SMIT brings conditional access technology to Indian TV
Bangalore, March 30, 2013: Hong Kong headquartered SMIT, a global leader in providing Conditional Access Modules and solutions for digital TV has set up an India operation in response to the growing demand for secured high quality video service in India. With its own designed processor, SMIT is able to provide high-secured and customized CAM to satisfy the requirements of the global premium players including most of the top European Digital Video Broadcast operators.
In India digitization of the Cable Services and Digital Addressable Systems have been made mandatory from March 31 2013. India’s TV distribution market is the 3rd largest in the world with 146 million households availing the facility of TV. Digitization is expected to be a game changer for the Indian television industry and is expected to bring a huge benefit to broadcaster, cable operators, viewers and government.
In a special briefing for IndiaTechOnline, Himanshu Sharma, Country Manager, SMIT India, said: “The CAM device facilitates inter-operability and soon we will be launching it in Indian market.” He explained that SMIT CAM+ iDTV can not only deliver HD quality, but is generally cheaper than a Set Top Box and requires none of the unsightly external power cords, cables, and space requirements. A CAM also does not require an additional remote control device. The CAM device fits to the PCMCIA slot of the digital television set and obviates the need of an additional set top box for providing satellite TV and pay by use programming.
SMIT Corporation or Shenzhen State Micro Technology Co.Ltd, is a leading designer and provider of highly secure Conditional Access Modules (CAM) for the global cable market. The company’s products are currently being used with millions of IDTV sets & Set Top Boxes throughout Europe and China.SMIT was founded in 2003, and is headquartered in Hong Kong, with branch offices in Shenzhen, Beijing, Munich and Palo Alto, California. SMIT currently has approximately 300 employees.SMIT is expanding rapidly in emerging markets, such as Russia, Turkey, Eastern Europe, India, and Brazil, where TV broadcasting signals are moving from analogue to digital, and the number of digital pay TV subscribers is increasing rapidly.