BSQUARE Corporation

March 23, 2010 09:00 ET

Bsquare Launches Next Generation Automated Testing Tool for Mobile and Wireless Devices

Platforms Supported Now Include Android, BlackBerry, Brew MP, Symbian and Windows Phone

BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwire - March 23, 2010) -   BSQUARE Corp. (NASDAQ: BSQR), the leading software solutions provider to the global embedded device community, today launched TestQuest CountDown version 3.0, the ultimate automated testing platform for companies deploying applications for mobile and wireless devices. TestQuest CountDown 3.0 features usability improvements, increased user productivity, and expanded support for the Android operating system.

TestQuest CountDown enables quality assurance teams to automate tests and testing cycles across the broadest range of operating systems and device types available in the market today. It simplifies test automation with a graphical development environment and distributed execution model, supporting globally diverse teams in achieving improved device quality and accelerated time to market.

"As OEMs offer more applications with more sophisticated functionality, mobile device manufacturers are under pressure to provide a premium user experience," said Chris Rommel, Analyst at VDC Research. "Test automation tools are becoming increasingly critical components of comprehensive development and testing practices aimed at ensuring software quality and end-device functionality."

"Bsquare continues to exceed user expectations with CountDown 3.0," said Raj Khera, Bsquare Vice President of Products. "Bsquare is constantly looking for ways to shorten test cycles and improve metrics while increasing the quality of devices. This new version of CountDown does this and ultimately accelerates time to market."

Improvements to TestQuest CountDown 3.0 include:

  • Advanced reporting and analysis capabilities with a rich, multi-query driven reporting engine, and support for SQL Server 2008, enabling users to quickly view test results for multiple queries
  • Repository organization tools that allow for query based asset management and organization
  • Productivity enhancements such as the capability to quickly add new device profiles to the automation environment
  • Virtual machine support that increases scalability and reduces deployment costs by enabling multiple tests to run on multiple virtual machines at the same time
  • Interface functionality for BlackBerry devices to enable engineers to interact with devices without going through the user interface
  • Stand-alone domain access service for more secure deployments of CountDown.

TestQuest CountDown supports Android, BlackBerry, Brew MP, Symbian and Windows Phone 6 operating systems with support planned for Windows Phone 7 Series when it launches. The quality assurance team for Symbian Series 60 5th Edition leveraged TestQuest CountDown to automate tests for new capabilities such as support for high-resolution 640x360 touchscreens, standard C/C++ APIs and Adobe Flash Lite 3.0 with S60-specific ActionScript extensions.

In addition to providing end-to-end mobile expertise for all devices and operating systems -- from concept and development to testing, licensing and launch -- Bsquare also offers training and jumpstart services to ramp up QA teams quickly on TestQuest CountDown. Customers can choose to create automated test suites in-house or they can engage Bsquare's Professional Engineering Services to create comprehensive and custom solutions.

About Bsquare
Bsquare is an industry leader with a proven track record in providing production-ready software products and engineering services to the smart device market. Since 1994, Bsquare has provided device manufacturers with software solutions for personal navigation devices, point-of-sale terminals, handheld data terminals, smart phones and many other device categories allowing them to get to market more quickly and cost effectively. Bsquare acquired TestQuest products in 2008. The combination of TestQuest's testing automation products and Bsquare's industry leading software and hardware products and services offer the best of class device development solutions to the embedded and mobile device development community. Now device developers building consumer mobile or vertically targeted embedded devices can rely on the highest quality development expertise from Bsquare, plus the most feature rich testing automation tools from TestQuest, to accelerate their devices to market while minimizing development costs and errors.

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