American Megatrends Announces Development for Host Controlled Automation Testing

Friday: November 20, 2015

NORCROSS, GEORGIA: - American Megatrends Inc. (AMI), a global leader in BIOS and UEFI firmware, server and remote management tools, data storage products and unique solutions based on the Linux® and Android™ operating systems, is proud to announce development for Host Controlled Automated Testing.

Host Controlled Automated Testing, or HCAT, is a tool used to perform automated testing and designed to ensure quality assurance. It is a collection of software and hardware that provides the ability to take screenshots, provide keyboard input, power cycling, GPIOs and a script interpreter. A custom script can be written for HCAT that provides a way for customized testing. Tests can range from running OEM applications and logging of results to unattended operating system installations. When a specific event occurs, such as a failure, HCAT will capture as much information as possible to a log. After is complete, HCAT can e-mail out a report with all successes and failures for review. AMI has tested HCAT extensively and it has installed multiple operating systems, including Windows® and Linux® operating systems.

AMI currently holds the patent for automated operating system installation on multiple drives, where a device switch allows for a connection between a mass storage device and either a test control system (TCS) or system under test (SUT). With this technology, users can coordinate the installation of multiple operating systems on a SUT. Errors that are detected during the automated installation process are identified and corrected in a computing system firmware.

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About AMI

Founded in 1985 and known worldwide for AMIBIOS®, American Megatrends (AMI) supplies state-of-the-art hardware, software and utilities to top-tier manufacturers of desktop, server, mobile and embedded systems for both X86 and ARM based platforms. AMI's industry leading Aptio® V UEFI BIOS firmware, MegaRAC® remote server management tools and solutions based on the popular Windows, Android™ and Linux® operating systems continue to garner industry acclaim and awards around the world. In line with the diversity of its technology and product line, AMI is a member of a number of industry associations and standards groups, such as the Unified EFI Forum (UEFI), the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance and the Trusted Computing Group (TCG). Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, AMI has locations in the U.S., China, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong to better serve its customers.

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