Newsletter: GL Announces PacketScanWeb™ Software
(Real-time Network Monitoring System for VoIP Networks)
Welcome to a February, 2010 issue of GL Communicationsí newsletter providing information and insight into our
PacketScanWeb™ software - A real-time network monitoring
system for VoIP networks.
PacketScanWeb™ along with GLís PacketScan™,
Listener, and Oracle database, provide the essential elements for a centralized packet monitoring system.
PacketScan™ is a powerful tool that captures live IP traffic, and segregates into SIP, H323, Megaco, or MGCP
type calls. Hundreds of calls can be monitored in real-time including detailed analysis of selected voice band streams.
PacketScanWeb™ is a network monitoring extension of
PacketScan™, wherein multiple PacketScanís monitor and provide statistics to a central database. With
PacketScanWeb™, users can assess in real-time various
network nodes using a simple web based interface.
PacketScanWeb™ has three-tier architecture. Each
PacketScan™ probe in layer 1 captures and transmits measurements and statistics to the central database.
This second layer provides a means for storing the captured statistics. The third layer is the Application Server, where
the data presentation logic is contained.
Using the Application Server
Using any browser-capable-device, you can access the results from anywhere in the world. The Real-time Data
will be displayed as shown in figure below.
This above screenshot simply displays details of all calls in database captured by various probes. It provides various
statistics such as, Probe Name, Calling/Called Number, Start Time, Call Duration, Session Request Delay (ms), Session
Disconnect Delay (ms), Originating IP Address, and Destination IP Address.
Graphs & Reports
Reports view provides an overall summary of the captured packet traffic over the entire network with the help of useful
graphs such as Call Volume Display, Average Mean Opinion Score (MOS) Display, Call Completion Ratio, Call Failure Cause,
Session Request Delay (SRD), Failed Calls Display, Calls Answered Display, and Average Paid Minutes Display.
Sample of screenshot of Call Volume Display
- Accessible remotely via browser based clients
- Multi-user support, and user-friendly interface
- Database stores the real-time and historic data collected
- Supports interfacing with Oracle database
- Provides database query methods to gather status, statistics, events & query results
- Results are displayed both in tabular and graphical formats
- Provides call details such as Call Graph, Frame Summary and Frame Decodes
- Custom Filters (Day, Time, Called/Calling Number, Probe, Payload, DurationÖ)
For comprehensive information on the application, please visit
PacketScanWeb™ web page.
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