S3 Group Unveils StormTest Warning Center
DUBLIN -- Video Service Providers around the globe are trying to balance the competing needs to accelerate product development and maintain stability by creating tighter synergy between their development and operations teams. To address this growing demand, S3 Group, a global leader at enhancing the performance and service readiness of video platforms across connected devices, today introduced StormTest Warning Center as part of its end-to-end service validation portfolio.
Warning Center is a new, cloud-based video service monitoring and validation platform designed to ensure peak performance of video services on devices across the entire network. It provides network operations teams with continuous, automated monitoring of service availability and performance, including: linear TV services, on-demand services, interactive menus, set-top box applications, EPG validity, and more. Warning Center customers can apply their own pre-defined thresholds for alerts, use real-time analytics to make “big data” driven business decisions, and reduce mean-time-to-diagnose and mean-time-to-repair through remote access to network monitoring nodes.
Warning Center is designed to work synergistically with S3 Group’s StormTest Development Center, the leading video test automation platform. Whereas Development Center is designed primarily to test devices and services by development teams in lab environments prior to deployment, Warning Center provides development and operations teams with ongoing feedback from devices and services within a live network. Using the Warning Center portal, operators can monitor real-time performance and service readiness thresholds, and interact remotely with set-top boxes deployed in the network.