Cable television operators have transitioned from a traditional core business of entertainment programming to a position as full-service providers of video, voice, and data telecommunications services. Cable modems based on Data over Cable Service Interface Specifications (DOCSIS®) are among the fundamental devices making this transition possible.
PacketCable™ seeks to define a QoS-enabled, IP-based services delivery platform which uses the capabilities of the DOCSIS® access network. In order to accomplish this broad objective, the PacketCable project consists of several sub-projects, each of which has its own specifications.
The OpenCable™ Platform was developed to enable a national platform for the delivery of interactive services, programming, and advertising. The OpenCable™ Platform has two primary components: middleware, and applications. The OpenCable™ specifications describe an interactive digital cable platform comprising both of these components.
The Metadata project aims to specify the metadata and interfaces for distribution of content from multiple content providers to cable operators. VOD Metadata is the electronically provided descriptive data associated with a content asset package, such as a movie.
VOD Metadata Specifications
Advertising & Interactive Services
The cable industry has targeted strategies for gaining additional advertising revenues through the use of enhanced TV specifications. It also has begun rolling out interactive digital video services based on these EBIF specifications, and it is now building the infrastructure to support more advanced interactive services through the tru2way® project.
Advertising & Interactive Services Specifications
CableLabs cross-project specifications.
Cross Project Specifications
CableLabs wireless specifications.
CableLabs Wireless Specifications
CableLabs OLCA specifications.
CableLabs OLCA Specifications
DOCSIS® Provisioning of EPON (DPoE™)
CableLabs DPoE specifications.
CableLabs DPoE Specifications