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The XPPC allows the user to store a huge CD collection in digital format (up to 1000 CDs), then control that music collection from a wireless touch-screen remote that features a remarkably elegant and simple user interface. It also provides direct access to the XPPC Music Service, a digital music service that offers 100 channels of digital radio plus a full download store where the user can purchase and download hundreds of thousands of major label songs directly to the jukebox. The user can take any of this music and build personalized playlists, create "mix" CDs, export songs to a portable player, or distribute music wirelessly throughout the home to other XPPC receivers. The system provides top quality audio with a custom-designed speaker and amplifier system.

Key challenges to the project

Challenge: Initially the application was developed for a unique device which existed only as a prototype. Testing needed to be performed on hardware which did not exist.

Solution: Using of a high-end simulator with predetermined limitations.

Type of testing completed

  • Manual black-box
  • Functional testing
  • Unit testing
  • Stress testing
  • Load testing
  • Configuration testing
  • Acceptance testing

Tools: IntelliJ IDEA, MS Embedded C++

Duration: Over 8000 hours

Team size: 1 Team Lead, 2 test engineers