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DTG Testing and Mirifice launch automated MHEG testing

DTG Testing, the test house subsidiary of the Digital TV Group, and test and measurement specialist Mirifice, have extended their existing partnership to include automated MHEG testing of set-top boxes, recorders and iDTVs.

DTG Testing and Mirifice have developed an automation system for MHEG based on Mirifice’s MiriATE product. The system automates approximately 80% of the core MHEG tests.

DTG Testing has also released an MHEG automated test suite for manufacturers to purchase for pre-compliance testing, prior to submission to DTG Testing for final testing.

“DTG Testing is committed to continually enhancing the service we offer to manufacturers.” said Richard Carlton, associate director, DTG Testing. “The introduction of MHEG automation will reduce the time taken to test products and provide a more controlled testing environment, ensuring even greater consistency of test results.”

DTG Testing introduced Mirifice’s MiriATE automation system into its testing processes in 2009 in order to align with the requirements of UKAS ISO /IEC 17025. The system is able to automatically interpret a receiver’s video and audio output, while controlling the device inputs and environment and is capable of testing up to 96 receivers in parallel 24 hours a day.

DTG Testing said it plans to introduce automation throughout its range of manual test suites in the near future.