Software Test Industry First: TestPlant Granted US Patent for eggPlant

24 January, 2011 – London, UK and Boulder, CO, USA – TestPlant, an international software company with operations in the USA and the UK, today announced that its robotic test tool product, eggPlant, has been recognized by the US Patent and Trademark Office and secured a US patent.

The patent, number 7,870,504, has been granted for eggPlant’s unique method of controlling or testing a
system from another computer using a communications link such as Virtual Network Computing (VNC).

This allows eggPlant to ‘see’ the screen on the system under test recognizing icons, buttons, message
boxes, prompts, text, backgrounds and colors.

George Mackintosh, chief executive for TestPlant said: “This patent recognizes the innovation in how
eggplant works and secures our position in the market as the leader in GUI testing”.

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