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GL Announces Handheld Analog
Line Tester - vHandi™

Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA – August 27, 2013- GL Communications Inc. announced today its vHandi™ - a Portable Handheld FXO Tester.

Speaking to reporters, Mr. Robert Bichefsky, Senior Manager for Product Development of the Company said, “GL’s vHandi™ is a compact portable hand-held FXO tester (Foreign Exchange Office) that can simulate an analog phone. It’s call and voice tests can be completely automated or manually performed.

vHandi™ can work with GL’s VQuad™, Voice Quality Test, and WebViewer™ applications to perform centralized voice quality measurements and analysis.

He explained, “The vHandi™ comprises of:FXO RJ-11 port, Ethernet RJ-45 port, USB mini port . The FXO port on the vHandi™ connects to FXS port to perform call and traffic simulation. The vHandi™ is powered as well as managed via the USB connection. With an internal SD card, vHandi™ can be used as a mass storage device when plugged into the USB port of the PC.

The Ethernet port is a vHandi™ management port and it is used to connect vHandi™ to LAN or a PC for file transfer purposes. Transfer of recorded voice files from the vHandi™ to the remote PC can be completely automated using vHandi™ Listener and scripting.”

Main Features:

  • Supports manual and automated operations
  • ON hook and OFF hook (loop closure) for place call and answer call
  • Loop Current Drop detection (auto disconnect)
  • Ring Detection for incoming calls
  • Transmit and capture traffic (digits, tones, and voice)
  • Energy Detection for path confirmation or auto script synchronization
  • Manual/Auto transfer recorded files using Ethernet port
  • Speaker provided to hear incoming/outgoing audio from 2-wire established call
  • LED indication for the battery charge level for vHandi™
  • Generates Call Events, Error Events, and Traffic Events log
  • Automate the IVR testing process - call establishment and traffic generation / detection process through scripts
  • Perform voice quality measurement as per ITU-T standards - PESQ, PSQM, and PAMS using vHandi™ with Voice Quality Test (VQT) software
  • vHandi™ can also work directly with GL’s VQuad™ system, and send/receive voice files over the network

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