Published: 07.27 Europe/London, May 2, 2011

ANGA CABLE 2011 – COLOGNE. Digital TV Labs is set to announce a new HbbTV test suite, designed to provide core conformance and interoperability testing for manufacturers until a full HbbTV compliance regime is in place. The company is also launching professional test services.

The new Ligada iSuite consists of the Ligada Test Server, which manages and delivers HbbTV test applications as well as Ligada iSuite, which has been specifically designed to test the areas where interoperability problems have so far been the greatest for HbbTV. These include audio and video streaming, network resilience and terminal capability tests.

Keith Potter, CEO, Digital TV Labs, explains, “The HbbTV Consortium – of which Digital TV Labs is an active member – is working hard towards the release of a compliance pack, which includes a test suite, but this is not yet available. Ligada iSuite and our HbbTV testing service enables manufacturers to conform to the interim logo licensing policy. Additionally, Ligada provides tests that are beyond the scope of the forthcoming test regime, including poor network connections and interoperability tests.”

Digital TV Labs’ HbbTV professional test services use Ligada iSuite alongside value-added tests of live and recorded applications.