Digital TV development Promwad

Digital TV

Digital TV solutions development

For 16 years, Promwad DTV competence center helps our clients solve engineering challenges in the Digital TV domain by providing high-quality development services.

We have a rich multi-field experience in helping clients deliver online video / media & entertainment solutions to the local and global markets.

BACKEND DEVELOPMENT

Backend platform development, Cloud / on-premise computing, IPTV / OTT middleware

STB DEVELOPMENT

Hardware design, Circuit and PCB design, Embedded software development, 3rd-party software integration, GUI development, Manufacturing launch

SMART TV APPS

Full-cycle software development for Tizen, webOS, Android TV platforms, QA, Advanced features integration

MOBILE DTV APPS

Full-cycle software development, QA, Advanced features integration

Digital TV development Promwad

Multi-field expertise in digital TV

Our goal is to create trendy and high-quality products with unique design and powerful software in each DTV domain:

Backend development

We develop scalable and fail-tolerant server architectures for digital TV solutions. Our clients can get cloud or self-hosted IPTV / OTT middleware solutions and further integration with third-party platforms plus technical back-end audit.

Set-top boxes, IPTV / OTT development services

Promwad is your best provider of full-cycle STB development for hybrid, cable, terrestrial, and satellite digital broadcasting. Our engineers can also offer platform development. We create new devices based on ready-made hardware and software solutions, reducing our customer's expenses and time-to-market.

Smart TV development & Mobile apps

We perform Smart TV application development for platforms like Tizen, webOS, and Android TV, giving the client unsurpassed experience with technologies on edge: AI, neural networks, etc. We also develop mobile apps for iOS and Android.

Advanced features

By request of our customers we integrate advanced features in their DTV solutions: in-video shopping, advertizing insertion, video conferencing, voice control / voice activated remote control, custom and third-party analytics, etc.

DTV development services Promwad

Why Promwad

Quality

Quality

Our engineers integrate a rich set of functions into your digital TV platform providing the highest quality of experience for your customers

Flexibility

Flexibility

It's up to you to choose any single detail of your future solution. We suggest only the best ways to deliver, analyze, and monetize your platforms

Safety

Safety

The protection of the platforms' content and STBs is our priority. We implement the latest standards and features into your solutions

Robust development process in digital TV projects

Problem

The digital TV area is one of the most dynamic: competencies are getting outdated, technologies are developing quickly. That is why the industry seeks narrow expertise and  developers with versatile qualifications.

Benefits

We form and dedicate our expert teams to targeted tasks as soon as the clients need that. That measure saves 30-50% of the costs. The average volume of these activities can result in 2000-3000 hours. Clients save around $20 000-30 000 on average.

Our solution

 Education

At least 15% of the working time all our developers spend on training and professional growth without exception

 Expertise

Due to our business model's specific nature, we continuously face tasks and challenges from different technological areas. That has allowed us to accumulate in-depth experience, which we are always ready to share with our clients and partners

 Knowledge

Working with us, clients get access not only to the core team but also to the knowledge base accumulated by Promwad over the years

We build effective relations with technological vendors

Problem

Vendors seek support and engineers on the local market. Besides, they struggle while promoting their products and accepting adequate feedback; hence, it is challenging to eliminate bugs and deliver high-quality SDKs.

Benefits

Through a comprehensive approach and a well-established development & management process, we can reduce time and labor costs on projects that require vendors' solutions integration by 7-12% of the market average. With an average volume of $500 000-700 000, this 7% can save customers $50 000 and more.

Our solution

 Experience

We integrate various vendors' solutions into our customers' products, so we often see bottlenecks or undetected benefits that add value to our interaction with vendors

 Support

Not being a manufacturer, but rather a user or even a consumer, we can form real and honest feedback on performance, usability, and quality of this or that solution

Our tech stack

DTV technologies

DVB-T/T2/C/S/S2, ATSC (1.0–3.0), ARIB, IPTV / OTT, TR-069/135/181, Multicast, HLS, MPEG-DASH, EPG, Teletext, PVR, Timeshift, HbbTV, OIPF, Webkit, Blink, CAS/DRM, CEA-2014, Blu-ray, 8K

