Comcast hasn't kept its broadband connected set-top box project a secret, but the latest developments show that the cable provider is taking some more aggressive steps toward making its connected box a reality. The box will integrate Comcast's video product with its broadband.
The FCC web site for review of new electronic devices now has a user guide, labels and a diagram of Comcast's boxes, signifying that Comcast is already working toward FCC approval of the connected box.
Reports of Comcast's test programs for the device referred to a box named "Xcalibur," but the boxes shown in the FCC filings have been manufactured by Pace and have been labeled "Parker" boxes. They contain the regular inputs of all set-top boxes with an added SD Card Slot and eSATA port. The diagrammed unit has an Ethernet port but no Wi-Fi connectivity.