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Irdeto Selects S3’s StormTest™ to Automate Testing of End-To-End Conditional Access System

(PresseBox) (Dublin, Ireland / ANGA Cable 2009, Cologne, ) S3, a leading provider of products, services and IP to the Digital TV industry, today announced that Irdeto has selected their StormTest™ product to support the development and testing of their Conditional Access (CA) system. StormTest is a set-top box (STB) automated test and analysis system. Its extensive and flexible automation framework enables improvements in test cycle time, execution cost and repeatability.

Irdeto’s solution is a modular large operator CA system used to secure DVB, IP and Mobile content. Irdeto is using the StormTest product to perform end-to-end testing of different features on multiple varieties of STBs. StormTest is known for its ease of use and extensibility and through tight integration with a defect management system can automatically raise defect reports during regression testing.

"We have investigated the capabilities of the StormTest system and have determined that it is the right product to support the set-top box aspects of our system test automation" said Rory O’Connor, vice president of engineering for Irdeto’s Digital TV product group. “One of the most compelling reasons for Irdeto to use StormTest is that it allows us to control and monitor production set-top boxes and Conditional Access system components directly from within our test environment, enabling us to automate a wide range of end-to-end test cases. This ensures that for all product releases, we can repeatably and efficiently validate the correct performance of both the new functionality and the extensive existing functionality.” concluded O’Connor.

“Irdeto is trusted worldwide to secure and enable the delivery of their customer’s valuable content across digital broadcast, IP, mobile, enterprise and government networks. S3’s StormTest product integrates easily with Irdeto’s technical infrastructure to ensure automated control of their testing interfaces all the way through from their head-end component to multiple set-top boxes.” said John Maguire, Director of Product Strategy, TV Technology, S3. “StormTest relieves the pain of having to manually test new functionality across a variety of set-top boxes and allows our customers to automate large amounts of their testing in a seamless and controlled fashion.” concluded Maguire.

For a demo of S3’s StormTest product please visit our Booth #A51 at Anga Cable 2009 or visit our website at for further details.

About Irdeto
Irdeto empowers companies to protect and monetize their digital assets and maximize return on content with innovative and reliable software technologies, content management and distribution solutions and end-to-end solutions and services. The company’s products include conditional access, digital rights management, business support systems and set-top box software solutions. Through group company Cloakware, it provides software and datacenter security solutions, More than 500 customers worldwide trust Irdeto to secure and enable the delivery of their valuable content across digital broadcast, IP, mobile, enterprise and government networks. Irdeto solutions currently enable simple to advanced business models on more than one billion devices and applications. Founded in 1969, Irdeto employs over 900 people in 25 offices across the globe, including the dual corporate headquarters in Amsterdam and Beijing. The company is a subsidiary of multinational media group Naspers (JSE: NPN), which includes a wide range of pay TV, Internet, instant-messaging, technology and publishing businesses. For more information, please visit

Silicon & Software Systems Ltd. (S3)

S3 provides services, products and IP to the Digital TV industry. S3 has over 14 years experience working with global operators, Set-Top Box (STB) manufacturers, middleware vendors, conditional access vendors and semiconductor companies. S3 is recognized for providing complete solutions using its skilled engineering and project management resources specializing in Lead System Integration Services, Consultancy Services, Equipment Upgrade and Maintenance and TV Products. Founded in 1986, S3 has engineering development centers in Ireland (Dublin and Cork), the Czech Republic, Poland, Portugal and San Jose in the USA with sales offices and representatives globally. For further information please visit