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NAGRA Deploys S3 Group's StormTest Test Automation Platform Globally

Press release date: May 19, 2014

- S3 Group's StormTest Development Center automates testing of NAGRA's OpenTV 5 middleware and guide solutions

- Global deal to support end-to-end service validation, enabling NAGRA to scale to meet market demand and increase quality of its products

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 NAGRA, the Kudelski Group's digital TV division and world-leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen TV solutions, to automate testing of its OpenTV 5 Set-Top Box (STB) middleware and guide solutions deployed with leading pay-TV service providers on a worldwide basis.

NAGRA will use S3 Group's leading video test automation platform, StormTest Development Center, to enable the company to scale globally to meet market demand for its products, achieve ongoing quality assurance, improve responsiveness, and accelerate turnaround times. NAGRA's OpenTV middleware solutions provide the core operating software for STBs and gateways, with a complete feature set for digital TV. NAGRA's guide solutions provide universal interfaces that integrate traditional broadcast TV with locally stored media, internet media and on demand content.

"After a thorough evaluation, we decided on S3 Group's StormTest Development Center as the solution that best meets our requirements," said Mervin Zhang, Head of Solutions Engineering R&D, 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," said Philip Brennan, Vice President, TV Technology, S3 Group. "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."

At ANGA COM, May 20-22 in Cologne, Germany, S3 Group will showcase its latest advances in video service validation, and platform integration services 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%. Additional information about StormTest Development Center is available at:

About S3 Group:

S3 Group is a global leader at enhancing the performance and service readiness of video platforms across connected devices. In both development and production, S3 Group provides unique insights through service validation products and platform integration services for multiscreen deployments. S3 Group has more than 100 customers, across 28 countries, including: Astro, BSkyB, BT, Comcast, Kabel Deutschland, Liberty Global, Mediacom, NAGRA, Swisscom, Time Warner Cable, upc cablecom, Videotron, and numerous others. Visit and for further information.

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