Intake Test Suite - Digital TV Receiver Conformance Test Solution Provider

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Intake Test Suite

StreamSpark Intake Test Suite provides basic tests on receiver functions and features which are critical to quality.

Intake test suite also provides essential test cases for countries being new to the digital TV era. Growing number of developing countries are rolling out digital TV transmission, from Russia to Vietnam, from South Africa to Brazil.

StreamSpark intake test suite covers critical to quality test items:

Installation methods:

  • Key different user case for DVB-T and -C, -S/S2 e.g., Homing frequency

  • Best Mux algorithm for terrestrial reception

  • Neighbor country service installation

LCN based sorting (incl. LCN conflict handling and HD simulcast LCN handling)

Long service list handling for DVB-C, -S/S2

Video and audio decoding performance (MPEG2, H.264, varies typical audio codec implementation)

Video and audio selection (incl. visually impaired audio)

Quasi-static service information update (SDT, NIT)

Dynamic service information update (SDT, NIT)

EPG handling (8 days EPG and special implementation for DVB-C operators)

  • EPG baker channel

  • Parental rating and special notices

  • Content descriptor

  • Text (different coding)

Subtitle, incl. HD subtitles in some countries

Middleware basic function

  • MHEG-5 basic check (for UK and Ireland)

  • MHP basic check (for italy)

  • HbbTV basic check (for EU)

TOT/TDT presentation

  • Day light saving time and impact on EPG presentation.

CI and CI+ v1.2 functional check (with selective pairing CAM / Smartcard and matched streams)


  • Zapping time (Between Free to Free service, Free to Scramble service, SD, HD)

  • Boot up (wake up) time

Teletext (incl. teletext subtitles)

Closed caption in ATSC and ISDB-Tb

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