FCC Approves Humax – Charter Spectrum Box

Charter Communications Inc. may be nearing deployment of a new digital set-top from Humax, an FCC document obtained by The Donohue Report indicates.

The high-definition set-top, labeled Spectrum 101-H, passed emission tests at the FCC, according to a test report that appeared this week in the FCC Office of Engineering & Technology database.

Charter announced last year that it would deploy “Worldbox” set-tops that rely on downloadable security to power its cloud-based Spectrum TV service.  Cisco is also manufacturing Worldbox set-tops for Charter.

Technology vendors that Charter is working with on include Zodiac Interactive and ActiveVideo. In 2015, Arris and Charter closed a $135 million deal to acquire ActiveVideo.

For more:
– see the FCC spectrum101-h-test-report (PDF)
– see the Charter Spectrum Worldbox welcome kit and user guide

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