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What CAM is this?

dennyjames

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#1
I bought a second hand receiver recently and it came with a CAM which I know nothing about. On the front it says I-CAM 5400 in dark grey letters. Faintly it says IRD SEC VIA CW CNX. On the back it says, This module in combination with a smartcard gives access to Z-CAS encrypted DVB/MPEG-2 transmissions.
What I would like to know is, is this a universal CAM, must it have a card in or is it a possible EMU type card like Matrix, Dragon etc...
I have never heard of this one and there are no version numbers on it at all so to me it is a mystery.....any idears anyone?:confused
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#2
no idea what cam, but would imagine IRD SEC VIA CW CNX means

Irdeto, seca mediaguard, viaccess, cryptoworks and conax
 

dennyjames

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#3
Yes that's what I thought that meant but what can the cam do? Anyone else know? :confused
 
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#4
Could you post a photo,maybe someone can identify it correctly.
 

dennyjames

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Photos of CAM:
 

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CROSSBONES

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#6
I think its a matrix reborn clone
 

dennyjames

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#7
CROSSBONES said:
I think its a matrix reborn clone
So it can do the same as a MR?
 

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#8
In the absence of any other info forthcoming on the CAM, why not plug it into your box and see what info it gives in your CAM menu?

Llew
 

dennyjames

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#9
Llew said:
In the absence of any other info forthcoming on the CAM, why not plug it into your box and see what info it gives in your CAM menu?

Llew
I did put in in once but I cannot remember all what it said, my receivers are packed away at the moment while I decorate but I will put it in later and post all what it says on here.
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dennyjames

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dennyjames said:
I did put in in once but I cannot remember all what it said, my receivers are packed away at the moment while I decorate but I will put it in later and post all what it says on here.
Thanks.
Right I remember, it did say when it was inserted in the slot: mrb 3.?? not sure of the last 2 digits but it was mrb so I think CROSSBONES could be right saying it's a matrix reborn clone, well done sir. Is this as good as a matrix reloaded, better or worse and do you update it by card like you could the matrix reloaded?
Been a while since I had one.
 

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#11
There are up to date files for the MRB.

Also upgarde software for your cam. When you are set up again check the version.


ZCAS1.1. You could download it from Matrix Reborn official web site.(if its still going)

* Compatible CAS(s) support maintenance

This package provides an upgrade path to ZCAS v1.1. Fun5, Fun6, Fun7, PCMCIA, and serial upgrade files are provided.
For PCMCIA & serial upgrade, you will need to install PC loader ("loader_setup.zip"). The full "zcas_1_1.bin" file is provided
in another package for users who have proper tool such as CAS2/3 interface.

After upgrade, you should see "ZCAS V1.1" in the CAM menu.

NOTE : Certain CAM`s will show "ZCAS V0" in the CAM menu after upgrade. This is a small software bug in the display of
version number, and should not affect operation of the CAM after upgrade.
 

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#12
Heres a guide on how to update via funs. It can also be done via the PCMCIA slot in a laptop, or CAS 2/3, if you want those guides let me know.;)

Fun Cards
=========
1) Upgrade will take 3 Fun5's, 2 Fun6's, and 1 Fun7 (actually, if you only had 2 cards, you could do one while programming
the next one).
2) Program cards with right flash and eeprom files.
3) Insert 1st card into CAM, then insert CAM with card into STB
4) Go to CAM menu and select download firmware
5) Wait, and at some point the screen should say:"Performing smart card download."
6) Extract card when prompted, and insert next card when prompted
7) When done, the screen will say "Download Completed!..." so hit OK
8) Activate patch by going into CAM's Information menu and entering the magic number "777"
 

dennyjames

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#13
Very much the same as a MR then? I had one of those a few years ago but thanks for the reminder. I managed to upgrade the firmware in the @sat I bought with the CAM so it is the same as the KAON with the built in EMU as I wated more than penta 1.09 on the embedded cas although I found it had MULTIMAGIC 3.2 something or other loaded instead of the usual penta so don't know if multimagic is better or not?
I found the official website and got what i needed thanks.