Digital TV Labs, a provider of independent, specialised receiver conformance products and services, has announced its full support for the release of the HbbTV Test Suite via its advanced Ligada iSuite test harness.
Digital TV Labs 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 per cent 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.
Keith Potter, Digital TV Labs CEO, says, “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. 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.”