TestQuest Introduces Functional Test Solution for Symbian OS

8/25/2003 - TestQuest, Inc., the leader in functional test automation tools for wireless devices, introduced its TestQuest Interface for Symbian OSTM. The new interface provides connectivity between the TestQuest ProTM test system and Symbian OS-based phones to automate “black box” testing.

The TestQuest solution acts like a virtual user, controlling and verifying the phone’s operation using any of the phone’s available communication transports.

“TestQuest’s innovative functional test solution helps Symbian OS licensees, who account for more than 80 percent of the world’s annual mobile phone sales, reduce their Symbian OS-based products’ time to market,” said Ian Weston, vice president of developer partnerships for Symbian Ltd. Symbian OS is the global industry standard operating system for advanced data-enabled mobile phones.

“Through automated, rather than manual testing of our handsets, we can cut test cycle time, and broaden test coverage while at the same time controlling testing costs,” said TestQuest customer Rick Ledford, engineering manager of verification for Panasonic Mobile Communication Development Corp. of U.S.A.

The TestQuest Interface for Symbian OS is available for Series 60 phones and will be available for Symbian v7.0-based UIQ User Interface. Emulators may also be used in lieu of the physical device. This second generation of TestQuest’s interface uses serial, IR or Bluetooth transports, providing faster testing and the ability to simultaneously test a large number of Symbian OS-based phones with a single TestQuest Pro system.

TestQuest Pro is already widely used in quality assurance organizations around the world doing Symbian OS testing. These organizations currently use TestQuest’s “hardware integration” method of connectivity.

“The Interface for Symbian OS will provide an easier, more cost-effective alternative to connect to Symbian OS-based phones for automated testing,” said Don Leick, product marketing manager, Mobile & Wireless, at TestQuest.

About TestQuest, Inc.
TestQuest is the leader in automated, functional product testing for computer and embedded systems. As the only company providing an automated alternative to the manual testing of wireless/handheld devices, digital entertainment products, and enterprise computing systems, TestQuest enables customers to optimize their validation and verification processes. TestQuest applies a unique combination of market knowledge, test automation expertise, innovative technology, and a results-driven engagement process to help customers meet their specific business challenges. TestQuest partners with its customers to design, develop and deploy solutions, speeding time to market, assuring the quality of the end-user experience, and providing a strong return on investment. TestQuest markets and sells its products and services in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit http://www.testquest.com/symbian3.htm or call 800-756-1877 (option "1") in the United States or +44 (0) 1483 505300 in Europe.

About Symbian Limited
Symbian is a software licensing company which develops and licenses Symbian OS, the global open industry standard operating system for advanced, data-enabled mobile phones. Symbian has licensed Symbian OS to the world’s leading mobile phone manufacturers including Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Siemens and Sony Ericsson. Publicly announced products based on Symbian OS include the BenQ P30, Samsung SGH-D700, Siemens SX-1, NTT DoCoMo FOMA F2102V and F2051 built by Fujitsu, Sony Ericsson P800 Smartphone, Nokia 9200 Communicator range as well as the 7650, 6600, 3650 and N-Gage. Symbian has its global headquarters in London, United Kingdom with development sites in Europe and Asia. For further information about Symbian, please see www.symbian.com or email press@symbian.com

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