Definitions for "OpenCable"
OpenCable is an initiative led by CableLabs on behalf of its members, seeking to set a common set of requirements for interoperable digital set-top boxes, television receivers and other advanced digital devices manufactured by multiple vendors. These devices would be capable of delivering digital video, data and interactive services to a television set. See also CableCARD, OCAP.
The OpenCable Application Platform is a software interface specification that completely defines the OpenCable host software interface that executes OpenCable portable, interactive applications and services. OCAP is a separate effort from the Advanced Television Enhancement Forum (ATVEF) content specification, but OCAP does call for support and extension of ATVEF as a part of the PE requirements.