IIF delivers new IPTV standards
November 19, 2009
The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) has released three newly-created IPTV standards. ATIS' IPTV Interoperability Forum (IIF) â€“ a global player in IPTV standards development â€“ recently completed this work.
These deliverables standardise multiple areas of the IPTV ecosystem. The three released standards consider: a test plan for validating objective quality models in the context of IPTV services; IPTV software download sequence and remote management security considerations and requirements to ensure interoperability between service provider IPTV multicast applications; and network provider domains, home networks, and the IPTV terminal device. The recently-released documents are
Test Plan for Evaluation of Quality Models for IPTV Services (ATIS-0800025) describes a comprehensive test plan for validating objective perceptual quality models in the context of IPTV services. The plan defines the procedure for evaluating quality models' criteria, performance, evaluation and documentation.
Remote Management of Devices in the Consumer Domain for IPTV Services (ATIS-0800009.v002) expands ATIS-0800009 to include additional details on security considerations and clarifies the software download sequence and protocols.
Multicast Network Service Specification (ATIS-0800019) provides a baseline set of requirements to ensure interoperability between service provider IPTV multicast applications and the network provider domain, the home network, and the IPTV Terminal Function (ITF).
“These standards will enable interoperability between disparate elements of the vast IPTV ecosystem,” said Susan Miller, ATIS President and CEO. “Successfully realising remote device management and multicast network interoperability â€“ while simultaneously ensuring high QoS levels across and between services â€“ is essential to IPTV's continued growth and adoption.”