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Analog Phone Simulator (MAPS™ APS)
24-Port, 48-Port, 96-Port

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Overview

MAPS™ APS is the high capacity Analog 2-wire Bulk Call Generator used to test a Central Office (CO), PBX, ATAs, Gateway or other telecommunications equipment, which provide local loop interfaces. It includes a compact system comprising of MAPS™ APS, Analog Interfaces, Patch Panels and other optional modules (Fax Emulation and VQT Analysis) in a rackmount system.  MAPS™ APS system supports up to 96 independent FXO ports per 1U MAPS™ APS Server and APSCB-48. More can be achieved by simply scaling the system with a 4U MAPS™ APS Server sporting 2 Octal T1E1 Cards which can then support up to 384 analog ports.

MAPS™ platform offers automated, scripted, multi-user, multi-protocol, and high capacity Bulk Call Generation. This platform is the basis for all signaling protocols and for traffic generation – whether voice, tones, digits, fax, data, or video, depending on the network support. MAPS™ covers legacy PSTN, TDM, SONET SDH, next generation VoIP, and Wireless protocols, interfaces, and equipment.  MAPS™ can support any of the following protocols in TDM networks for establishing the signaling links - CAS, FXO FXS, ISDN, SS7, PPP, GSM, INAP, CAP, and MAP.

Functions

  • Up to 96 independent FXO ports per 1U MAPS™ APS (More can be achieved by scaling)
  • Manual and Automated Bulk analog call simulation
  • Call monitoring and call recording
  • Multiple users and tests per system
  • Full FXO Functionality via flexible scripts
  • Solution is scalable
  • Supported call scenarios
    • Caller ID
    • Two-way Calling
    • Three-way Conference Calling
    • Three-way Calling with Calling Party Number ID
    • VMWI – Voice Mail with MWI (message waiting indicator) & SDT (stutter dial tone)
    • Call Waiting – Detect tone, Call ID, Flash to accept call
    • Call Forwarding
  • Reporting
    • Multi-User, Multi-Test, Multi-Reporting
    • Executed test cases
    • Successful test cases
    • Call Failure events
    • Call Completion events
    • Call Drop (sustain calls) events
    • Voice Quality Test MOS Scores
    • Delay Measurements (OWD, PDD)
    • Pass/Fail Status
    • Summarization
    • Failure Details Sufficient to determine Root Cause
    • PDF and CSV file formats
    • Central Database of events/results/errors
  • CLI Capabilities
    • Fully Automated with CLI and external control
    • Remote accessible via CLI
    • TCP/IP based Client Server application
    • Script-based call simulation and control
    • Comprehensive API for call flow control and feature testing
    • API for TCL, Python, .NET, Java
    • Allows multiple clients to be connected simultaneously
    • Reserve/release analog lines through API
    • Independent execution available for all lines
  • Functionalities
    • Basic Telephony functions - On-hook, Off-hook, Detect ringing signal, Dial, Hook flash
    • Digit related functions - Send and Detect digits
    • File transfer functions - Send and Receive file
    • Tone related functions - Detect busy tone, call waiting tone, dial tone, reorder tone, ring-back tone, special dial tone, Send and Detect test tone, tones
    • Fax related Functions - Send and Receive fax
    • FSK related functions - Detect Caller ID, Detect VMWI
    • VQT (Optional) - MOS, E-Model, PESQ, POLQA Scores

For more details, refer to http://www.gl.com/bulk-call-generators.html

Working Principle

The MAPS™ APS server connects to the APSCB24/48 via a Quad T1 card and digital calls are generated to the APSCB24/48 using the MAPS™ APS CLI or GUI. The APSCB24/48 converts the digital Loopstart calls to analog loopstart and, thus, simulates standard analog telephones. Each digital call signifies analog offhook with DTMF dialled digits from the APSCB24/48. Both outgoing and incoming analog calls are supported. The connection to the APSCB24/48 includes a standard Amphenol connector, which can be connected to a breakout box or the patch panels that supports up to 48 2-wire interfaces. Each of the analog ports serves as an independent analog telephone, which can be individually configured and activated for various telephony tasks.  The calls can be monitored and recorded for voice quality analysis.

