Avalpa Digital Engineering Srl
back from Devcon 2014

Andrea presentingThe last Ebu Devcon2014 has been really an interesting experience.

Lot's of great guys to talk with and something hot starting from this brainstorming. We are going to see some real stuff out of this, like a HbbTv playout ready to go in a click thanks to Vagrant or similar tools.

Testing and demoing Hbbtv apps has never been so easy!!

Thanks again to Ebu folks for their great hoting. I hope we'll meet again somewhere in Europe.

If you are looking for more feedback on this venue, have a look here at the relevant Twitter feed.

Slashdotted, more or less..

video wallIt seems this Interactive tv is getting frequently on mainstream news, this time from the security point of view..  and OpenCaster is THE key tool there too! ADAPTABILITY, that's what open source and free software is all about.

As more and more sold tv sets are Smart TV and being CONNECTED to the net, they are becoming potential point of attack for exploit. At next Usenix 2014, later in August, the Columbia Network Security Lab is presenting a paper where they show theory and practice of attack surfaces of the connected tv. And Opencaster is key tool for the practice chapter, of course.

The news got on Slashdot too..


IT9517 Evaluation board distributor

ITE EVB for IT9517We'd like to proudly present you next generation of ITE disruptive ASICs for COFDM modulation. The new chip is IT9517 is also known as Eagle2. The chip follows up the IT9507 Eagle model (DVB-T only) and adds to the table the ISDB-T modulation scheme.

In the picture the IT9517 evaluation board ready for distribution and tests. Practically speaking, the board can be driven in two ways: I2C/TS for embedded test or through USB.

Avalpa is introducing IT9517 Evaluation boards in the Italian and European markets so feel free to get in touch with us on the dedicated web forum (or by mail for confidentiality) for evaluating interesting use cases for these little rascals! An impressive flood of digital television consumer solutions are coming.

OpenCaster bundle with USB modulator card

Finally, in 2013, playing with interactive digital television has become suitable for ALL the budgets.

simply BREAKTHROUGH!! With less then 200$ (and way less EURO!!), you can purchase the OpenCaster BUNDLE Dongle here.

Let's proudly present the latest achievement along the process of commoditization of interactive digital tv.

Some proceedings of the sales will further enhance OpenCaster development. Registered users CAN send hints about preferred new features. Write us and don't be shy!

Avalpa products for broadcasting

Many broadcasters are already digital with the basic technology deployment: a DVB mux with video services packed together and a name sticked on it, thanks to a single Avalpa Broadcast Server rack solution is now possible to improve your digital mux services with:

  • Electronic program guide, to present a detailed schedule Avalpa EPGof next events in your tv network, so people could know in advance what to expect on tv (user manual). You can test it online!
  • Mhp - Mheg5 - HbbTv - Ginga  server, enabling your tv network to interactivity. You can easily distribute interactive advertisement, OTT VOD launcher, games, music, services of the Public Administration and voting games. These could be very compelling for your audience.
  • Teletext, the plain good old system for news datacasting!
  • Logical channel numbering, to get a number on the customer remote control, and avoid be buried in the "800 something.."
  • DVB-SSU OTA carousel, to allow set-top-box and tv manufacturers to upgrade their equipment
  • DataCarousel, and you'll squeeze all the value of your spare bandwidth from new customers like banks, retail chains and so on, for their corporate services.
  • Integration of locally playout of pre-encoded MPEG2/h264 video and audio for non-live services
  • new re-multiplexing functions can now avoid additional hardware costs for your head end , ask us for more details



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