Pace chooses Witbe

Witbe, Quality Monitoring company, has announced that Pace, a specialist in 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.

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.

“We looked at many alternative solutions but we have been impressed by the ease of use and feature set of the Witbe solution,” declares Keith Porteous, VP of SQA at Pace International. “We can now test more complex features in less time and make sure any middleware works properly on our hardware. Witbe Video Robots and analysis portals are helping to shift our engineers focus on value added tasks, which simultaneously improves our QA process and boosts our efficiency.”

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