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www.inbroadcast.com | Vol: 5 - Issue 9 | September 2015

InTest

Digital TV Labs & Testronic Labs
Merge As Eurofins Digital Testing
Both Digital TV Labs and Testronics Labs were recently acquired by Eurofins Scientific,
a global Euro 1.5 billion QA group. They are now merging to form the world's largest
media delivery and device QA company...

D

igital TV Labs and Testronics Labs
are merging to form a larger media
delivery and device quality assurance
(QA) company named Eurofins Digital
Testing. The new company will combine
the complementary range of testing
products and services from three sites
in Bristol, UK, Diepenbeek, Belgium
and Hong Kong.
Digital TV Labs and Testronics Labs
were recently acquired by Eurofins
Scientific, the global €1.5 billion QA
group.
With a skilled pool of over 150
employees,
the
new
Eurofins
Digital Testing will be one of the
largest specialist test companies
in the world, providing services
to digital TV operators, consumer
device manufacturers and related
organisations.
Andy Hickman becomes the CEO
for the UK and Hong Kong and

Johan Craeybeckx is the CEO for the
Belgium operation. Eurofins Digital
Testing now can offer a wide range
of end-to-end operator QA services
including automation and on-site test
resourcing, in addition to the provision
of specialist test tools, and consumer
device conformance and certification
services.
Testing Services
The company will have the widest
range of testing services covering
HbbTV, DVB, HDMI, USB, Wi-Fi, DLNA,
DASH, MPEG, audio, MirrorLink,
CI-Plus, DRM, CAS, RDK and W3C,
combined
with
market-leading
automation tools.
"Both organisations have a strong
record of working with service
providers in the media and broadcast
sectors, and are recognised for
supplying high quality testing products

Eurofins
Digital Testing
for Quality
Assurance

and services" commented Andy
Hickman.
Johan Craeybeckx added: "The skill
and expertise from both organisations
combined with the extended global
reach and improved stability and

security provided by the Eurofins
group, means that we are now in the
strongest position we have ever been
in. This is great news for our customers
and our staff."
Eurofins Digital Testing has two
stands at IBC 2015.

World's First HbbTV App Automation Solution Demo
E
urofins Digital Testing will
demonstrate their HbbTV app
automation solution for the first time
at IBC 2015.
This
innovative
solution
can
automate any HbbTV application
completely unmodified, with no
additional hardware, using industrystandard Selenium test scripts.

App Testing
The HbbTV ecosystem is evolving
fast, with most European iDTVs
supporting HbbTV as standard and
global deployments driving a large
number of new HbbTV apps to be

Eurofins Digital Testing
...is the world's leading end-toend Quality Assurance (QA) service
provider for Digital TV Operators and
device testing specialists, operating
globally with test lab facilities in the
UK, Belgium and Hong Kong.
They provide specialised on-site test
resources, testing tools and services
to validate digital media delivery
systems and device conformance for

developed.
Unlike other consumer platforms
such as PC, Android and iOS, HbbTV
devices
have
limited
browser
implementations that don't support
standard HTML app testing tools.
With no viable HbbTV emulation
available, HbbTV app testers and
developers resort to time-consuming
and unreliable manual testing on
multiple TV devices.
Eurofins Digital Testing's HbbTV
app automation solution solves these
problems and enables test driven app
development as well as cross platform
and regression testing.

multiple standards and operators
across the world. Eurofins Digital
Testing was formed from the merger
of Digital TV Labs and Testronic Labs
and is part of the Eurofins Group.
Eurofins has a network of more
than 200 laboratories in 36 countries
and has over 16,000 employees
worldwide.
Eurofins Digital Testing delivers
complete testing solutions to

Open Standard
As HbbTV is an open standard
typically deployed in retail, horizontal
market HbbTV apps need to run on a
large number of disparate platforms,
meaning that HbbTV app developers
and operators need to test on an everincreasing number of devices.
Traditional manual testing is no
longer a robust, economic or scalable
solution. Developers and testers can
write Selenium scripts to control the
HbbTV app through remote control
events, and verify correct app output
data. Compared to test automation
which relies on IR blasters and

manufacturers,
broadcasters,
operators and related media and
device supply chains, covering
terrestrial, satellite, cable, OTT and
IPTV delivery.
This includes conformance and
certification testing for standards
and operator regimes, as well as
the provision of bespoke media
delivery solutions.
Eurofins offers comprehensive
product testing services

video capture, this approach avoids
erroneous test failures and uses scripts
that are easier to maintain as the app
evolves.
Andy Hickman, Eurofins Digital
Testing CEO, UK and Hong Kong, said:
"For the first time, HbbTV apps can
be automated without expensive
specialist automation hardware.
"The Eurofins HbbTV automated app
solution helps solve interoperability
issues and saves app developers both
time and cost."
The HbbTV app automation solution
will be demonstrated at IBC 2015.


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