PushVoD feature running on an MStar K5 based STB from SmarDTV
SES teams up with TARA Systems
SES has selected TARA Systems as strategic partner for end-to-end solutions for video broadcasting in emerging markets. SES offers a turnkey-solution for operators which includes also the client device for the consumers. For this, TARA contributes with its Inaris DVB Middleware.
Beside the standard TV features also VoD Everywhere has been integrated to bridge the lack of broadband internet connectivity in underserved areas and deliver a wide variety of rich on-demand content to consumers.
VoD Everywhere: Live Demo at IBC 2017
The IBC live showcase will demonstrate how satellite distribution can provide an instantaneous and enriched video experience on demand - even in areas with no or limited broadband internet connectivity. Visit SES’ booth 1.B51 at this year's IBC.
"This success in such a short time was amazing. I have been working in the STB industry for many years and I have not experienced such speedy achievement."
- MStar team member
VoD Everywhere: LiveEvents and StartOver
The PushVoD technology can be used to provide a video-on-demand like experience on non-connected devices. In addition to that, the PushVoD system from Quadrille also supports the download of live event streams which has now been integrated in our client solution. This allows operators to broadcast selected live events independently of their linear TV signals. On top of this, the StartOver feature has been realized where already running live events can be watched from the beginning of the event, without local PVR or internet connection. The access to LiveEvents and StartOver has been integrated into the PushVoD GUI and is currently available on the MStar SoC based platforms.
Nagra pre-integration with Inaris DVB/IPTV Middleware and TVolution on Broadcom
Nagra Pre-Integration on Broadcom
The Inaris DVB/IPTV Middleware has for many years been prepared for CA system integration. In former projects the integration and certification was done by our customers or partners. Now we have done the Nagra pre-integration with Inaris DVB/IPTV Middleware and TVolution entirely by ourselves. On the Broadcom reference board the content decryption is possible with smartcard-based as well as smartcard-less variants.
VoD Everywhere: PushVoD GUI Realisation
To meet common requirements for VoD offering, a new GUI design for STB was created in cooperation with our partner design agency coeno. The sophisticated user interface has been realised with our GUI technology Embedded Wizard, to enable high-performance and optimised memory usage on the dedicated low-cost STB for emerging markets.
PushVoD Content Reception
For PushVoD content reception, the push technology from Quadrille has been integrated. The video content incl. the corresponding meta-data are received via satellite and stored locally. It is now possible to browse in a data list and start the playback of the video content. This development step has been realised on a set-top box based on an MStar SoC.
To enhance the user experience, a new GUI will be created (see above).
This video demonstrates Inaris TVolution on an MStar STB chipset.
Inaris DVB Middleware on MStar Chipsets
Our Inaris DVB Middleware is fully platform independent and runs already on various chipsets. This is achieved by using our Inaris Hardware Abstraction Layer which provides a high level API to access platform specific functionality.
We have now successfully ported our Hardware Abstraction Layer to run on latest MStar platforms using the MStar MI interface (Free-to-air/Zapping). Furthermore, we are about to start the pre-integration for the Nagra CA system on MStar chipsets. These activities allow us to cover even a wider range of device classes and additional markets with our Inaris DVB Middleware.
Teletext Server for OTT
In some cases (e.g. OTT) it may not be possible to transfer the Teletext data as part of the audio/video stream. With our Teletext Server solution you can continue supporting Teletext in these environments. Learn more.
Start to integrate Push VoD
For emerging markets a real Video on Demand (VoD) experience for the end user shall be realised - even with no broadband internet connection. Therefore the content will be pushed to the client via satellite. Using TVolution (based on Inaris DVB/IPTV Middleware) the Push VoD feature will be integrated by TARA in cooperation.
The process of Nagra pre-integration with the Inaris DVB/IPTV Middleware is ongoing. The goal is to support smartcard-less as well as smartcard-based solution for decryption. The content is received from a DVB frontend.