ATSC3pro is an ATSC 3.0 & ATSC 1.0 set-top box. ATSC3pro is based on BitRouter’s ATSC middleware package called ATSC3pak that is described here.

ATSC3pro can be used:

  • By broadcasters to test signal reception and performance. ATSC3pro supports remote signal recording and playback.
  • By broadcasters to monitor signal reception.
  • By ATSC equipment vendors for testing
  • By retailers to showcase and demonstrate 4K TV receivers.
  • By OEMs to customize the UI by licensing HTML5 source code for the user interface.
  • To implement custom diagnostics and features per broadcaster requirements.
  • As an ideal platform for custom projects because the entire software source code has been written and is controlled by BitRouter.

Hardware Specifications:

  • Intel i5 NUC
  • 8GB RAM
  • 120GB SSD
  • IR receiver and remote control
  • USB ATSC tuner
  • Optional 2TB HDD for future local VOD and DVR support

The currently shipping software release is called Exponent or v5.x. It supports:

  1. ATSC 1.0 & ATSC 3.0
  3. Multiple tuners
  4. Grid guide
  5. Remote broadcast recording
  6. Diagnostic data logging
  7. WebKit, WPE & Vewd browser
  8. HTML5 UI
  9. Channel map storage
  10. Wi-Fi setup
  11. Channel scan
  12. Hiding unwanted channels
  13. Additive channel scan
  14. Auto software update
  15. Local VOD with optional 2TB HDD
  16. ATSC 1.0 captions

Features currently under development include:

  1. Support for Spanish and French language menus
  2. Color coded ATSC3 & ATSC1 channels in grid guide
  3. ATSC 3.0 captions & subtitles
  4. Support for multi-PLP streams
  5. Support for signed tables
  6. Support for Android AOSP

Future releases will add support for:

  1. Support for Android TV
  2. Support for alternate audio language tracks
  3. Parental controls
  4. Third party guide data integration
  5. MMTP
  6. DVR
  7. Downloadable broadcaster apps
  8. Advanced Emergency Alert
  9. OTT Applications
  10. Simultaneous STB & Gateway operation
  11. iOS & Android clients
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