GL Conveys the Availability of its Product MAPS™ UMTS for IUCs, IuH Interface Emulator

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GL Communications Inc. conveyed today the availability of its product MAPS™ UMTS IuCS, IuH interface Emulator– Scripted UMTS IuCS, IuH Interface Emulator.

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GL’s Message Automation & Protocol Simulation (MAPS™) designed for UMTS IuH interface can simulate Femto Home Node B (HnB), and a Femto Home Node Gateway (HnB-GW) by generating RANAP and DTAP signaling messages over SCTP as Transport layer.

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™ UMTS IuCS, IuH interface Emulator– Scripted UMTS IuCS, IuH Interface Emulator.

Speaking to media persons, Mr. Jagdish Vadalia Senior Manager of the company said, ”GL’s Message Automation & Protocol Simulation (MAPS™) designed for UMTS IuH interface can simulate Femto Home Node B (HnB), and a Femto Home Node Gateway (HnB-GW) by generating RANAP and DTAP signaling messages over SCTP as Transport layer. A femtocell is a small cellular base station designed for use in residential or small business environments. Femtocells can offload the RAN and provide better coverage, plus improved data download & upload speeds. IuH links Femto Access Point (HnB) and a Femto Gateway (HnB-GW).”

He added, ”MAPS™ also supports RTP traffic simulation (requires additional licensing) over UMTS-IuCS and UMTS-IuH interfaces. RTP traffic simulation supports the following actions for almost all standard codecs: Transmitting Voice File, Transmitting DTMF, MF Digits and other Tones and Dual Tones, Recording Voice Files, Monitoring Single and Dual Tones, DTMF and MF digits, Loopback, Talk using Microphone, Play to Speaker.”

Mr. Vadalia further added, “The application gives the users the unlimited ability to edit messages and control scenarios (message sequence). “Message sequences” are generated through scripts. “Messages” are created using message templates.”

Important Features

·Simulates RNC, MSC, Home NodeB (HnB) and Home NodeB Gateway (HN GW) entities.
·Generates and process all Mobility Management, Session Management, RANAP and DTAP messages.
·User controlled access to RANAP, and DTAP messages.
·Ready scripts for Mobile Originating, Mobile Terminating, Location Updating procedures for quick testing,
·Supports Authentication, TMSI Reallocation, Encryption, and other optional procedures
·Provides fault insertion, and erroneous call flows testing capability.
·Impairments can be applied to messages to simulate error conditions
·Supports RTP traffic generation and reception (requires additional license)

·Supported Codecs: ·G.711 (A-law / Mu-law - 64kbps), G.711 App II (ALaw and MuLaw with
VAD Support), G.729, G.729B (8 kbps), G.726 (5 bit 40 kbps/4 bit 32 kbps/3 bit 24 kbps/2 bit 16 kbps), G726 (40/32/24/16 kbps with VAD), GSM (13.2 kbps), ·AMR (4.75, 5.15, 5.9, 6.7, 7.4, 7.95, 10.2, & 12.2 kbps) (optional codec), ·AMR_WB, ·EVRC (Rates - 1/8, ½ and 1), EVRC0 (optional codec), EVRC_B (Rates - 1/8, ¼, ½, and 1), EVRCB0 (optional codec), EVRC_C, ·SMV (Modes - 0, 1, 2 and 3- Available if licenses are provided or owned, please call GL), ·iLBC (for 20msec), iLBC_13_33 (for 30msec), ·SPEEX, G722, G722.1, SPEEX_WB.

·Supports customization of call flows and message templates using Script editor and Message editor.
·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
·Script based & protocol independent software architecture.
·Provides call statistics and associated captured events and error events during call simulation.

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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