HDVSL stands for high definition video capability over subscriber link. HDVSL is an Indian standard built around a network operating system. The standard has been specifically developed to address the need for a high bandwidth low power terminal like a LCD screen. The Technology Development Board of the Government of India conferred the National Technology Day Award on 11 May 2008 on the inventor for developing and commercialising the HDVSL standard - marking the first official recognition of the Indian Government to the new standard for interactive video. The standard uses ITU's G.HN standard for local backhaul inside the premises and then merges with the fibre optic based IP network.