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GENERALQ: What are Smart Solutions?

A: The ABOX42 Smart Solutions enhance your service with our end user extensions. Besides delivering the platform to run your services, you can also take advantage of our add-on packages to enhance your service offered to the end costumers. Features like 
a dynamic portal with App store, compatibility to YouTube Leanback and RadioTime (6000 radio channels) or our Android Viewer, can give your potential customers additional reasons to subscribe to your service. With our video podcast and on demand channel management system, you can give your users access of up to 5.000 additional content channels.

 

M30Q: How do I get the latest update for my Smart STB?

A: This is how you can update your box. Please follow the instructions in "Step 2 - Prepare your desk".

Latest Version for M30 “Developer Standard”: Version 1.7 (FSI.2010.2002.1880.0) For detailed information see here.

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M30Q: Are there any standard guidelines for TV Applications?

A: There are no strict regulations, but there are some things that could be seen as common practice. Take a look at our Style Guide where we state some general considerations.

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M30Q: Is the “Northern&Shell” app supported by the box?

A: Yes, the "Northern&Shell" app is supported by the M12 platform and can be found on the "Demo Applications" dashboard.



Look for this tile on the dashboard. You can also find this Smart Solution in the IDE: Northern&Shell

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M30Q: Is the “AccuWeather” app supported by the box?

A: Yes, the "AccuWeather" app is supported by the M12 platform and can be found on the "Demo Applications" dashboard.



Look for this tile on the dashboard. You can also find this Smart Solution in the IDE: AccuWeather

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M30Q: Is the “Baeble Music” app supported by the box?

A: Yes, the "Baeble Music" app is supported by the M30 platform and can be found on the "Demo Applications" dashboard.



Look for this tile on the dashboard. You can also find this Smart Solution in the IDE: Baeble Music

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M30Q: Is there a compliance to apps using the “Smart TV Alliance” standard?

A: Yes, there is a compliance to the "Smart TV Alliance" for the M30 platform. Please find the supported apps in the IDE or in "Demo Applications" on your Smart STB's dashboard.

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M30Q: Is “Panorama TV” supported by the box?

A: Yes, "Panorama TV" is supported and can be found in "Demo Applications" located on your dashboard.



Look for this tile in the "Demo Applications" app. You can also find this Smart Solution in the IDE: Panorama TV

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M30Q: Is the “Panoramabilder” app supported by the box?

A: Yes, the "Panoramabilder" app is supported and can be found in "Demo Applications" located on your dashboard.



Look for this tile in the "Demo Applications" app. You can also find this Smart Solution in the IDE: Panoramabilder

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M30Q: Is “Nuna.tv” supported by the box?

A: Yes, "Nuna.tv" is supported and can be found in "Demo Applications" located on your dashboard.



Look for this tile in the "Demo Applications" app. You can also find this Smart Solution in the IDE: Nuna.tv

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M30Q: Is the “ARD Text” app supported by the box?

A: Yes, the "ARD Text" app is supported.



Find it under Smart Solution in the IDE: ARD Text

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M30Q: Is the “kicker.de” app supported by the box?

A: Yes, the "kicker.de" app is supported.



You can find this Smart Solution in the IDE: kicker.de

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M30Q: Is the “SWR Mediathek” supported by the box?

A: Yes, the "SWR Mediathek" is supported.



You can find this Smart Solution in the IDE: SWR Mediathek

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M30Q: Is the “MDR Mediathek” supported by the box?

A: Yes, the "MDR Mediathek" is supported.



Look for this tile in the "Demo Applications" app. You can also find this Smart Solution in the IDE: MDR Mediathek

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M30Q: Is the “NDR Mediathek” supported by the box?

A: Yes, the "NDR Mediathek" is supported.



You can find this Smart Solution in the IDE: NDR Mediathek

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M30Q: Is the “ARD Angebote” app supported by the box?

A: Yes, the "ARD Angebote" app is supported.



Look for this tile in the "Demo Applications" app. You can also find this Smart Solution in the IDE: ARD Angebote

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M30Q: Is the “KabelEins Videocenter” supported by the box?

A: Yes, the "KabelEins Videocenter" is supported.



Look for this tile in the "Demo Applications" app. You can also find this Smart Solution in the IDE: KabelEins Videocenter

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M30Q: Is the “Sat.1 Videocenter” supported by the box?

A: Yes, the "Sat.1 Videocenter" is supported.



You can find this Smart Solution in the IDE: Sat.1 Videocenter

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M30Q: Is the KiKA+ application supported by the platform?

A: Yes, the KiKA+ application is supported by the platform. Please visit the Smart Solutions - Web Browser runtime page to launch the application on your Smart STB.

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M30Q: Is the “Pro7 Videocenter” supported by the box?

A: Yes, the "Pro7 Videocenter" is supported and can be found in "Demo Applications" located on your dashboard.



Find this Smart Solution in the IDE: Pro7 Videocenter

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M30Q: Is the “Tagesschau” app supported by the box?

A: Yes, the "Tagesschau" app is supported and can be found in "Demo Applications" located on your dashboard.



Look for this tile in the "Demo Applications" app. You can also find this Smart Solution in the IDE: Tagesschau

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M30Q: Is the “ARTE Mediathek” supported by the box?

A: Yes, the "ARTE Mediathek" is supported and can be found in "Demo Applications" located on your dashboard.



Look for this tile in the "Demo Applications" app. You can also find this Smart Solution in the IDE: Arte Mediathek

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M30Q: Is the “RTS+” app supported by the box?

A: Yes, the "RTS" app is supported and can be found in "Demo Applications" located on your dashboard.



