Irdeto Leverages StormTest™ to Enhance Multi-Site Automated Testing Capabilities

News Type: Press Release

Monday 13 June 2011

Global software and media technology company expands relationship with S3 Group by licensing set-top box testing solution

CHICAGO (The Cable Show 2011) – June 13, 2011 – S3 Group, a global provider of technology, solutions and services for the digital TV market, today announced Irdeto has chosen S3 Group’s automated testing solution to support its global footprint. The deployment marks the first enterprise-wide licensing of S3 Group’s StormTest Development Center, which has been in use at Irdeto regional facilities for the past two years, and now has been rolled out throughout Irdeto's global operation.

Irdeto, a global software security and media technology company, conducted rigorous market and technology analysis prior to choosing StormTest Development Center as the platform for end-to-end testing of different features on multiple varieties of set-top boxes (STBs). The company chose to expand with S3 Group due to its robust and reliable testing capabilities and multi-site support for engineers located in different countries.

"StormTest Development Center was a natural choice for Irdeto. With our stringent requirements for security and reliability, it was important to us to choose a product that was as robust as our solution and scaled to handle multiple sites seamlessly," said Rory O'Connor, Vice President of Services for Irdeto. "From support to services, the S3 Group team has been a true partner to work with throughout the ongoing deployment process."

"We're delighted that Irdeto has chosen S3 Group for its global automated testing needs. Their requirements, such as access to testing facilities across multiple sites, were quite extensive, but we were able to deliver on these demands since StormTest Development Center was designed from the ground up to handle enterprise-wide testing," said Ian Harris, Director of Product Management at S3 Group. "With it, Irdeto was easily able to extend the system to integrate with their back-end, giving them end-to-end testing and control."

StormTest Development Center has been chosen by more than 20 of the world’s leading digital TV operators and vendors. It allows automated testing to be carried out efficiently and effectively while multiplying the amount of testing carried out on interactive applications, embedded firmware and digital TV solutions. The solution boasts 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.

For more information about StormTest Development Center, please visit


About S3 Group:
S3 Group provides products, solutions and professional services to the Digital TV, Telehealth and Semiconductor industries. S3 Group’s TV Technology Business Unit has over 16 years experience working with global operators, set-top box (STB) manufacturers, middleware vendors, conditional access vendors and semiconductor companies. This Business Unit is recognized for providing leading system integration services and products to address the STB lifecycle management challenges faced by its’ clients globally. Founded in 1986, S3 Group, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, has development centers in Ireland, the Czech Republic, Poland, Portugal and the USA with sales offices and representatives globally. For further information please visit

Tracey Sheehy
Breakaway Communications for S3 Group
(212) 616-6003

About Irdeto:
Irdeto is the most innovative software security and media technology company in the world. Through its dynamic security and monetization technologies, the company allows new forms of distribution for broadcast/broadband/mobile entertainment, and for the world’s most popular app, eStores and consumer devices. Co-headquartered in Amsterdam and Beijing, Irdeto employs 1000 people in 25 locations around the world. It is a subsidiary of broad-based media group Naspers (JSE: NPN). Please visit Irdeto at

Katie Judd
Racepoint Group

Note to Editors: S3 Group will be demonstrating the StormTest Development Center at the CableNET 2011 exhibit. This technology showcase will be part of The Cable Show 2011, the 60th Annual Convention and International Exposition of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), June 14-16 at McCormick Place in Chicago.


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