An initiative that is managed by the Advanced Platforms and Services group at CableLabs. The OpenCable Project, based on the Globally Executable MHP
) standard, is designed to assist the cable industry in deploying interactive services over cable. The OpenCable provides both a software specification and a hardware specification as follows:
- Hardare specification: describes one-way and two-way digital cable-ready host devices that are interoperable with cable systems throughout the United States.
- Software specification: Called the OpenCable Application Platform, OCAP addressees proprietary operating system software to create a common platform for interactive television applications and services.