GL Announces its Software for Measuring Delay and Loss over Circuit and Packet (VoIP) Networks.

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GL Communications Inc. announced today the availability of its software for Measuring Delay and Loss over Circuit and Packet Networks.

Delay/ERL Application Wndow

Delay/ERL application designed specifically to non-intrusively measure echo performance of circuit networks and it can also be used to measure delay and loss over any circuit or packet network.

Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA -March 04 2013- GL Communications Inc. a leader in providing PC-based test, analysis and simulation products and consulting services to the worldwide telecommunications industry, announced today the availability of its software for Measuring Delay and Loss over Circuit and Packet Networks.

Speaking to media persons, Mr. Vijay Kulkarni CEO of the company said, ” Circuit and packet (VoIP) networks introduce impairments such as delay and loss to speech traffic. Quantifying these impairments is an important first step to providing quality voice communications. The delays in the VoIP system are 'variable' such as the IP Network Delay. This delay will be a function of the number of 'hops' in the packet network and other factors such as bandwidth, queuing, and retransmissions.

Similarly, circuit networks introduce delay and loss to speech traffic, but these are generally constant. A TDM switch introduces a constant delay as do multiplexing and other transmission equipment. End equipment may introduce delays associated with codecs and wireless transmission. In general, these delays will be constant per call.”

He added, “Delay, loss, and echo are related in the following manner: Greater delay makes any echo more annoying; greater loss makes echo less annoying but quality is affected if levels are too low. Generally delay beyond 30ms requires echo cancellation. Our special application tailored for measuring echo, delay, and level is called the 'Delay/ERL' application.”

Mr. Kulkarni further added, “This application can be used to test intrusively as well as non-intrusively. In the non-intrusive mode, whatever signal is present in the system is used for the correlation. In the intrusive mode, a noise signal (or a signal from a file) is inserted and correlated with the returned signal.”

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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