GL conveys the availability of Scripted MEGACO Protocol Emulation

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GL Communications Inc. conveyed today the availability of its product MAPS™ Megaco Protocol Emulator – Scripted MEGACO Protocol Emulation.

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GL’s Message Automation & Protocol Simulation (MAPS™ Megaco) is an advanced protocol simulator/tester traffic generator designed for Megaco testing, which can simulate MGC to test Media Gateways with various types of calls.

GL Communications Inc. a leader in providing PC-based test, analysis and simulation products and consulting services to the worldwide telecommunications industry, conveyed today the availability of its product MAPS™ Megaco Protocol Emulator – Scripted MEGACO Protocol Emulation.

Speaking to media persons, Mr. Jagdish Vadalia Senior Manager said, ” The Media Gateway Control Protocol (Megaco) is a signaling and call control protocol used between the Media Gateway Controller (MGC) and Media Gateway (MG). MAPS-MEGACO protocol operates on two basic constructs called Terminations - media connections and Contexts - associations between terminations which can be added or deleted.“

He added, “GL’s Message Automation & Protocol Simulation (MAPS™ Megaco) is an advanced protocol simulator/tester traffic generator designed for Megaco testing, which can simulate MGC to test Media Gateways with various types of calls. It can also control scenario involved in Media conversion. This test tool can also be used to perform protocol conformance testing (Megaco protocol implementations) as per ETSI TS 102 374-2 standards.”

Mr. Vadalia further added, “The MAPS™ MEGACO Conformance test tool is designed with 200+ test cases, as per Megaco specification of ETSI TS 102 374-2 document. Test suite includes in-built scripts which tests the functionality of the Media Gateway for Megaco protocol valid and in-valid behavior.”

Important Features:

·Simulates Media Gateways (MG) and Media Gateways Controller (MGC)
·Supports transmission and detection of RTP traffic - digits, voice file, single /dual tones
·Generates and processes MEGACO valid messages
·Supports all Megaco commands such as Add, Subtract, Notify, Modify, Move, ServiceChange, AuditValue, and AuditCapabilities
·Fully integrated, complete test environment for MEGACO
·Supports complete customization of call flow and messages
·Supports scripted call generation and automated call reception
·Provides protocol trace with full message decoding, and graphical ladder diagrams of call flow with time stamp
·Inbuilt scripts makes testing procedure simpler, less time consuming and hence time to market the products
·Provides fault insertion, and erroneous call flows testing capability
·Support end-to-end gateway testing
·Script based & protocol independent software architecture.
·Provides call statistics with associated captured events and error events during call simulation
·Logging of all messages in real-time

About GL Communications Inc.,

Founded in 1986, GL Communications Inc. is a leading supplier of test, monitoring, and analysis equipment for TDM, Wireless, IP and VoIP networks. Unlike conventional test equipment, GL's test platforms provide visualization, capture, storage, and convenient features like portability, remotability, and scripting.

GL’s TDM Analysis & Emulation line of products includes T1, E1, T3, E3, OC-3, OC-12, STM-1, STM-4, analog four-wire, and analog two-wire interface cards, external portable pods, and complete system solutions. Capabilities include voiceband traffic analysis and emulation across all traffic types (voice, digits, tones, fax, modem), all protocols (ISDN, SS7, GR-303, Frame Relay, HDLC, V5.X, ATM, GSM, GPRS, LTE, etc.), and with capacities up to thousands of channels. Our newest products provide astonishing capacity and capture capability up to and including gigabit speeds.

GL’s VoIP and IP products generate / analyze thousands of calls and traffic simultaneously with traffic types such as frames, packets, voice files, digits, video, tones, noise, and fax. Almost all codecs are supported including G.711, G.729, AMR, EVRC-A,B,C, GSM, iSAC, and many more. Additional features include visual analysis, real-time listening, and recording. The product line also includes Ethernet / IP Testing capability that simulates and checks frame transport and throughput parameters of Ethernet and IP networks, including delay, errors and other impairments.

GL's Voice Quality Testing (VQT) product line complements all of GL's products. Using ITU-standard algorithms (PAMS, PSQM, and PESQ), GL's VQT provides a widely accepted solution for assessing voice quality in the telecom industry. Voice Quality Testing across multiple networks (T1, E1, T3, E3, OC-3, OC-12, VoIP, Wireless, and Landline) is available.

GL’s Wireless Products perform protocol analysis and voice quality assessment on GSM, CDMA, UMTS, and LTE networks. Connections can be made to any wireless phone with automated call control, GPS mapping and real-time signal measurements.

GL’s Echo Canceller testing solutions provide the broadest range of simulation and analysis, including line and acoustic echo. GL’s compliance testing per G.168. G.167 and P.340 across TDM, IP, VoIP and Wireless networks is widely accepted in the industry.

GL’s wireless VQT solutions help assessing impairments to voice quality such as poor mobile phone quality, voice compression and decompression algorithms, delay, loss and gain in speech levels, noise, acoustic and landline echo, and other distortions are easily assessed and accurately measured.

GL’s Handheld data testers can test a wide variety of communications facilities and equipment including T1, fractional T1, E1, fractional E1, T3 and E3 modems, multiplexers, CSU, DSUs, T1 CSUs, DTUs, NTUs and TIUs and more. The testers provide convenience, economy, and portability for almost any interface, including RS232, RS-422, RS-530, X.21, T1, E1, T3, E3, and many others.

GL’s Network Surveillance and Monitoring products include Probes for TDM, IP, VoIP, ATM, and Wireless networks. An open standards based approach provides a scalable, feature rich, real-time access to network characteristics. Centralized or distributed access, efficient transport and database loading allow compatibility with 3rd party and standards based monitoring systems.

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