DR.DISH-WEEKLY NOVEMBER 22, 1997
For months or so rumours about hacked cards for the Irdeto-system are
travelling around. No one had seen a working smart-card so far, but now
the first cards where delivered by a UK-company. At this moment we
received confirmation from South-Africa, Germany, The Netherlands and
the Middle East. All callers claiming the cards are working perfectly.
So far so good, this a matter of the program-providers. Much more
concerns the unsecurity in business-tv. Here maximum-security is
required and reports indicated that at least in one case this smart card
was been able to open one of those channels without any problem.
NEW MPEG-RECEIVERS EXCLUSIVE IN TSI
TELE-satellite-International is currently testing two new digital
receivers for the international market:
The german "Volksbox" from Lemon appears to be the first
multimode-receiver on the european market, able to receive analogue and
digital sat-tv and radio transmissions in MCPC and SCPC.
The second receiver is the STR4000 from Strong (UK). Also this receiver
works on MCPC and SCPC. Both receivers are coming without CAM and offerd
A full report (including more digital receivers) will be publisehd in
TSI issue 1-2/98.
The famous 3-hour live show of drdish@tv - currently transmitting via
the german DFS-II satellite and reaching the viewers in Central Europe -
is looking for addiotional space-segments, in order to reach the
audience in Eastern-Europe, the Middle East and parts of North-Africa.
Satellite Tool Kit (STK) is a professional program for satellite system
analysis. Nothing to play with, but serious work. One can calculate
satellite coverage, tracking satellites and much more. The CD-ROM asks
for 200 Mb disk space, at least 32 Mb memory and runs under Unix and
Windows. Now the nice part of the story: this CD-Rom comes free of
charge for the professional user. Just go to: http://www.stk.com/
Much easier to handle is LOGSAT Professional, a very fine and valuable
satellite tracking program. The CD-Rom runs under Windows 3.1, 3.11 and
Win 95/NT. LOGSAT, 425 South Chickasaw Trail Suite 103, Orlando,
FL32825, USA. In the Net you can download a sample. Please search under
Not very convincing is a set of 3 CD-Roms offerd by Koch-Media from
Germany and sold in many stores for around 50 Deutsch Marks. The set
contains a large number of spy-photos, made by the famous russian
satellite camera KVR 1000 with a resolution of 2 meters. The handling of
the program is very uncomfortable and the pictures cant cope with the
NASA-TV in Europe
Contacting NASA-TV (which is supporting the idea) and dealing now with
satellite providers and officials in Europe, J. Locker (UK) and C.Mass
(Dr.Dish) got some first positive results. Many professionals (including
one german astronaut) gave support to the project. What is needed, is
some more pressure from interested schools, universities and other
institutions. Interested in Nasa-TV? Just contact Dr.Dish.
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Christian Mass (Dr.Dish)
Editor of TELE-satellite International
Producer of drdish@tv
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