IP/VoIP Protocol Simulators

Core Network Simulators

MAPS™ APS and ALS
(Analog Phone/Line Simulator)

High capacity Analog 2-Wire FXO/FXS or 4-Wire E&M Bulk Call Generator used to test a Central Office (CO), PBX, ATAs, Gateway or other telecommunications equipment.

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Overview

MAPS™ APS is a high capacity Analog 2-Wire FXO/FXS or 4-Wire E&M Bulk Call Generator used to test a Central Office (CO), PBX, ATAs, Gateway or other telecommunications equipment. It includes a compact system comprising of the MAPS™ APS, software analog interfaces,via channel bank, patch panels and other optional modules (Fax Emulation and VQT Analysis) in a rackmount system.  MAPS™ APS system supports up to 96 independent FXO ports or FXS ports per 1U MAPS™ APS/ALS Server and APSCB-48. More can be achieved by simply scaling the system with a 4U MAPS™ APS Server sporting 2 Octal T1 E1 Cards which can then support up to 384 analog ports.

MAPS™ APS supports Interactive Voice Response (IVR) testing that recognizes and responds to voice prompts using DTMF digits or voice, allowing automated IVR traversal and testing.

MAPS™ platform offers automated, scripted, multi-user, multi-protocol, and high capacity Bulk Call Generation. This platform is the basis for all signaling protocols and for traffic generation – whether voice, tones, digits, fax, data, or video, depending on the network support. MAPS™ covers legacy PSTN, TDM, SONET SDH, next generation VoIP, and wireless protocols, interfaces, and equipment.  MAPS™ can support any of the following protocols in TDM networks for establishing the signaling links - CAS, FXO FXS, ISDN, SS7, PPP, GSM, INAP, CAP, and MAP.

Functions

  • Test Central Office, PBX, Gateway, Analog/Digital/VoIP networks
  • Manual and automated bulk analog call simulation
  • Call monitoring and call recording
  • Multiple users and tests per system
  • Interactive Voice Response (IVR) using GL Speech Transcription Server
  • Supports E&M (Type I, II, III, IV, V) signaling – immediate start, wink start, delay start
  • FXO capabilities
    • Up to 192 independent FXO ports per 1U MAPS™ APS (More can be achieved by scaling)
    • Full FXO functionality via flexible scripts
    • Supported call scenarios
      • Caller ID
      • Two-way calling
      • Three-way conference calling
      • Three-way calling with calling party number ID
      • VMWI (Visual message waiting indicator) & SDT (stutter dial tone) detection
      • Call Waiting – detect call waiting tone and caller ID, flash to accept call
      • Call Forwarding
  • FXS capabilities
    • Up to 96 independent FXS ports per 1U MAPS™ APS (more can be achieved by scaling)
    • Central office simulation with two-way calling
    • User-programmable call progress tone generation for different countries/regions:
      • Dial tone
      • Ringback tone
      • Busy tone
      • Reorder tone
      • Howler tone (extended off-hook signal)
    • Ring generation with programmable ring cadence
  • Reporting
    • Executed test cases
    • Successful test cases
    • Call failure events
    • Call completion events
    • Call drop (sustain calls) events
    • Voice Quality Test MOS scores
    • Delay measurements (one-way delay, post-dial delay)
    • Pass/fail status
    • Summarization
    • Failure details sufficient to determine root cause
    • PDF and CSV file formats
    • Central database of events/results/errors
  • CLI Capabilities
    • Fully automated with CLI/API and external control
    • Remote accessible via CLI/API
    • TCP/IP based Client/Server application
    • Script-based call simulation and control
    • Comprehensive API for call flow control and feature testing
    • API for Python, Java, TCL, .NET
    • Allows multiple clients to be connected simultaneously
    • Reserve/release analog lines through API
    • Independent execution available for all lines
  • Functionalities
    • Basic Telephony functions - on-hook, off-hook, detect ringing signal, dial, hook flash
    • Digit related functions - send and detect digits
    • File transfer functions - send and receive voice file
    • Tone related functions - detect busy tone, call waiting tone, dial tone, reorder tone, ring-back tone, special dial tone, send and detect 1004 Hz test tone
    • Fax related functions - send and receive fax
    • FSK related functions - detect caller ID, VMWI
    • VQT (Optional) - MOS, E-Model, PESQ, POLQA scores

