TestPlant announces two new eggPlant range products: eggMan and eggBox

  • Posted by JB Brockman
  • On June 2, 2014

Manual testing tool and “test-lab-in-a-box” revealed at IBM Innovate 2014

Orlando, Florida at IBM Innovate 2014 – June 2, 2014 – TestPlant, the maker of the eggPlant range of software quality tools, today announced the launch of two new tools for desktop and mobile test engineers. eggMan and eggBox extend the eggPlant range to include a manual testing tool and an appliance to create an instant testing lab, or testing centre of excellence.

eggMan is a free tool for manual test engineers. It allows testers to connect with any system, locally or remotely. It is compatible with eggCloud, which provides secure and scheduled connection to devices anywhere on a private cloud. eggMan includes a free test automation tutorial with access to on-line documentation and videos. eggMan allows automation and manual test engineering teams to collaborate and share systems under test.

eggBox delivers a new iOS Gateway in an appliance, which also contains a switchable option list of eggCloud, eggPlant Manager and eggIntegration. It is a test lab in a box and responds to the need for instant, robust and enterprise controlled testing tools. eggBox works in all operating system environments, is designed both for desktop and mobile testing, and deploys tools available to in-house or offshore test resources.

Antony Edwards, TestPlant CTO, said, “Having championed test automation for years, we’re now broadening our approach with eggMan to embrace manual testers and afford them an opportunity to begin to use automation tools. eggBox is the result of our innovative response to customer demands for immediate and scalable test lab solutions.”

“These products will change the test tools industry,” said George Mackintosh, CEO of TestPlant. “Manual testers can assess the productivity gains of test automation for free. Enterprises, network operators and software developers can quickly and affordably buy a test environment literally in a box! With these new tools, TestPlant is responding to agile development, to the move to mobile, to DevOps and to the Internet of Things.”

eggBox and eggMan will be shipped in June/July 2014.

About TestPlant

TestPlant is an international software business based in London. It has development centers in the USA and the UK with sales and support centers in the USA, the UK and Asia as well as an extensive network of business partners. The company was founded in 2008 by George Mackintosh and Jon Richards with venture capital backing and it has shown rapid revenue growth organically and through the acquisitions of Redstone Software and Facilita. TestPlant’s products are used in over 30 countries by well over 300 enterprise customers in sectors which include Financial Services, Automotive, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Media and Entertainment, Retail and Defense and Aerospace. The eggPlant range is a set of software quality tools which supports the design, development, test and management of software applications for mainframe, desktop and mobile use in any technology platform environment. The tools are relevant in agile, mobile, web and DevOps deployments. eggPlant use improves and reports on the quality and responsiveness of software systems, reduces time to market and lowers costs by introducing process automation. eggPlant tools have been granted patents with several applications pending. The company’s achievements have been recognised within the software industry and by the venture capital community. TestPlant is also a Red Herring Global Top 100 company and was awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2013. www.testplant.com

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