BSkyB goes for storm test

by David Allen

The satellite broadcaster BSkyB is testing the latest set top box technology with manufacturer Irdeto.

BSkyB intends to begin testing Storm Test, from Silicon & Software Systems (S3), a system that has been developed for the digital TV industry, in order to implement an automatic verification of set top boxes.
Irdeto will use Storm Test to check the compatibility of its encryption technology during the testing phases of a number of devices.

It can test the effectiveness of the remote control by making the device run through all of the channels over a five hour period without interfering with the system while it is use.