For more details, refer to https://www.gl.com/bulk-call-generators.html

Working Principle

The MAPS™ APS server connects to the APSCB24/48 via a Quad T1 card and digital calls are generated to the APSCB24/48 using the MAPS™ APS CLI or GUI. The APSCB24/48 converts the digital calls to analog and simulates standard analog telephones. Each digital call signals analog offhook with DTMF dialed digits from the APSCB24/48. Both outgoing and incoming analog calls are supported. The connection to the APSCB24/48 includes a standard 50-pin Amphenol telco connector, which can be connected to a breakout box or patch panel that supports up to 24 2-wire interfaces. Each of the analog ports serves as an independent analog telephone, which can be individually configured and activated for various telephony tasks. The calls can be monitored and recorded for voice quality analysis.

Thus, MAPS APS uses a Quad T1 card and two sets of APSCB48 and patch panels to achieve a max of 96 analog ports. More can be achieved by simply scaling the system with a 4U MAPS™ APS server sporting 2 Octal T1 E1 cards which can support up to 384 analog ports.


MAPS™ APS-Functional Diagram

Functional Specifications

FXO Capabilities

  • Support for up to 96 independent FXO ports per 1U MAPS™ APS (more can be achieved by scaling)
  • Full FXO functionality via flexible scripts
  • Narrowband supported
  • Supported call scenarios
    • Caller ID
    • Two-way Calling
    • Three-way Conference Calling
    • Three-way Calling with Calling Party Number ID
    • VMWI (Visual message waiting indicator), SDT (stutter dial tone), & SIT (special information tone)
    • Call Waiting – detect call waiting tone and caller ID, flash to accept call
    • Call Forwarding

FXS Capabilities

  • Supports up to 96 independent FXS ports per 1U MAPS™ APS (more can be achieved by scaling, requires FXS voice cards)
  • Central office simulation with two-way calling
  • Call progress tones generation for different countries/regions:
    • Dial tone
    • Ringback tone
    • Busy tone
    • Reorder tone
    • Howler tone (extended off-hook signal)
    • Ring generation with programmable ring cadence

Operation

  • Fully independent ports with control between systems
  • Bulk analog call simulation - both manual and automation supported
  • Call monitoring and call recording
  • Multiple users and tests per system
  • Scalable to support up to 1000s of calls
  • Remotely accessible via CLI

Traffic

  • Voice, DTMF/MF Digits, Single/Dual Tones, Fax

Reporting

  • Multi-User, Multi-Test, Multi-Reporting
  • Executed test cases
  • Successful test cases
  • Call Failure events
  • Call Completion events
  • Call Drop (sustain calls) events
  • Voice Quality Test MOS Scores
  • Delay Measurements (OWD,  PDD)
  • Pass/Fail Status
  • Summarization
  • Failure Details Sufficient to determine Root Cause
  • PDF and CSV file formats
  • Central Database of events/results/errors

Fully Automated with CLI and external control

  • TCP/IP based Client Server application
  • Script-based call simulation and control
  • Comprehensive API for call flow control and feature testing
  • API for Java, Python, TCL, .NET
  • Allows multiple clients to be connected simultaneously
  • Reserve/release analog lines through API
  • Independent execution available for all lines

Basic Telephony functions

  • On-hook
  • Off-hook
  • Detect ringing signal
  • Dial
  • Hook flash

Digit related functions

  • Send digits
  • Detect digits

File transfer functions

  • Send file
  • Receive file

Tone related functions

  • Detect busy tone
  • Detect call waiting tone
  • Detect dial tone
  • Detect reorder tone
  • Detect ring-back tone
  • Detect special dial tone
  • Detect test tone
  • Detect tone
  • Send test tone
  • Send tone
  • Loop current drop
  • All Supplementary Services

Fax related Functions

  • Send fax
  • Receive fax
  • Fax Analysis

FSK related functions

  • Detect Caller ID
  • Detect VMWI

Audio Analysis

  • Audio Path Confirmation
  • MOS, E-Model Scores
  • Voice Quality with PESQ, POLQA
  • Prompt Recognition
  • IVR Support

