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How/why will incumbent STB vendors be motivated to adopt the CL RI ?

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Joined: 2009-04-11

It is not CableLabs intent that STB vendors adopt the RI.

The RI has a few objectives:
1) Aid in discovering issues in specifications and certification tests.
2) Provide a behavioral model to aid in understanding/interpretation of specifications.
3) Provide an OCAP application development environment.

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Joined: 2008-04-23

MSO business requirements have changed since this original post, and there are now valid reasons why both new and incumbent STB vendors may want to adopt the RI as their middleware stack. Major areas of functionality such as Home Networking are largely platform independent and should be reusable across a variety of STB platforms. Since the primary mission of the RI project is to ensure compliance of the RI with the published specifications, vendors adopting the RI put themselves at a clear advantage with respect to spec conformance.