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S3 Notches Nagra Deal

S3 Group said Nagra has selected its StormTest platform to automate testing of its OpenTV 5 set-top box middleware and guide apps on a global basis.

Financial terms weren't disclosed, but Nagra said it will tap StormTest to achieve ongoing quality assurance, improve responsiveness, and accelerate turnaround times.

“After a thorough evaluation, we decided on S3 Group’s StormTest Development Center as the solution that best meets our requirements,” said Mervin Zhang, Nagra’s head of solutions engineering R&D, in a statement. NAGRA. “StormTest Development Center allows us to rapidly create and execute tests for our STB middleware and guide solutions, resulting in increased productivity and quicker ROI.”

“This was a much sought after opportunity, and we are proud to have been selected to deliver our test automation products to NAGRA globally,” added Philip Brennan, S3’s VP, TV technology. “As organizations look to increase the rate of development, StormTest Development Center makes it possible for integration and QA to keep pace. It enables testing to scale to improve throughput, meet release deadlines and improve the reliability of services.”

S3 claims that StormTest now validates services delivered to more than 140 million viewers across 28 countries. Other customers include Time Warner Cable, Kabel Deutschland, Astro, BSkyB, BT, Comcast, Liberty Global, Mediacom, Swisscom, and Videotron, among others.