CableLabs Interop Event to Evaluate OpenCable™ 3DTV Requirements

Friday, January 20th, 2012
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LOUISVILLE, Colo. — CableLabs® will host a 3DTV interoperability event in February, allowing manufacturers of 3D-capable cable set top boxes, TV sets and test equipment to evaluate product implementations that are based on the OpenCable™ 3DTV requirements, or are designed to interoperate with such products.

The “Interop” event, scheduled Feb. 13-17, will draw from expanded testing capabilities in the CableLabs 3DTV research and demonstration lab, a facility for exploring and testing products and services tied to the rapidly emerging 3DTV category.

CableLabs 3DTV Lab, established in 2010 and located in the CableLabs facility in Louisville, Colorado, contains equipment representing the state-of-the-art in 3DTV and video technology over cable networks. The 3DTV Lab is an integral, and invaluable, part of the cable industry’s ongoing research and development cycle into 3DTV technology. The cable industry relies upon the 3DTV Lab to demonstrate prototype products and services, and for testing conformance to standards and specifications that promote interoperability of 3DTV technology and services on the cable network.

A comprehensive suite of calibrated 3DTV video test streams based on the CableLabs specifications were recently added to the 3DTV Lab. These new test streams were made available by Allegro DVT. The CableLabs 3DTV test suite, now including the new 3DTV test streams, will be used in interoperability test events, the CableLabs Development Lab, and the CableLabs Certification Program.

CableLabs’ interoperability events provide suppliers with an informal laboratory setting in which they have the opportunity to test their latest products within CableLabs’ headends and testing environment, determine progress toward compliance with industry specifications and the ability of their products to interoperate with other devices in an end-to-end system.