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05-002 Method for Self Provisioning Digital Network Appliances

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000127448D
Publication Date: 2005-Aug-30

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Related People

Lee Pedlow: INVENTOR

Abstract

An efficient method for digital devices to self-identify network resources and self-provision without operator or customer intervention, setup menus or preloading of data. This technology enables universally transportable devices.

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                                                                                                                                                                Sony Corporation

                                                                                                                                                                Sony Electronics Inc.

                                                                                                                                                                IPD Case #50V8143.00

Title:

05-002 Method for Self Provisioning Digital Network Appliances

Description of the Invention:

An efficient method for digital devices to self-identify network resources and self-provision without operator or customer intervention, setup menus or preloading of data.  This technology enables universally transportable devices.

Inventor:

Lee Pedlow

Invention Disclosure:

This invention allows devices to be purchased or transported and then attached to a digital network without pre-provisioning or manual intervention.

See attached document:

Method for self-provisioning and self-locating digital communications apparatus

Lee Pedlow, Systems Engineering, Sony HNC 

San Diego

,

CA

This document provides a specification for the self-provisioning and auto-location processes as part of a proposed all-digital cable television system to replace the analog services on an existing plant.  The intent of this document is to provide detailed system-level specifications for the provisioning subsystem and algorithms for application in both the headend elements and CPE devices associated with the activity.

The provisioning message provides direction to resources

Reference Documents

Unless a specific version or revision number is included, the following references are non-specific, and the latest version applies.

1.      ISO/IEC 13818-1, Information Technology — Generic coding of moving pictures and associated audio information: systems — Part 1: Systems, ISO, 4/02.

2.      ETSI EN 300 468 v1.4.1 (2000-11), Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB); Specification for Service Information (SI) in DVB Systems

3.      ETSI ETR 289 ed.1 (1996-10) - Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB); Support for use of scrambling and Conditional Access (CA) within digital broadcasting systems

4.      ETSI TS 103 197, Head-end Implementation of DVB Simulcrypt, v1.3.1 (2003-01)

5.      ETSI EN 301 192, DVB Specification for Data Broadcasting, v1.3.1 (2003-05)

6.      FIPS PUB 180-2, Secure Hash Standard, Information Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, August 1, 2002

7.      FIPS PUB 198, The Keyed-Hash Message Authentication Code (HMAC), Information Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, March 6, 2002

Acronyms and Abbreviations

BAC         Basic Access Control

bslbf        bit serial, leftmost bit first

CA        ...