Automated Testing System (ATS) is a customizable, easy to launch, and cost effective solution for automated testing. ATS contains software and hardware components offering a wide range of possibilities for testing of integrated DTV systems, digital receivers (DVBT, DVBS, DVBC and IP STB). Test framework provides a platform for video and audio quality measurement, automated menu navigation, capturing and analyses of video and audio content, storage of test results and various report formats.
Field Monitoring system (ProVision). Using a set of field distributed probes and simulating user activities ProVision performs continuous validation and real time analysis of stability, performances, availability, and performs video quality assessment of TV services (live network).
Multiple STB test systems. Multiple STB test system was designed with intention to covers STB verification needs through whole process of product live circle. Starting from R&D departments where complete software and hardware validation can be covered by single test system (using white or black box testing approach), through QA departments for full functional, regression, performance and stress testing.
• Diagnostic/screening racks for operators and repair centers (ProScreen)
• Parallel test system for STB Functional and Stress test execution
• Round robin test systems which optimize cost and testing performances
RT-AV110 Standalone test station
Is device made for automatic functional test execution, performance testing and real-time AV signals capturing and analysis. It performs real-time capturing and processing of audio and video signals up to 1080p60. System is comprised of processing unit, AV grabber device and Software framework (RT-Executor and plugins) necessary for automatic test execution.
STB Functional test suite which covers major STB functionalities. It includes a grabber device, automatic test execution framework, and set of automatic test cases (4000+)
RT-Executor test execution framework
RT-Executor is a software framework for automatic functional and system testing of multimedia devices. Supports integration with more than 80 commercially available (3rd party) devices: A/V signal generators, grabbers, modulators, power switcher, network emulators, AV processing algorithms …
INTENT+ Test management system is web-based requirement and test management tool, aimed to support requirement and test manipulation through complete lifecycle of the project.
• Combines and links at one place Requirements, Tests, Test Plans and Reports
• Provides complete environment for manual test execution, resource management (operators and equipment), result management and reporting
• Allows integration with version control and bug tracking systems (Redmine, Jira) and Jenkins build system
• Provide web interface for test station controlling/monitoring and allows each user (according user privileges) to see status of each test station/slots, and use it for test execution
Picture Quality Measurement – live video analysis and artefact detection. Is a no-reference real-time processing system for video quality assessment? It provides live video analysis, real-time monitoring, warning and tracking of measured results of video sequences. Provides repeatable, objective quality measurements that closely correspond with subjective human visual assessment. Video grabbing capabilities: SD (CVBS) and HD (HDMI) signals up to 1080p60
Supported video detection algorithms: Freezing, Black screen (image absence) and blanking, Blocking, Packet loss, Noise detection, Brighness and color fadding, Image displacement, Image jitter, Tearring, Blurring and Ringing
RT-RK is a R&D company and national research institute that delivers development services and own products in the arena of real time embedded systems, with strong focus on consumer electronics and automotive. Headquartered in Novi Sad, with offices in Belgrade (Serbia), Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Osijek (Croatia) with over 500 engineers, RT-RK is one of the biggest development houses in the Southeast Europe.
Automated solutions for testing of complex consumer electronic devices such as Integrated Digital TVs (iDTV) and Set-Top boxes (STB), known as BBT (Black Box Testing).
Interactive system for wireless control of lighting ambience OBLO includes retrofit intelligent switches, dimmers and outlets for power consumption monitoring.
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Headquartered in Novi Sad, with an office in Belgrade Serbia, with over 400 employees, 350 of whom are engineers, RT-RK is one of the biggest development houses in Southeast Europe.
A computer engineering journey
In 1991, a small group of professors working at the University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Chair for Computer Engineering, launched first projects in the area of telephony and digital signaling protocols. Their interest for business has further evolved to automation processes in Serbian oil and gas industry, in projects for gas pipeline management. Recognizing the benefits of the University environment, they have established a company named FTN-IRAM-RT. Excellent technical expertise and backlog on previous engagements of FTN-IRAM-RT attracted Micronas, German semiconductor company, to create a joint venture, a company named MicronasNIT within the same environment and with the same management. MicronasNIT entered the era of expansion in DSP, FPGA and Digital TV technology. In 2005, Serbian Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SIEPA) awarded MicronasNIT as the best exporter of the year in SME (Small and Medium Enterprises) category. Endeavor to grow, experience and knowledge in new technologies and customer service, and world-wide market access as a positive influence of Micronas, emerged a need for a new business model to render the services. The new circumstances gave rise to foundation of a new company, RT-RK. From 2005 to 2009 RT-RK was delivering development services to different non-consumer customers such as — Tegic, Nuance, Magic4, Openwave (mobile phone industry); lighting for Philips and cooperation with ALTRAN in embedded system design. In April 2009, RT-RK acquired MicronasNIT, bringing the two teams under one umbrella, thus becoming the largest SEE company for embedded system design.
In the following years the company has gotten engaged on Android for TV mission and become worldwide recognized as an Android competence center. Recognizing the company’s experience and potential for strategic partnership, Zoran Corporation singled out RT-RK for porting Android on their System on Chip (SoC), joining forces in development of multimedia applications and services for connected TV.
The company has created near shore development centers (NSDC) for different companies: Cirrus Logic for DSP applications, tools, and industrial applications; VESTEL dedicated team for TV and STB software development and testing tools development; MARVELL focused on Android and GoogleTV application and customer support; SMARDTV dedicated team for CAM and STB software development; and the newest member of the NSDC family TTTech team for automotive software development.
In parallel with development of the near shore development centers, the company has executed numerous fixed term projects, such as:
Hardware and software development for General Satellite, Russia
Development of smart electrical dimmer for TLD, IR sensor control based, for PHILIPS, The Netherlands
Compiler and IDE for Cirrus Logic (USA) digital signal processors with fix-point arithmetic, non-linear memory (Harvard architecture) generating high-efficiency and condensed code
Important part of RT-RK business is handling Intellectual Property. A dedicated RT-RK team works on protection of own product and technologies (RT-RK has more than 40 patent applications) and at the same time offers professional IP services.
Ministry of Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia accredited RT-RK Computer Based Systems LLC as a National Research and Development Institute. In their explanation, Advisory Committee stated that the scientific programs of RT-RK contribute to development of new products and devices, introduce new and improve existing technological processes, systems and services, and perform transfer of knowledge and technology. The company has adequate deployment of competent scientific researchers, programs for young developers, and adequate facilities, equipment, and other resources for the implementation of programs of general interest.