Automation of our HbbTV Test Environment

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 beginning of 2014.

By using an HDMI grabber, it is possible to record video and audio during the execution of tests, without experiencing losses. Picture and sound are then automatically analysed via special software tools. An image or sound reference is stored to this effect in the test system for each test, the results of which can be determined without the interaction of a tester. This step is a prerequisite for the HbbTV 2.0 test suite, which is expected to be extended by more than 480 tests.