The Consumer Electronics Association has developed a new CEA-2040 standard for MicroSD Security Devices it claims “provides the same protection, but more functionality, than the outdated CableCard encryption technology.”

According to the trade group, “This newest generation of security is smaller; has storage capacity; and can be used with any device that has a MicroSD, SD or USB slot. Most importantly, this innovation simplifies the implementation and integration with set-top boxes, mobile technology and computer devices.”

Calif.-based Transparent Video Systems will be the first to incorporate this new standard in its complete line of set-top-boxes and cable system appliances. "TVS has been instrumental in promoting the need for a security device that will work with any device, any network, any content, anywhere," says TVS President Norman Gillaspie. "Finally, we are on the road to a successor device that meets the needs that were required and mandated by Congress and the FCC."

Gillaspie adds his company has been promoting this device in response to various Federal Communications Commission requests by industry and consumers.

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