CableLabs has awarded OpenCable Certification Board's qualified
status to a point-of-deployment (POD) removable security module
POD modules are critical element in enabling manufacturers and
retailers to engage in retail sale of interoperable navigation devices,
such as set-top boxes and integrated digital television sets, says
a Cable lab release.
POD enables a device to decode encrypted or scrambled content that
crosses the POD-host interface. A host may be a set-top box, an
integrated digital television receiver or any other digital device.
The certificate is a therefore a great accomplishment for cable
industry in its move toward retail availability of digital devices.