TV Solutions: Customers and Partners

Building Strong Partnerships

Our strong partnerships with leading chip suppliers, consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers, broadcasters and universities help us to provide creative and innovative solutions to our customers. We consider it essential to team up with key players of the industry, which enables our customers to gain added value.

About A1

A1 is part of the A1 Telekom Austria Group – a leading provider of digital services in the CEE region with around 25 million customers in seven countries. The Telekom Austria Group offers communications solutions, payment and entertainment services, and integrated business solutions. Around 18,000 employees and state-of-the-art broadband infrastructure make digital business and lifestyle possible. They enable customers, businesses and devices to connect anywhere, anytime.

As the European unit of América Móvil – one of the world’s largest mobile communications providers – the Group is headquartered in Vienna and offers access to global solutions. Read our A1 Success Story!

Marc Federspiel
Business Lead IT Multimedia at A1 Telekom Austria AG

“TARA Systems delivers a technically outstanding HLS Media Player solution to equip modern streaming devices, like our A1 Xplore TV STB. The engineering team of TARA did an excellent job by tailoring the player to our needs and integrating it with Zappware and other project partners into the existing product. In addition to the technically particularly mature product and the sophisticated engineering performance, I would like to emphasize the following circumstance. The whole team succeeded in forming a team from four different companies, which had only one goal: To improve the XploreTV product. This proposition simply becomes true. They thought outside the box and solved problems regardless of who caused them. The integration project was run very smartly and reached a high credit not only in A1 Austria but also in the A1 Group.

About Broadcom

Broadcom Inc. is a global infrastructure technology leader built on 50 years of innovation, collaboration and engineering excellence. The company is active in numerous product segments worldwide and serves the world’s most successful companies.

Broadcom is the worldwide leader in STB SoC solutions for video delivery which include a range of video decoder/encoders with embedded streaming processors, cable TV, digital satellite, and terrestrial broadcast tuner/receivers, plus broadband cable modem solutions.

Broadcom licensed the Inaris DVB/IPTV Solution stack and expanded it in collaboration work together with TARA Systems. Meanwhile, TARA Systems and Broadcom have worked together on numerous projects.

Paul Cox
Sr. Director, Software Engineering at Broadcom

“Broadcom has been closely working with TARA Systems in the area of STB SoC solutions since 2008. Tara has a profound and deep knowledge of our SoCs and contributed with Inaris in several customer projects over the years in the
area of DVB and video streaming solutions on our SoCs – both on Linux and Android TV.

I personally cherish the Tara team and their skills not only in engineering but also in the way of cooworking with us and our common customers, always constructive and with the clear focus to solve problems and satisfy the customer.”

About Sagemcom

Sagemcom is a leading European group on the high added-value communicating terminals market (broadband solutions, audio video solutions, and smart grid end-to-end solutions), headquartered in France. Its 5,500 employees work in more than 50 countries.

Sagemcom designs, manufactures and ships more than 40 million terminals worldwide every year. Its head office is located in Rueil-Malmaison, the Group’s nerve centre and home to its R&D operations, manned by 500+ dedicated employees.

TARA Systems collaborates with Sagemcom for many years. The latest project is a DVB/OTT UHD set-top Box based on Android TV for Quickline. Read our Quickline Success Story.

Olivier Bougaut
Senior VP, AVS1 Business Line at Sagemcom Broadband SAS

“TARA Systems is a valuable partner for Sagemcom. The team at TARA is characterised by highly experienced engineers who have a passion for building proficient, user-friendly and, what is most important, consumer-oriented products. Their sophisticated knowledge in DVB/IP and Android TV, combined with their platform expertise, helped considerably to speed up the development and allowed a high level of customisation and numerous features for our joint customer Quickline.”

About SES

SES is the world-leading satellite operator and the first to deliver a differentiated and scalable GEO-MEO offering worldwide, with over 50 satellites in Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) and 20 in Medium Earth Orbit (MEO). SES provides reliable and secure satellite and ground communications solutions. They push for breakthroughs in connectivity and their impact for people worldwide.

Together we have realised a number of projects so far. You can read about the individual projects and milestones in our Inaris news section. Also, read our HD Television for Ghana Success Story.

Alexander Sacher
VP Consumer Electronics Solutions

“TARA Systems is a long-term and reliable partner of SES in the area of set-top boxes in a fast-moving tech environment. I am always entirely pleased with the high quality of the deliverables – particularly I really appreciate every individual expertise and their even stronger overall expertise as a highly efficient organism, their fast-paced decision making, and the high engagement of all team members. Their structured working method enables us to respond to short-dated changes in the development and thus to react to new challenges of our customer projects. TARA Systems does not only develop and take responsibility for the whole client Software they also supported us during conception phases, market introduction and maintenance phases. It’s really a pleasure to work with them.” 

About Quickline

The Quickline group is one of the leading full-service providers of entertainment and communication in Switzerland. The Swiss telecommunications group connects private clients and small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs) with the world via the Internet, fixed and mobile telephony and television/radio.

TARA Systems has worked with Quickline since 2017. During 2019 we continued our successful cooperation. We achieved exceptional user experience and enhanced the feature set of the hybrid DVB/IP UHD Android TV STB. Read our Quickline Success Story.

Ueli Hartmann
Head of TV Frontend Development at Quickline

“I appreciate the close collaboration with the TARA Systems team and their passion for the product. Together in the development team, we create sustainable solutions and continuous improvements for our customers. We are impressed by TARA’s high quality in software development and analysis which results in great confidence of all parties involved. So I am glad that TARA Systems is part of the development team.”

University of Applied Sciences logoSince the beginning of computer science, engineers as well as students have to conquer problems with significantly increasing complexity. The only way to keep pace with this development is to improve the knowledge and abilities of the people who are supposed to solve today’s and future problems in computer science. We at TARA Systems strongly rely on talented people and the institutions like universities where the future software engineers and architects are educated. This is the reason why we also want to give something back and contribute to the education of students. Michael Schäfer, Software Engineer at TARA Systems, is grateful to teach at Munich University of Applied Sciences in the department of Computer Science and Mathematics. By doing so, we follow a long tradition of teaching at Munich University of Applied Sciences which has been started by our CEO Alexander Wass. He was a lecturer for the course “Lernen im Projekt” (former website) for 18 years.

Various international renowned corporations and specialised startups have already made use of our services. The following list is an excerpt of TARA Systems’ customers and partners:

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