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Tolka and Amlogic Partner in Development of Advanced TVs and STBs

Amlogic (www.amlogic.com), a globally active producer of integrated circuit semiconductors, has chosen Tolka Telecommunications as its technology partner in the development of television receivers and set-top boxes with a wide range of new features.

“The products we are creating in partnership with Tolka will allow free-to-air ATSC 3.0 TV transmissions and distance-learning services to be experienced on Android or Linux compatible household receivers, STBs, in-car receivers, mobile phones and tablets as well as desktop and mobile computers,” says James Xie, Senior Vice President of Corporate Business Strategy at Amlogic. “Tolka’s expertise in this technology sector will support us to offer solutions combining high signal quality and great operational versatility. Tolka’s industry-proven ATSC 3.0 Stack within the AML chipset will ensure full support for Android 14’s integrated TV Interactive Application Framework (TIAF) architecture.”

TIAF is a framework enabling interactive apps from live TV broadcasts to work in the TIF and Live TV app. It allows HbbTV (hybrid broadcast broadband TV), ATSC 3.0 broadcaster apps or Ginga apps to interact with Android 14 Live TV apps so that vendors can produce devices for different regions with different standards. The Amlogic receivers will also add support for capturing Ultra HDR compressed images using the JPEG_R image format. The new architecture format is also compatible with legacy standard dynamic range JPEG.

“Our market-proven Tolka ATSC 3.0 Stack software modules allow us to develop TV and STB products compatible with latest-generation smart TV operating systems such as Android 14 as well as certification for the Google TV streaming platform, NextGen TV and A3SA security, ” adds Alex Day, Tolka’s Vice President of Business Development. “Tolka products have been featured on well-known platforms such as Google, Roku, Samsung and Sony. Each development commission begins with planning discussions to establish the exact challenges which the customer is facing. Having determined the features required and operating platforms to be supported, the Tolka team then creates a prototype user interface and operating workflow. Once the preliminaries are confirmed with the customer, the result is soon ready for preflight testing and completion. Support for future mobile phone standards is always available.”

Tolka is a developer and producer of cable, satellite, terrestrial and IP media related applications. The company offers broadcast channel owners and online service providers the tools they need to expand and develop their markets. Tolka’s focus is on IPTV, OTT and DTT applications allowing secure content delivery and intelligently targeted advertisement insertion. Established in 2015, Tolka operates from headquarters in the USA with additional offices and technical laboratories in China, South Korea and Taiwan.

Amlogic (www.amlogic.com) specializes in the design, development and application of multimedia system-on-chip components. It is active in product areas such as smart vision, wireless connectivity and automotive electronics. By providing complete turnkey solutions in combination with industry-leading software and hardware technologies, including UHD multimedia processing, content security protection, CPU and GPU with advanced process nodes, customers are able to rapidly optimize and develop market-leading products with state-of-the-art performance and power consumption. Founded in Silicon Valley, the company has R&D, support and sales offices worldwide including Santa Clara, Indianapolis, London, Munich, Milan, Mumbai, Singapore, Seoul, Shanghai, and Shenzhen.

 

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