Oregan Media Browser

Is OMB 5 for you?

With speed, security, hardware independence and proven roll-out methodologies being on the top of middleware selection criteria amongst broadcasters, Oregan has build a solid evolutionary platform for next generation multiscreen hybrid TV services - addressing these challenges.

Oregan Media Browser 5 is a fast-track set top box software solution for Telecoms and Broadcasters who aim to create dynamic, engaging video services combining the strengths and benefits of internet and broadcast technologies across multiple consumer platforms.

Top to bottom, the Oregan software stack encapsulates the latest standards for User Interface generation, video streaming over managed or open networks and traditional terrestrial and Satellite PayTV delivery that extends to multi-room network media distribution.

The software runs in a limited memory footprint, allowing for optimal implementation on low cost STB and Connected TV media decoder chipsets.

ONYX is a reference User Interface for Oregan Media Browser 5.0, based on HTML 5, and is easily customisable by network operators using an SDK provided by Oregan.

Overcoming hybrid TV complexity

The Hybrid TV Set Top Box platform from Oregan delivers international broadcast and Internet Protocol media functionalities in a single software stack, with a flexible Software Development Kit allowing extensive customisation. In addition to the DVB-S2 satellite edition, Oregan have created variants for the Latin American and European markets that have adopted the ISDB-T or DVB-T2 terrestrial broadcast standards on their paths to digital switchover.

No version of Oregan Media Browser delivered to broadcasters is the same. Our blueprint of essential building blocks for delivery of content over broadband and broadcast networks make system design a simple creative task of selecting the appropriate functional modules and customising them to match each subscriber segment requirements. These are:

  • Adaptive Bitrate Streaming capability, allowing operators to address bandwidth-constrained and peak usage network conditions;

  • Broadcast module, supporting DVB-S2, DVB-T2 or ISDB-T International (also known as SBTVD), for either Free-To-Air (FTA) or Conditional Access System protected broadcast video;

  • TR-069 and TR-135 module, enabling bi-directional monitoring and control of the Set Top Box, providing essential QoS information related to the performance of the STB as well as monitoring WAN, LAN and Broadcast network status;

  • Home media networking functions, enabling DLNA media sharing as well as multiscreen video distribution;

  • End-to-end server and client solution for Remote Upgrade and management of STBs in the field, featuring security and group management capabilities.

  • Digital Rights Managements (DRM) and Conditional Access System (CAS) implementations, facilitating studio-approved levels of content protection and device robustness.

Securing your content

Oregan Media Browser and the underlying OS have been reinforced with security and tamper-resistance mechanisms to enable commercialisation of premium sport and Hollywood content across IP and broadcast channels. To safeguard media from piracy, Oregan has collaborated with content delivery ecosystem partners, including secure media processor developers, Conditional Access and Digital Rights Management vendors and leading movie studios.

Quality of experience in every facet of the service

In the competitive space of Pay TV, quality of service is perceived in every aspect of the user experience, starting from ease of content discovery, speed of user interface rendering and ultimately the quality of video streaming. Speed and flawless experience are designed into the core architecture of Oregan Media Browser 5:

  • HTML 5 rendering engine is performance and feature optimised for the specifics of a STB environment.

  • Technologies such as DVB-RET (Retransmission), FEC (Forward Error Correction) and FCC (Fast Channel Change) for multicast networks are integrated into the media delivery engine.

  • HLS and Microsoft Smooth Adaptive Bitrate Streaming technologies allow for Over the Top media delivery in an unmanaged network scenario.