Hardware Specifications

Hardware Specifications

19" 1U Xeon Rack PC - MAPS APS

    • GL’s Dual T1 (2 x T1) for Call Control
    • Automated APS Signaling simulation over TDM
    • T1 crossover cables to connect GL’s Dual T1 to APSCB-24

19" 1U Xeon Rack PC - VQT (optional)

1x APSCB-24 Access Bank

    • 24 Analog Channels using 3x 8-channel FXO Voice Service Card (Each FXO card supports 8 Analog FXO ports)
    • Dual T1- Service Card

1x 24-port Patch Panel with 50pin Telco- RJ-21 Male to 24x RJ-11 ports

Hardware Specifications

19" 1U Xeon Rack PC - MAPS™ APS

    • GL’s Quad T1 (2x T1) - for Call Control
    • Automated APS Signaling simulation over TDM
    • T1 crossover cables to connect GL’s Quad T1 to APSCB-48

19" 1U Xeon Rack PC - VQT

1x APSCB-48 Access Bank

    • 48 Analog Channels using 6x 8-channel FXO Voice Service Card (Each FXO card supports 8 Analog FXO ports)
    • 1x Dual T1- Service Card

2x 24-port Patch Panel with 50pin Telco RJ-21 Male to 24x RJ-11 ports

Hardware Specifications

19" 1U Xeon Rack PC - MAPS™ APS

    • GL’s Quad T1 (4x T1) for Call Control
    • Automated APS Signaling simulation over TDM
    • T1 cross-over cables to connect GL’s Quad T1 to APSCB-48

19" 1U Xeon Rack PC - VQT

2x APSCB-48 Access Bank

    • 96 Analog Channels using 12x 8-channel FXO Voice Service Card (Each FXO card supports 8 Analog FXO ports)
    • 2x Dual T1 Service Card

4x 24-port Patch Panel with 50pin Telco RJ-21 Male to 24x RJ-11 ports

Hardware Specifications

19" 1U Xeon Rack PC - MAPS™ APS

    • GL’s Octal T1 (8x T1) for Call Control
    • Automated APS Signaling simulation over TDM
    • T1 crossover cables to connect GL’s Octal T1 to APSCB-48

19" 1U Xeon Rack PC - VQT

4x APSCB-48 Access Bank

    • 192 Analog Channels using 24x 8-channel FXO Voice Service Card (Each FXO card supports 8 Analog FXO ports)
    • 4x Dual T1 Service Card

8x 24-port Patch Panel with 50pin Telco RJ-21 Male to 24x RJ-11 ports

Appends

MAPS™ APS E&M

A channel bank is required to provide analog 4-wire E&M interfaces. Without a channel bank, MAPS APS will perform the signaling required to simulate E&M signaling. The connection diagram below shows an Adit 600 channel bank with E&M service cards.

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MAPS™ APS E&M Functional Diagram

Each E&M service card provides four female RJ-45 connectors. Each T1 supports 3 E&M service cards for a total of 12 E&M interfaces. The pin-out for the RJ-45 connector is shown below.

Normal Mode (Terminating/Channel Equipment) Tandem Mode (Originating/Switching Equipment)
Pin Name Pin Name
1 SG (Signal Ground) 1 SG (Signal Battery)
2 E 2 M
3 R1 3 R1
4 R 4 R
5 T 5 T
6 T1 6 T1
7 M 7 E
8 SB (Signal Battery) 8 SG (Signal Battery)

E&M Signaling Types I, II, III, IV, and V are supported by the E&M service card.



Dial Supervision Signaling

Three types of start dial supervision signaling are supported and can be selected via the E&M Profiles in MAPS APS.

Immediate Start: The originating side goes offhook, waits for a finite period then sends the dial digits to the far end.

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E&M Immediate Start Signaling

Wink Start: The originating side goes offhook, waits for a temporary offhook pulse from the other end, then sends the dial digits.

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E&M Wink Start Signaling

Delay Dial: The originating side goes offhook and waits for about 200 ms, then checks to see if the far end is onhook. If the far end is onhook then it sends the dial digits. If the far end is offhook, it waits until it goes onhook then sends the dial digits.

