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 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 Middleware 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 R&D section.

Lennart Sohst,
Senior Manager Solution Development

“TARA Systems is a long-term and reliable partner in the area of set-top boxes in a fast-moving tech environment. I am always entirely pleased with the deliverables – particularly due to their agile procedure, fast-paced decision making, and the high engagement of all team members involved. 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 exceeded our expectations because they supported us during conception phases by proactively involving us in their expertise in set-top box development.”

About Quickline

The Quickline group is one of the leading full-service providers of entertainment and communication in Switzerland. The Swiss cable operator group connects private clients and 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.

Thomas Prinz,
General Project Lead

“It is a real pleasure to work with the experts from TARA Systems. Besides the technical skills in DVB & Android TV, they have always been fully engaged and reacted fast in a very professional manner to challenges and changes during the ongoing project. They are driven by passion and high responsibility to meet our expectations in quality, feature set and timeline. It is a very homogenous team which I pretty much like to work with. I am looking forward to cooperate also in the future.”

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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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 Middleware 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.”