GL Conveys the Availability of its SS7 over IP (SIGTRAN) Protocol Analysis and Simulation Software

GL Communications Inc. conveyed today the availability of its SS7 Over IP (SIGTRAN) Protocol Analysis and Simulation software.

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SS7 Over IP (SIGTRAN) Analysis and Simulation

SIGTRAN Analyzer supports SCTP, M2UA, M3UA, M2PA, SUA, IUA, SIGTRAN protocols. GL's MAPS™ SIGTRAN is an advanced protocol simulator/tester for SS7 simulation over IP Networks.

Gaithersburg, Maryland (PRWEB) November 30, 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 SS7 Over IP (SIGTRAN) Protocol Analysis and Simulation software.

Speaking to media persons, Mr. Jagdish Vadalia Senior Manager for Product Development of the company said, ” GL’s SIGTRAN protocol decoder software is a VoIP testing tool that permits real-time analysis, call trace, capture, and filtering of SS7 and ISDN signaling messages over IP. SIGTRAN uses a new connection oriented transport protocol called Stream Control Transport Protocol (SCTP). SCTP is at the same level but more efficient at transport than TCP, UDP, or RTP.”

He added, “SIGTRAN Analyzer supports SCTP, M2UA, M3UA, M2PA, SUA, IUA, SIGTRAN protocols. It is a stack of networking protocols having Stream Control Transport Protocol (SCTP) and a bunch of user adaptation (UA) layers over it.”

Mr. Vadalia further added, “GL's MAPS™ SIGTRAN is an advanced protocol simulator/tester for SS7 simulation over IP Networks. It can simulate a Signaling Gateway and Softswitch ISUP signaling specification as defined by ITU-T standards. The tester supports testing network elements, error tracking, regression testing, conformance testing, load testing/call generation and generation of high volumes of ISUP traffic. MAPS™ SIGTRAN functionality covers the ITU and ANSI variant of SS7 implementing M3UA, and ISUP protocols. It is able to run pre-defined test scenarios against ISUP test objects in a controlled & deterministic manner.”

Some of the Important Features Of SIGTRAN Analyzer:

·Supports Real-time as well as Off-line analysis
·Uses industry standard NIC Card for interfacing to Ethernet.
·The SS7 and SIGTRAN Analyzer simultaneously can permit testing and verification of Signaling Gateways.
·Displays Summary, Detail, Hex-dump, Statistics, and Call Trace Views, the contents of this view can also be copied to clipboard.
·Call Trace View isolates call specific information such as status of each call (active/ completed), duration of completed call, OPC, DPC, CIC, Called and Calling Party Numbers, and more.
·Search and filtering capabilities for both real-time as well as offline analysis.
·Provides the 'Capture Filter' option to filter M2UA, M2PA, M3UA and SUA frames on the specified ports.
·Any protocol field can be added to the summary view, filtering, and search features providing users more flexibility to monitor required protocol fields.

Some of the Important Features Of SIGTRAN Emulator

·SS7 simulation over IP
·User-friendly GUI for configuring the SS7 M3UA Layers
·User Configurable Signaling Links
·Supports M3UA and SCTP protocol machine
·Multiple M3UA links
·Access to all ISUP Message Parameters Initial Address, Subsequent Address, Release messages, and more
·User controlled access to optional ISUP parameters such as timers
·Subsequent Address Message (SAM) configurations available
·Fully Supported Continuity Testing (COT) that includes both COT messages
·Ready scripts for conformance testing
·Logging of all SS7 Messages in real time. Each SS7 message displays CIC values defined within the message

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.