Serbia-based hardware and software design outfit RT-RK is supplying wireless consumer premises equipment specialist AirTies Wireless Networks with a package of automated set-top box test system components. These include a rack system for testing multiple set-top box units, a picture quality measurement system and a system for testing in field. AirTies intends to use the equipment to improve test processes and solutions, primarily in its R&D and quality assurance departments.
The delivered rack system enables full parallel execution of different test plans for set-top box units, according to the Novi Sad-based company. It utilises remote control and configuration, providing a single interface for functional, regression, stress, and performance testing. Supported by real-time grabbers and a user interface/dashboard framework for creation of tests, test plans, test execution scheduling, and remote execution monitoring, the system performs A/V analysis with OCR algorithms for testing of diverse scenarios and set-top box features.
RT-RK’s picture quality measurement system is a no-reference real-time processing system for video and audio artifact detection. It provides quality measurements, which the company says closely correspond to subjective human visual assessment, obtained, tracked and alerted in real time.
The system for testing in the field consists of a central monitoring and control system and remote stations. It is used for monitoring of real-time broadcast, set-top box services, performance measurement, video quality assessment, ongoing KPI measurement, and other related functions. The system is web based, allows remote configuration of the probes, and has mechanisms to facilitate test scenario creation and modification.
“AirTies is committed to delivering premium content to any room and any device in the home. That relies on a high capacity Wi-Fi home network proven to guarantee the best quality of service in different wireless environments with the ability to reach a full range of devices for content delivery. As we have been expanding our set-top box portfolio, we have considered several options to ensure quality of products and bring them to market in the shortest possible time. We have chosen RT-RK, as we found they provide the most comprehensive and robust test solutions on the market today,” said Metin Taskin, CTO, AirTies.
“We gladly serve AirTies as they renew and complement their existing testing solutions,” said Vukota Pekovic, Head of Marketing and Sales RT-RK. “Particularly, I am pleased as AirTies shows interest in using our solutions both in R&D and QA departments. That surely corresponds with our mission in testing of products in digital television, and is a sign of value of our solutions. For now, our cooperation continues with RT-RK’s engagement in preparation of test suites for AirTies’ set-top box models.”
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