Inaris HbbTV Solution
Our Inaris HbbTV Solution provides all software components as an extension to existing DVB/IPTV or OTT software deployments to support HbbTV applications. We provide our HbbTV Solution as an extension for our own Inaris DVB/IPTV Solution or for any other customer-specific DVB or OTT middleware. Our software is platform-independent and thus well suited for integration on any kind of TV and STB platform.
Why use Inaris HbbTV Solution?
HbbTV Standard Compliant
Our HbbTV Solution is fully compliant with the HbbTV standard version 1.5.
HbbTV 2 Media Synchronisation and Companion Screen
We fully support the HbbTV 2 Media Synchronisation and Companion Screen features.
We provide a generic interface to the web browser. Integrations may be done with any CE-HTML compliant browser e.g. customized Chromium or WebKit
All components of our HbbTV Solution are implemented platform and DVB Middleware agnostic.
We provide our Inaris HbbTV SDK that runs out of the box. Clean interfaces are provided for the Browser and Middleware integration.
Our HbbTV Solution consists of software modules with extensive unit tests.
Our HbbTV experts will help you to find the right interfaces with your software and support you during integration phase.
HbbTV for Linux & other OS
You can integrate with any Web Browser supporting the Netscape Plugin API (NPAPI) such as WebKit or with Chromium using our Chromium browser plugin.
Our OIPF based Platform Abstraction API will come with stubs to allow you a step by step integration with your DVB/IPTV Middleware.
HbbTV Architecture for Linux & other OS
For devices running on Linux and other operating systems, we will provide you clean APIs that are used to integrate with your Operating System, DVB/IPTV Middleware, Media Player, and Web Browser. For HbbTV 2 Companion Screen devices, we will enable you to build the manufacturer specific Companion Application that can interact with your HbbTV 2 Terminal.
HbbTV for Android TV
On Android platforms, there is wide range of software and functionality available that can be used for your HbbTV integration. We have prepared a software package especially for Android that is based on our Inaris HbbTV Solution for Linux but integrates some pieces of software that make the life easier for you. This solution is also perfectly suited for Android TV OTT deployments.
Pre-integrated with the Chromium browser (browser plugin and CE-HTML/Web Standards TV Profile).
Integration with the ExoPlayer for broadband media playback is available.
Direct integration with DVB middleware using our HbbTV Platform Abstraction API (OIPF based).
Integration using Android’s TV Input Framework (TIF) supported.
HbbTV Architecture for Android TV
For Android TV devices we will provide you a pre-integrated solution using Chromium and the ExoPlayer. This software package will be your starting point for the integration with either directly your DVB/IPTV Middleware using the OIPF based Platform Abstraction API or your TV Input Service.
Success Story: Joyn Integrates HbbTV on Android TV Devices
The German streaming platform Joyn has extended its offering of linear TV services on Android TV platforms with the support for HbbTV applications. This has been realised by integrating TARA’s Inaris HbbTV Solution for Android into the Joyn app. The HbbTV functionality of the Joyn app has been launched by the beginning of August 2021 for Sony TV devices. Further Android TV devices will follow soon.