SCTE Energy StandardsThe SCTE Standards program is conducted by technical subcommittees. These are the consensus bodies for standards development. The overall program is supervised by the Engineering Committee of the SCTE Board of Directors.

Data Standards Subcommittee (DSS)

Charter:  DSS develops standards for the delivery of digital services for high speed data, Voice over Internet Protocol, and television using Internet Protocol over cable networks.


David Fellows,
Comcast Cable Communications


Digital Video Subcommittee (DVS)

Charter:  DVS identifies requirements and develops standards for the design and operation of systems for delivery of video, audio, and associated data for the Cable Industry, coordinating as necessary with organizations such as ATSC, CEA, SMPTE, NCTA, and CableLabs.


Paul J. Hearty, Ph.D.,
Sony Electronics

Working Groups:

  1. Video and Audio Services
  2. Data and Transport Applications
  3. Network Architecture and Management
  4. Transmission and Distribution
  5. Digital Program Insertion
  6. Stereoscopic
  7. DASH

HFC Management Subcommittee (HMS)

Charter:  The HFC Management Subcommittee (HMS) develops monitoring standards and recommended practices used in Hybrid Fiber/Coax networks including end-to-end multimedia quality of service and MIB attributes for headend and outside plant equipment.


James Welch
IneoQuest Technologies

Working Groups:

  1. Outside Plant
  2. Inside Plant Digital Video Monitoring
  3. SDV Server Management
  4. Multimedia Management of Picture Delivery

Interface Practices Subcommittee (IPS)

Charter:  IPS develops standards for cables, connectors, active and passive equipment used in broadband communications systems and equipment and system standards for RFoG applications.


Brian James, P.E.,
ATX Networks

Working Groups:

  1. Actives
  2. Passives
  3. Connector and Cable
  4. Fiber-Optic Interface
  5. Construction and Maintenance

Sustainability Management Subcommittee (SMS)

Charter:  SMS is responsible for identifying standards and best practices for reducing power consumption and costs, increasing operating efficiency and minimizing disposal effects of outdated equipment.

Dan Cooper  

Dan Cooper,
Time Warner Cable




Network Operations Subcommittee (NOS)

Charter: NOS is responsible for standards and recommended practices that provide support for the implementation and operation of cable networks. The NOS will focus on the area of network testing, measurements and other topics relevant to the performance and operational management of cable networks.


Chairman (Pictured)
John Olander
Comcast Cable

Working Groups:

  1. Measurements 
  2. Emergency Alert System 
  3. Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery 

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