OCAP will rely on the IPDR Streaming Protocol (IPDR/SP) for encoding and transmitting metrics used by cable operators' collections systems, according to The Internet Protocol Detail Record Organization, which manages the development of the protocol.
IPDR/SP will be used as the set-top box mechanism for metrics gathering, a critical function of the OCAP (OpenCable Application Platform) 1.1 specification from CableLabs. Once the adoption is complete, all OCAP 1.1 set-top boxes will have the IPDR Streaming Protocol.
IPDR.org President and COO Kelly Anderson said the integration of IPDR technologies into OCAP "offers cable operators the capability of providing detailed metrics from the home network with next- generation television, communication and entertainment."
CableLabs has already adopted the IPDR Streaming Protocol for DOCSIS.