With the introduction of Treble Google improved the way of how Android is accessing the device hardware. With Treble there is now a clear separation between Android SDK and vendor's code and both software parts can be updated separately. However, as a consequence, Android apps are no longer able to...
The LiveOn TV application is our reference application for integration of the Inaris DVB/IPTV Middleware on Android TV devices. We integrated also our Inaris HbbTV Solution based on Chromium into this application. For all on-demand media playback in HbbTV applications the ExoPlayer is used. We are currently verifying the compliance...
Quickline launches its hybrid UHD Android TV STB which combines classic TV with on-demand content. TARA contributes its TV middleware and the player for DVB and OTT media streams as well as the communication with the backend servers.
Android 9 Pie for Android TV is coming and the first approved builds are now available. We already ported our Inaris DVB/IPTV Middleware stack and also our reference TV application LiveOn TV is up and running on Broadcom's 7271 reference platform using Android 9 Pie.
The SES VoD Everywhere platform has evolved to a highly attractive product which will arrive in the market soon. For deployment in Africa, Middle and South America, we are currently working with SES, Newland, NAGRA and HiSilicon.
Our LiveOn TV reference application is now up and running on Sagemcom Android TV UHD STBs. Besides of live TV functionality using the internal tuner, SAT>IP, IPTV and channel management, also HbbTV and Teletext is supported.
The 7th HbbTV Symposium was held in November. One major topic was Operator Applications which has high synergies with our OIPF for Android API approach. Also Targeted Advertisement using the Media Synchronisation feature of our Inaris HbbTV Solution has become an important topic.
The VoD Everywhere end to end solution operated by SES is now successfully ported and validated on Newland STBs using HiSilicon SoC. VoD Everywhere including multiscreen is demonstrated at IBC 2018 at the SES booth 1.B51.
Together with IRT and Zattoo, we set up a showcase how the HbbTV Application Discovery over Broadband (ADB) standard can bring HbbTV applications to OTT services. The demonstration is shown on the IRT booth 10.F51.
The VoD-Everywhere Multiscreen extension now allows to access Push VoD content from second screen devices in emerging markets.
We have now ported our Inaris HbbTV Solution using Chromium and the ExoPlayer to Android O.
We integrated the Verimatrix ViewRight Ultra client with our Inaris DVB/IPTV Middleware for an Android TV device.
OIPF - the standardized TV API used by HbbTV - can now also be used by Android Java applications to access our Inaris DVB/IPTV Middleware.
Our Inaris DVB/IPTV Middleware is now ported and tested on Android O.
At Medientage 2017 in Munich, we demonstrated our Inaris HbbTV Solution running on AndroidTV including support for the HbbTV Application Discovery over Broadband (ADB) standard.
For the next generation UHD TV-Sets, METZ decided again to use TARA technology and Inaris components. TARA provided the Inaris components and Embedded Wizard platform package for the new TV chassis based on Sigma SX8.
SES has selected TARA Systems as strategic partner for end-to-end solutions for video broadcasting in emerging markets.
At IBC, we will showcase at Google’s Android TV Summit how operators and manufacturers can enhance their Android TV applications with HbbTV functionality using the Inaris HbbTV Solution and the Chromium browser on top of TIF.
We have now integrated the possibility to download live event streams in our client solution. On top of this, the StartOver feature has been realized where already running live events can be watched from the beginning of the event.
We have now done the Nagra pre-integration with Inaris DVB/IPTV Middleware and TVolution on a Boadcom reference board.
The HD+ Connect app has now been released for Android devices. It contains the Timeshift feature, which allows the user to pause the TV programme and continue the playback later.
To meet common requirements for VoD offering, a new GUI design for STB was created.
The InarisTvInputService is now also working on BCM7271 based hardware with Android N.
In case it is not possible to transfer the Teletext data with the audio/video stream encapsulated, a Teletext WebServer can help to solve this issue.
We have now successfully ported our Hardware Abstraction Layer to run on latest MStar platforms using the MStar MI interface.
With Alexa, Amazon has provided a powerful environment to develop speech controlled services. We have taken a closer look at this and developed a TV programme guide skill for the major German TV services. We focused on getting the requested information for many channels in a quick way without long...
