Press Release: GL Announces SIGTRAN
(SS7 Over IP)
Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - June 30, 2010 - GL Communications Inc., announced today the release of its
new SIGTRAN (SS7 over IP) Emulation software - an advanced protocol simulator/tester for SS7 simulation over IP
Networks. Speaking to newsmen, Mr. Karthik Ramalingam, Project Manager at GL, said, ďMessage Automation &
Protocol Simulation™ (MAPS™) is a powerful protocol test simulation platform supporting a wide range of protocols such
as SIGTRAN (SS7 over IP), SS7 over TDM (T1 E1), ISDN over TDM (T1 E1), GSM-A & GSM-Abis over TDM, Megaco, SIP,
and MGCP over IP.
MAPS SIGTRAN is an advanced protocol simulator/tester for SS7 simulation over IP Networks. It can simulate a
Signaling Gateway and Softswitch ISUP signaling specification as defined by ITU-T standards. The tester supports testing
network elements, error tracking, regression testing, conformance testing, load testing/call generation and generation
of high volumes of ISUP traffic. MAPS SIGTRAN functionality covers the ITU and ANSI variant of SS7 implementing M3UA,
and ISUP protocols. It is able to run pre-defined test scenarios against ISUP test objects in a controlled & deterministic
He added, ďMAPS SIGTRAN Conformance Scripts are suitable for compliance tests and functional tests, where test
objects can be accurately and reliably validated for compliance with ITU-T standard Q.761-764 and Q.784. It is suitable
for manufacturers, network operators and service providers to address all stages of the development cycle, regression
testing through to type approval, and acceptance testingĒ.
Mr. Ramalingam further added,Ē MAPS SIGTRAN supports powerful utilities like Message Editor and Script Editor
which allow new scenarios to be created or existing scenarios to be modified using ISUP messages and parameters.
Also available is an independent GUI based SIGTRAN (SS7 over IP) Protocol Analyzer for online capture and decode of
the signaling in real-time both during tests and as a stand-alone tracer for live systemsĒ.
- Provides fault insertion, and erroneous call flows testing capability
- Functional testing, Regression testing and Conformance testing of network elements
- Ready scripts makes testing procedure simpler, less time consuming and hence time to market products
For comprehensive information on the product, please visit MAPS-SIGTRAN
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.
GLís 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.
GLís 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) are all available.
GLís 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
GLís Echo Canceller testing solutions provide the broadest range of simulation and analysis, including line and acoustic
echo. GLís compliance testing per G.168. G.167 and P.340 across TDM, IP, VoIP and Wireless networks is widely accepted
in the industry.
GLís 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.
GLís 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.
GLís 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
For more information about GL's complete line of products,
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