S3 Group selected by Kabel Deutschland for end-to-end service validation

Monday, May 12th, 2014
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S3 Group’s StormTest® Development Center automates testing and accelerates deployment of Kabel Deutschland’s video services

COLOGNE, Germany — ANGA COM (Hall 10.1 / S29) — S3 Group, a global leader at enhancing the performance and service readiness of video platforms across connected devices, today announced it has been selected by Kabel Deutschland, Germany’s largest cable network operator, to help it scale and validate video services on various consumer premises equipment (CPE).

Kabel Deutschland will use S3 Group’s leading video test automation platform, StormTest® Development Center, for advanced, end-to-end service validation capabilities in both test and production environments. Specifically, it will be used for live service monitoring, channel line-up validation, A/V and caption quality assurance, and more. The platform will interface with Kabel Deutschland’s headend to validate video service configurations, and integrate with CPE to test services and simulate subscriber viewing experiences prior to deployment. The use of StormTest Development Center will help QA and operations personnel to assess the performance and service readiness of video services across connected devices.

“S3 Group’s end-to-end service validation platform enables us to replace time-consuming manual tests with more accurate, efficient and repeatable test cycles across our device platforms and software configurations,” said Bernd Hansen, Teamleiter Service Management, Kabel Deutschland. “We are confident in StormTest Development Center’s ability to provide the efficiency and reliability required to deliver rapid innovation and improve the quality and stability of new video services and features.”

“Kabel Deutschland is recognized for its innovation in the pay TV market, using cutting-edge technologies across its products and applications,” said Philip Brennan, Vice President, TV Technology, S3 Group. “We’re proud to have been selected to help further increase the company’s operational efficiencies and provide important service validation capabilities.”

Wolfgang Zeller, Vice President, Service Engineering at Kabel Deutschland will present together with John Maguire, Director of Strategy and Marketing, TV Technology at S3 Group at ANGA COM on Wednesday, May 21 in Cologne, Germany, on the panel: “Accelerating the next generation of video services: RDK, recommendation engines and beyond”. In addition, S3 Group will showcase its latest advances in video service validation, platform integration services and Reference Design Kit (RDK) migration support in Hall 10.1 / booth S29.

StormTest Development Center is the leading video test automation platform, validating services delivered to more than 140 million viewers, across 28 countries. StormTest Development Center is globally recognized for its ability to increase operational efficiencies and provide quality assurance of ongoing video service software releases across set-top boxes, gateway devices, game consoles, connected TVs, and mobile applications. In other customer deployments, it has been shown to increase regression test throughput by up to 600%, and accelerate performance testing by reducing the time required by up to 89%.