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E&M Delay Dial Signaling

The below image shows the simulation of E&M Originating Call

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Call Simulation E&M

Resources

Please Note: The XX in the Item No. refers to the hardware platform, listed at the bottom of the Buyer's Guide, which the software will be running on. Therefore, XX can either be ETA or EEA (Octal/Quad Boards), PTA or PEA (tProbe Units), UTA or UEA (USB Units), HUT or HUE (Universal Cards), and HDT or HDE (HD cards) depending upon the hardware.

Item No. MAPS™ for TDM Network
(requires T1 or E1 Hardware and Basic Software)

 

Hardware

MAPS™ APS 24 Port

DP005B - Rackmount PC, 1U 19", Xeon - Standard
APSCB-24 - 24 Port Analog Phone Simulator (APS), 115V
HTE001 - HD Universal Dual T1/E1 Card

MAPS™ APS 48 Port

DP005B - Rackmount PC, 1U 19", Xeon - Standard
APSCB-48- 48 Port Analog Phone Simulator (APS), 115V
HTE001 - HD Universal Dual T1/E1 Card

MAPS™ APS 96 Port

SA005r - Rackmount PC, 2U 19", Xeon - Standard
2x APSCB-48- 48 Port Analog Phone Simulator (APS), 115V
FTE001 - QuadXpress T1 E1 (Main Board)
ETA004 - Four Port License for T1

MAPS™ APS 192 Port

SA005r- Rackmount PC, 2U 19", Xeon - Standard
2x APSCB-48- 48 Port Analog Phone Simulator (APS), 115V
FTE001 - QuadXpress T1 E1 (Main Board)
ETE001 - QuadXpress T1 E1 (Daughter Board)
ETA008 - Eight Port License for T1

MAPS™ ALS 48 Port
(ALS048)

SA005r - Rackmount PC, 2U 19", Xeon - Standard
APSCB-48- 48 Port Analog Phone Simulator (APS), 115V
DS011 - 24-Port Telco Breakout Box
SA004c - Accessory Kit (Rackmount)
HTE001 - HD Universal Dual T1/E1 Card

MAPS™ ALS 96 Port
(ALS096)

SA005r - Rackmount PC, 2U 19", Xeon - Standard
2x APSCB-48- 48 Port Analog Phone Simulator (APS), 115V
DS011 - 24-Port Telco Breakout Box
SA004c - Accessory Kit (Rackmount)
FTE001 - QuadXpress T1 E1 (Main Board)
ETA004 - Four Port License for T1

 

Software

XX651

MAPS™ CAS Emulator

XX649

MAPS™ SS7 Emulator

XX648

MAPS™ ISDN Emulator

PKS120

MAPS™ SIP Emulator

PKS111

MAPS™ Remote Controller

PKS112 Message Session Relay Protocol for MAPS-SIP
PKS170 CLI Support for MAPS™

 

TDM Traffic Options

XX610
XX620
XX646

File based Record/Playback
Transmit/Detect digits (Place Call/ Answer Call)
Multi-Channel TRAU Tx/Rx Emulation and Analysis

XXXFT0
XXXFT2
XXXFT3
XXXFT4
XXXFT5
XXXFT6

Fax Emulation
2 Fax ports licenses
8 Fax ports licenses
30 Fax ports licenses
60 Fax ports licenses
120 Fax ports licenses

VBA038

FaxScan™ for PCM

 

RTP Traffic Options

PKS102

RTP Soft Core (additional)

PKS200
PKS202
PKS203
PKS204
PKS205
PKS206

RTP Pass Through Fax Emulation
2 Fax ports licenses
8 Fax ports licenses
30 Fax ports licenses
60 Fax ports licenses
120 Fax ports licenses

PKS211

T.38 Fax Simulation

PKV104

FaxScan™ for SIP and Fax over IP (T.38)

PCD103

Optional Codec - AMR - Narrowband (requires additional license)

PCD104

Optional Codec - EVRC (requires additional license)

PCD105

Optional Codec - EVRC-B (requires additional license)

PCD106

Optional Codec - EVRC-C (requires additional license)

PCD107

Optional Codec - AMR - Wideband (requires additional license)

PCD108

Optional Codec  - EVS (requires additional license)

PCD109 Optional Codec  - Opus (requires additional license)

 

Voice Quality

VQT002

Voice Quality Testing - PESQ only

VQT006

VQT w/ POLQA Server license (no limitations)