The project has organised its work according to
various working threads which all lead to additional conformance tests.
The project partners started with an infrastructure
which has been continuously improved and optimised in order to allow handling,
joint analysis, exchange of debuggung information and managment of code for
several thousands of conformance tests.
Research on Interoperability Issues and Analysis
All work was prioritised according to a research
on interoperability problems
carried out during the first project year.
Improvement of Test Suite for MHP 1.0.2
and MHP 1.0.3
During the first and second project year, MHP-CONFIDENCE has reviewed, accepted
and completed all test implementation work for MHP 1.0.3 and has validated a
significant amount of this input. This led to a
submission of 1775 tests in total from MHP-CONFIDENCE to DVB, which was
also reviewed more openly in DVB with the support of the project partners and
which has been approved by the DVB Steering Board on 26th Oct 2005.
Development of tests for MHP 1.1.2 and PVR/PDR in
In 2005 focussing on the additional targets to develop conformance tests for
MHP 1.1.2 and for the PVR/PDR extensions of MHP has started. During the 3rd
year, tests for MHP 1.1.2 have been created and validated, and major steps on
the path for the development of PVR/PDR tests have been completed to an extent
that a validation of an important number of tests can be expected shortly after
the end of the project. Prototype receiver implementations for MHP 1.1.2 and
PVR/PDR of partners have been improved in order to enable joint validation
of tests in these areas. A bundle for submission of such advance
tests to DVB has been created (Announcement
Detection and resolution of specification issues
for MHP 1.0.3, 1.1.2 and PVR/PDR
As a further outcome of these activities, the project
identified about 220 specification issues for all three areas (MHP
1.0.3, MHP 1.1.2, PVR/PDR), reported these to DVB, contributed to solving these
within DVB, and continued test development on the basis of updated and amended
The project also considered a series of business
models in a deliverable which target at a long term support of MHP
Conformance Testing after the end of the project. A practical model has been
defined and chosen and is currently settled with DVB.