July 24, 2012

CIMM DEFINITION: A system, application or hardware that de-encrypts encrypted signals so it is viewable. Signals are encrypted to save space and / or to feed to certain subscribers. Modems often serve as decoders.

2: Programming is usually encoded to save space and is compressed. The end user needs a decoder to uncompress the incoming data so it can be viewed on the television. (Source:

3: Term sometimes used for Set-Top Box. (Source: