SOURCE: S3 Group

S3 Group

August 16, 2011 03:00 ET

S3 Group Eases Pain Points for Global Digital TV Operators With New StormTest™ Solution

StormTest Decision Line Offers Repair Facilities an Industry-Recognized Automated Testing Solution

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwire - Aug 16, 2011) - S3 Group, a global enabler of the highest quality digital TV content delivery platforms, today unveiled the newest member of the StormTest™ portfolio: StormTest Decision Line. Aimed at easing issues faced by repair facilities around the world such as demanding throughput requirements and device configurations, StormTest Decision Line provides an efficient and reliable assessment of each device and determines what repairs are required before it goes back into the field. Capable of testing up to 16 devices simultaneously, this latest addition to the StormTest family provides technicians the same trusted platform that development teams rely on with StormTest Development Center.

StormTest Decision Line helps operators maintain and develop high quality content delivery platforms by ensuring that all returned devices are assessed and fixed properly before re-deployment. The StormTest Decision Line comprises StormTest Decision Station, which brings another level of cost savings to automated testing. With this solution, smaller volumes of testing can be completed at hubs before going for repair, or engineers can test a consumer's device directly in the subscriber's home -- saving the operators the costs of extra truck rolls to and from the repair facility.

"Our StormTest portfolio is recognized around the world by many of the leading digital TV operators as an efficient and reliable solution for device lifecycle management. StormTest Decision Line extends its capabilities to repair facilities seeking new ways to increase operational efficiencies and improve the overall quality of content delivery platforms," said Ian Harris, director of product management, S3 Group. "This addition fills a gap in the market that will reduce operators' costs on repairs and truck rolls and, most importantly, catch those faulty boxes that would have been declared 'no fault found.' StormTest Decision Line's advanced audio and video quality analysis enables even subtle faults to be detected automatically and accurately."

StormTest Decision Line:

  • Offers real-time, intelligent, automated decisions based upon testing results, ensuring that correctly functioning devices are deployed and those that are not functioning are efficiently repaired before being sent back into the field
  • Increases cost-effectiveness of repair facilities by simultaneously testing up to 16 devices and allowing for testing to be done onsite via StormTest Decision Station
  • Ensures a flexible, programmable and future-proof automated testing platform
  • Delivers a proven track record of lowering the number of non-functioning devices that are incorrectly sent back into the field
  • Performs reliable and robust audio and video quality analysis across multiple devices
  • Allows multiple systems to be linked to provide increased throughput
  • Gives rich data-mining opportunities for faults detected in devices over time

For more information about StormTest Decision Line, please visit

About S3 Group:
S3 Group helps digital TV companies develop and maintain the highest quality content delivery platforms. It is recognized as the world leader in system integration services and automated testing products which are deployed by engineering, supply chain and operations departments of operators and technology providers globally. Founded in 1986, S3 Group, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, has development centers in Ireland, USA, Poland, Czech Republic and Portugal with sales offices and representatives worldwide. Visit and for further information.

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    Tracey Sheehy
    Breakaway Communications for S3 Group
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