Thus MAPS APS uses a Quad T1 (4 T1s) and two sets APSCB48 and patch panels to achieve a max of 96 analog ports. More can be achieved by simply scaling the system with a 4U MAPS™ APS Server sporting 2 Octal T1 E1 cards which can support up to 384 analog ports.


MAPS™ APS-Functional Diagram

Specifications

 
     
 
MAPS™ APS System  

Space

24 Port MAPS™ APS (6U)
48 Port MAPS™ APS (6U)
96 Port MAPS™ APS (7U)

Ports

Quad T1 (4 x T1)
96 Analog Channels

FXO Audio

Narrowband Support

Operation

Fully Independent Ports with control b/w systems

Bulk Call

Yes – Supports

Traffic

Voice, DTMF/MF Digits, Single/Dual Tones, Fax

Reporting

    • Multi-User, Multi-Test, Multi-Reporting
    • Executed test cases
    • Successful test cases
    • Call Failure events
    • Call Completion events
    • Call Drop (sustain calls) events
    • Voice Quality Test MOS Scores
    • Delay Measurements (OWD,  PDD)
    • Pass/Fail Status
    • Summarization
    • Failure Details Sufficient to determine Root Cause
    • PDF and CSV file formats
    • Central Database of events/results/errors

 

CLI Capabilities

    • TCP/IP based Client Server application
    • Script-based call simulation and control
    • Comprehensive API for call flow control and feature testing
    • API for TCL, Python, .NET, Java
    • Allows multiple clients to be connected simultaneously
    • Reserve/release analog lines through API
    • Independent execution available for all lines

Basic Telephony functions

    • On-hook
    • Off-hook
    • Detect ringing signal
    • Dial
    • Hook flash

Digit related functions

    • Send digits
    • Detect digits

File transfer functions

    • Send file
    • Receive file

Tone related functions

    • Detect busy tone
    • Detect call waiting tone
    • Detect dial tone
    • Detect reorder tone
    • Detect ring-back tone
    • Detect special dial tone
    • Detect test tone
    • Detect tone
    • Send test tone
    • Send tone

Fax related Functions

    • Send fax
    • Receive fax

FSK related functions

    • Detect Caller ID
    • Detect VMWI

VQT (Optional)

    • MOS, E-Model Scores
    • PESQ, PAMS, POLQA

Buyer's Guide

Please Note: The XX in the Item No. refers to the hardware platform, listed at the bottom of the Buyer's Guide, which the software will be running on. Therefore, XX can either be ETA or EEA (Octal/Quad Boards), PTA or PEA (tProbe Units), UTA or UEA (USB Units), HUT or HUE (Universal Cards), and HDT or HDE (HD cards) depending upon the hardware.

Item No. MAPS™ for TDM Network
(requires T1 or E1 Hardware and Basic Software)
  Hardware
DP005B 19" i7 Rackmount PC - MAPS CAS
DP005B 19" i7 Rackmount PC – VQT Analysis (Optional)
APSCB-48 48 Port Analog Phone Simulator (APS), 115V
APSCB-24 24 Port Analog Phone Simulator (APS), 115V
FTE001 QuadXpress T1 E1 (Main Board)
ETE001 QuadXpress T1 E1 (Daughter Board)
ETA008 Eight Port License for T1
  Software
XX651 MAPS CAS Emulation (requires CB for Bulk Calls)
XXFT0 Fax Emulation for OctalExpress T1/E1 Analyzer
XXFT4 30 Port T1 Fax Licenses for OctalExpress T1/E1 Analyzer
XX610 Transmit and Receive Client/Server Capability
XX620 DTMF/MF/MFC-R2 + Client / Server Answer / Place Call Capability
VQT002 Voice Quality Testing - PESQ only

 

 
 
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