CableLabs, Intel to Offer OpenCable Platform
CableLabs, Intel to Bring OpenCable Platform to Future Intel Consumer Electronics Products
Member Companies Collaborate to Deliver Innovative Set-Top Boxes for Interactive Services
SANTA CLARA, Calif. and LOUISVILLE, Colo., June 25, 2007 — Intel Corporation and CableLabs, the technology consortium of cable operators, announced today that the two companies have signed an OpenCable* Platform Agreement and will include support for the OpenCable Platform in future Intel consumer electronic (CE) system-on-a-chip (SoC) products. Incorporating support for OpenCable allows digital televisions, set-top boxes, digital media recorders and other networked consumer electronics devices to run standard applications and services delivered by cable operators, consumer electronics companies, program networks, and other software developers.
"The cable industry has a very strong commitment to the OpenCable Platform, and to deploying interactive services through both retail and leased digital devices," said Dr. Richard R. Green, President and CEO of CableLabs. "Having Intel support the technology really brings the OpenCable Platform to a new level of maturity and will further enable innovation from consumer electronics manufacturers, advertisers, content providers and cable operators for the benefit of our mutual customers," he added...