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May 31, 2012

New Emulator from GL Communications Analyzes IP Fax Traffic and More

By Rich Steeves, TMCnet Managing Editor

For companies that have implemented IP communications for voice, fax, messaging and conferencing, there are many benefits, ranging from cost savings to ease of use. But in addition to these benefits, there can also be potential problems, especially considering the high volume of data traffic that crosses the IP network each and every second.

But now, thanks to GL Communications (News - Alert), a company that specializes in providing PC-based test, analysis and simulation products and consulting services to telecommunications companies around the world, there is a new product to help with all of this traffic. Called the MAPS GMS (News - Alert) AoIP Emulator, the solution is capable of simulating GMSA and GSM Abis interface over TMD, as well as a number of other protocols.

“GL’s Message Automation & Protocol Simulation (MAPS) is an advanced protocol simulator/tester capable of generating traffic and simulating GSM A over IP,” said Jagdish Vadalia, senior manager at GL. “MAP GSM AoIP designed for Air interface can simulate BSC (Base Station Controller), and MSC (News - Alert) (Mobile Switching Center) entities”

According to Vadalia, the solution supports send/receive for SMS simultaneously using signaling channel with the voice/data, fax service over a GSM network. Other features include: user configurable signaling links, user controlled access to optional parameters such as timers, logging of all messages in real time, save and load configurations, support on Windows XP or higher operating systems, user-friendly GUI for configuring the SCTP layer, and much more.

GL Communications products have capabilities that include voiceband traffic analysis and emulation across all traffic types, including voice, digits, tones, modem and fax. The company’s IP products generate and analyze thousands of calls and traffic simultaneously with traffic types such as frames, packets, voice files, digits, video, tones noise and fax.

Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli

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