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CableLabs OK with EnCentrus’ ‘CPDO’

Cable Television Laboratories Inc. approved a recording technology developed by EnCentrus Systems Inc.

The vendor’s “Content Protected Digital Output” technology allows cable content marked as "copy freely" or "copy once" to be securely stored on internal or external hard drives attached to digital-cable-ready devices.

EnCentrus added that CPDO enables secure "pause" and "trick play" functions for interactive digital-cable-ready devices that access "copy never" content.