RT-RK to boost DVB-T/T2 performances in Vidmind’s V2 OTT/DTT STB

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Novi Sad, Serbia - September 13, 2014 - RT-RK, an embedded software development company with special expertise in video broadcasting and DVB-T software today announced that it has been selected by Vidmind, a leading supplier of OTT/DTT solutions for Pay-TV operators, to support the V2 STB development and optimize its DVB-T/T2 performance according to the ETSI TS 101 154 standards. A flexible RT-RK middleware team has already delivered the first releases of the supporting software.

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Vidmind selected RT-RK for this project due to its vast experience in DTT solutions and its ability to test DVB-T quality according to the highest industry standards. The new V2 STB now performs with demanding excellence. The know-how of RT-RK on DVB-T/T2 including vast experience in an Android environment generates a short learning curve of the Vidmind application and ensures a smooth collaboration of Vidmind and the RT-RK engineers.
Besides the development, RT-RK’s responsibility is functional verification of DVB-T stack functionality. The engagement of RT-RK’s QA engineers on the product verification contributes to a stable and reliable high end product.

“We are determined to perfect our DVB-T/T2 performances,” said Dror Kraus, COO at Vidmind “With RT-RK expertise and testing capabilities on DVB-T software we managed to deliver a very high level of quality in a short time.”

“We are pleased to have partnered with Vidmind to capitalize on our DVB-T and Android knowledge,” said Giora Golan VP Business Development RT-RK. “Our in-depth knowledge of the DVB-T/T2 standards, experience with numerous stacks and broadcasting in an Android environment have ensured a prime solution. Having seen both teams working enthusiastically and hand in glove, I’m already looking forward to the foreseen continued collaboration of the two companies.”

About Vidmind

Vidmind’s platform lets service providers, from Telcos through broadcasters and retailers, launch a fully featured next generation TV service, available on TVs, tablets, smartphones and more.  
With Vidmind’s open Cloud-TV platform, operators, broadcasters and retailers can rapidly introduce an OTT TV or VOD service, and monetize a world of entertainment at minimal risk. The Vidmind Cloud TV technology levels the TV playing field for everyone, offering consumers more choice and operators – a business model that makes sense.
Vidmind was founded by video streaming and TV app veterans and is privately held. For more information, visit vidmind.com.

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RT-RK joins the Frog by Wyplay Program; selected by Wyplay as an engineering scaling partner

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Novi Sad, Serbia - September 12, 2014 - RT-RK, an embedded software development and service provider company specialized in digital TV today announced that it has joined the Frog Initiative and has been selected as an engineering scaling partner by Wyplay, creator of software solutions for leading pay-TV operators.

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Launched early 2014, Frog is a shared-source initiative built around Wyplay’s software solutions. Already chosen by Canal+ and new operators to be announced soon, Frog by Wyplay counts now more than 60 partners and is becoming a worldwide digital TV standard.

“We are really pleased to welcome RT-RK in the Frog Program. Their reputation of a reliable partner in complete development, customization, and integration services for broadcast/broadband STBs and hybrid gateways will bring significant value to the whole community,” said Jacques Bourgninaud, Wyplay CEO. “On the other hand, we entered into an agreement with RT-RK to subcontract some of our services developments.”

Indeed, RT-RK’s digital TV offer includes services throughout the entire Set-Top Box development - from platform selection, through BSP customization of major chipset vendors, middleware (DVB, IPTV) integration featuring: HbbTV, MHEG, PVR, CI Plus including DLNA, HTML and Java application level, through to mass production optimization and elaborated purchasing chain.

“We are excited to cooperate with Wyplay who has amazing successful track records into the digital TV eco-system” said Nikola Teslić CTO RT-RK. “They recognize our expertise, potential, infrastructure, and synergy with the partner in delivery of high quality products. Having worked with major chipset vendors and middleware solutions, our services make the core of our digital TV dealings now. I’m positive that both the Frog community and RT-RK will benefit from this partnership.”

About Wyplay

Independent and internationally recognized, Wyplay develops open, modular and innovative software solutions for IPTV, cable, satellite and terrestrial TV operators and broadcasters around the world. Wyplay technology enables operators to select, configure and easily deploy solutions with  the market’s richest pre-configured modular solutions including electronic program guide, zapper, video recorder,  media-center, home-connectivity, social TV, HTML5, Android, OTT platform, multi-screen, multi-room, … Wyplay’s Service Offering allows operators to deploy solutions based on their specific product strategy and market needs. Wyplay is a strategic partner for such leading brands as SFR, Vodafone, Belgacom and now Canal+. To learn more about Wyplay’s set-top box, multi-screen and OTT solutions, please visit www.wyplay.com and http://frogbywyplay.com/.

