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Title: Prevention of pirate television/pay TV
Authors: Charles, Trevor
Keywords: Television viewers -- Control;Television -- Control
Issue Date: 1994
Publisher: Cape Technikon
Abstract: This thesis, “ Prevention of Pirate TV/Pay TV ", implements a method whereby television viewing could possibly be controlled by payment. Each television set would have a microcontroller board with a unique preprogrammed security code and a display installed and a remote control (ram card). The remote control is programmed with the desired viewing dates and security codes by the authority in charge by using the programming unit. A cash transaction then takes place. The client has 24 hours to download this information into the television's microcontroller before it becomes useless. Software checks occur to determine downloading with a successful download, the TV set is switched on. When the end date occurs, the TV set switches off and the displayed dates are cleared from the display. The 'Licence Due' light emitting diode comes on. For the television to be switched on, the above procedure must be repeated. Any calender duration maybe programmed for the viewing dates.
Description: Thesis (Masters Diploma (Electrical Engineering)--Cape Technikon, Cape Town,1994
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11838/1135
Appears in Collections:Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering - Master's Degree

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