See also: Middleware

CIMM DEFINITION: Software program(s) in a Set-Top Box that can be updated via a signal or data stream by the network operator as needed.

2: In the digital cable context, “resident application” is the application which is loaded and always available to the viewer when the Set-Top Box  is starts. It is effectively synonymous with the Interactive Program Guide (IPG). It is a software layer that is part operating system and part application. Examples are Cisco Sara, Rovi Passport, and Time-Warner Cable’s MDN Navigator on Cisco STBs, and Comcast iGuide and Rovi Passport on Motorola STBs. (Source: FourthWall Media)