Farncombe acquired by US-based Cartesian

UK digital TV consultancy, Farncombe, has been acquired by Cartesian, a Kansas-based consulting firm to the global communications, technology and digital media industries. Commenting on the deal, Cartesian CEO Peter Woodward said that Farncombe serves a complimentary client base and better positions Cartesian to support the digital TV needs of communications providers in North America and […]

Eutelsat chooses Farncombe for HbbTV 2.0-based push VoD

Eutelsat has chosen Farncombe to support the development of its push video-on-demand service based on the HbbTV 2.0 standard. Farncombe was selected for the overall project management, software development and integration services. Farncombe has been involved in developing the HbbTV specification for a number of years. Push VoD functionalities have now been added to the […]

ViewSat taps Farncombe for advice

Satellite and transmission services provider ViewSat has appointed consultancy group Farncombe to provide advisory services. Farncombe, which started working with ViewSat in early 2014 to align its business growth plans with operational systems, processes and human resources, said it is providing a range of strategic guidance and implementation recommendations to ensure the service availability of […]

Farncombe ships 23 OpenTest systems

TV technology consultancy firm Farncombe said that it shipped 23 OpenTest automated consumer device testing systems in the last 12 months.  The firm, which plans to unveil version four of OpenTest at the TV Connect conference in London next month, said that the systems had been delivered worldwide to customers including pay-TV operators and CPE […]

Farncombe launches digital TV testing solution

TV technology consultancy firm Farncombe has launched a device testing solution, based on the assets it acquired from MiriATE in January. The OpenTest automated service offers a test environment for set-top boxes, integrated digital televisions and the services consumed through them and is available either as a managed, outsourced service or deployed in-house on CPE […]

Farncombe launches OTT security monitoring service

TV technology consultancy firm Farncombe has launched a new security monitoring service designed to manage fraud and prevent online piracy for over-the-top content.  The service offers close integration of web-scanning, behavioural monitoring and data centre protection in a package tailored for the TV market. It can works alongside CA and DRM technology and can accept […]

Farncombe to address WiFi QoS for video applications

TV technology consultancy firm Farncombe has launched a new initiative designed to overcome the problem of delivering WiFi products with a guaranteed Quality of Service for wireless-video applications in connected multi-screen homes. The company has launched a new approach based on benchmarking and test services that allows QoS to be measured for 802.11n-based devices. Through […]

Farncombe launches TNT 2.0 test suite for HbbTV

TV technology consultancy firm Farncombe and standards conformance specialist Digital TV Labs have launched a TNT 2.0 test suite targeting manufacturers launching connected TV services based on the latest version of HbbTV. The HD Forum, the French industry body responsible for developing TNT 2.0, has appointed Farncombe and Digital TV Labs to design the test […]

Farncombe creates set-top design practice

TV software engineering and testing company Farncombe has launched a hardware design practice targeting mid-size manufacturers looking for support with digital TV receiver design. David Fields, who has over 10 years’ experience designing set-top boxes and peripheral devices, has joined Farncombe to head up the new practice. “Currently, major receiver manufacturers typically use the chipset […]

Farncombe designs UI for Digiturk’s new hybrid service

European TV services consultancy Farncombe Consulting has announced that its design division WeAreAka has developed the user interface for the forthcoming hybrid digital TV platform provided by Turkish platform operator Digiturk. WeAreAka designed the user interface and played a key role in engineering the overall user experience for Digiturk’s hybrid satellite/IPTV platform. Farncombe said the […]