NDS says it has been chosen by Comcast Corporation to be the prime integrator of the company’s tru2way software integration project that utilizes the Cable Labs tru2way Reference Implementation (RI). Under this agreement, NDS’ Professional Services Group will lead set-top box testing, code development and success validation for the integration of new tru2way applications and devices for Comcast.?

NDS will provide Comcast with services that optimize the RI stack, enabling uniform and reliable porting to tru2way set tops. This will allow Comcast to run the same applications and services across multiple models of set-tops, offering a consistent user experience for subscribers and providing the company with the freedom to use a variety of hardware platforms. The NDS team will work to build the RI testing tool, implement the tests against the different set-tops, develop code and assist in fixing any issues.

“We are committed to the Cable Labs Reference Implementation and its deployment on tru2way devices,” said Mark Hess, SVP of advanced business and technology development at Comcast, in a statement.

In comments filed with the FCC recently, Comcast said it "has dedicated substantial resources towards developing and implementing tru2way, and now supports tru2way in almost 90 percent of its cable headends, and has supported the availability of Panasonic’s tru2way DTV at retail outlets in Chicago, Denver, and Atlanta."

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