TM Forum has expanded the outreach of its Cable Multiple System Operator (MSO) initiative by making the Internet Protocol Detail Record (IPDR) interface specification publicly available.
According to the group, considering the importance of IPDR to the cable industry, it will be made accessible to both TM Forum members and non-members.
The intent is to maximize and accelerate IPDR use by hardware and software suppliers and systems integrators, the group says.
The IPDR specifications have already been widely adopted by the cable industry.
The full IPDR Solution Suite now incorporates a comprehensive set of tools, including IPDR Streaming Protocol Specification, Business Solution Requirements, IPDR Specification Design Guide, File Transfer mode protocol Specifications, key Service Specifications, the, IPDR/XDR Encoding Format, and IPDR Usage Data Accounting Requirements.