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VoIP Testing using VQuad™

Overview | Main Features | VQT Results | SIP Call Control | Screenshots | Buyer's Guide


Overview

Testing on the extreme end-point of a VoIP softphone network has become a priority for many service providers. This method of testing represents what an end user is actually experiencing.

Voice quality testing within VoIP networks is growing; a major concern is testing VoIP softphones that will be used with VoIP networks. The GL VQuad™ with VoIP option along with Voice Quality Testing (VQT PESQ) software provides the ability to perform manual or automated tests on the VoIP network.

The VQuad™ with VoIP option provides the ability to perform manual or automated tests on the VoIP network. The VQuad™ provides direct connection to the VoIP network with up to eight instances connected simultaneously. Using the VQuad™ software, the user may configure automatic call control (SIP protocol) along with automatic generation / reception of voice files. Path confirmation using digits or frequency tones is also available in an automated or manual operation.

 
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The VQuad™ along with the Dual UTA can connect to a VoIP network in several ways including through an ATA (the Dual UTA simulates the analog phone), through a Softphone (the Dual UTA provides Balanced I/O ports), via wireless (the Dual UTA connects to any mobile phone using Bluetooth technology), and through the customer’s phone itself (the Dual UTA can replace the handset of ANY analog, digital, or VoIP phone). The VQuad™ can also act as an end point and directly connect to the VoIP network via SIP protocol.

SIP Call Control within VQuad™ is capable of handling multiple SIP cores, and supports up to 8 User Agents. The VQuad™ when simulating the VoIP end point User Agent or the Analog 2-wire Phone supports full Call Control included supplementary services such as 3-Way Calling. The VQuad™ also supports path confirmation, send/record voice synchronously for VQT PESQ results and full scripting of the test. Additional measurements include Round Trip Delay, One Way Delay and a variety of Echo testing.

VQuad™ supports Data Testing including TCP, UDP, VoIP, HTTP, FTP, DNS and SMS. The Data Tests are configured via the VQuad™ scripting and support the PC Ethernet connection (wired, WiFi, Broadband 3G/4G) or mobile device. Using the optional GL’s Mobile Device Controller application and the supporting downloadable apps on the Smartphones (iPhone, Android), the VQuad™ can remotely perform the data tests when the phone is within a voice call or outside a voice call.

VQuad™ with Dual UTA can be purchased as a single unit (VQT270), which includes VQuad™, Dual UTA and PC. Control via Ethernet Remote Desktop (with support for mouse/keyboard). See Buyer’s Guide for complete details.


Main Features:

  • Connect at endpoint of a VoIP network
  • All VoIP Codec supported including -
    • G.711 (µ-law/A-law - 64kbps)
    • G.711 App II (ALaw and µ-Law with VAD)
    • G.729, G.729B (8 kbps)
    • G.726 (5 bit 40 kbps/4 bit 32 kbps/3 bit 24 kbps/2 bit 16 kbps)
    • G.726 (40/32/24/16 kbps with VAD)
    • GSM (13.2 kbps)
    • AMR (4.75kbps, 5.15kbps, 5.9kbps, 6.7kbps, 7.4kbps, 7.95kbps, 10.2kbps, 12.2 kbps) (requires additional license)
    • AMR WB (Wideband codec - 6.60kbps, 8.85kbps, 12.65kbps, 14.25kbps, 15.85kbps, 18.25kbps, 19.85kbps, 23.05kbps, 23.85 kbps) (requires additional license)
    • EVRC (Rates - 1/8, ½ and 1), EVRC0 (requires additional license)
    • EVRCB (Rates - 1/8, ¼, ½ and 1), EVRCB0 (requires additional license)
    • EVRC_C (requires additional license)
    • SMV (Modes - 0, 1, 2 and 3- Available if licenses are provided or owned, please call GL)
    • iLBC (15.2kbps and 13.33kbps)
    • SPEEX (Narrow Band, Wideband))
    • G.722
    • G.722.1 (24 kbps and 32 kbps Wideband)
    • GSM HR (rate – 5.6kbps, packet time multiples of 20msec.)
    • GSM EFR (rate - 12.2kbps, packet time fixed at 20msec.)

