SCTE Standards Program

The SCTE standards program is the industry's only ANSI-accredited forum for the development of technical specifications supporting cable telecommunications. Standards work includes: data and telephony over cable; application platform development; digital video; emergency alert systems; network monitoring systems; cables, connectors and amplifiers; construction and maintenance practices; energy management, and more.
 

 

Corporate membership in the program is open to any organization in the cable telecommunications industry. Member organizations develop standards and recommended practices through their technical representatives who serve on committees an subcommittees under the SCTE Standards Categories below. The program currently has a long-term outlook of advancing new standards programs such as energy management over the next several years. Strengthen your company's grasp on future standards that will affect your business by getting involved early in the process. 

 


SCTE Standards Categories


      
   

 

Learn about SCTE/ISBE Standards membership benefits and how your organization can join. Download the Standards Brochure.   Discover the categories and technologies surrounding SCTE/ISBE Standards and Operational Practices. Download the Standards Categories Flyer.

SCTE Energy StandardsTo learn more about SCTE/ISBE Energy Standards and recommended practices, download the SCTE Energy Standards Brochure.
 
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Programming and Advertising Members Wanted
SCTE is currently seeking new members in all membership categories to participate in work in fiber-optics networks, advanced advertising, 3D television, and other important topics. Of particular interest is membership from the content (program and advertising) provider and user communities. Standards membership is open to all directly and materially affected parties as defined in SCTE's membership rules and operating procedures. Join today to participate in the development process or learn more by e-mailing standards@scte.org.  


Keep Up with Cable Technology Through SCTE Standards

SCTE offers many convenient ways for companies and individuals to learn and stay connected with the SCTE Standards Program.


Standards Project Register
The Standards Project Register contains a complete list of all SCTE Standards projects, including standards, recommended practices and projects withdrawn from consideration.  All projects are organized according to project type and highlight important dates along the approval process, starting from the Project Authorization Request (PAR) through to SCTE approval and ANSI final action where applicable.  Download the latest Project Register


ANSI Public Review of SCTE Standards
SCTE 20 2017 Method for Carriage of Closed Captions and Non-Real Time Sampled Video (public review closes September 25, 2017)
SCTE 21 2017 Standard For Carriage Of VBI Data In Cable Digital Transport Streams (public review closes September 25, 2017)
SCTE 24-21 2017 BV16 Speech Codec Specification for Voice over IP Applications in Cable Telephony (public review closes September 25, 2017)
SCTE 24-23 2017 BV32 Speech Codec Specification for Voice over IP Applications in Cable Telephony (public review closes September 25, 2017)
SCTE 26 2017 Home Digital Network Interface Specification with Copy Protection (public review closes September 25, 2017)
SCTE 48-3 2017 Test Procedure for Measuring Shielding Effectiveness of Braided Coaxial Drop Cable Using the GTEM Cell (public review closes September 25, 2017)
SCTE 237 2017 Implementation Steps for Adaptive Power Systems Interface Specification (APSIS™) (public review closes September 25, 2017)
SCTE 45 2017 Test Method for Group Delay (public review ends October 2, 2017)
SCTE 240 2017 SCTE Test Procedures for Testing CWDM Systems in Cable Telecommunications Access Networks (public review ends October 2, 2017)
SCTE 23-2 2017 DOCSIS 1.1 Part 2: Baseline Privacy Plus Interface (public review ends October 2, 2017)
SCTE 111 2017 Specification for 5/8-24 Plug, Male Adapters (public review closes October 23, 2017)
SCTE 155 2017 Indoor "F" Female to "F" Female Inline Splice (public review closes October 23, 2017)
SCTE 185 2017 Test Method for Cantilever Force, Female Port (public review closes October 23, 2017)
SCTE 25-1 2017 Hybrid Fiber Coax Outside Plant Status Monitoring - Physical (PHY) Layer Specification v1 (public review closes 10/16/17)
SCTE 25-2 2017 Hybrid Fiber Coax Outside Plant Status Monitoring - Media Access Control (MAC) Layer Specification v1.0 (public review closes 10/16/17)
SCTE 87 2017 Graphic Symbols for Cable Systems (public review closes 10/16/17)
SCTE 25-3 2017 Hybrid Fiber Coax Outside Plant Status Monitoring – Power Supply to Transponder Interface Bus (PSTIB) Specification v1.1 1.1 (public review closes October 23, 2017)
SCTE 83-1 2017 HMS Inside Plant Management Information Base (MIB) Part 1: SCTE-HMS-HE-OPTICS-MIB (public review closes October 23, 2017)
SCTE 83-3 2017 Hybrid Fiber/Coax Inside Plant Status Monitoring SCTE-HMS-HMTS-MIB Management Information Base (MIB) Definition (public review closes October 23, 2017)
SCTE 83-4 2017 HMS Inside Plant Management Information Base (MIB) SCTE-HMS-HE-FAN-MIB (public review closes October 23, 2017)
SCTE 84-1 2017 HMS Common Inside Plant Management Information Base (MIB) Part 1: SCTE-HMS-HE-COMMON-MIB (public review closes October 23, 2017)
SCTE 84-2 2017 HMS Inside Plant Management Information Base (MIB) SCTE-HMS-HE-POWER-SUPPLY-MIB (public review closes October 23, 2017)
SCTE 84-3 2017 HMS Inside Plant Management Information Base (MIB) SCTE-HMS-HE-FAN-MIB (public review closes October 23, 2017)
SCTE 144 2017 Test Procedure for Measuring Transmission and Reflection (public review closes October 23, 2017)


Check Out the Hottest Industry Standards
The top ten standards based on web page downloads, are:

  1. ANSI/SCTE 104 2012 Automation System to Compression System Communications Applications Program Interface (API)
  2. ANSI/SCTE 35 2013 Digital Program Insertion Cueing Message for Cable
  3. ANSI/SCTE 135-2 2013 DOCSIS 3.0 Part 2: MAC and Upper Layer Protocols
  4. ANSI/SCTE 135-4 2013 DOCSIS 3.0 Part 4: Operations Support Systems Interface
  5. ANSI/SCTE 135-3 2013 DOCSIS 3.0 Part 3: Security Services
  6. ANSI/SCTE 135-1 2013 DOCSIS 3.0 Part 1: Physical Layer Specification
  7. ANSI/SCTE 130-3 2010 Digital Program Insertion—Advertising Systems Interfaces Part 3: Ad Management Service (ADM) Interface
  8. ANSI/SCTE 40 2011 Digital Cable Network Interface Standard
  9. ANSI/SCTE 77 2013 Specification for Underground Enclosure Integrity
  10. ANSI/SCTE 28 2012 Host-POD Interface Standard

SCTE 84-1 2017 HMS Common Inside Plant Management Information Base (MIB) Part 1: SCTE-HMS-HE-COMMON-MIB (public review closes October 23, 2017)