3rd IMS Plugtests / IPTV Plugtests


Who can participate at this IPTV Plugtest?

This Plugtest is open to participation for vendors of IMS aware IPTV user equipment (UE) (such as Set Top Boxes, TVs, etc), IPTV application server, video media server, RACS gateway or core IMS products as well as products that integrate two or more of these functions.
Operators are invited to participate as observes to the event.

Technical Focus

The IP TV event will evaluate the interoperability of IMS-based IPTV equipment following the procedures defined ETSI IPTV standard TS TS 182 027 including start up, broadcast, trick play, content on demand, as well as personal video recording using different methods.
The interoperability test descriptions which will be the basis of test executions at this event are defined in ETSI TS 186 020.
(A first draft of test specification will be available on this site by June 12th).

For questions and involvement in regular conference call on the technical details of the event please join the IPTV PLugtest mailing list.

What is the format of this IPTV Plugtests?

All testing activities at this event are covered by a Plugtest NDA that every participating company has to sign (including observers).

Each recorded test session requires at least an IPTV UE, core IMS and an IPTV appplication server. In each test execution the interoperability of equipment as well as the messaging flow will be assessed separately. The target of each test session will be to execute as many tests as possible. Overall results of all recorded test sessions will be published in a final report.

There will also be time slots for ad-hoc testing available. This format of these sessions is up to the participants and will not be recorded or included in the report.

All IPTV user equipment as well as equipment providing media content such as video serves must be brought and operated from the event location.
Equipment related to signalling, e.g., core IMS, IPTV application servers, may be either be connected remotely via VPN or shipped to the event location. However, all remotely connected equipment must have technical staff present at the event location.

All traffic between IPTV equipment in all session will be routed via the event location, i.e., also remote to remote. Each vendor will be given their own IP address space, i.e., a set of static IP addresses. Network topology information for the event test network will be provided in due time to participanting vendors.


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