Teatro 3.5

Bringing the Power of Android to TV Operators!

Teatro-3 line of turnkey software solutions is ideally suited for hybrid DVB receivers. It is based on CoMedia 3.0 DVB software stack that has been designed to be easily ported on various hardware platforms, and easily integrated into various software frameworks. In addition to live and recorded TV, Teatro-3 gives support to a wide range of features,
amongst which connectivity.
Teatro-3 comes in two editions:

  • Teatro-3.0 targeting Linux based devices and containing iWedia Web browsing engine which allows for HTML5/JavaScript applications support
  • Teatro-3.5 targeting Android based devices and exposing Java user interface
Key features
  • Successfully integrated in Android environment
  • Easy to customize thanks to the variety of authoring tools available on the market (Java)
  • Easy to port with the help of CoMedia Hardware Abstraction Layer (CHAL)
  • Continuously tested and validated on reference platforms
  • “Production-ready”
  • Pre-integrated features:
    • PVR engine
    • CI Plus host software
    • MHEG-5 browsers and interactive engines
    • DLNA with DTCP-IP
    • HbbTV
  • Pre integrated with the client SDKs of major Over-The-Top (OTT) services and Digital Right Management (DRM) systems as well as with the kernels of the main Conditional Access Systems (CAS)
  • IPTV support (“Virtual IP tuner”, Cisco VQE client, Fast Channel Change, Transmission Error Repair, Ericsson Mediaroom Reach IPTV platform)
  • Built around Android4TV
  • Allows development of visually rich applications in Java (3D, widgets, embedded browser etc.)
  • Takes benefits of applications which come by default with Android (Web browser, mail client, etc.)
  • Easy integration of applications available on the Android market
  • Keeps up-to-date with the latest releases of Android thanks to the close cooperation of iWedia with major chip vendors
  • HbbTV support (CE-HTML)
  • PVR engine
  • CI Plus host software
  • MHEG-5 browsers and interactive engines
Arhitecture overview
  • Teatro 3.5 is built around Android4TV – the iWedia’s approach for the integration of DTV in Android environment.
  • The Android4TV extension does not affect the application framework that comes with Android by default and offers standardized model for the implementation of TV-centric (called Android4TV) applications. Android4TV application features:
    • DTV features (installation, service list, EPG, teletext etc.)
    • Access to installed Android applications while streaming live TV in background
    • Data retrieval using the active Internet connection
    • Support for both Web and broadcast based services (HbbTV, MHEG, Web based VOD services)
    • Support for asynchronous events from other Android applications
    • Other A4TV applications downloadable on Android markets or on OEM branded Android app stores
    • To learn more about iWedia’s Android4TV initiative, download our press release and see Android4TV video.
  • Teatro-3 software solution generated as a library on the Customer environment
  • Hardware abstraction layer (CHAL): API documentation, reference implementation (in ANSI C source code)
  • Reference end-user embedded applications in source code in Java
  • Documentation of the Java/Android4TV APIs used by the end-user embedded applications
  • Validation Test Plan (VTP) including the relevant pre-certifications and Validation Test Report (VTR) on a reference platform
  • Reference system demonstrating Teatro-3 solution (on reference platform)
Platform requirements (examples)
SW requirements Android port for Customer platform
OS Android 2.3.x (Gingerbread) or 4.0.x (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Flash size 2GB (typical configuration for Android 4.0.x)
RAM size 1GB (typical configuration for Android 4.0.x)