Thomson Adds Forensic Marking Solutions For Set Top Boxes

Burbank-based Thomson announced today that it is unveiling a new forensic marking solution targeted at the set-top box market. The firm's new NexGuard product is designed for manufacturers of set-top boxes, and provides watermarking of broadcast content delivered via IPTV, satellite, cable, or other broadcasts. The watermarking encodes unique identification information into the video stream, which allows content owners to pinpoint the source of illegally redistributed content.