Media & Entertainment

We have successfully delivered solutions that have delighted our clients in the Media and Entertainment industry. With an excellent blend of domain and technology expertise, we provide industry-specific services catering to all the phases of the content life cycle from production to distribution.

Our Media and Entertainment offerings cover content creation, content transformation, distribution, and play out. We provide solutions across multiple media platforms – Set-Top Box (STB), Digital TV (DTV), Internet Protocol television (IPTV), Mobile TV, Portable Media Player (PMP) and Home Network Device (HND) / Residential Gateways. We have extensive experience in product development activities such as system design, development and end-to-end validation.

Our re-usable frameworks and ready-to-integrate components include:

ValueLabs Smart Star

ValueLabs Smart Star enables you to experience the internet on your TV and provides web browsing with best-in-streaming experience. It supports pass through using CVBS for any Set Top Box which provides the advantage of watching LIVE channels and online content from your TV. It is an ultimate upgrade for any non-smart TV to play/view/share data across smart devices with additional features like video conferencing, home surveillance and games.

Key features of ValueLabs Smart Star are:

  • Live content (STB) pass through CVBS
  • Home surveillance
  • VOIP
  • Google play support
  • Smart TV with browser support
  • Media sharing across smart devices in the home

ValueLabs Home Gateway

ValueLabs Home Gateway is a sophisticated, feature-rich, multimedia solution for home entertainment products.
Its features include device authentication, download manager, media sharing across multiple smart devices, Voice over IP, IP video streaming and video surveillance.

Key features of ValueLabs Home Gateway are:

  • Wireless connectivity
  • Device authentication
  • Home gateway presence detection and device recovery
  • Internet content download and video push into the home gateway
  • Multi-media streaming to smartphones
  • VOIP
  • Video surveillance

ValueLabs Media Sharing

ValueLabs Media Sharing is a software stack based on UPnP which allows wireless streaming of audio, video, and photos together with related metadata between compatible devices. The solution enables users to seamlessly share content across all smart devices available in the home network through a wireless connection.

Key features of ValueLabs Media Sharing are:

  • Digital Media Server
  • Digital Media Controller
  • Digital Media Player
  • Digital Media Renderer (DMR)
  • Mobile upload / download

ValueLabs DVB Middleware

ValueLabs DVB Middleware is a feature rich portable framework which can be used for DVB- C/S/T STBs. It supports a native user interface which improves performance and reliability of STB. The solution also supports readily available applications like EPG, DVR, VOD and PPV etc.

Key components of DVB Middleware are:

  • DVB-PSI/SI
    • Used for service tuning & parsing the PSI/SI data
    • Compliant to ISO 13818-1 and EN 300468 standard
    • Provides APIs for accessing DVB data
  • DB (Data Base)
    • Monitors all the tables
    • APIs are provided to add / delete flash / SDRAM database
  • EPG
    • Electronic program guide designed and compliant to DVB standards
  • PVR
    • Supports record, playback, scheduling functionalities
    • Compliant to DVB-T/S/C standards

ValueLabs Test Automation Framework

ValueLabs Test Automation Framework offers complete End-to-End automated test framework for STB. The solution helps in testing multiple STBs covering the UI validation, performance, stress, menu navigations, settings etc. It covers the audio / video platform level functional tests for different QoE parameters like Lipsync, macro blocks, distortions, dropped frames, colour intensity etc. on different AV analogue & digital interfaces like component, composite, S-Video, S/Pdif and Dolby Plus.

Key components of Test Automation Framework are:

  • IR blaster
  • Remote key generator
  • Test script (Perl / Python / Java Script)
  • Capture card
  • Image comparator
  • Server system
  • Log server
  • STB (DUT): Device under test
  • DekTec: For streaming RF input to STB (DUT)
  • ValueLabs GlueLayer : Test infrastructure, test libraries, test scripts , logs and reports.
  • NI system H/W and S/W
  • Integration with Test / Bug repository like Jira, Bugbase and Bugzilla
  • Windows PC (high end: core i7, 8 GB RAM)
  • Capture card: To generate static / golden / reference files.

ValueLabs has licensed Comcast RDK to accelerate development of next-generation multi-screen TV products

We have licensed the RDK (Reference Design Kit) from Comcast. This will help us work with MSOs to optimize and enhance software, and provide software development, integration and testing services for SOC (System-On-Chip) and OEM vendors.

The RDK is a pre-integrated software bundle that creates a common framework for powering tru2way, IP or hybrid set-top boxes and video gateway devices. It accelerates the development and deployment of next-generation video services such as cloud-based functionality and improved guide experiences. Comcast licenses the RDK to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), semiconductor manufacturers, software vendors, software integrators and multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) to create a community of innovators focused on bringing rich, multi-screen TV home entertainment experiences to consumers faster.