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May 02, 2012

GL Communication's RTP ToolBox Tests IP Fax and More

By Rich Steeves, TMCnet Managing Editor

In the alphabet soup of telecommunications, it’s hard to keep track of all of the acronyms. So if you don’t know that RTP stands for Real-time Transport Protocol, or that RTCP stands for RTP Control Protocol, then you probably don’t need the new RTP ToolBox from GL Communications (News - Alert). On the other hand, if you regularly deal with this packet format for delivering audio, video over IP networks, and need a testing solution for IP fax, IP phones and more, then this product may be for you.

GL Communications, a company that specializes in PC-based test, analysis and simulation products for the telecommunications industry, recently made the new RTP ToolBox available to the masses. The senior manager of the company, Karthik Ramalingam, touted some of the prime features of the solution in a recent press release.

”The RTP ToolBoxTM can be used for testing and developing enhanced voice features (VAD, echo cancellation, codec, digit regeneration, digit generation, fax over IP, jitter implementation etc) within end-user equipment (IP phones, ATA, MTA etc), testing media gateway telephony interfaces, end-to-end network testing before and during VoIP deployment, automated testing of digital signal processing embedded into network elements,” Ramalingam said.

The ToolBox boasts many useful features. You can test and develop enhanced communications features such as IP fax, echo cancellation and jitter implementation, within IP phones and other equipment. It also allows for extensive network testing before and during VoIP deployment, the testing of media gateway telephony interfaces, voice quality testing and automated testing of digital signal processing in network elements.

Other features include: support for nearly every voice codec, automatic scan options to capture incoming RTP traffic, user-defined impairments such as latency and packet loss, talk and play to speaker options, and more.

Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli

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