Welcome to The Testing Group
The entertainment industry’s premiere Quality Assurance lab
TTG has provided major Hollywood studios and content creators with reliable and innovative testing solutions since 1997. We have been testing optical media longer than any other company. Our testing facility is located in North Hills, CA within minutes of studios and the top post houses.
Menu navigation and functionality testing ensures your project will work as intended, with thorough test plans customized to fit your needs.details
As the industry leader in compatibility testing, our extensive worldwide Blu-ray and DVD player matrices are based on our latest proprietary AMP market share research.details
Our trained and experienced staff will detect video, audio and subtitle flaws so that your customers can experience the high quality they've come to expect from your brand.details
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Summer Matrix Update.
TTG has just completed our summer matrix update using players identified with our in-house AMP™ market research.
The Testing Group has created a new dedicated computer lab and testing methodology to ensure that your digital library lives up to the hype.
16713 Roscoe Blvd, North Hills, CA 91343
The Testing Group is now located in our beautiful new North Hills location. Come by for a visit and check out our new modern and spacious offices!
All of our testers operate in their own enclosed office environment equipped with 3D 1080p TVs and 7.1 surround sound. Our staff is extensively trained and must pass rigorous tests to qualify for each discipline of testing. Each of our testers is equipped with an iPad linking them to our proprietary database. We will develop a test plan specifically suited to fit your needs!
We perform full menu navigation and
functionality, compatibility and linear
playback services. Our compatibility
lab is fully equipped for 3D and BD-
We have tested DVD longer than any
other company. We offer a full range
of testing services and more players
than our competitors.
Our computer labs are specialized
for mezzanine, digital copy and
UltraViolet testing, and we have full
large screen surround sound viewing
environments for high quality playback.
AFFECTED MARKET PERCENTAGE
Using a combination of purchased and in-house research, we select our player matrix to best represent the current market. Each issue in our report will tell you exactly how much of the market will be affected by any problem we find.
Our facility's security undergoes routine auditing by the CDSA and MPAA to ensure that you can rest easy that your product is secure.
We're Here To Help
We're proud to say we've worked with all of the major studios and post houses, and we are always looking for the next great partner. Please take a look at some of the companies that we've had the pleasure of serving over the years.
And give us a chance
to serve you!
Our Manufacturer Membership Program keeps us in touch with major player manufacturers. This allows us to work directly with manufacturers to ensure your titles will play on the latest players.
How to Find Us
THE TESTING GROUP
16713 Roscoe Blvd
North Hills, CA 91343
TTG is looking for qualified professionals experienced in optical media and digital file testing. Please submit your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Longtime Industry Leaders in Quality Assurance
In October of 2008, James Richardson, owner of Direct QC united with Lauren Evers, Owner of Intellikey Labs to create what is now The Testing Group. Both Lauren and James have been in the industry and testing both optical and electronic media since 1997.
Due to our longevity in the business, we have been able to successfully establish testing methodologies and industry standards that have been adopted by nearly every other testing competitor.
We are committed to providing the highest quality assurance for the entertainment industry. We have had the opportunity to work with almost every major studio, post house and media corporation, as well as many Fortune 500 companies and developers of consumer digital entertainment.
Lauren Evers, CEO
In 1997, Lauren saw the industry’s need for third party quality assurance optical disc testing, and co-founded Intellikey Labs; the first DVD testing facility. Since founding Intellikey, she has proven herself a leader in the field by constantly improving industry reporting standards and testing methodologies. Lauren also oversees the company’s relationships, with a focus on customer service, and ensures TTG goals are being met and exceeded.
James Richardson, COO | CTO
James started in the QC industry in 1997 at Walt Disney Studios, where he managed world wide DVD schedules. Soon after, he joined the team at Warner Bros. Studios to help launch their multi-region DVD department. James eventually went on to launch Universal Studios’ international department before founding Direct QC. James’ broad spectrum of experience makes him a true leader in this industry. He is continuously refining and employing new testing procedures to ensure TTG customers are receiving the best and most up to date services available.
Patrick Mason, Manager of Operations
Patrick has been a part of our TTG team for the last seven years. A seasoned professional with experience in all aspects of quality assurance, he oversees our daily operations and testing. He also manages our custom database, client specs, and serves as our main client representative. A true lover of film, Patrick enjoys staying up to the moment with each studio’s release schedule and spec. Additionally, Patrick creates all of our testing methodologies, which have greatly advanced TTG’s efficiency and helped make us a leader in our industry.
Paul Kennedy, Senior Technical Lead
Paul has been a part of TTG for over ten years, and has a great understanding of all parts of the industry. On any given day, you can find him creating reports, writing test plans and managing our computer lab. Paul also re-built our computer lab from scratch to accommodate our increase in UltraViolet work. When working with Paul, you are guaranteed a genuine professional, dedicated to ensuring our clients are receiving the best and most accurate testing every time.