Digital TV Labs claims reduction in HbbTV test time

Digital TV Labs, which provides specialised receiver conformance products and services, has claimed a reduction in test time for HbbTV applications via automating key functionality within its Ligada iSuite.

The tool will be fully compliant with the official HbbTV Test Suite and allows receiver manufacturers to bring HbbTV-ready products to market quickly and cost-effectively, according to Digital TV Labs.

The Ligada iSuite HbbTV Test Tool – a test harness consisting of test suites and server upon which to run them – supports the preliminary HbbTV Test Suite, slated for release in October this year. The latest version of Ligada automates many processes via its integrated JavaScript API support, IR blaster control, power cycle control and video screen capture interface.

Keith Potter, CEO, Digital TV Labs, said, “Ligada has been shipping since March to a number of leading CE manufacturers. These latest advances further improve the operation of the test suite providing manufacturers with an even swifter route to market and one that won’t be blighted by unnecessary technical hurdles. Ligada iSuite is the only HbbTV test harness currently shipping with a test suite and we are proud of the engineering expertise behind it.”

Digital TV Labs is also announcing a range of additional key HbbTV test tools and facilities at IBC including an HbbTV Application Lab. This allows apps to be tested and verified in the company’s test lab with the company also providing development advice. In addition, app developers can hire the company’s HbbTV receiver “zoo” for debugging across multiple receivers in one place, enhancing the speed and accuracy of development.

Digital TV Labs will be exhibiting at IBC on Stand 2.A18

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