SysTest Labs Tests Republic of Philippines 2010 Automated Election System
Denver (Dec. 14, 2009) – SysTest Labs, a Denver based software-testing company, has been selected by the Commission of Elections (COMELEC) for the Republic of the Philippines to test the new automated election system supplied by Smartmatic-TIM Corp. The automated system will be used in throughout the country in the 2010 Philippine presidential and national elections.
On Thursday, Dec.17, 2009, Commissioner Gregorio Larrazabal and director Ester Roxas from the COMELEC, along with director Denis Villorente of the Philippine Advanced Science and Technology Institute will visit SysTest Labs in Denver to witness the initial testing stages. SysTest Labs will provide all code review, functional, performance and hardware testing required by the COMELEC to certify this new system that comprises more than 80,000 optical scan units and other supporting systems deployed nationwide.
"We are working with Smartmatic to perform source code review, as well as testing all functionality and security aspects of the code to ensure that it is absolutely accurate and tamper-proof,” said Mark Phillips, SysTest Labs vice president of compliance services. "We will also provide on-ground support in the Philippines early next year in time for the elections scheduled in May.”
The project, expected to be complete by March, tests the system’s security, telecommunications, error notification, auditing and recovery, volume, stress and accuracy of performance under the contract with COMELEC.
"SysTest Labs’ announcement today is yet another example of the success that the important software and information technology has here in Colorado,” said Su Hawk, president of CSIA, Colorado’s Technology Association. "With more than 5,500 companies in information technology in our state, we’re certainly very proud of the continuing success of SysTest Labs,” she added.
About SysTest Labs SysTest Labs is a premier provider of software testing, quality assurance and independent verification and validation services, with a growing portfolio of more than 325 commercial and government organizations across North America since its inception in 1996. An independent testing lab, SysTest Labs has distinguished itself as an accredited Voting System Test Laboratory (VSTL) by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) for the provision of electronic voting system certification testing.
Service offerings include: independent verification and validation (IV&V); quality assurance (QA); project management; software certification; on-site software test consulting and engineering; outsourced software test engineering; automated software test support, development, and execution; test and QA management; and load, stress and performance testing. For more information, visit www.systest.com or call (303) 575-6881.