Gaithersburg, Maryland (PRWEB) June 16, 2012
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 PacketExpert™ - portable (USB based) Quad Port Ethernet / VLAN / MPLS / IP / UDP Tester.
Speaking to media persons, Mr. Jagdish Vadalia Senior Manager said, ” PacketExpert™ is a portable (USB based) Quad Port Ethernet / VLAN / MPLS / IP / UDP Tester with 4 Electrical Ethernet Ports (10/100/1000 Mbps) and 2 Optical Ports (1000 Mbps). It connects to a Notebook PC through a USB 2.0 interface. Each port provides independent Ethernet/VLAN/MPLS/IP/UDP testing at wire speed for applications such as BERT, RFC 2544, and Loopback. It truly takes confusion out of Ethernet testing at all protocol layers - from Layer1 frames to IP/UDP packets. It can be used as a general purpose Ethernet to IP performance analysis tool for 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps Ethernet local area networks and wide area networks. Two of the 4 ports have both Electrical and optical interfaces, enabling testing on optical fiber links as well.”
He added, “PacketExpert™ provides 3 important functionalities – Wire speed BERT, Smart Loopback, and RFC 2544 Testing. It can perform Wire speed BERT (Bit Error Rate Testing) on all ports simultaneously over Layer1, Framed Ethernet (Layer2), Stacked VLAN (Q-in-Q), Stacked MPLS (Layer 2.5), IP and UDP. It can generate and receive various BER patterns, including various PRBS patterns, to properly test the Ethernet to IP link. It analyzes the received BER traffic and provides various vital measurements such as Bit Error Rate, Bit Error Count, Sync Loss Count, Sync Loss Seconds, and Error Free Seconds. PacketExpert™ also gives a real time graphical representation of the Bit Error count, plotted over time.”
Mr. Vadalia further added, “PacketExpert™ supports Throughput, Latency, Frame Loss and Back to Back test as specified in RFC 2544. Similar to BERT, RFC 2544 testing can be done over Framed Ethernet (Layer2), Stacked VLAN (Q-in-Q), Stacked MPLS (Layer 2.5), IP and UDP. The results can be viewed in tabular as well as graphical format. It also generates reports in pdf and csv format for the RFC 2544 tests and BERT. With the capability to generate/receive traffic with stacked VLAN (Q-in-Q) and stacked MPLS, PacketExpert™ finds use in testing a wide range of networks – from testing individual links/switches, testing local Ethernet/IP networks (LAN), end to end testing of Wide Area Networks (WAN), testing Core/MPLS networks, and much more.”
Some Important Features:
·Capable of generating/receiving Ethernet to IP traffic at wire speed
·Capable of handling full wire speed BERT, in both directions, on all available ports.
·Easily control multiple hardware units from a single GUI, multiplying the number of ports available per system
·Command Line Interfaces – Console based CLI as well as GL's WCS (Windows Client Server) based CLI, allowing remote control
·Supports Loopback, allowing for easy test setup.
·Wire speed BERT and RFC 2544 testing over Framed Ethernet (Layer2), Stacked MPLS (Layer2.5), IP and UDP. BERT testing is also supported on Layer1.
·Support for BERT, RFC 2544 and Loopback testing with stacked VLAN (Q-in-Q) – up to 3 levels
·Support for BERT, and RFC 2544 testing with stacked MPLS, up to 3 levels
·Support for BERT, Loopback and RFC 2544 testing over IPv6
·Supports industry standards PRBS patterns 29-1, 211-1, 215-1, 220-1, 223-1, 229-1, and 231-1, constant patterns like all ones, all zeroes, alt ones-zeroes and user-defined test patterns ranging between 1 to 32 bits.
·Optional sequence number insertion allows detecting out-of-sequence packets and packet loss.
·Error Insertion capability - Single as well as constant rate Bit Error and FCS Error Insertion.
·Throughput, back-to-back, latency and frame loss testing as per RFC 2544 for Uni-directional and Bi-Directional traffic between ports.
·Easy to setup and conduct RFC2544 tests using user-defined parameters such as frame size, trial duration, number of trials, etc.
·Real-time results are presented in both tabular as well as graphical format.
·• Detailed test result reports in PDF and CSV file formats.
·User selectable Electrical and/or Optical interface for Port2 and Port3 allows mixed technology testing.
·Detailed frame statistics in tabular format for all the ports.
·Test and verify QoS Parameters of network devices like Switches/Routers etc.
·End to end testing of network paths for QoS parameters
·In-depth troubleshooting of the Carrier network in the event of network failures or impairments
·QoS testing of Triple-play services to ensure that they fully qualify SLA parameters
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.