Press Release: GL Announces Enhanced NetsurveyorWeb™
(Web based network surveillance system for TDM Networks)
Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - September 22, 2012- GL Communications Inc. announced today the release of its enhanced NetSurveyorWeb™ A web-based client that can connect to SS7 / ISDN / GSM / GPRS probes through a web server that facilitates display of call data records using a web interface.
Speaking to reporters, Mr. Jagdish Vadalia Senior Manager of Product Development for the company said, “The SS7 network is the backbone for fast and efficient signaling irrespective of network type - whether wireless, wired, or VoIP. Also, the inherent database features of SS7 make today’s advanced intelligent features and services a reality. To keep pace with this evolution, GL has enhanced its SS7 monitoring and diagnostic system. Not only can it be used for billing verification, remote protocol analysis, and traffic engineering, but now it can also provide key performance indicators, failure analysis, and call trace capability, to name a few.”
He added, "A network operator, service provider, or equipment manufacturer must have the means to perform the above surveillance tasks remotely, automatically, and non-intrusively. Fortunately, the network backbone contains a wealth of information that can be monitored and collected to support these activities."
Mr. Vadalia explained, "GL's TDM Network Monitoring System uses an open three tier distributed architecture driven by non-intrusive hardware probes, intelligent software, and a database engine. The architecture is shown in the graphic below that consists of a scalable and flexible system, so the user can use it for multiple sites and various applications.
T1 E1 T3 E3 Probes are deployed in the field to monitor various protocols and conditions, which are then collected at a central site into a database. Data records are stored into a centralized database (Oracle) using ODBC. With the use of web server, the remote / local monitoring can be accessed using simple web browser interface such as NetSurveyorWeb™".
Key Benefits of NetsurveyorWeb™
- Ability to identify and analyze network trends using Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)
- Automatically alert users when "Calls of Interest" occur
- Flexible report generation
- Comprehensive analysis from overall network health to detailed protocol monitoring
Some of the important features
- Access real-time data and historic remotely via browser based clients
- Set alarm conditions and generate alerts of different types like email alert, visual alert, audible alert, or even log into tables for future analysis
- Reports are displayed both in tabular and graphical formats; customize reports and graphs based on SQL queries
- Graphs provided for Call Completion Ratio, Link Name Message Counters, Time Duration Message Counters, and Disposition Count
- Real-time data displays information such as called number, calling number, source & destination IP address, RTP packet details, call flow graph, frame decodes and more
- Call Detail Records, fraud detection and location, remote protocol analysis and troubleshooting, real-time signaling monitor, traffic optimization engineering, statistics
- Determine actual call signaling routes to verify network functionality under all situations including congestion and loss of SS7 nodes
- Revenue and billing verification, alarm monitoring, intrusive testing
- Quality of service measurements, call trace and recording
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.
GL’s 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.
GL’s 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.
GL’s 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 measurements.
GL’s Echo Canceller testing solutions provide the broadest range of simulation and analysis, including line and acoustic echo. GL’s compliance testing per G.168. G.167, and P.340 across TDM, IP, VoIP and Wireless networks is widely accepted in the industry.
GL’s 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.
GL’s 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.
GL’s 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 monitoring systems.
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