TV Remote Controls

DRM and security for Smart TVs

Value Propositions

Smart TVs are used to access the web and paid video content, launch dedicated apps, and engage in online shopping. The security today is not yet mature enough to handle the growing amount of TV applications (including pay-per-view and DRM [Digital Rights Management]).

The NEXT embedded module easily fits into a remote control and provides reliable user authentication of any family member in less than 1 second. The large area sensor is intuitive to operate and supports the compact mechanical design of the remote control.

Authorizing payments via TV no longer raises security concerns; the Smart TV can automatically adjust the preferences of a user whose profile is linked to their fingerprint. The module can process more than 10,000 authentications before its battery requires replacement and is an affordable system component in the Smart TV segment.

Top 5 Keys to Mass Market Success

  1. Size of sensor active area (intuitive and tolerant touch sensor - 201 mm2)
  2. Cost efficiency (affordable embedded module with area sensor )
  3. Quality of embedded algorithm (accurate and fast authentication)
  4. Good ergonomic design (allows consistent quality placement of finger)
  5. Long battery life ( > 10, 000 authentications) 

NEXT Distribution Strategy and Deliverables

NEXT will partner with leading makers of Smart TVs. NEXT technology enables them to offer improved security and a better user experience. 

NEXT will offer its partners the following products and services:

  • The relevant modules :
  • Support for system design and integration
  • API for fingerprint authentication functions
  • Partner network for hardware integration and production