Pace Chooses Witbe Test Automation Solutions
AMSTERDAM -- Witbe, the next generation Quality Monitoring company, today announced that Pace, a global leader for digital TV and broadband technologies, has deployed Witbe’s quality assurance solutions to automate testing of digital TV set-top boxes developed for cable, satellite, terrestrial and telecom operators.
Serving over 160 operators around the globe, Pace is one of the World largest set-top box developers and commits to very high quality standards. As set-top boxes are more and more powerful, integrating multiscreen video technologies and custom-designed applications, testing new releases has become highly complex and time consuming. Pace has deployed Witbe’s test automation solutions in several of its R&D centers to streamline its Quality Assurance (QA) process. Pace can now accelerate it’s time-to-market without compromising on quality and better use the skills of its QA engineers.
The solution deployed includes several Witbe Video Robots, which Pace selected for their unique ability to replicate the real-life actions of a TV viewer on the actual set-to box. This enables the QA team to automate feature test and functional regression test scenarios. Witbe Robots also measure perceptual video quality using advanced MOS algorithms (Mean Opinion Score) to ensure all video codecs and bitrates are managed properly. Using the Witbe Test Automation solution, automated testing is now scheduled to take place outside normal business hours and test reports are generated automatically. The certification time cycle was reduced enabling QA analysts more time to focus on other QA activities.