Eight partners with long-term and
deep knowledge of the Multimedia Home Platform MHP
have joined forces in order to develop and improve test cases for
use within the official
Conformance Testing Regime of the
Digital Video Broadcasting project (DVB) as part of DVB's
official Test Suite for MHP Implementations. According
to DVB, every MHP Set-top box in the market must be certified with
these official tests in a self-certification process run by the
Conformance with the standard is the basis for
interoperability of MHP devices and is a key factor for the
world-wide success of this European standard.
All partners of the MHP-CONFIDENCE
project had already successfully joined as the MHP Test Consortium
for contributing to the very first Test Suite published by DVB.
During that phase, their work was mainly based on their knowledge from
participating in the development of the MHP standard itself. For
the research oriented work in MHP-CONFIDENCE, they can now build on this
experience for this new project, but will additionally introduce knowledge from
early deployment of MHP Implementations and from co-operations
with broadcasters, network operators, application developers and equipment
manufacturers throughout the world.
The project actively co-operates with
related working groups in DVB for further improvement of the MHP standard
itself and of the conformance testing for it.