GL Announces MC-MLPPP Conformance Tester

GL Communications Inc. announced today the release of its latest MC-MLPPP Conformance Tester software.

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MC MLPPP Conformance Tester

MC-MLPPP is one such advanced protocol simulator/tester for Multi Class, Multi Link, PPP protocols over TDM (T1 E1). It can simulate a complete PPP or MLPPP link between two peers, with MLPPP signaling conforming to IETF specifications.

Gaithersburg, Maryland (PRWEB) October 30, 2012

Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - October 29, 2012- GL Communications Inc. announced today the release of its latest MC-MLPPP Conformance Tester software.

Speaking to reporters, Mr. Jagdish Vadalia Senior Manager for product development of the company said, “GL’s MAPS™ (Message Automation and Protocol Simulation) platform is a general purpose Protocol Emulator for various protocols encountered in the telecom space. MC-MLPPP is one such advanced protocol simulator/tester for Multi Class, Multi Link, PPP protocols over TDM (T1 E1). The tester can simulate a complete PPP or MLPPP link between two peers, with MLPPP signaling conforming to IETF specifications.”

He added, “MAPS™ MLPPP supports testing network elements, error tracking, regression testing, conformance testing, and load testing/call generation. The test tool can run pre-defined test scenarios against MLPPP test objects in a controlled & deterministic manner. The test tool also incorporates the flexibility to modify call parameters & message contents (arbitrary manipulation of messages, information elements and message sequence on the different protocols).”

Mr. Vadalia further added, “MAPS™ MLPPP conformance scripts are suitable for conformance tests and functional tests, where test objects can be accurately, reliably and comfortably validated for compliance with IETF standard. It is suitable for manufacturers, network operators and service providers to address all stages of the development cycle, regression testing through to type approval, acceptance testing.“

Main Features:

Performs MC-MLPPP as well as PPP simulation over TDM (T1/E1)

Supports LCP with the following negotiation options.

PPP options: MRU (Maximum Receive Unit), ACFC (Address and Control Field Compression),
PFC (Protocol Field Compression), and Magic Number.
MLPPP Options: MRRU (Maximum Received Reconstructed Unit), Short Sequence Number

Format, Long sequence header format, Endpoint Discrimination, and Multi-class option.

Multi-Class Options: Multilink Header Format.

Supports the following NCPs -

IPCP - RFC 1332 (The PPP Internet Protocol Control Protocol) and RFC 1877 (PPP Internet    
Protocol Control Protocol Extensions for Name Server Addresses) standards.
PPPMuxCP - RFC 3153 (PPP Network Control Protocol for PPP Multiplexing) standard.

Supports IP compression negotiation option conforming to RFC 3544.

Supports full or fractional timeslots for PPP Link.

Ideal solution for automated testing using command line scripts.
Supports customization of call flows and message templates using Script editor and Message editor.

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 with 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) are all 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.