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Ongoing with Vestel – BBT for the leading European OEM's increasing product quality

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Novi Sad, Serbia - September 5, 2014 - This spring RT-RK celebrated 5 years since VESTEL, the largest TV producer in Europe has been supported by RT-RK's automated digital TV testing solutions, codenamed BBT (black box testing).

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Began in 2009, integration and customization of BBT components for VESTEL comprised

  • RT-AV300 – a grabber device,
  • RT-EXECUTOR - a sophisticated tool for control, development, and execution of tests, and
  • RT-INTENT - a test management and test execution software intended to assist quality assurance throughout the project lifetime.

Today the VESTEL customized test solution named VESTA supports the entire DTV product life cycle, from marketing through to development, production and qualification, superseding VESTEL's human testing labor of 600 man/days monthly.

"Quality of our products is essential to us. We scale globally to meet market demand for our products, achieve ongoing quality assurance, improve responsiveness, and accelerate turnaround times. VESTA allows us to rapidly create and execute tests for our TV software, resulting in increased productivity and quality of our products“, said Murat Sarpel, General Manager, Corporate R&D VESTEL.

"We are very pleased that we have earned trust of VESTEL, the leading European OEM. Our partnership is a valuable confirmation of quality of our testing solutions that we insist on in the emerging DTV technology. BBT makes it possible for development and QA to keep pace. It enables testing to scale to improve throughput, meet release deadlines and improve the reliability of products“, said Nikola Teslić CTO RT-RK.

About VESTEL

The largest TV producer in Europe and the third largest in the world, Vestel has earned its position as a global market leader, consistently building upon its reputation for delivering manufacturing excellence. Highly acclaimed across multiple sectors, the Vestel Group is renowned for its expertise in manufacturing, technology development and marketing as well as in the development and distribution of consumer electronics, professional display, mobile technologies and household appliances. For more information, visit Vestel.com.

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Meet us in Amsterdam – RAI: Hall 5, Booth B32

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DTV software and system integration services

From platform selection, through BSP customization of major SoC vendors, middleware (IPTV, DVB) featuring: HbbTV, MHEG, PVR, CI Plus including DLNA, to HTML and Java application level, RT-RK offers complete development, customization, and integration services for connected, content protected, broadcast and broadband STB and hybrid gateways on Linux and Android. System software development, middleware customization, all about Android, and CAS integration is what we do with uncontested competence.

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UI/UX development

Needing a unique TV user experience running on the platform with demanding excellence? We offer UX/UI development service of a sharp and agile team consisting of experienced graphic designers, UI/UX experts for 10-foot user interfaces, and senior software developers with DTV SoC and middleware expertise. From concept design based on use cases and key requirements, user journeys, storyboards and workflow diagrams, through to implementation in Native GUI, HTML5, and Java/Android, on top of major SoC (Broadcom, Marvell, Qualcomm, ST), we provide original, fast, clean-look, platform-optimized GUI solutions on Linux, Android and Real-Time OS.

View one of our concept designs for high-end receivers.

TV/STB Testing services

Increase throughput, meet release deadlines, and improve the reliability of services with our Testing Centre. We offer functional and stress testing from an early beginning of a TV/STB project. Using our web based, end-to-end test management solution Intent+ request continuous or on-demand testing, integrate with the bug tracking system you use, pay per run, track the execution in run-time, and receive test results anytime. Your project is stored on our secured test servers for a potential follow-up.

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Smart home technology

It's time to think about moving smart home control to a cloud-based infrastructure. Safety, reliability, and availability all come to mind when thinking about cloud-based services. The price is right now, too, since our technology can meet your needs at a lower cost. The home automation solutions by RT-RK based on proprietary IP blocks cover the full vertical from the low level, real-time, embedded components, up to high level cloud-based services. Whether through Home Server, Plug&Play PC, or RK-2030 STB, be in control of home electrical appliances, anytime, anywhere.

View our Smart Home wall at the booth.

Line of Automatic Test Systems Products

Become one of our customers alongside T-Mobil, Swisscom, General Satellite, Vestel, Alcatel-Lucent and Ali. We offer:

  • Multiple STB test systems: Diagnostic/screening racks for operators and repair centers
  • STB Functional test suite including a grabber device, automatic test execution framework, and set of automatic test cases

Learn more.

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Intent+ tests the new Bouygues’ Android STB

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The Android Set-Top Box by Bouygues Telecom, running iWedia middleware on Marvell BG2-Q chipset, is the first Android Set Top Box able to display Live TV premium content with a fully secured CAS and offering a real TV-Centric rich and open experience. As the French operator brings Set-Top Box market to a modern era by fall 2014, RT-RK keeps engaged on product system integration and testing services.