      Visit Voice Codecs webpage for more comprehensive information.

  • Connect directly to ATA, Softphone, Phone Handset, or Wireless via Bluetooth®
  • Fax generation for 2-wire FXO and 4-wire analog interfaces
  • Connect at endpoint of a VoIP network using SIP protocol with user-defined parameters for Authentication and Proxy
  • SIP Call Control within VQuad™ is capable of handling up to 4 SIP cores, and each SIP core supports up to 8 User Agents.
  • Up to eight interfaces connected to a single VQuad™ system
  • Manual or Automatic call control (SIP protocol) with user-defined parameters for authentication and proxy
  • Automatic send/receive of voice files over already established calls
  • Time/Digit/Tone triggering of send/receive voice files.
  • Round Trip Delay, One Way Delay, Echo measurements, and Data Testing
  • Compact and portable solution for testing end-to-end voice quality
  • GL VQT Automatic Mode allows automatic execution of the VQT algorithms (PESQ LQ/LQO/WB)
  • Additional measurements include Clipping, Jitter, Latency, Noise and Signal Levels.
  • Results available in real-time or post-processing

Voice Quality Testing (VQT) Results

GL's VQT may be executed automatically (real-time and/or post-processing) or manually by entering a Reference File and Degraded File. Regardless of how GL's VQT is initiated, algorithms for POLQA, PAMS, PSQM, PSQM+, PESQ MOS and PESQ LQ are executed simultaneously for the two voice files and results are shown graphically as well as in a tabular format. GL's VQT also displays cumulative statistics for large scale testing over long periods of time.

Screen Shot of VQT Measurement Results

Screen Shot of VQT Cumulative Statistics


SIP Call Control

VQuad™ allows users to configure and simulate a user agent (UA) for l SIP call generation and reception using public URL and contact IP addresses. VQuad with SIP supports registration with a registrar server. VQuad™ allows user to place calls between VoIP phones with different user agents.

The user can configure some codecs for call generation or reception through "CodecOptions.ini" file located in the installation folder. This file contains options such as packetisation time (ptime), payload type, and codec options. It also allows the user to select the codecs to be included in the test scenario, i.e, if the test requires only A-law or u-law offered then, those can be selected and the others omitted.

The codec packaging details can be edited in the CodecOptions.ini file directly, with the following restrictions

  • [CODEC_TYPE] - Allows user to select codecs to be offered in call setup.
  • [Packetisation_Time] - Minimum Packetisation time varies for codecs.
  • Payload Type – Unique value for each codec

    VoIP Device Settings

    CodecOptions.ini File Configuration


Additional Information


Buyer's Guide:

Item No. Item Description
VQT010 VQuad™ Software (Stand Alone)
VQT013 VQuad™ with SIP (VoIP) Call Control
VQT015 VQuad™ with T1 E1 Call Control
VQT270 VQuad™ Probe with Dual UTA
VQT280 VQuad Probe with Dual UTA HD
  VQuad™ Miscellaneous
VQT204 GPS for Dual UTA
VQT030 Network Command Center (Multi-Node Command and Control Center for VQuad™ Systems)
VQT601 Mobile Device Controller (MDC) Software
VQT022
VQT022a
VQuad™ Fax Emulation (2 simultaneous ports)
VQuad™ Fax Emulation (8 simultaneous ports)
VQT011 Dual UTA - Software Development Kit (SDK)
VQT241 Dual Universal Telephony Adapter (UTA)
VQT251 Dual UTA HD Next generation Dual UTA with FXO Wideband support
VQT252 Dual UTA HD – Bluetooth Option
  VQT Analysis
VQT002 Voice Quality Testing (PESQ only)
VBA032 Near Real-time Voice-band Analyzer
EMU037 Echo Measurement Utility (EMU) Software
VQT040 Webviewer™

* Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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