Digital TV Labs has confirmed it is giving full support to the official release of the HbbTV Test Suite via its advanced Ligada iSuite test harness.
The Bristol-based company 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 50%of its tests. However, the HbbTV Consortium is a standards body and does not enforce a certification regime. Compliance to the specification is governed by use of the official HbbTV test suite, which can be acquired directly by manufacturers.
“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,” said Digital TV Labs CEO Keith Potter. “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 additional, added value HbbTV1.1 tests including a complete HbbTV 1.5 test suite covering DASH and can also optionally contain the French TNT2.0 test suite, adding DRM support.