutions for the high-end computing and broadband networking markets, system solutions for the mobile handsets, PC peripherals, automotive and digital consumer markets, and multi-market solutions for a wide range of customer applications. NEC Electronics Corporation has 25 subsidiaries worldwide including NEC Electronics America, Inc. (www.am.necel.com) and NEC Electronics (Europe) GmbH (www.eu.necel.com). For additional information about NEC Electronics worldwide, visit www.necel.com.

Dwight Cavendish Systems (DCS)
Dwight Cavendish Systems Limited (DCS) is a technology company that designs and develops proprietary copy protection technologies. It specializes in addressing the vulnerability to piracy of analog outputs in consumer electronic devices. DCS’ patented technology inhibits the unlicensed recording of copyrighted content, specifically feature films, through analog outputs. Typically DCS’ products are licensed to prevent unauthorized copying of movies either on DVDs or through Video on Demand. DCS has close links to the Hollywood studios two of which sit on the board. The registered office is in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, UK with an office in Pasadena, California.

Media Contact

Europe
Oliver Luettgen
NEC Electronics Europe
+ 49-211-6503-1469
oliver.luettgen@eu.necel.com

Adam Hoare
DCS Ltd.
+44 1438 364 601
adamh@dwightcav.com