|By Marketwired .||
|August 6, 2013 03:00 AM EDT||
DUBLIN, IRELAND -- (Marketwired) -- 08/06/13 -- S3 Group, an international digital TV company that enables operators and infrastructure vendors to accelerate the end-to-end delivery of multiscreen TV, today announces a new product model in the StormTest Development Center family, designed to address large-scale test automation of up to 64 devices simultaneously for stress, performance and reliability use cases. The product will be featured on the S3 Group stand at IBC 2013 (Hall 3 Stand B18).
Digital TV devices in the home are exposed to performance conditions that can be hard to replicate in the usual testing timeframe. StormTest Development Center HS64 is designed to test the robustness of new software releases and product upgrades. It does this by simulating real-world usage conditions, enabling several generations of Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) to be simultaneously stress and reliability tested, along with capturing key performance metrics.
"As we evolve our digital TV platform on a daily basis it is important that we can execute stress, reliability, performance and monitoring testing efficiently on a large number of set-top boxes simultaneously and with different releases at the same time. With StormTest Development Center HS64, we now have the ability to do so across all our DTH and Cable set-top boxes. We believe this cutting-edge solution further enhances the outstanding quality of our Sky CPE and service," said Stefan Kastl, Director CPE, Sky Deutschland.
"On top of all the power of the StormTest platform the addition of purpose-built stress, performance and reliability testing, we enable operators and vendors to address an increasingly important need for the test automation market. The ability to cost effectively replicate the frequency, intensity, duration of real-world usage, ensures better quality CPE to the end-user, and gives operators a higher statistical confidence in the performance and reliability of the devices under test," said Philip Brennan, Vice President TV Technology, S3 Group.
About Sky Deutschland:
Sky Deutschland AG is the leading pay TV company in Germany and Austria with more than 3.4 million subscribers. Sky offers more than 70 channels with live sports, current films, award-winning TV series, kids programs, and documentaries. Sky subscribers have access to up to 69 channels in unique HD quality including an exclusive 3D channel. The innovations Sky Go and Sky Anytime enable the customers to receive their program on the road as well as on demand.
About S3 Group:
S3 Group accelerates the end-to-end delivery of multiscreen TV for digital TV programmers, operators, component vendors and managed service providers. We reduce time-to-market and improve quality for our customers as they launch and operate new products. We do this by providing solutions that combine system integration, test automation and advanced platform diagnostics, end-to-end across the content delivery chain. Founded in 1986, S3 Group, a multinational technology company, focuses on three business areas: TV Technology, Semiconductor and Telehealth, and has development centers and sales offices in Ireland, USA, Poland, Czech Republic and Portugal with representatives worldwide. Visit http://www.s3group.com/tv-technology and http://www.twitter.com/S3Group_tvtech for further information.
Contact (S3 Group):
Breakaway Communications for S3 Group