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In addition to engineering support of iWedia, RT-RK participates in another important segment of the Bouygues project – testing of the new box. Manual tests are performed at RT-RK, and complete automatic testing by the RT-RK’s end-to-end test/requirement management solution Intent+. The involvement on the Bouygues Android STB project is an introduction to RT-RK’s new offer of testing services to telecom operators. Guaranteed by an extensive knowledge base in DTV/STB systems, an existing broad and in-depth DVB functionality test library, pre-certification test suites and needed high-end equipment, the offer meets any operator’s requirement for STB deployment and maintenance.  Testing on demand or continuous testing, full access to RT-RK’s tools or integration with customer’s tools, transparent execution, on-click-available test reports, and predictable costs, are all part of the RT-RK’s flexible offer.

The company’s offer of services will be presented to OEMs and telecom operators at IBC 2014.

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 for the luckiest E2LP student

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At the end of the current semester RT-RK decided to award one of students who were working on the E2LP platform at the FTN Novi Sad site. The E2LP platform is used in the following courses:

  • Logic Design of Computer Systems 1 and 2
  • Digital Signal Processing 1 and 2
  • Real-Time System Software 2
  • Fundamentals of Computer Networks 1 and 2
  • Embedded Systems Design 1
  • Selected Topics in Hardware Design

The students were invited to fill in surveys throughout the semester after each lab exercise on the E2LP platform, as well as at the end of the semester. The electronic surveys had been compiled by a team from the Ben Gurion University (BGU) in charge of E2LP project evaluation.

Completing the survey at the end of the lab exercises brought one ticket for the drawing, filling out surveys on the E2LP course at the end of the semester brought two tickets, and participation in an interview with the colleague Zvi Azia from BGU last month, during his visit to RT-RK, brought 2 more tickets.

The winner Milan Tucić raffled off with a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. We wish all the E2LP students and University staff across Europe a restful and enjoyable summer. See you in October!

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Meet us at ANGACOM 2014

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Welcome to ANGACOM Hall 10.2, Booth A30, where we will be presenting

  • Solutions for testing of TV, Set-Top Box, and multimedia devices
  • Testing services
  • Set-Top Box and DTV development services

We hope to see you in Cologne!

 

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Cooperation with TTTech – A growing NSDC at RT-RK

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Novi Sad, Serbia-April 23, 2014 - TTTech, a leader in robust networking and safety controls based on time-triggered technology, is working together with the Serbia-based R&D company and national research institute RT-RK. Over the last two years, RT-RK created a NSDC (near-shore development center) with growing engineering force. Starting from small projects for Windows® driver development two years ago, RT-RK’s engagement with TTTech expands now into various fields like automotive, aerospace, industrial, and off-highway.

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Based on the TTTech framework concerning infrastructure and requirements the RT-RK dedicated team has been engaged in several projects while complying with the strict software development processes of the industry. Proving its reputation as a high-quality embedded real-time and time-critical software developer, RT-RK has successfully ported ISO 26262-compliant AUTOSAR software on versatile hardware platforms. The company has gained additional experience in the development of industrial modules and applicable process standards. Through the partnership with TTTech, RT-RK deepened its knowledge in understanding and managing technology complexities, maintenance, upgrading and networking.

RT-RK is working with top-class software development tools, providing full requirements traceability as well as requirements, structural and MC/DC test coverage and test reports necessary for the state-of-the-art software development.
 
“We see the cooperation with TTTech as an opportunity to grow while following the most rigorous standards of technology that apply on the solutions in which we participate, but also as an opportunity to improve our internal processes according to the high requirements of our leading partners, such as TTTech”, said Velibor Mihić, RT-RK Engineering Manager. Evaluating the cooperation thus far, Tibor Gajdos, Director Software Development at TTTech stated: “We are content with the fast response of the team in Novi Sad regarding support as well as with their technical background. We are looking forward to deepen the cooperation both in volume and scope of the work done at the RT-RK site.”
 
About TTTech

TTTech Computertechnik AG is the leader in robust networking and safety controls based on time-triggered technology. The company’s solutions improve the safety and reliability of networked electronic systems in the transportation and industrial segments. Our product portfolio offers best-in-class certifiable products according to IEC 61508, ISO 26262, EN 13849, DO-254 and DO-178B requirements. TTTech customers win as they deploy dependable networks and real-time controls more efficiently and profitably. Benefits include shorter time-to-market due to re-use of proven architecture and ease of system integration with reduced cost. The company’s solutions further support highly scalable and modular open real-time architectures. More information about TTTech is available at http://www.tttech.com/