Digeo Licenses CableLabs® Technology for Interactive Digital Cable Products
Digeo Accelerates Implementation of OCAP™
Louisville, Colorado and Kirkland, Washington, April 4, 2005—The license signed by Digeo, together with related OpenCable™ specifications, enable television and set-top box manufacturers to develop and market digital products that support two-way interactive cable services that run on the OpenCable™ Application Platform (OCAP™) middleware (OCAP).
“Digeo has always been a strong innovator of media center technology for the cable industry,” said Dr. Richard R. Green, president and CEO of CableLabs. “We look forward to having its interactive, OCAP-based products in our Labs for testing and Certification.”
“Digeo recognizes the importance of industry standards. With this agreement we will work closely with CableLabs to produce Moxi products that deliver the promise of two-way interactive digital entertainment to both consumers and cable operators,” said Jim Billmaier, CEO of Digeo, Inc.
This two-way agreement is called CableCARD™ Host Interface Licensing Agreement (CHILA). The media center products developed in connection with this agreement will include OCAP, the middleware specification created by CableLabs for interactive applications. OCAP allows a variety of devices to run compatible applications delivered by cable operators, as well as applications provided by consumer electronics companies, program networks, and a growing population of OCAP software developers.
Licensed products will also include an interface for the CableCARD™ removable security module. The CableCARD encapsulates the local cable system-specific conditional access technology, thus enabling nationwide portability, unified conditional access, and retail sale of these two-way devices. This standard will make it possible for a single Moxi Media Center to be compatible with all of the conditional access standards in the cable industry.
This announcement closely follows the company’s first public demonstration of OCAP integration with the Moxi platform at The National Show (NCTA). Additionally, Digeo is working collaboratively with CableLabs to propose a new generation of OCAP extensions which many include support for advanced services such as multi-TV distribution, advanced user interfaces, and accelerated 3D rendering.
About Digeo, Inc.
Delivering a competitive advantage with Emmy® award-winning Moxi™ Media Center software and services, and the most powerful digital entertainment experience for cable subscribers, Digeo, Inc. enables cable providers to become the focal point of the whole-home digital entertainment space. Leading-edge software technologies, custom silicon innovation, and full OCAP support allow Digeo to continuously provide lucrative, cost-effective and content-rich media solutions to cable customers nationwide.
Moxi Media Center products empower subscribers with the full range of digital entertainment capabilities including: digital video recording (DVR); high-definition (HD) programming; digital media management of photography and music with Moxi Photos and Moxi Jukebox; content sharing with the PC; live, interactive news feeds with Moxi Ticker; Moxi Games; as well as integrated telephony and multi-room capabilities.
Digeo has established Moxi deployment agreements with Adelphia, BendBroadband, Charter Communications, Comcast, NewWave Communications and Sunflower Broadband. Digeo is primarily backed by Paul Allen’s Vulcan, Inc. The company was founded in 1999 and has offices in Kirkland, Wash., Palo Alto, Calif. and Longmont, Colo. For more information, please visit www.digeo.com.
About CableLabs: Cable Television Laboratories (www.cablelabs.com) was founded in 1988 by members of the cable television industry. A non-profit research and development consortium, CableLabs delivers innovations that enable cable operators to be the providers of choice in their markets. Cable operators from around the world are members. CableLabs maintains additional web sites at www.cablenet.org.
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