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28 Sep / 2018

New version 4.6

Affected parts:

Added "HDMI Control" v0.1

This project is intended to demonstrate the supported HDMI Control (HDMI-CEC) capabilities of the STB. Implementation has been made according to HDMI-CEC specification but does not support all stated use cases / commands of the specification. The application will showcase the available settings and give a possibility to manipulate them. Feedback about the current setting is given to the user. With the overview of the current settings the application can also be used to test compatibility between the Smart Set-Top Box Platform and the TV Sets. Please take note that the implementation of (parts of) the specification may lead to use cases not being supported in combination with various brands or models.

Added "Manual Bandsteering" v0.1

In this project we show how you can implement band steering from the JS-API by checking the quality of the WiFi connection and present the option to connect to another WiFi Access Point when there are unexpected still images detected by the JS-API.

Updated "Application Skeleton" to v0.3

In this new iteration of Application Skeleton we have included a general compatibility check which happens before the actual application start. In case of a failed compatibility check, further information is given to the user in order to allow fixing these. When every check passed successfully, the final application will be launched automatically. We included a couple of debug parameters for tracking down issues, as well. The Application Skeleton template has been refreshed too, in order to provide an updated starting point for new projects, following a common programming logic and application workflow.

Updated "API" section

  • Added JS-API v0.4.81 [Added two new API classes: tv2_stb_hdmictl, stackmanager. Added getNetworkWirelessScanItemFrequency to the tv2_stb_common class].

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20 Jun / 2018

New version 4.5

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Added "Remote debugging" v0.1

In this project we explain how to debug during runtime your next web app on the ABOX42 Smart Set-Top Box Platform. The "Remote Debugger" offers a wide range of possibilities such as inspecting code, network activity, console messages and so many other features that you might want to checkout.

Added "System Settings" v0.1

This project contains the System Settings application which can be used to show and edit the most necessary user settings of the ABOX42 Smart Set-Top Box. We explain how to use the JS-API to configure the settings for: Audio/Video, Network, Display, Time & Language and also the ability to reset the default system settings with one key press only.

Added "Storage" v0.1

In this project we explain how to implement local storage for your next web application on the ABOX42 Smart Set-Top Box Platform. The supported storage engines by our TV Browser are localStorage and cookies. We will walk you through a simple application example and show how these storage engines help your application to achieve better performance.

Added "Updater app" v0.1

In this project we show how to contact the LCM server from the application level, which is needed to show the list of FSIs/SSIs and to start the update process. In this example we provide the list of the API calls that can be used for this communication.

Updated "Local Recording" to v0.3

In this version we have added the possibility to select the subtitle/audio track before starting the Local Recording. Also added the possibility to show/hide the subtitle track during playback of content recorded locally.

Updated "Local Timeshift" to v0.3

In this version we explain how to use the Subtitle/Audio track API in the Local Timeshift mode. How to change the subtitle/audio track while on Live TV mode and how these settings get preserved in Local Timeshift mode as well.

Updated "Swipe to TV" to v0.3

In this version we have done some minimal cosmetic changes and performance improvements. The functionality is the same as before, no changes.

Updated "OP-SLATracker in action" section

  • Minor fixes to the Network-SLA-1 documentation.

Updated "API" section

  • Added JS-API v0.4.78 [Added setNetworkActiveIntf, published other hidden API's under tv2_stb_common]

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23 May / 2018

New version 4.4

Affected parts:

Added "OP-SLATracker Catalogue" v0.11

In this section you will find the first SLA items for IPTV and Network with the following properties: OP-SLATracker ID, type, Guaranteed Properties,etc. Also these SLAs can be seen into action, for this please check the new section under Project named OP-SLATracker in action where we have for each SLA type a separate project and inside these projects the SLA items are structured as separate chapters with instructions, documentation, application example, API references and Specification references. There we explain in details how you as Operator can track these SLAs using the API's and tools provided by the ABOX42 Smart Set-Top Box Platform.

Updated "OP-SLATracker in action" section

  • Added channel list for all the IPTV-SLA's
  • Added the Network SLA section with the first item Network-SLA-1

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Please keep in mind that the primary distribution channel for myinside will be MyInside Cloud meaning that MyInside Local (downloadable from https://inside.abox42.com/downloads will be only for internal developers). The registration will be done as always from the Inside Homepage and the content will be available on MyInside Cloud.

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04 Apr / 2018

New version 4.3

Affected parts:

New

  • myinside.abox42.com: We have added a new section called OP-SLATracker which is a service by the “Zattoo & ABOX42 IPTV product” which supports the collection of data in behalf of the Network and IPTV SLA. We derived, that the SLAs are essential to control the consumer experience of a service. As the Operator is responsible for the SLAs, the Operator is also responsible to measure, collect & control the SLA (“Field QA”). As far the Operator is not able to execute the “Field QA” by himself, he will be looking for a 3rd party. That's the motivation to develop ”OP-SLATracker” by Zattoo & ABOX42.

Added "OP-SLATracker Catalogue" v0.4

In this section you will find the first SLA items for IPTV and Network with the following properties: OP-SLATracker ID, type, Guaranteed Properties,etc. Also these SLAs can be seen into action, for this please check the new section under Project named OP-SLATracker in action where we have for each SLA type a separate project and inside these projects the SLA items are structured as separate chapters with instructions, documentation, application example, API references and Specification references. There we explain in details how you as Operator can track these SLAs using the API's and tools provided by the ABOX42 Smart Set-Top Box Platform.

Updated "API" section

  • Added JS-API v0.4.76 [added tv2next.mrcmon.wifi class, updated tv2_stb_common and tv2_stb_tuner]

Reminder

Please keep in mind that the primary distribution channel for myinside will be MyInside Cloud meaning that MyInside Local (downloadable from https://inside.abox42.com/downloads will be only for internal developers). The registration will be done as always from the Inside Homepage and the content will be available on MyInside Cloud.

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26 Feb / 2018

New version 4.2

Affected parts:

New

  • myinside.abox42.com: We have updated the Welcome section with more information to give you a better understanding on the existing and upcoming platforms altogether with the runtimes which will be covered on myinside in terms of Projects, API's, Specifications and Tools. We have linked the "F.A.Q" section to our Zendesk instance, there you can find all the questions regarding Inside and MyInside.
  • Zendesk: We have provided a rich F.A.Q section with the most frequent questions and answers in the context of Inside and MyInside. Note that the section is only available to inside and myinside users only.

Added "Collect Log" v0.1

In this project example we show how to collect the system log files from the App level on the ABOX42 Smart Set-Top Box and push them to a remote server. This is the first step towards creating a full reporting and analytics web service which provides insights about the Smart Set-Top Boxes on the Field. Using this approach we can extend to collect other useful information such as the memory consumption, cpu usage and other system metrics.

Updated "Snippet Apps" section:

  • Checked all the apps with the latest INSI0054 and INSI0055, added minor fixes and also updated their compatibility section accordingly.

Updated "API" section

  • Added JS-API v0.4.74 [Checked compatibility with INSI0026-tnb2]

Updated "Tools" section

  • Minor fixes, added more error handling.

Reminder

Please keep in mind that the primary distribution channel for myinside will be MyInside Cloud meaning that MyInside Local (downloadable from https://inside.abox42.com/downloads will be only for internal developers). The registration will be done as always from the Inside Homepage and the content will be available on MyInside Cloud.

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