The IRT (Institut für Rundfunktechnik) will use ANGA Cable 2012 to highlight its HbbTV Test Harness, which enables and simplifies HbbTV conformance testing of set-top boxes and integrated digital televisions (iDTV). Receiver manufacturers and network operators can easily integrate the testing environment into their custom hardware testing procedure in order to validate all the use cases of the Test Suite. The IRT says the process is efficient and reliable.
With HbbTV Test Harness, the test results are automatically generated for the test reports. They are captured as screen shots by a digital video camera controlled by the HbbTV Test Harness. The HbbTV Test Harness enables receiver manufacturers and network operators to test TV devices against the standard functionalities of the so-called Test Suite of the HbbTV consortium. There are tests to ensure the proper functionality of the ‘Red Button’, for opening HTML pages and ensuring the flawless navigation of HbbTV applications by users, for example.