The CableLabs Certification/Qualification process determines equipment compliance with the Specifications. The Certification/Qualification process does not test for performance, quality, or other subjective characteristics.
Non-Consumer Premises Equipment (non-CPE) or cable network element devices (e.g., CableCARD™, CMTS) are determined to be “Qualified” rather than Certified because they are only purchased by cable operators and not the consuming public at retail. As used herein, the word “Certification” means “Qualification” for purposes of these non-CPE network products. A separate process of “Verification” is performed for so-called “Plug & Play” devices; also called Unidirectional Digital Cable Products or UDCPs. Please see the UDCP area on the CableLabs Web site for more information.
“CableLabs Certified®” or “CableLabs Qualified” means that the device has passed a series of tests for compliance with the applicable Specification, and has thus demonstrated interoperable functionality with other CableLabs certified devices. Manufacturers are encouraged to add additional functions and features to their devices to meet the requirements of other industry specifications and standards. However, “CableLabs Certified®” or “CableLabs Qualified” should not be understood as an endorsement of these other attributes, or that the device is certified to such other specifications or standards. Such claims are solely the responsibility of the manufacturer making the additional claims. In addition, testing hereunder does not certify or indicate that the product is in conformance with FCC rules or any applicable license agreements.