LONDON (February 4, 2016)  Cartesian, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRTN) wholly owned subsidiary, Farncombe, has completed its ARC security assessment for a leading global provider of consumer and industrial electronic equipment. The assessment was done to ensure its forthcoming Ultra HD Blu-rayTM player meets the recently released Advanced Access Content System 2 (AACS2) security specifications.

The engagement follows Farncombe’s recent appointment by the Advanced Access Content System Licensing Administrator (AACS LA) as the standards association’s first Authorized Robustness Consultant (ARC). The appointment recognizes Farncombe’s expertise in video content protection and hardware security design.

As an ARC, Farncombe has responsibility for assessing the security robustness of Ultra HD Blu-ray devices manufactured by AACS2 licensees.

AACS2 is the latest content protection technology for securing Ultra HD content on physical media. As the first ARC in the ecosystem, Farncombe plays a critical role in the AACS2 product compliance and certification process.

“As leading Ultra HD Blu-ray manufacturers roll out their next generation devices, we are well-positioned to test, implement, and secure their vast array of digital video solutions,” said André Roy, head of Cartesian’s security practice. “Cartesian is at the forefront of this trend, and continues to work with digital video organizations around the world to enable an unparalleled Ultra HD video entertainment experience for the end consumer.”

About Farncombe

Wholly owned by Cartesian, Farncombe is a recognised leader in providing consulting and advisory services to the digital video sector. Supporting clients worldwide, Farncombe is known as an innovator driving the industry forward and is the go-to source for independent and authoritative strategic counsel.

Farncombe’s security audit services feature a standardized methodology for reviewing security system implementations, including materials handling, business processes, system architecture, device security, governance and end-to-end implementation.

Farncombe’s client roster includes: Arqiva, AirTies, Broadcom, Cisco, BSkyB, BT, Eutelsat, Liberty Global, Nagra, Ofcom, SABC, TalkTalk, Virgin Media and YouView. For more information, visit

About Cartesian, Inc.

Cartesian, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRTN) is a specialist provider of consulting services and managed solutions to leaders in the global communications, technology and digital media industries. Cartesian provides consulting in strategy, execution and managed solutions to clients worldwide. The company has offices in Boston, Kansas City, London, New York, Paris, Philadelphia and Washington. For more information, visit

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