HbbTV: New logo conformance test

Keith PotterDigital TV Labs has announced a conformance testing service for the new HbbTV logo for hybrid services.

As the first HbbTV registered test centre, the company will provide a fast and efficient service to deliver the official HbbTV test report required by manufacturers to licence the logo.

The logo will allow manufacturers to display compliance with the HbbTV specification and official test suite in return for an annual licence fee.

The programme includes periodic market samples, as well as a compliance system for suspected non-complaint devices. Digital TV Labs can provide test reports in hours rather than days using the highly automated Ligada iSuite, the company’s widely adopted test harness for HbbTV and MPEG-DASH.

Additionally, using the company’s HbbTV 1.5 (ETSI TS 102 796 v1.2.1) test suite and country-specific test suites, compliance testing can be provided for HbbTV requirements for the French TNT2.0 and Spanish TDT Hibrida HbbTV platforms.

Digital TV Labs has been very closely involved with the development of the official HbbTV Test Suite against the HbbTV 1.0 (ETSI TS 102 796 v1.1.1) specification from within the HbbTV Consortium and has authored nearly 50% of its tests
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Commenting on the launch, Keith Potter, CEO of Digital TV Labs, said: “We recognise that the growing adoption of HbbTV across Europe – and now into Asia – means that interoperability is vitally important to guarantee the continuing success of the standard and a quality user experience. The new HbbTV logo program, incorporating a rigorous compliance monitoring regime, provides clear indication of HbbTV device compliance.”

Digital TV Labs will offer the HbbTV conformance test in addition to its existing portfolio of test and conformance products and services, including Dolby and DLNA.