SW platforms

Linux kernel, Android 4–9, Q, HiSilicon, Android SDK, AMLogic Android SDK, Broadcom Nexus SDK, MStar Linux SDK, Realtek Android SDK, U-Boot bootloader, Qt, Webkit, Gstreamer, Roku OS

DTV interfaces

I2C, SPI, RS-232/UART, DMA, NAND, USB, SATA, PCI, Ethernet, WiFi, 3G, HDMI, CVBS, Analog Stereo audio, Digital S/PDIF, HDMI IN with HDCP, CI, CI+

DTV codecs

MPEG-2, H.264, 4K HEVC (H.265), LPCM, ACS, AAC, HE-AAC, DTS + VVC, XVC, AV1, MIPI, Camera Link

CAS & DRM

NAGRA Conas Contego, Verimatrix Ultra, CISCO, WIDEVINE, Microsoft PlayReady

Languages

C, C++, Java, Bash, JavaScript / TupeScript, HTML, CSS, Lua, Ruby, Python

Tools

Docker, Jenkins, Git/Gitlab

Vendors

Amlogic, HiSilicon, Broadcom, Synaptics, Marvell, MStar, Realtek, Allwinner, Telechips, Silicon Labs, MaxLinear

TVs

Samsung, LG, Sony, Vizio, TCL, Hisense

Our proven expertise

We illustrate our multi-field experience by showcasing to you the projects in each DTV domain:

AI for STBs
In-video shopping AI for STBs
We helped the Oyper startup create an AI solution for scanning clothes and other items within video streams. Our team developed an app for Android and Java-based set-top boxes with Smart TV. The app finds links to online outlets so that users can buy clothes from their videos in a few clicks. We have also launched a mobile app for covering more video content on social networks.
TV conferencing
Video conferencing for STB
We've integrated a feature for audio and video calls into Smart TV and set-top boxes, unique for digital TV operators. The new application for embedded platforms serves to meet different user categories' needs through an enhanced use scenario.
Ad insertion
Video ad insertion
We specialize in addressable advertising, which means displaying relevant ads based on individual audience preference. We help integrate the video ad insertion function in the STBs of our clients.
IPTV delivery
IPTV delivery apps
An app with multi-screen works with up to five user devices within a single account: set-top boxes, PCs, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. It delivers video broadcasting to any device and saves the viewing position when switching to another screen. Also, the app supports personal video recording (PVR), watch-later function, smart TV guide, and parental control. Available for Android and iOS.
STB design
Turnkey STB design
We have developed a model range of IPTV set-top boxes, implemented support for MPEG-2/4 and ЗD/НD video, ensured license coverage for all the proprietary coding standards for audio and video. It was a turnkey project that involved hardware design, development of Linux based software, enclosure and mechanical design, mass-production support.
Ivan Kuten Promwad

"Promwad quickly deploys an effective team of engineers of diverse qualifications, which allows us to provide top-notch services, offering the best solution in the market. By leveraging our expertise and long-term partnerships with vendors, we also help our clients find resources, thus providing expert consulting."

— Ivan Kuten, Promwad co-owner and CTO

 

Our case-studies in digital TV

 

AI application for set-top box: searching and buying products from video streaming

AI app for in-video shopping We've developed and installed on STBs the first AI application for searching and buying clothes directly from the video stream

we have developed a digital TV set-top box (STB) with support for DVB-T (MPEG-2/4) and terrestrial digital broadcasting

Locus DVB-T STBWe have developed a digital TV set-top box (STB) with support for DVB-T (MPEG-2/4) and terrestrial digital broadcasting

promwad have designed a digital IPTV STB with DVB-T and DVB-S/S2 support, based on the SMP8654 processor by SigmaDesigns

IPTV STB with DVB-T/S/S2We have designed a digital IPTV STB with DVB-T and DVB-S/S2 support, based on the SMP8654 processor by SigmaDesigns

IPTV STB design for SmartLabs
SmartLabs IPTV set-top box We have developed a range of IPTV set-top boxes, ensured license coverage for all the proprietary coding standards for audio and video
Smart home multimedia controller

Smart house controller We have designed the HDMI-CEC controller to manage a home multimedia complex: cinema, tuner, VCR and other devices

Do you need a quote for your engineering project for the DTV & broadcasting industry?

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