The HbbTV Specification group is currently working on finalizing the Operator Application Standard that allows operators to bring their portals to STB and TV devices using standard technologies.
We now support Android N for watching live TV with our Inaris DVB/IPTV Middleware. We are working on combining OTT with classic live TV for new features like Replay TV and network PVR.
TARA Systems participated in the 26th HbbTV Interoperability Workshop at IRT (Insitiut für Rundfunktechnik) in Munich.
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.
In collaboration with the IRT, we have set-up a demonstration on how the HbbTV 2.0 Companion Screen feature can be used by companion applications. This demonstration was shown at IRT's booth at Medientage 2016 in Munich.
We will shortly introduce our HbbTV Solution also for Android TV. This includes the current HbbTV 1.5 Solution as well as the new components developed for HbbTV 2.0. Even further we will support HbbTV on Android TV as a general application development platform with standardized interfaces as an extension to...
The development activities for the HbbTV 2.0 features Media Synchronisation and Companion Screen will be completed in Q4/2016. You can now upgrade or extend your HbbTV solution for HbbTV 2.0.
Continuing the close cooperation with SES PS, TARA Systems extend their multiscreen solution by supporting encrypted channels.
We now fully automated our continuous integration environment Jenkins to enable the daily execution of the HbbTV Test Suite.
The HbbTV 2.0 Operator Applications working group started their activities with a face-to-face meeting in May 2016 in London. We from TARA Systems participated at this meeting and also at the bi-weekly conference calls that are currently established.
The annual SES Industry Days conference took place May 26-27 in Luxembourg. The two-day event provided the latest update on important satellite industry trends. Our Managing Director Alexander Wass gave there a presentation on “Realising live TV on Digital Media Players (DMP) with broadcast feed from SAT>IP”. In addition we...
In cooperation with the major European network operator, we extended TIF to support DVB scanning.
With the HbbTV 2.0 standard, a rich set of features will be added to HbbTV capable devices. For current and future customers of our Inaris HbbTV Solution, we already started to develop this next major step in the evolution of hybrid broadcast systems. The HbbTV 2.0 upgrade for the Inaris...
Today, we are proud to announce the availability of our new Inaris HbbTV SDK coming with our Inaris HbbTV Solution. The SDK provides a sample implementation of all required interfaces to run our Inaris HbbTV Solution on Linux and Windows based platforms. Furthermore, stub implementations for the DVB middleware as...
Last week, TARA Systems attended the final review of the GLOBAL iTV Project through the European Commission at the IRT Munich. The project has now been successfully completed. The scope of Global ITV, an international EU funded research project was the development of an interoperability scheme for the co-existence of...
With the release of the current HbbTV test suite v8.1.0 the number of tests has increased from around 400 to over 950. To enable the daily execution of the HbbTV test suite, it was essential for us to further automate our test environment, which has been in use since the...
TARA Systems participates in ANOPAS - a research project for application oriented optimisation of media streaming with MPEG-DASH and extends its MPEG-DASH client InarisDASH with features required by HbbTV 2.0. The project partners are Fraunhofer Fokus and Technische Universität Berlin.
Teletext launched 35 years ago and we were there almost right from the start! German weekly "Die Zeit" is marking the 35th anniversary of the Teletext information service with a special page in this week's issue. Despite competition from the internet, Teletext still enjoys massive popularity, especially because of its...
The Inaris DVB Service now runs on the Marvell ARMADA 1500 Ultra /88DE3218 (BG4-CT) reference board as a SAT>IP client on top of Android AOSP. However any DVB tuner can be used as a source too. Of course it also can be integrated together with Google Android TV on this...
We successfully added Teletext to our integration of Inaris DVB Middleware on Android TV.
We created an app with underlying Inaris DVB / IPTV Middleware realizing the TvInputService of the Android 5.0 TV input framework and using SAT>IP as data source. Thereby Google’s AndroidTV app is available on the Leanback Launcher. Now it’s possible to watch FTA Satellite TV with DVB-SI EPG data for...