Newsletter: GL Announces High Capacity Analog 2-wire Bulk Call Generator

Welcome to December, 2015 issue of GL's Newsletter providing information and insight into our latest product Analog 2-wire Bulk Call Generator referred to as MAPS™ Analog Phone Simulator (APS).

Overview

MAPS™ APS is a high capacity Analog 2-wire Bulk Call Generator used to test a Central Office (CO), PBXs, ATAs, Gateways or other telecommunications equipment, which provide local loop interfaces. It includes a compact system comprising of MAPS™ APS, Analog Interfaces, Patch Panels and other optional modules (Fax Emulation and VQT Analysis) in a rack mount system.

MAPS™ APS system supports up to 192 channels independent FXO ports per 1U MAPS™ APS Server and APSCB-48 and 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™ platform offers automated, scripted, multi-user, multi-protocol, and high capacity Bulk Call Generation.  MAPS™ is the platform for all signaling protocols and 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.



MAPS™ APS Available Configurations



Functional Capabilities

FXO Audio: Narrowband is supported now and Wideband support is coming soon.

Traffic: Voice, DTMF/MF Digits, Single/Dual Tones, Fax, Voice Quality, and One Way Delay

Report Generation

  • Multi-User, Multi-Test reporting
  • Executed, Successful and Failed test cases reports
  • Call Failure, Completion, and Call Drop (sustain calls) events
  • Voice Quality Test MOS Scores
  • Delay Measurements (OWD, PDD)
  • Pass/Fail Status
  • Summarization with Failure Details sufficient to determine root cause
  • PDF and CSV file formats
  • Central DB of events/results/error

CLI Capabilities

  • Client-server application (TCP/IP )
  • Script-based call simulation, call flow control and feature testing
  • Comprehensive API
  • API for TCL, Python, .NET, Java
  • Connect multiple clients simultaneously
  • Independent execution available for all lines

Any Country signaling

Basic Telephony Functions: On-hook, Off-hook, Flash hook, Ringing, Ring back, Dial tones, Digits, and much more

Path Verification after call establishment

Call Fail: No Ring Back, Busy, Fast Busy, SIT

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 recorder tone, Detect ring back tone, Detect special dial tone, Detect test tone, Detect tone, Send test tone, Send tone

Fax Related Functions: Send Fax , Receive Fax

FSK Related Functions: Detect Caller ID, Detect VMWI

VQT (Optional): MOS, E-Model, PESQ, POLQA Scores

Important Features

  • Up to 192 independent FXO ports per 1U MAPS™ APS (More can be achieved by scaling)
  • Bulk Analog call simulation - both manual and automation supported
  • Call monitoring and call recording
  • Multiple users and tests per system
  • Fully Automated with CLI and external control
  • Full FXO Functionality via flexible scripts
  • Scalable to support up to 1000s of calls
  • Remotely accessible via CLI

Supported Call Scenarios

  • Caller ID
  • Two-way Calling
  • Three-way Conference Calling
  • Three-way Calling with Calling Party Number ID
  • VMWI - Voice Mail with Message Waiting Indicator (MWI) & Stutter Dial Tone (SDT)
  • Call Waiting - Detect tone, Call ID, Flash to accept call
  • Call Forwarding

For comprehensive information on the application, user can refer to Analog 2-wire Bulk Call Generator web page.


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