Commenting on the move, Claus Beck, director of engineering at the Liberty Global-owned operator, said: “Connected TVs are one element of upc cablecom’s comprehensive multiscreen offering. As web-based applications converge with TV platforms, comprehensive and rigorous testing prior to service roll-out is essential to delivering a quality experience. The ability to extend our existing test platform with StormTest to include Connected TVs allows us to adopt a uniform test environment across any device or screen.”
John Maguire, director of product strategy, S3 Group, added: “Delivering Connected TV applications that have broadly equivalent functionality to traditional TV services requires additional development and specialized testing. Automating the testing of these applications, and bringing them into a common test environment with other elements of a multiscreen service offering, enables the delivery of new services faster and more cost-effectively”.
S3 Group is an international digital TV company that enables operators and programmers to accelerate the end-to-end delivery of multiscreen TV.
UPC cablecom already uses S3 Group’s solution to test STBs.