Promptlink Communications Officially Launches Set-Top Box Testing Platform

Leaders in data, voice and wireless CPE test solutions for broadband network providers launch video testing for DVB set-top boxes


SAN DIEGO--()--Promptlink Communications Inc., a leading solutions provider to broadband network providers, today announced release of the Promptlink Set-Top Box Test Platform™ (STBTP). Similar to other Promptlink test solutions, the STBTP product performs a complete functional test of all video and audio features of a digital set-top box, and is designed to be used by non-technical personnel.

“As a leader in Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) test solutions, Promptlink recognized the importance of adding video equipment testing to our suite of products,” said Dr. Foad Towfiq, president and CEO of Promptlink Communications, a U.S.-based company with headquarters in Oceanside, Calif., in San Diego County. “We have provided an advanced analysis tool to allow our customers to manage field-returned inventory and quickly determine functional and non-functional equipment at the highest level of reliability. Along with our recent release of a wireless router testing solution, the STBTP product further expands our product offerings to the cable and telecommunications industry.”

Promptlink will be exhibiting at Angacom in Cologne, Germany, May 20 through May 22 in Hall 10.1 booth V20.


The Promptlink Set Top Box Test Platform (STBTP) currently supports testing of DVB-C and IP-based set-top boxes, and can test 16 units per system in parallel in as little as five minutes. The system is currently in use and operating 24/7 in multiple locations.

The STBTP system is used to test any DVB-C digital set-top equipment, from any manufacturer in a turnkey system that includes testing of all audio and video interfaces at any resolution, including native HD 1080P. Promptlink’s unique, patent-pending “rolling rack” design allows for pre- and post-staging of equipment. With this staging configuration, testers can maximize production by rotating tested and untested equipment quickly and simply in and out of a testing area. Combined with universal cabling connections, the Promptlink solution provides the speed, flexibility and technical excellence that have made Promptlink a leader in CPE testing solutions.

The STBTP platform is now available in general release. Future releases will support DAC (Q3 2014) and DNCS (Q4 2014) video delivery systems.


Promptlink Communications has been providing software and system integration solutions to the broadband industry since 1994. Promptlink is focused on development and deployment of support and testing tools for broadband service providers. Promptlink’s engineers were instrumental in Time-Warner’s initial high-speed data trials, providing products and support for the launch of these services in multiple markets.

Promptlink offers a cost-effective suite of software applications for management of cable broadband networks and equipment. The company’s unique technologies have been developed through the experience of 20 years in systems integration, CPE testing and network management.

Promptlink Communications is a privately held company headquartered in Oceanside, California, with offices in Latin America and Europe.


Promptlink Communications
Christopher J. Boring, +1-760-688-4022 x729

Release Summary

Promptlink Communications officially launches set-top box testing platform; exhibiting at Angacom in Cologne, Germany May 20 through May 22 in Hall 10.1 booth V20.


Promptlink Communications
Christopher J. Boring, +1-760-688-4022 x729