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CableLabs(R) Uses StormTest Development Center

S3 Group Solution Optimizes Automated Testing Platform for Cable Industry Leader (November 14, 2011)

ATLANTA, GA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/14/11 -- (SCTE Cable-Tec Expo) S3 Group, a global enabler of the highest quality digital TV content delivery platforms, today announced CableLabs® is using its StormTest™ Development Center to support automated testing of interactive TV applications at their Louisville, CO headquarters.

CableLabs has integrated StormTest Development Center to interface with its ETV Activity Reporting System (EARS), a solution that monitors enhanced TV (ETV) streams at the operator headend. By connecting StormTest Development Center to EARS, Enhanced Binary Interchange Format (EBIF™) applications can be tested quickly and effectively to ensure a quality user experience. As EBIF applications continue to proliferate, providing an ever-growing number of interactive applications for digital TV subscribers, it is vital that such innovative new apps be tested accurately and quickly.

S3 Group has also installed a StormTest evaluation system at CableLabs in order to help automate User Agent test cases.

StormTest Development Center has been chosen by more than 25 of the world's leading digital TV operators, broadcasters and vendors including Canoe Ventures, Mediaset, and Irdeto among others. The solution allows for automated testing to be carried out more efficiently and effectively by testing multiple devices with different test scripts simultaneously for interactive applications, embedded firmware, and digital TV solutions. It provides organizations like CableLabs with enterprise features such as centralized resource management, where testing slots can be pooled across systems and sites, as well as centralized reporting and results management -- all extremely important when testing multiple interactive applications.

"CableLabs sets the benchmark for cable specifications in North America and to have them make use of our StormTest family for automated testing of EBIF applications is a true testament to the value of this technology," said Ian Harris, director of product marketing, S3 Group. "Around the world, operators are in serious need of finding a proven, reliable solution to enable the delivery of interactive applications to any consumer device. StormTest Development Center is a high quality solution to this challenge."

For more information about StormTest Development Center, please visit http://bit.ly/StormTestDC or visit http://goo.gl/SFeqL to download a white paper about automated EBIF testing.

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 www.s3group.com/tv-technology and www.twitter.com/S3Group1 for further information.

Tracey Sheehy
Breakaway Communications for S3 Group
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