DTV Middleware

The DTV middleware implements standards related to digital television. It is responsible for handling data received from the TV hardware and providing an abstraction of underlying complex operations. It is coded in native C/C++ using Linux device drivers for the hardware management.

The ANDROID4TV solution utilizes the widely deployed and field proven Comedia middleware which supports versatile advanced features:

  • IPTV/OTT:
    • Live TV is supported over multicast IP and OTT thanks to the management of a "Virtual IP tuner"
    • The "Virtual IP tuner" is pre-integrated with the client SDKs of major Video Over IP Content Delivery Networks including:
      • VQE for Cisco Videoscape
      • FCC/RET – Fast Channel Change/transmission RETry – for Alcatel-Lucent Multiscreen Video Platform
    • The "Virtual IP tuner" is pre-integrated with the client stacks of major adaptive streaming protocols:
      • Microsoft Smooth Streaming
      • HLS
      • MPEG DASH
    • The "Virtual IP tuner" is pre-integrated with the client SDKs of major Conditional Access Systems (CAS):
      • Verimatrix
    • The "Virtual IP tuner" is pre-integrated with the client SDKs of major Digital Right Management (DRM) systems:
      • Verimatrix
      • Microsoft PlayReady
      • Google Widevine
  • Broadcast:
    • Live TV is supported over DVB thanks to the management of a physical tuner
    • Transmission: DVB-T/T2/C/S/S2
    • DVB SI engine compliant with EN 300 468, TS 101 211, TS 101 162 with event management engine
    • Countries diversity: European DVB countries
    • Zapper features : installation, service management, favorite list management, configuration, parental control and channel lock, multi country and multi language support
    • Subtitles engine compliant with EN 300 743 with support of SD and HD subtitles
    • Teletext engine compliant with EN 300 472
    • PVR engine with time shift buffer, instant and scheduled (manual, via EPG) recordings
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