Ocean Blue Software is to launch the first digital terrestrial TV system to provide High Definition interactive services. The development enhances graphic capabilities of HD-ready televisions during interactive ‘red button’ sessions, giving consumers an enhanced viewing experience.
According to Ocean Blue Software, the Voyager MHEG-5 software will comply with the new HD specifications finalised last month by the Digital TV Group (DTG) when it is available this summer. The profile introduces the use of bitmaps, AAC audio and improved colour map definitions that will all enhance the audio and visual experience. Changes to graphics ensure that any upscaling of SD MHEG applications to HD generate a high quality image on HD graphics planes.
The new HD development involves adding software interfaces to the existing API. By maintaining API and adding relevant functionality, customers can easily update and integrate the software solution.