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UPnP, OIC, and Cable

December 9, 2015

On November 23, UPnP Forum announced that Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC), one of the major standards efforts focused on the Internet of Things, would be acquiring the assets of UPnP forum. The news was generally lauded in the international press as one substantial step in reducing the disarray that is the Internet of Things. This […]

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An Invitation to Hack in Dallas

October 20, 2015

During the past couple months, CableLabs has been engaged with The MEF Forum in planning of the first-ever Lifecycle Service Orchestration Hackathon. The LSO Hackathon as mentioned in this press release will take place alongside the MEF’s GEN 15 conference in Dallas from Nov 16 to 18. The LSO Hackathon will bring together software developers and […]

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CableLabs Demonstrations at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo ’15

October 5, 2015

CableLabs will be showcasing five technology demonstrations at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo ‘15, October 13 – 16, in New Orleans. We encourage you to stop by to learn more – CableLabs is located at Booth # 2845. Spectrum Capture Analysis CableLabs will be demonstrating tools that have been developed to analyze data from cable modems […]

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The Importance of Vendors and the Rise of the TekStadium™ Vendor Showcase

September 3, 2015

From CableLabs’® inception as a non-profit research and development consortium in 1988, independent vendors have played a critical role in bringing cable technologies to market. Co-operation with independent vendors, as well as with cable operators and standards organizations, has created a pool of thousands of individuals who provide innovative input to the work performed at […]

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RDK Training Summit 2015: A Full House at CableLabs

August 26, 2015

I was admiring the crisp look of our training room the night before opening day of the RDK Training Summit 2015 – a first time co-production by CableLabs and RDK Management (RDKM), LLC hosted at the CableLabs facility. A surge of angst began to well up inside of me. We needed to handle a load […]

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Good-Bye IPv4, Hello IPv6

August 13, 2015

ARIN just ran out of IPv4 addresses! News sources are abuzz that ARIN has finally ran out of IP addresses. Let’s take a look at the implications. Q: What is ARIN? A: ARIN is the American Registry of Internet Numbers serving North America and is one of five official entities that can issue IPv4 addresses […]

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SCOTUS Sidesteps an Interface with APIs

July 9, 2015

On the last day of its term, the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal from the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and thus it let stand a controversial copyright decision by the appellate court on the copyrightability of application program interfaces or APIs. The case, Oracle v. Google, dates back to 2010 […]

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A Hands-On Innovation Experience in Silicon Valley

June 30, 2015

When my boss informed me a few weeks ago that I had been selected to be a participant in an intensive four day “Innovation Boot Camp” at our offices in Silicon Valley, I was surprised and somewhat concerned that I would be taken out of circulation for a whole week. I admit that it also […]

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A New Voluntary Agreement for Energy Efficiency: Home Internet Equipment

June 25, 2015

For a couple of years now, cable operators, along with other pay-tv service providers and manufacturers, have been working diligently to improve the energy efficiency of set-top boxes in the home through the set-top box (STB) Voluntary Agreement. And they have already demonstrated energy savings, even in the first year. But set-top boxes are not […]

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Innovation Starts Here and Now

May 11, 2015

From ideation to pitch, CableLabs’ Innovation Boot Camp is an immersive learning experience that will boost your ability to achieve repeatable, scalable innovations that differentiate your organization in a highly competitive world. Innovation Boot Camp will be held June 16 – 19 at CableLabs’ Silicon Valley location in Sunnyvale, CA, hosted by Phil McKinney and […]

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