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HbbTV test centre established

Digital TV Labs, which provides independent, specialised receiver conformance products and services, has today announced that it has setup the HbbTV test centre officially registered by the HbbTV Consortium. The Consortium announced the release of the official HbbTV 1.1.1 Test Suite in August this year, key to HbbTV certification.

Digital TV Labs is the first lab officially licensed to certify compliance with the HbbTV 1.1.1 test suite for the large number of HbbTV-enabled iDTVs and set-top boxes being launched to support the fast-growing HbbTV services. They can provide test reports in hours rather than days using the highly automated Ligada iSuite test harness. Additionally using the company’s HbbTV 1.5 test suite incorporating DASH support, compliance testing can be provided for the HbbTV requirements of UK D-Book 7B, and for the French TNT2.0 HbbTV platform. Digital TV Labs has been very closely involved with the development of the official HbbTV Test Suite against the v1.1.1 specification from within the HbbTV Consortium and has authored nearly 50 per cent of its tests.

In addition, iSuite also includes a complete test suite for HbbTV v1.5, the latest published version of the connected TV standard including coverage of MPEG DASH and underlying OIPF test cases for accessing EPG data. With advanced features such as automation, deferred analysis, its intuitive UI and the inclusion of HbbTV test cases linked to the individual test assertions, Ligada significantly increases development productivity, and fully supports DVB-T/T2/C/S/S2 HbbTV receivers.

(Digital TV News)