CableLabs, UpdateLogic agree on DTV software updates
October 19, 2006
Cable Television Laboratories (CableLabs) and UpdateLogic announced an agreement on Oct. 17 that allows software updates to be delivered to digital cable devices, including digital television sets.
Through the agreement, the cable industry will work with UpdateLogic to enable in-band distribution of software updates over cable networks. The software update is transmitted as data in-band within PBS channels across the United States. UpdateLogic has agreed to modify the technology behind its UpdateTV software update service to be compatible with the CableLabs specifications.
UpdateTV automates the distribution of software patches and updates directly to digital television receivers at no cost to the consumer. Compatible with the OpenCable Common Download specification and the ATSC A/97 Software Download Data Standard, UpdateTV provides a means of updating digital television software without user intervention.
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