Amino selects MiriATE® to enhance set-top box testing

Monday, March 23rd, 2009 
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Mirifice Ltd to integrate their MiriATE® testing product at Amino

BATH, UK — Amino Communications (AIM: AMO) has purchased the MiriATE testing solution from Mirifice Ltd, underlining its ongoing commitment to providing outstanding set-top box performance and reliability.

The MiriATE product will be integrated into Amino’s existing facilities to provide accurate and repeatable results from sophisticated automated tests.

Niall Buckingham, Director and Founder at Mirifice, says, “Amino already has a great reputation for quality and performance, which we look forward to enhancing. Amino’s decision to add MiriATE to its existing test environment is a testament to the power and ease of use that the product offers. MiriATE’s ability to interface with the systems that Amino has used to date provides a further benefit, preserving Amino’s existing test system investment.”

Mike Greenall, SVP Client Software at Amino, says “MiriATE will allow us to build on our stringent quality control and testing processes, enabling our skilled staff to deliver an even better service level to our customers”.

For a set-top box manufacturer, quality is critical in winning new business and in minimizing the cost of field support. Improvements in set-top box reliability also reduce the total cost of ownership for the IPTV network operator.

MiriATE provides Amino with the ability to automatically drive large numbers of set-top boxes through suites of stringent tests, including realistic endurance testing. MiriATE offers advanced features such as video analysis, such as motion detection, region comparison and optical character recognition (OCR); these are critical in automating the majority of tests, as they replace the need for manual recognition and verification. Additional benefits include multiple concurrency and test scheduling on a platform which offers 24/7 availability, resulting in reduced costs and time-to-market.

Niall Buckingham adds “Our MiriATE product is also used by network operators for acceptance and regression testing of set-top boxes and services. The resulting improvement in set-top box and network service reliability reduces the total cost of ownership for the operator.”

Deployment of MiriATE starts off with a 16 STB solution and, due to the system’s scalability, this can be increased in increments of 16 to very large systems of 384 boxes and more.

Visit us at IPTV World Forum 25 – 27 March 2009, London Olympia:
Amino Communications at stand 24
Mirifice Ltd at stand 340