Germany’s largest cable operator Kabel Deutschland has selected S3 Group, the Irish service provider specialising in enhancing the performance of video platforms on connected devices, to automate the testing of multiscreen services across CPE platforms including Apple iOS and Google’s Android OS devices.

Kabel Deutschland will use the StormTest Development Center to integrate the testing of its TV services including mobile video applications into its test framework. The service simulates user gestures to control touchscreen devices, enabling the testing of Apple iOS and Android OS devices. It allows the same test script to be run across different consumer devices and to streamline error resolution by capturing results in a consistent manner across platforms.

“Subscribers want a great user experience, regardless of the device being used. By integrating all devices into our existing test framework, Kabel Deutschland will be able to test feature updates and new services faster,” said Bernd Hansen, head of Kabel Deutschland’s service management team. “In particular, mobile video application testing with StormTest will give us a reliable, repeatable and automated method to assure the quality of multiscreen user experience.”