Broadcom and S3 Group Collaborate to Enable Delivery of Digital TV Content to Multiple Devices

Saturday, September 10th, 2011
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AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands — IBC2011 – Hall 3, Stand 3.B23 — S3 Group, a global enabler of the highest quality digital TV Content Delivery Platforms, today introduced the result of their collaboration with Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), to deliver digital TV broadcast and services to multiple devices within the home including residential gateways, tablets, laptops and other consumer devices. Broadcom is a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications.

Integrated on Broadcom’s BCM7425 HD Full Resolution 3DTV with HD Transcoding Set-Top Box SoC, S3 Group’s StormTest™ Development Center technology demonstrates the immediacy and accuracy of implementing automated testing solutions to ensure the correct delivery of interactive applications to multiple devices. Today, there is an imperative need for proven testing solutions across a variety of devices as consumers continue to bring more digital content and services into the home.

“S3 Group technology enables operators to deliver reliable and secure content to consumers — no matter the device,” said Dan Marotta, EVP & GM, Broadband Communications Group, Broadcom. “By working with S3 Group to deliver content to multiple screens, we continue to pave the way for the next generation connected home.”

StormTest Development Center allows automated testing to be executed efficiently and effectively across multiple devices and platforms. While each system can test up to 16 different devices simultaneously, each running different interactive applications and embedded firmware, it also enables automated testing of the interaction between connected devices. The comprehensive capabilities of StormTest Development Center, coupled with S3 Group’s professional services and integration team, has quickly been embraced by more than 20 of the world’s leading digital TV operators and vendors.

“Operators today are realizing how important it is to their success to ensure that their content delivery platforms are validated,” said Philip Brennan, vice president of TV Technology, S3 Group. “As we continue to ensure the highest quality solutions and offerings for our customers this partnership helps to validate the strength and integrity of our technology in today’s evolving world of multiple devices.”