Karlsruhe (Germany) October 6, 2015 – The MOST® Cooperation – the standardization organization for the leading automotive multimedia network Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) – has released its latest MOST Stream Transmission Specification that includes support for the MOST CI+ Interim License Agreement issued by the CI Plus LLP ( www.ci-plus.com). CI+ now allows a MOST network to transport CI+ protected content using Digital Transmission Content Protection (DTCP).
"We are happy to work together with the MOST Cooperation to enable the adoption of CI+ in the dynamic automotive world," said Laurent Molac, Spokesman of CI Plus LLP, Guildford, UK. CI+ is a technical specification that adds additional security and features to the proven DVB Common Interface Standard. CI+ compatible consumer electronic devices, such as Integrated Digital Televisions and Set Top Boxes, can access a wide range of Pay TV Services via plug-in CI+ Modules wherever the CI+ Technology is supported by the local Pay TV Provider.
"This agreement with the CI Plus LLP enables the transmission of the latest digital video broadcasts to be transported between vehicle components over the widely used MOST network," said Henry Muyshondt, Administrator of the MOST Cooperation. "MOST Technology has been at the forefront of supporting digital content protection since it became the first high speed network to be able to transport DVD content back in 2003."
The MOST Cooperation has optimized the MOST network for high quality video streaming. MOST150 enables direct isochronous transport of, for example, MPEG video streams without bit-stuffing or transcoding. In addition to the approved content protection schemes for Digital Transmission Content Protection (DTCP) and HDCP, MOST allows to transport CI+ protected content.
Image 1: MOST® Cooperation Specifies CI+ Content Protected Transmission over MOST
Image 2: Henry Muyshondt is the Administrator of the MOST Cooperation.
About MOST Technology
MOST (Media Oriented Systems Transport) is a multimedia networking technology optimized for use in cars and other applications. It enables the transport of high Quality of Service audio and video together with packet data and real-time control over a single transmission medium. MOST can use plastic optical fibers (POF), coax based electrical physical layer, and shielded and unshielded twisted pair (STP/UTP) copper wires that meet automotive environmental requirements. Today, over 180 car models use MOST as the communication backbone for their information and entertainment equipment.
About MOST Cooperation
The MOST Cooperation (MOSTCO) is the organization through which MOST Technology is standardized and refined so that it continues to stay abreast of the latest industry requirements. It consists of international carmakers and key component suppliers. They have joined together to work with the MOST Technology and to contribute to its innovation. The MOST Cooperation is prepared to embrace efforts to develop and standardize the technology for other industries and to establish the corresponding work structures. The MOST Cooperation was founded in 1998 to standardize MOST Technology as a global standard for multimedia networking. Audi, BMW, Daimler, HARMAN and Microchip Technology are its core partners and constitute its Steering Committee. For more information see