HD+ Connect App for Playback of Encrypted Content on Mobile Devices
The brand-new feature - HD+ ExtraScreen - extends HD+ to multiscreen distribution in households using Inaris SAT>IP Solution. For the very first time, the SAT>IP technology was used to stream encrypted channels to mobile devices.
Timeshift of encrypted content (in cooperation with SES/HD+)
Continuing the close cooperation with SES/HD+, TARA Systems extend their multiscreen solution by supporting encrypted channels. With the timeshift functionality another feature known from set-top boxes will be integrated into mobile devices. This will further improve the user experience on SAT>IP clients.
Timeshift on mobile devices with Inaris SAT>IP client
The Inaris SAT>IP client will be extended to support the timeshift feature. It allows the user to pause and resume channel playback on the mobile device. The implementation for iOS (iPad) and Android devices has already started and will be launched in Q4/2016.
Inaris SAT>IP client runs on Apple TV
With the release of the 4th generation the App Store was also introduced for the Apple TV. This enables 3rd parties to develop applications for the Apple TV as well. TARA Systems used this opportunity to port its Inaris SAT>IP client on the Apple TV. On the SES Industry Days (May 26th and 27th 2016 in Luxembourg) the Live TV application will be demonstrated.
SES PS Cooperates with TARA Systems: Streaming of encrypted content via SAT>IP
SES PS cooperates with TARA Systems to enable Multiscreen scenarios for pay-TV content via SAT>IP.
SES PS will include our extended SAT>IP stack - consisting of a SAT>IP server and a SAT>IP client software - in its Media Toolbox, which was already presented at the IBC 2015.
The end user benefits from the SAT>IP technology in the sense that the satellite signal can be distributed without a dedicated coaxial cable but easily over the home network to a variety of IP-enabled devices (tablets, smart phones, IP speakers) - and also for Pay TV.
For this our SAT>IP stack was extended for the transcryption of services from standard DVB Conditional Access (CA) towards common Digital Rights Management (DRM) technologies.
In addition, both the video and audio transcoding service will be able to be initiated by the client (client-driven transcoding) and not as previously by the server. In this way, the client can request a specific codec or a specific bit rate for the media stream and thus optimally adapt these to local conditions and its capabilities.
The extensions referred to are defined in the additional specification "SAT>IP Operator Extensions" of SES PS, which are to be introduced into the SAT>IP Alliance. For this specification TARA Systems also contributes within the reference implementation of the expanded SAT>IP software stacks.
The SAT>IP software was implemented by TARA Systems Quality Standard in modular architecture (for better testing and maintainability) and it is middleware agnostic and platform independent. This ensures that the TARA Systems’ SAT>IP solution can be integrated in a simple manner in existing STB software - and this can be done across platforms.
SAT>IP Server streams HD Video to new iOS Client App
As already announced we have now developed the SAT>IP Server according to the Standard. Validation was done on a Broadcom 7252 S based customer platform. Next goal is to certify this solution. In connection with the new developed SAT>IP client for iOS, it is now possible to watch Live HD FTA on iPad Air 2.
What is SAT>IP
The SAT-over-IP technology describes a protocol and an IP-based architecture for the reception and distribution of digital satellite signals in the home network.
One advantage of this technique is that you do not have to set up an additional coaxial cable for satellite reception for distributing satellite signals.
Only a small server is necessary in the form of a master set-top box (also as an accessory to conventional receiver operation) by the television or in a distribution device (analogous to an RF multi-switch) close to the antenna, or it may be integrated already in the satellite antenna itself (so called "IP-LNB").
With appropriate software any IP device automatically gets enabled for satellite reception: mobile devices (e.g. Tablets) or PCs as well as connected TVs, game consoles and IP set-top boxes.
SAT>IP is satellite and terrestrial broadcasting compatible with the European standard (CENELEC EN50585) and is available without a licence.
SAT>IP is becoming increasingly important on the market, not least because it supports not only DVB-S, but also DVB-T / T2 and DVB-C / C2. SAT>IP ALLIANCE consisting of SES, HISPASAT, Eutelsat, Panasonic, NAGRA, ALi Corporation and MaxLinear promotes the use of the SAT>IP protocol throughout the industry, facilitates certification of new devices, and develops and improves the SAT>IP standard.