Technology has to be trustworthy, reliable and safe.
Software is at the heart of many of these technologies. Properly testing it before it is put to use is the best way of ensuring it is fit for purpose.
In many industries, testing is most effective if undertaken by independent experts, to ensure there are no conflicts of interest and that all assumptions are put under the microscope. In some industries, independent testing is a legally mandated requirement. In other industries, market pressures demand that a company proves its commitment to safety and security through proper testing.
We have a long-established expertise in testing and V&V, in both simulated and real environments. Our first client was NASA, where we created fault-injection technologies for their space programme. Today, we help to test high-integrity systems for areas as diverse as transport, defence, aerospace, smart meters, finance and all kinds of digital apps.
We have developed a number of proprietary technologies and repeatable processes that transform how companies test, verify and certify their systems and software, reducing their operational costs and accelerating their time-to-market. These vary from our Software Verification Facility (SVF), which is used to automate hardware-in-the-loop testing and to allow continuous integration with development processes, to SMITEn, an electronic testing environment for energy providers and smart meter device manufacturers that uses built-in device emulators to remove the need for real devices.
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"Critical Software has provided DCC with the skills, knowledge and expertise in helping securely connect homes and business to the technology of tomorrow."
"95% of people identified that some form of safety-accreditation is important in providing reassurance that tech is reliable."
"90% of people said that independent testing by experts is important in assuring them that tech is reliable."