Farncombe offers MiriATE transition

January 8, 2013 11.48 Europe/London By Julian Clover

Farncombe has said it plans to rebrand and relaunch the former MiriATE consumer device test automation assets following its acquisition by the media technology services provider.

As exclusively reported by Broadband TV News in November, Bath-Based Mirifice was split into two following the liquidation of the company by its former owners.

Gary Marshall, managing partner for engineering services at Farncombe, said that the company is currently reviewing its automation solution in close collaboration with MiriATE clients. “We possess a considerable amount of in-house expertise, having provided professional services to the MiriATE client base for a number of years. Following a consultation period, we will announce a detailed roadmap for test automation in 2013,” he said. “We are confident that this will enable the TV industry to take a significant step forward with the introduction of large-scale, cost-effective test automation deployments.”

Farncombe has itself been using MiriATE for many years and sees demand for a number of value-added services around MiriATE, including training and scripting support. It has already developed a new real-time web-based reporting tool and is in the process of testing a number of new features.

Farncombe will continue to support Mirifice’s existing clients, which include the UK’s Digital TV Group with a new support package for customers now available.