ACCESS is to licence Ligada iSuite from Eurofins Digital Testing. It means the NetFront Browser BE will be able to power next-generation HbbTV Smart TVs.
Ligada iSuite will ensure ACCESS compliance with HbbTV including the UK’s Freeview Play.
“We’re proud to be working with Eurofins and utilising its de-facto worldwide standard for digital TV testing,” says Dr. Neale Foster, CEO at ACCESS Europe. “With the knowledge that ACCESS utilises the Ligada iSuite platform, our SoC, mainboard and CE manufacturing partners can develop and launch their new products with confidence,” concluded Foster.
NetFront Browser BE is built on the Chromium engine, enhanced for the embedded Smart TV environment and available for both Linux and Android based devices.
“We are very happy to welcome ACCESS as part of the Ligada family” says Dr Bob Campbell, Director of Engineering at Eurofins Digital Testing. “As a recognised world leader in provision of test solutions for browser-based technologies such as Hybridcast and BML, we are excited to provide a core component to the ACCESS testing strategy for HbbTV and Freeview Play based devices.”
As a commercially licensed and supported HbbTV and HTML5 solution, NetFront customers also benefit from improved standards support, updates and security features. Additional pre-validated entertainment services can be added via the NetRange App Store.