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Press Release: GL Announces the Release of PacketGen™ Ver 3.0 with Enhanced Features for Automation & Network Wide Voice Quality Testing

Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - October 5'th, 2006 - GL Communications Inc, today announced the release of PacketGen™ Ver 3.0 with Enhanced Features for Automation and Network Wide Voice Quality Testing. PacketGen™ is a software based VoIP Testing tool for real-time VoIP bulk call generation, stress testing, and analysis of VoIP networks and equipment. PacketGen™ supports SIP call generation (individual calls as well as bulk calling) and RTP/RTCP traffic generation. Traffic actions include sending/receiving voice files, user-defined digits and tones, noise impairment and real-time voice traffic.

Speaking to the media, Mr. Vijay Kulkarni, CEO of the Company said, "New features allow PacketGen™ to be used in diverse applications such as Automated Testing and Network Wide Voice Quality Testing. He added, "PacketGen™ has been enhanced with command line capability (CLI). CLI provides all Graphical User Interface features, through simple text commands, and can be used as an effective replacement for the GUI in an integrated automated test environment. Also, CLI makes it easy to integrate PacketGen™ into third party applications".

Mr. Kulkarni, added, "PacketGen™ can be deployed throughout the VoIP network for generating calls and traffic. Once configured, PacketGen™ can automatically generate and receive calls, using the RTP traffic-scripting feature and synchronous voice file transmission and reception capability. PacketGen™ running at various ends of the network combined with GL's VQT software running at a central location, network wide voice quality can be actively measured and monitored".

Other Important New Features of PacketGen™ Ver3.0 are:

  • Perform RTP "traffic actions" through powerful Scripting
  • Receive Jitter Buffer control
  • G729B codec
  • Configuring Packetization time (Ptime) for RTP traffic
  • User-defined Payload Types
  • G726 codec packing type
  • Audio Stream Utility
  • RTP Updates

For complete information about GL's PacketGen™ product, please click here

About GL Communications Inc

Founded in 1986, GL Communications Inc. is a leading supplier of test, monitoring, and analysis equipment for TDM, Wireless, 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, OC-3, STM-1, analog four-wire, and analog two-wire interface cards and solutions. Capabilities include voiceband traffic analysis and emulation across all traffic types (voice, digits, tones, fax, modem), all protocols (HDLC, ISDN, SS7, CAS, GSM, GPRS, CDMA), and with capacities up to thousands of channels.

GL's VoIP products generate / analyze thousands of calls simultaneously with traffic types such as voice files, digits, tones, noise, and fax using G.711, G.729, AMR, EVRC, and GSM codecs. Additional features include visual analysis, real-time listening, recording, and voice quality assessment using ITU algorithms PAMS, PSQM, and PESQ.

GL's Wireless Products perform protocol analysis and voice quality assessment on GSM, CDMA, UMTS, and CDMA 2000 networks. Connections can be made to any wireless phone with automated call control, GPS, mapping software, and real-time signal measurements.

GL's Echo Canceller testing solutions provide the broadest range of simulation and analysis, including compliance testing per G.168 and G.160.

GL's Network Surveillance and Monitoring products include Probes for TDM, VoIP, ATM, and Wireless networks. An open standards based approach provides a scalable, feature rich, real-time access to network intelligence. Centralized or distributed access, efficient transport and database loading allow compatibility with 3rd party and standards based monitoring systems.

For more information about GL's complete line of products,


Shelley Sharma
Phone: 301-670-4784 ext. 114

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