The specifications and documents in the following table define the required elements of an interactive host device for receipt of cable video content. The specifications include all required hardware, middleware software (OCAP), CableCARD interface, and security elements.
The OpenCable™ Host Device Core Functional Requirements Specification is the main baseline specification which refers to other required and optional specifications. Optional extensions, such as DVR and Home Networking are also listed.
Some of the software specifications, including OCAP and the OCAP DVR extension, also include a reference implementation and corresponding Conformance Test Plan (to make a complete spec-RI-CTP "bundle"). Reference Implementations are publicly available on java.net. The Conformance Test Plan is available under license from CableLabs. Contact email@example.com for additional information.
|DESIGNATION||DATE||STATUS CODE||AUDIENCE LEVEL||TITLE|
|Public||OpenCable Host Device 2.1 Core Functional Requirements|
|Public||OpenCable Host Thin Chassis Device Core Functional Requirements Specification|
|Public||CableCARD Interface 2.0 Specification|
|Public||CableCARD Copy Protection 2.0 Specification|
|Public||Common Download 2.0|
|Public||OpenCable Host 2.0 Multi-FAT Receiver Extension|
|Public||OpenCable Security Specification
See also OpenCable CA Certificates
|Public||OpenCable Host Device 2.X MIB Specification|
|Public||OpenCable Host 2.X DVR Extension|
|Public||OpenCable Host Home Networking Extension 2.0|
|Public||OpenCable Home Networking MIB Specification|
|Public||Reserved Services Domain Protocols Specification|
|Public||Reserved Services Domain Technology Specification|
|Public||OCAP Multiscreen Manager (MSM) Extension|
OpenCable Supplemental Specifications, Guidelines, and Documents
|Public||OCAP Headend Common Download and Unbound Application Signaling Interface|
|Public||OpenCable Receiver Metrics Gathering Specification|
|Public||Cable Application Developer Guidelines|
|Public||Cable Application User Experience Guide|
Engineering Change Notices (ECNs) have been approved for many of CableLabs'-issued specifications. The ECNs are considered part of the set of specifications—the ECNs and the issued specifications must be examined in order to fully understand specific requirements.
To submit an Engineering Change Request (ECR) against a CableLabs specification, please complete and submit the appropriate CableLabs Engineering Change Request Form. If you have a DocZone account, click here to obtain the form. If you do not have a DocZone account, click here to request the form.