Farncombe OpenTest for devices

Media technology services provider, Farncombe, has confirmed the launch of its OpenTest automated consumer device testing solution. OpenTest is based on the MiriATE assets Farncombe acquired in 2012.

Farncombe’s OpenTest platform is designed to be the most cost-effective test solution for any size platform in any configuration. With a simple cost model and no software licence fees, it requires only a fraction of the capital investment needed for similar offerings – while operating costs are half the industry average.

In developing OpenTest, Farncombe enhanced the former MiriATE product with a number of new features including AV Jukebox, AV Capture and serial-to-Ethernet output. Farncombe has also added advanced support services, training and a customer support portal that brings the user community together.

To keep operating costs low, OpenTest runs on industry standard server hardware that can be supplied by Farncombe or provided by the customer. Using industry standard hardware also reduces support costs. And combined with its on-line support portal, Farncombe believes it is offering the industry’s lowest support costs.

“Although we have been long-term users of the software ourselves, since the acquisition we have consulted extensively with customers and collaborated with them to develop a long-term strategy for OpenTest that will meet future needs,” said Gary Marshall, Managing Partner for Engineering Services at Farncombe. “We are introducing a simple cost model without licence fees which we believe makes OpenTest significantly more cost-effective than competitive offerings, irrespective of the number and type of devices to be tested.”

“We remain a services based business and our strategy with OpenTest is simple: by offering a cost-effective automated test system we will make OpenTest the premier test product in the market. We will also take advantage of our expert knowledge of test automation to provide leading test automation services,” added Marshall.

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