TITLE

Déjà vu over again

AUTHOR(S)
Baumgartner, Jeff
PUB. DATE
March 2006
SOURCE
CED;Mar2006, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the downloadable conditional access (DCAS) project in the U.S. A group of companies from the consumer electronics industry is criticizing the project in terms of its overall feasibility and robustness rules. The group also includes some computer companies which, in a filing to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, asked that a requirement for a PCI Express interface be removed from the DCAS agreement as a user accessible bus. According to these companies, inclusion of PCI Express is extremely expensive and difficult to implement. On the other hand, the cable industry is supporting the OpenCable Unidirectional Receiver, a platform that will allow cable content to play on a PC.
ACCESSION #
20475273

 

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