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Technology Specifications

Have you checked our Specifications Library? If you don’t find what you need there, try InfoZone. It’s a collection of all non-public specification documents. You need to be a CableLabs member or vendor to log in.

If you’re still having trouble finding what you need, please contact us.

If you’re looking for a spec document, please check our Specification Library first. Go to “Search Spec Library” to refine your search by project category, subcategory, and document type. If you are an employee of a CableLabs member or vendor company, you can also check InfoZone, a CableLabs document repository system for non-public information. You must create an online account to access it.

If you’re still having trouble finding what you need, please contact us.

Vendor Community

There is no fee for a vendor to become involved with CableLabs. If you’re interested in becoming part of a Working Group or participating as a Visiting or Contributing Engineer, start by filling out an inquiry form and signing the appropriate agreement forms. Once you’re approved, we’ll get back to you with further details.

If you’re interested in only reviewing Draft Specifications, request to participate by signing an NDA Agreement.

If you’re involved in the cable industry as a non-cable network platform, manufacturer or content provider, we would love to have you on board as a member of our vendor community. There are a few ways you can participate:

  • Join a CableLabs Working Group to contribute in Specification and Test Plan drafting which you can then implement for your device. If you’re interested, fill out this form and select “Working Group” from the first drop-down menu. You must sign an NDA and other agreements.
    • A Working Group is a group of Subject Matter Experts from CableLabs, MSOs and manufacturers – that have signed the appropriate CableLabs NDA and IPR Agreements – and are working on all or a portion of a CableLabs’ initiative.
  • Join as a Visiting Engineer or Contributing Engineer on a part-time basis for at least 6 months. One of the many advantages of this hands-on participation is an opportunity to bring your compliant product to market faster. If you’re interested, fill out this form and select “Contributing Engineer” or “Visiting Engineer” from the first drop-down menu. You must sign an NDA and other agreements.
    • A Visiting Engineer is an employee of a manufacturer who spends time at CableLabs working on a CableLabs initiative for a certain period of time in accordance with a Visiting Engineer agreement. Contributing Engineers are similar to Visiting Engineers except they are not located at CableLabs.
  • Access InfoZone to review Draft Specifications 30 to 60 days prior to public issuance. Request to participate by signing an NDA Agreement.
  • Work with CableLabs on a well-defined co-innovation project. This is an opportunity to combine forces and expertise to bring new technology to market in 3 to 5 years. If you’re interested in partnering with us or learning more about this program, please email us at co-innovation@cablelabs.com.
  • Join us in events like Connect[ED] Forum and CableLabs Summer Conference to engage in discussions with other operators, exhibiting vendors, and CableLabs staff.
    • Connect[ED] Forum is a free event for companies who are building technology for the global cable & mobile industry. This event is your secret weapon to know what the technology strategies will be for the  largest cable, broadband and mobile operators around the world.
    • CableLabs Summer Conference is where you can learn about latest developments on the technical landscape of the cable industry and how members are adopting and deploying new CableLabs technologies.

 

Learn more about joining CableLabs as a vendor.

Product Certification

As a testing and certification lab, our job is to make sure all the devices we test function according to the manufacturer and industry specifications. Unfortunately, we are not able to address questions about a specific device once it’s been certified. We recommend contacting the device manufacturer directly.

All certification testing is now done through Kyrio, a subsidiary of CableLabs. Working in close collaboration with cable operators and equipment manufacturers, we’ve developed various specifications to ensure interoperability between all the cable devices, modems, wireless access gateways, set top boxes, TVs, phones and other smart devices that pass through the Kyrio testing lab.

Kyrio performs a stewardship role for all Certification and Qualification Programs designed by CableLabs. Kyrio’s testing services teams are the same people that ran the CableLabs test programs before Kyrio was created; it’s the same folks running the same lab.

You can learn more about the types of certification testing we do and how to submit your device for certification on Kyrio’s website.

Online Account

If you’re having trouble creating or accessing your account, please contact CableLabsCommunityAdmin@cablelabs.com for assistance.

Please log in to your CableLabs online account to update your profile.

To create an online account, please fill out this form using your company email address. Once we check everything on our end, we’ll send your login information via email.

General Info

We are always on the lookout for future thinkers and innovators to join our team. It doesn’t matter if you’re still in school or are a seasoned professional looking for new opportunities. If you’re passionate about technology, let’s chat. You can see a a list of current open positions and internships and apply here.

Please fill out this form and we’ll be sure to get back to you.

Please contact Ann Finnie, Global Communications Director, at press@cablelabs.com.

CableLabs Membership

Here’s a current list of all the CableLabs member companies world wide.

For over 30 years, we’ve worked with some of the biggest players in the cable industry to research and develop cutting-edge technologies that connect millions of people around the world. By becoming a CableLabs member, you will get the support you need to innovate, develop, and test next-generation products that will shape the future. Here are just some of the benefits you’ll enjoy:

  • An opportunity to collaborate with member companies around the world and take advantage of our vast expert knowledge in the fields of wired, wireless, software (open source), security, artificial intelligence and machine learning. CableLabs has a full-time staff of over 180 employees working on your behalf.
  • Access to the Kyrio Development Lab and use of test tools.
  • Invitation to the several CableLabs-hosted events:
    • Summer Conference: Conference sessions highlight industry trends and the venue presents opportunities for candid discussions and networking with your peers.
    • MTO briefing: Brings together mid-tier operators to dive into topics that is focused on opportunities and challenges in the markets they serve.
    • Inform[ED] conferences: These conferences present the landscape of a specified technology and gives a look at the innovation projects happening at CableLabs and its partners.
    • Inspir[ED] seminars: These member-only events give a first look to new technologies and a forum for members to share and collaborate.
  • An opportunity to become a part of a Working Group to explore new technologies and draft specifications.
  • Access publications that track market trends and strategic assessments that can help make business decisions and develop technology roadmaps. Visit infozone.cablelabs.com. 

To apply for membership, your company must be a cable system operator. Please contact our Membership Team at successteam@cablelabs.com for more information.

Membership dues are determined on the basis of cable revenue. Please reach out to the Membership Team at successteam@cablelabs.com for more information.

To qualify as a member of CableLabs, you must be an operator of cable-based communication systems. Please contact successteam@cablelabs.com.

Please note that to become a CableLabs member, your company must be a cable system operator. Member companies do not include non-cable network platforms, manufacturers or content providers.

If you’re not a cable system operator, you can still engage with CableLabs by joining our growing community of technology vendors. As a vendor, you can get access to non-public documents, including Draft Specifications, participate in writing of those documents, or work with us on new technologies.

Still need help? Contact us.