Unbound Application

July 23, 2012

See also: Bound Application

CIMM DEFINITION: An EBIF application that’s transmitted and loaded to the Set-Top Box  independent of the video programming. It is typically not bound to any MELECTRONIC PROGRAM GUIDE-2 video programming. There are multiple ways an unbound application can be downloaded from the headend system to the Set-Top Box es, e.g. in-band, out-of-band, DSG, Ethernet. Unbound applications are also sometime called widgets. EBIF applications from FourthWall Media’s TVWidgets product suite are examples of unbound applications.(Source: FourthWall Media)