SOURCE: S3 Group

S3 Group

February 20, 2012 02:00 ET

Swisscom Taps S3 Group's StormTest to Support an Enhanced and Seamless Digital TV Viewing Experience

Switzerland's Largest Telecom Provider Selects StormTest® Development Center for Automated System Testing

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwire - Feb 20, 2012) - S3 Group, a global enabler of the highest quality digital TV content delivery platforms, today announced that Swisscom, Switzerland's largest telecommunications provider, has chosen StormTest Development Center to ensure the accurate and speedy software testing on IPTV Set-Top Boxes (STBs). This deployment, focused on STBs running Microsoft® Mediaroom™ Client, has instantly improved the accuracy of testing as well as turnaround time. Swisscom was previously utilizing manual testing which is often time consuming, repetitive and poses more room for errors.

StormTest Development Center allows automated software testing to be executed efficiently and effectively across multiple digital TV devices. Swisscom is optimizing the solution to test its customized Microsoft® Mediaroom™ Client and TV apps. This simulates the customers' experience and reduces the amount of time required per test hence optimizing the productivity of its development in general. With the streamlining ability of StormTest Development Center, Swisscom can now benefit from a powerful automated software testing framework that is flexible enough to cover a wide range of scenarios -- an objective that was previously unachievable.

"S3 Group not only provides us with their StormTest Development Center but they also act as a professional service partner that expresses great interest in supporting and addressing Swisscom's future test automation requirements. Any partner working together that aids in bringing our business forward is invaluable," said Michael Krause, Head of Entertainment and TV Test Management at Swisscom. "We strive to deliver the ultimate IPTV experience to more than 600,000 customers, and as interactive services and multiple devices continue to become the norm, we need a partner who can help us ensure the highest quality of end-to-end platforms. We have found that partner with S3 Group."

Swisscom is the latest international powerhouse to choose StormTest Development Center for its testing and validation needs. Most recently, MediaSet, Canoe Ventures, Irdeto and BBC have also selected S3 Group to enhance their multi-device testing capabilities.

"Swisscom sought a sophisticated product that could support their needs to test more broad and complex scenarios with efficiently and accuracy. StormTest Development Center met these needs immediately, and our professional services team is dedicated to ensuring that is always the case," said John O'Brien, CEO, S3 Group. "Our ability to provide the highest quality content delivery platforms around the world is due to our unique combination of unmatched hardware and software, and proven professional services. This combination assured Swisscom that partnering with S3 Group was the right decision."

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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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