IoT Validation Services

IoT Testing Services

The Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to transform our lives in unbelievable ways. The exciting promises of this fascinating technology include not only automated and streamlined processes for businesses, leading to reduced costs and a more efficient performance, but also smart devices with amazing applications.

Despite the seemingly wonderful outlook of 20 billion IoT devices by the year 2020, there is a flip side. Most organizations will be overwhelmed to test this new class of IoT devices owing to a unique set of characteristics that are listed below.

  • Hardware-software convergence
  • A tremendous amount of data volume, variety and velocity
  • The need for real time analysis
  • The infrastructure requirements that are necessary to validate a real-life, at-scale deployment

The open architecture, scale of deployment and the limitations of the constrained devices also require new methods to study and validate security risks and can be quite challenging.

IoT Test Strategy & Implementation

Celstream has developed an effective strategy for IoT testing. Our comprehensive test strategy and validation of Connected Devices encompasses all layers of IoT implementation including

  • Device functionality
  • Intelligence at-the-edge
  • Device-to-device services
  • Device-to-cloud services
  • Workflow automation and business systems integration
  • Analytics, and
  • End-to-end solutions

Celstream also has outstanding inter-operability testing capabilities to validate multi-vendor device deployments and ecosystem integration.

Celstream Advantage

  • We have a long track record of working with device makers/OEMs
  • Celstream has over fifteen years of expertise in device development and validation for a variety of industries such as banking, medical, office equipment, set-top-box, media appliances, energy and transportation. Owing to the many years of experience in product development, we possess the following skills.

    • A remarkable degree of knowledge about the nuances in hardware-software integration
    • An exceptional ability to work with hardware prototypes, released and in-the-field/legacy devices
    • We have designed development and test processes that are fine-tuned for validation of constrained devices
    • A significant amount of knowledge and experience in the validation of industry standards and conformance
  • Our domain expertise and knowledge of the IoT ecosystem is truly outstanding including
    • Strong expertise in development and validation of each layer – from device enablement to business integration and analytics
    • Experience in implementing advanced IoT solutions based on own platform (DeviceMaestro Smart) and popular third-party stacks such as AWS IoT, Azure IoT Suite, ARM mbed OS, Intel, Cisco, Dell, Google and OpenStack
    • Our deep understanding of software stacks, frameworks and visualization tools that are commonly used and integrated to deliver IoT solutions including Cassandra, Hadoop, Qlik, Jaspersoft, Datameer and Mulesoft
  • Investment in IoT specific test automation and infrastructure including
    • Device/sensor simulators
    • Consoles, viewers
    • Data loggers
    • Prototype management
    • Agile test environment –TDD, continuous integrations
    • Virtualization
    • Automation framework and tools for functional, load, UX, API and security tests

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    A leading office equipment OEM developed an advanced IoT solution that provided remote services and management of its in-the-field devices. The solution was conceived to support 5000+ devices in a single LAN and more than a million devices in a single installation. The company needed a partner to validate and certify that the product conformed to industry standards and met the IoT requirements. Celstream was chosen as the partner due to our strong domain knowledge and IoT validation experience. We implemented a comprehensive test strategy including implementation of device/adapter simulators, certification suites (CWMP, APVT, Bonjour) and test automation (based on Selenium Web Driver and PERL). The rigorous and structured validation helped the company launch a robust and high quality product in the market and gain significant competitive advantage.