The Open IPTV Forum successfully completed their latest interoperability test event at the Orange Labs in Rennes, France, where members successfully demonstrated an OIPF-based IPTV solution.
The scope and features demonstrated at this event were selected by Orange, and chosen as being representative of those which could constitute a viable commercial offering for a typical tier-one service provider. During 5 days of engineering, testing and demonstrations, OIPF members Ericsson, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Opera Software, Orange and Zenterio successfully resolved and demonstrated interoperability in the areas of service discovery, delivery of linear and on demand content, HTTP adaptive streaming and terminal based applications, all according to the published OIPF specifications.
“Successful interoperability testing events are essential to gaining the confidence of service providers who want to adopt standards based solutions such as OIPF in their commercial offerings”, said Claudia Becker, Lead Engineer from Orange at this interoperability event. “The actions of OIPF members in developing specifications and implementing these in commercial products emphasizes that mass-market retail-based IPTV has near-term viability.”
Future events will give OIPF members further opportunity to validate the interoperability of products based on OIPF specifications. Additionally, the newly created OIPF Deployment Working Group will build further operator confidence in interoperability through the creation of pilot projects or trial deployments based on the OIPF solution.