Automated Test System for Set-Top Boxes
Contec’s QuickTest® automated STB (set-top box) test system resides in warehouses of cable, telco. and satellite operators. It performs automated, full function testing, that ensures that the STBs delivered to subscriber’s homes work properly the first time; this system also maximizes asset utilization for providers.
Using advanced IT approaches, we’re continuing the evolution of QuickTest® as a thoroughly unified, seamless source for fast, accurate testing, identification of performance trends, proactive maintenance and upgrades and rapid, best-in-class repairs.”
Honored as a “Best in Test” finalist by Test & Measurement World, QuickTest® streamlines the testing process by eliminating the need for pre-test sorting STBs by manufacturer. The system automatically performs more than a dozen tests, including DVR functionality, tuner functionality and a parametric test of picture quality, as well as a test of true – not downconverted – HDMI quality. Data capture enables Contec and operator customers quickly to recognize and address issues that require service in specific makes or models of devices.
As the industry’s fastest and most comprehensive testing system, a single QuickTest® station can process more than 100 devices per hour with high degrees of flexibility and accuracy. The integrated QuickTest® system includes 24-slot test-stations that can simultaneously test any mix of STBs – regardless of manufacturer or model – as well as real-time access to full, historic test data across operator and STB footprints; live and automated support and preventive maintenance resources; and billing system updates.