Thursday, September 7, 2006

NDS Extends DRM from PC to the Set-top Box

NDS introduced a solution for TV operators that allows digital media on subscribers' PC's to be consumed via the set-top box (STB) over the home network. The new "XTend" software is designed for STBs that are capable of providing IP connectivity. It enables the STB to automatically detect PCs and Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices. XTend handles all format conversions so that content can be seamlessly transferred and viewed through the STB. XTend also provides a content filtering option, giving consumers a way to manage access to their PC content, while viewed on TV.