Look for this tile in the "Demo Applications" app. You can also find this Smart Solution in the IDE: RTS+

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M30Q: Is the “ZDF Mediathek” supported by the box?

A: Yes, the "ZDF Mediathek" is supported and can be found in "Demo Applications" located on your dashboard.



Look for this tile in the "Demo Applications" app. You can also find this Smart Solution in the IDE: ZDF Mediathek

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M30Q: Is the “ARD Mediathek” supported by the box?

A: Yes, the "ARD Mediathek" is supported and can be found in "Demo Applications" located on your dashboard.



Find this Smart Solution in the IDE: ARD Mediathek

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M30Q: Is there a compliance to the specifications of the “SMART TV Alliance”?

A: Yes, the M20 platform is compliant to the specifications of the "SMART TV Alliance", to which ABOX42 is a member. Take a look at the 3rd party application examples in Smart Solutions - Web Browser runtime.

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M30Q: Where can I find the examples for the Mobile Workbench?

A: There are examples within the Mobile Workbench. Simply start the Mobile Workbench as described here and take a look at the first page you see - you will see the examples as indicated on the picture below:

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M30Q: Can the box handle the SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) format?

A: Yes, SVG is supported. Please take a look at this example in the Developer IDE: "Compliance - Web Browser runtime"

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M30Q: Where can I find demo applications?

A: Simply start all the application filed under "Market Proven" in the Developer IDE, directly on the box. Make sure to enter your network settings correctly in the IDE.

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M30Q: Is there a possibility to upload files to the box via the IDE?

A: Yes, there is a possibility to do so - please find it here: My Own Application - Web Server runtime

Please read the instructions carefully. We will extend the range of functionalities provided step by step.

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M30Q: Is there a possibility to skin/customize the ABOX42 system applications like the updater or speed check?

A: Most system applications can be skinned to a certain extent. The only exception is the Speed Check application. Please note that you need to have a certain project status where you receive your own branded firmware in which the adjustments can be made. For further details please contact us.

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M30Q: How can I create my own Speed Check application?

A: On every developer unit you will find the ABOX42 Speed Check. In case you are looking for your own, branded speed check, take a look at what we have to offer on our Smart Solutions - Web Server Runtime page. Choose "My Own Speed Check" and download the zip file provided there. Upload it to your Smart STB and test it right away. With some adjustments you can easily brand this application according to your product/corporate identity.

In addition, there is a complete description of the speed check app's code in Chapter XXV - Speed Check. You can either run this application locally or in the cloud.

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M30Q: Is the n-tv application supported by the platform?

A: Yes, the n-tv Smart TV application is supported by all ABOX42 platforms. Please take a closer look at it by launching it directly on your box via the IDE.

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M30Q: Is the PC WELT application supported by the platform?

A: Yes, the PC WELT Smart TV application is supported by all ABOX42 platforms. Please take a closer look at it by launching it directly on your box via the IDE.

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M30Q: Is the stern TV application supported by the platform?

A: Yes, the stern TV Smart TV application is supported by all ABOX42 platforms. Please take a closer look at it by launching it directly on your box via the IDE.

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M30Q: Is the HbbTV application “heute journal plus” supported by the platform?

A: Yes, the HbbTV application "heute journal plus" is available on our "Smart Solutions - Web Browser runtime" page in the Developer IDE.

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M30Q: Is the „KiKA Videos“ app supported by the platform?

A: The well known German TV channel for kids "KiKA" redesigned their "KiKA Videos" application. The latest version of it is available through our "Smart Solutions - Web Browser runtime" page where you can find different OTT applications which you can launch on your Smart STB from within the Developer IDE.

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M30Q: Is the WeatherNation TV app supported by the platform?

A: Yes, the WeatherNation TV application is supported and provides local weather forecasts tailored for you. This free and easy to use award-winning app streams live weather newscasts from certified meteorologists, provides your local weather data, local weather alerts (U.S. only) from NWS (National Weather Service) and more.
It’s weather 24/7/365. Get started and get weather aware. Get the only Weather app with live streaming and weather news stories.

The latest version of it is available through our "Smart Solutions - Web Browser runtime" page where you can find different OTT applications which you can launch on your Smart STB from within the Developer IDE.

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M30Q: What is the “One FSI for multiple Operators” solution?

A: If you are, for example, a middleware provider that has multiple customers, you can safe time and money with this solution. Especially when your customers are smaller operators, the costs of providing a completely individual firmware are quite high and therefore not justifiable. Here, the "One FSI for multiple Operators" provides a great solution where several parts of the FSI are brandable on software level, all according to requirements of your customer. That makes it possible to have only one firmware for multiple operators while cutting down costs and efforts. Please read on in the referring chapter of the IDE.

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M30Q: Can I brand my firmware individually for different clients?

A: Yes, but it requires the "One FSI for multiple Operators" solution by ABOX42. For further information and a better understanding, please take a look at Chapter XLV.

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M30Q: Does the platform support “Swipe to TV”?

A: Yes, Swipe to TV is available for the M30 platform. In Chapter XLIV we show you how to pair second screen applications to a first screen application utilizing the ABOX42 Smart Set-Top Box Platform.

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M30Q: Is there an application example for the Swipe to TV feature?

A: In a dedicated chapter of the Developer IDE we show how to pair second screen applications to a first screen application utilizing the ABOX42 Smart Set-Top Box Platform. After the pairing is done the applications can exchange data and one real world example is opening the content you are currently watching on your smartphone directly to the TV screen. You can find the resources to download at the bottom of the summary page.

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