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Digital TV Labs announces full HbbTV Test Suite support

Digital TV Labs, which provides independent receiver conformance products and services, has announced its full support for the official release of the HbbTV Test Suite via its Ligada iSuite test harness. The company is also offering manufacturers a 30-day free trial of Ligada iSuite.

Digital TV Labs said it has been closely involved with the development of the official HbbTV Test Suite against the v1.1 specification from within the HbbTV Consortium and has authored nearly half of its tests. Compliance to the specification is governed by use of the official HbbTV test suite, which can be acquired directly by manufacturers.

Keith Potter, Digital TV Labs CEO, said, “Receiver manufacturers need to decide the most efficient and cost-effective way to guarantee HbbTV compliance. In order to be able to run the test suites, users require a specialised test harness.

Ligada iSuite incorporates a fully automated test harness that supports the official HbbTV 1.1 test suite and now covers the new 1.5 specification. We’re already seeing HbbTV deployments that are taking advantage of elements of the 1.5 specification. At the moment there are no clear timescales for the release of an official test suite which covers this.”

As well as including an automated test harness, Ligada iSuite includes various HbbTV1.1 tests, a complete HbbTV 1.5 test suite covering DASH and can also optionally contain the French TNT2.0 test suite, adding DRM support.

Digital TV Labs will be exhibiting at IBC on stand 2.C30