IP/VoIP Analysis & Simulation

Protocol Analyzer

PacketScan™ HD - Network Monitoring Appliance

Capture and processing of high volume simultaneous calls with bidirectional RTP traffic on 1 Gbps, 10 Gbps, 40 Gbps, 40/100 Gbps link speed.

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PacketScan HD - Network Monitoring

Overview

Capturing and analyzing high volume calls is increasingly important to Wireless Carriers, Internet Service Providers, and Equipment vendors to ensure that quality of experience does not degrade with call intensity, volume, or protocol. Load and stress testing are important to verify stability of IP network and network elements pre- and post-deployment. This requires an advanced network monitoring appliance which can capture and analyze high volume calls with traffic.

GL’s PacketScan™ HD is a high density multi-protocol 2U rack mounted Network Monitoring Appliance w/ 4x1GigE (PKV120), 2x10GigE (PKV122), 2x40GigE (PKV123), 2x40/2x100GigE (PKV124) (Includes PKV100 online for temporary audio codec support) network interface cards that can capture and process high volumes of communication protocols over IP and Wireless networks.

PacketScan™ HD supports simultaneous capture and processing of high volume of simultaneous calls with bidirectional RTP traffic on 1 Gbps, 10 Gbps, 40 Gbps, 40/100 Gbps link speed.. Almost all VoIP and Wireless protocols over IP transport layer can be captured and decoded for troubleshooting network problems.

PacketScan™ provides in-depth real-time and post-process data investigation with its Packet Data Analysis (PDA) feature. The PDA view assists in any comparisons that are to be made between the two RTP sessions. Packet Data Analysis (PDA) view displays call information in graphical format (Traffic Analyzer Call Quality Matrix- Summary View) as well as in tabular format (RTP Diagnostic - Detail View).

PDA feature is available for SIP, H323, MEGACO, MGCP, GSMA, Skinny, and IuCS based calls. PacketScan™ HD can work with NetSurveyorWeb™, a central monitoring system for a comprehensive view of network performance. It features rich graphics, ladder diagrams and CDRs (Call Detail Records).  A web server is deployed in a central location along with an Oracle® database. A number of GL’s PacketScan™ HD probes and/or, PacketProbes™ are deployed in remote locations across the network to passively monitor VoIP traffic.

For more capacity, PacketScan™ FB (Near-Realtime File Based Packet Processing Tool) will be offered in near future.

GL's FastRecorder™ and PacketExtractor™ application which is designed for error free, wirespeed, packet capture, recording, and analysis at 1, 10, 25, 40, and 100 Gbps interconnected networks - wireless and wired. FastRecorder™ and PacketExtractor™ application works with GL's PacketScan™ HD (or Wireshark®) Packet Analyzers. GL's PacketScan™ HD is a complete IP traffic analyzer – similar to but more powerful than Wireshark®. For example, real time voice quality, fax quality, call and session separation, powerful ladder diagrams are included. The traffic recorded from the FastRecorder™ and extracted by the PacketExtractor™ can be analyzed using PacketScan™ HD and Wireshark® applications.

Platforms


PacketScan™ HD - Network Monitoring Appliance
Specifications

Supported Interfaces

4x 1 Gbps – 850/1310 nm SFP Module; Ethernet/Optical SFP modules
2x 10 Gbps – 10GBASE-SR SFP+; Optical only
2x 40 Gbps – MTP/MPO Connector for CFP2; Optical only
2x 40/2x 100 Gbps – MTP/MPO Connector for CFP2; Optical only

Hardware Filters

Supports defining up to 10 filters at Layer 2, 3, 4, and 5

  • MAC: Frames can be filtered out based on Source MAC address, destination MAC address, Ether Type and FCS Error.
  • VLAN 0, 1, 2: Filters frames based on Tag protocol ID, User Priority, CFI, and VLAN ID.
  • IPV4: Frames can be filtered based on Source IP Address, Destination IP Address, Protocol Type, Header Length, Differentiated Services, Ds_ECN, DS_CodePoint, Total Length, Check Sum Error, IP Datagram ID, Fragmentation Offset, Flag_DontFragment and Flag_MoreFragments.
  • IPv6: Frames can be filtered based on Source IP address, Destination IP address, Next Header, and Payload Length.
  • ARP: Frames can be filtered based on Sender MAC Address, Target MAC Address, Sender IP Address, Target IP Address and Option Code.
  • TCP: In TCP layer Frames, can be filtered based on source port, destination port and check sum error.
  • UDP: In UDP layer Frames can be filtered based on source port, destination port, check sum error, UDP length and payload. For more details, refer to
  • SIP and RTP: SIP and RTP packets can also be filtered based on source port or destination port.

OSI

MAC, ARP, IP, IGMP, ICMP, TCP, UDP, SCTP, FTP, HTTP, TLS, SMTP

Protocols

GSM, UMTS, LTE, IMS, SIP, RTP, T.38, RTCP, and much more
(some protocol support requires additional licensing)

Capture Timestamp

Absolute, Relative, Difference, NTP
4 Nano-second resolution

Captured Trace Format

GL’s Proprietary HDL, PCAP, PCAPNG
Frame Decodes can be saved to TXT file format

Filter

Hardware Filter at line rate, Application  Level Capture Filter, and Post Processing Filter and Search

Performance

4 x 1GigE - 20000 calls with bi-directional RTP traffic
2 x 10GigE - 30000 calls with bi-directional RTP traffic

Extracting/recording voice
· 2500 simultaneous calls (maximum)
· Option to record filtered calls of interest only

 

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Codecs

Resources

Item No. Item Description
PKV120 PacketScan™  HD – High Density IP Traffic Analyzer w/ 4x1GigE
includes PKV100 – Online (not Offline) for temporary audio codec support
PKV120p PacketScan HD™ w/4 x 1GigE - Portable
PKV122 PacketScan™ HDHigh Density IP Traffic Analyzer w/ 2x10GigE
includes PKV100 – Online (not Offline) for temporary audio codec support
PKV122p PacketScan HD™ w/2 x 10 GigE - Portable

PKV124

PacketScan HD™ w/40/100 GigE

PKV124P

PacketScan HD™ ™ w/40/100 GigE - Portable

PKV121 PacketScan™  FB - (Offline Analyzer)
PKV123 PacketRecorder HD™ & PacketRePlay HD™

Specifications are subject to change without notice.