SOURCE: S3 Group

S3 Group

February 22, 2012 02:00 ET

S3 Group Enables Multi-Device Automated Testing for IPTV, OTT and Hybrid Content Delivery Platforms Powered by Centum Solutions

International Powerhouse Chooses StormTest® Development Center for Mobile and Set-Top Box Validation

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwire - Feb 22, 2012) - S3 Group, a global enabler of the highest quality digital TV Content Delivery Platforms, today announced that Centum Solutions, a leading international innovative engineering company, is the latest organization to select StormTest® Development Center as its multi-platform automated test solution. The consistency and reliability of the platform across multiple devices and content delivery platforms appealed to Centum.

Today, Centum Solutions is using StormTest Development Center for the automated testing of IPTV, OTT and hybrid STBs along with different applications on connected and mobile devices. Future plans include support for connected TVs and DTH STBs as well. S3 Group's solution also allows Centum Solutions to undertake performance, non-regression and iteration tests -- yet another added benefit of automated testing. Manual testing has proven inconsistent with such testing that requires people to perform the same tests and use the same script repeatedly for long periods of time.

"When evaluating the market for automated testing solutions, StormTest Development Center not only stood out as a cost-effective, proven solution, but the S3 Group team brought a new level of professionalism and expertise to the table. This ultimately was a key driver in our decision," said Javier Chamorro, CEO of Centum Solutions. "Since deployment, StormTest Development Center has demonstrated its scalability enabling remote management and support for a variety of hardware. Most importantly, it has allowed us to better support our customers, including Telefonica and Orange, as they roll out more services across multiple platforms."

StormTest Development Center enables operators to smoothly transition from manual to automated testing across multiple devices. This presents operators with the opportunity to implement effective automated cross-platform testing solutions, ensuring the consistent delivery of content to multiple fixed and mobile devices. The solution has been chosen by 30 of the world's leading digital TV operators, broadcasters and vendors including the BBC, CableLabs, Canoe Ventures and Teleplan.

"Consistency and reliability are major requirements in today's multi-platform digital TV world. Guaranteeing an enjoyable customer experience with manual testing in today's multi-device, multi-platform digital TV landscape is simply no longer effective," said John O'Brien, CEO of S3 Group. "Our partners, like Centum Solutions, realize this and are implementing new solutions and services that enable their customers' customers to enjoy the highest quality viewing experience on a wide range of devices."

For more information about StormTest Development Center, please visit http://bit.ly/iAVYES.

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. S3 Group is the proud winner of the prestigious Irish Software Exporter Award 2011 from Irish Exporters Association (IEA). Visit www.s3group.com/tv-technology and www.twitter.com/S3Group1 for further information.

About CENTUM Solutions:
CENTUM Solutions helps its clients, among different sectors such as Energy, Telecom, Transport, or Aerospace, to innovate and develop products and engineering services thanks to its talented human team. Founded in 2005, CENTUM Solutions is headquartered in Madrid, Spain, and thanks to its regional office for Latin America in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and its engineering teams and sales representatives, is present worldwide. CENTUM Solutions has been awarded with several prizes such us "Premio Rey Jaime I", "Emprendedor XXI " underlining its innovative and dynamic philosophy. Please visit: http://www.centum.es for further information.

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    Tracey Sheehy
    Breakaway Communications for S3 Group
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    Diego Alcoceba
    Business Development Manager for CENTUM
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