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Samsung gains CableLabs certification on 2-way DTV

Posted: 29 Aug 2005     Print Version  Bookmark and Share


In a major milestone for cable's interactive digital evolution, Samsung Electronics has achieved certification status for an OCAP-enabled interactive digital TV (DTV) set in a recently concluded test wave held at CableLabs.

"The Samsung DTV is an innovative retail device that can connect directly to the cable system, and receive current advanced and premium cable services, as well as future interactive applications to come. By implementing the OpenCable platform, a common nationwide platform for delivering interactive cable applications is enabled," said Glenn A. Britt, chairman, CEO of Time Warner Cable and chairman of the CableLabs board of directors.

Jung Soo Shin, president and CEO of the consumer electronics division at Samsung Electronics America Inc., added, "Samsung's participation in the OpenCable project, and close collaboration with CableLabs and the cable operators, have been critical for Samsung to develop products that run key cable services including high-definition television (HDTV), VOD and interactive program guides."

Samsung licensed technology from CableLabs last year to implement the required OCAP middleware on its interactive DTVs and STBs. Other companies licensed to build OCAP-enabled devices include LG Electronics and Panasonic.

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