Softel Demos Gigabit Ethernet Gateway Delivery


Interactive-TV-software provider Softel-USA Inc. announced that it has demonstrated Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification set-top gateway delivery via gigabit Ethernet directly to cable-modem-termination-system signaling.

Softel said the demonstration means that MSOs can use their high-speed-data networks to deliver firmware upgrades, as well as interactive-TV applications and content, to OpenCable Application Platform set-top boxes.

The cable industry has committed to the Federal Communications Commission to roll out OCAP software over the next several years.

Softel said it demonstrated the feature during an interoperability session at Cable Television Laboratories Inc. earlier this month.