(Web Based Client for Voice and Data Quality Testing)
GL's WebViewer™ provides the method to display and access, in real time, the entire VQuad™/VQT network including all individual VQuad™ probes as well as the central location. Current status of the entire test is displayed along with customized user statistics and results of the active tests. The WebViewer™ uses a simple web browser with facilities to query the results either manually or automatically as well as output the results/statistics. These results include VQuad™ Call Event, User Defined Events, Bluetooth® events, Data Test (NetTest from PC and NetTest from Mobile Device), VQT, VBA, Delay and Echo Measurement results and Fax TxRx Events which can be saved to either text or Excel format. WebViewer™ includes support for user-defined statistics with both tabular and graphical outputs.
The WebViewer™ browser can also provide real-time status of the entire VQuad™/VQT network as well as remote accessibility of any node associated with the network. Transfer configuration files between the VQuad™ nodes and your local system for enhancements. Automatically send the updated configuration back to the VQuad™ system (or all VQuad™ systems). Rerun the test using the enhanced VQuad™ configuration, all from the WebViewer™ browser running on either Windows® based or Mac based systems (including iPhone and iPad devices).
GL’s VQuad™ provides automatic call control over several networks and supports transmit/capture of voice files in real-time from the various nodes. The degraded (recorded) voice files are automatically transferred to the Central Location where GL's VQT analyzes and generates the results using POLQA (ITU-T P.863), PESQ (ITU-T P.862) test methods. Additional analytical metrics are also provided as a result of the VQT algorithm including jitter, clipping, and level measurements.
GL's new VQuad™ Probe HD is an all-in-one self-contained VQuad™ with Dual UTA HD test instrument. This comprehensive hardware device incorporates all the features of the current VQuad™ with Dual UTA HD unit such as portability and remote accessibility along with the necessary PC hardware with Win7 OS. The VQuad™ probe HD can be controlled via Ethernet Remote Desktop (with support for mouse/keyboard) and is of same length as the current Dual UTA HD hardware, but about twice as high and 50% wider.
Enhancements with the latest WebViewer™ includes customization of report generation with result statistics, tabular data, bar graphs, and line graphs. And the Report Scheduler gives the user the ability to specify when to schedule a report along with the schedule period and user-specified filters.
This is a live demo of GL's WebViewer™ system. Using this demo, you can watch (in real-time) the quality of voice files being probed and captured from various network nodes.
Statistics and Network Status
Components of GL's WebViewer™ Solution
GL's WebViewer™ solution is a four tier architecture. The first layer consists of GL's VQuad™ which establishes the proper calls or direct connections between the near and far end using a variety of physical interfaces. The File Monitor transfers the degraded (recorded) voice files from the individual VQuad™ nodes to one of several VQT/VBA/EMU systems which are located on the second layer. Each VQT/VBA/EMU applications automatically analyze the degraded voice file and transmit the analytical results to a single central database located at the Data Layer. This third layer provides a means for storing the captured results. The last layer is the Data Access Layer (Application Server) where the data presentation logic is contained. Each of these components is briefly explained below.
An Oracle or MS Access database (user specified) is used to store the analytical measurement results along with all pertinent data associated with the VQuad™/VQT/VBA/EMU/Data/Video Test systems (Call progress events, error events, timestamps, Call ID, location information, Echo Measurements, Data Test Results, Video Test Results, Fax Events, VQT PESQ and POLQA Events). This provides a very flexible and expandable architecture for data storage and data access. The database is accessed in real-time over the web using the WebViewer™.The DataImport application is co-hosted with the database server running on the Data Layer. It collects the data posted by the probes and then updates the database using the collected data.
The WebViewer™ provides an application server for accessing the VQuad™ Call progress events, user-defined error events, delay measurement results, Data Test results, Video Test results, Echo Measurement results, Fax Events and VQT PESQ/ VQT POLQA/VBA E-Model LQ/LQO/WB MOS measurements along with the additional analytical measurements including Call ID information. The results are queried over the internet using any browser-capable device such as desktops, table PCs MAC systems (Mac, iPhone, iPad) or PDAs. The application server is capable of serving the data in real-time or providing historic data based on customer selected filters.
Using Application Server
Using any browser-capable-device, you can access all network results from anywhere in the world. When you open the WebViewer™, the following page will be displayed. The WebViewer™ browser can display the VQT PESQ results and ratings, VQT POLQA Events, VBA results including E-Model and ratings, VQuad™ Delay Measurement results (RTD, OWD, SNR, PDD), Echo Measurement results, Data Test results (TCP, UDP, VoIP, Route, HTTP, FTP, DNS, SMS, Email, PhoneInfo, SimInfo, and UEInfo), Fax Events and VQuad™ Call Control events including call failures and error events.
The systems (Command Center, VQuad™, VQT, and File Monitor) that work in conjunction with the WebViewer™ can be accessed or controlled remotely through this web interface.
The various options are available for the users to manually operate and control the systems remotely and start the applications on a selected node, load the test scripts, execute the scripts, and also to stop and exit from the applications remotely.
Command Center (CC) Remote Operations
Command Center Remote Access option includes various operations that enable the users to remotely Start CC Application, Load & Start Super Script, Download Super & Site scripts, and also to Exit the CC application.
VQuad™ Remote Operations
VQuad™ Remote Access option allows users to operate on remote VQuad™ application. Operations include selecting VQuad™ System, Devices, and perform operations like VQuad™ Script Download, Load Master Configuration, Load Call Control Scripts and other commands. Schedule Ready VQuad remote operation transfers the MySchedule.txt file created at the DataImport location to the remote VQuad location and the tests defined in the schedule file are executed at the VQuad™ nodes.
VQT Remote Operations
VQT Remote Access option allows users to remotely operate on VQT application. Operations include Starting and stopping VQT application, and also to Load, Start, Stop auto configurations remotely.
File Monitor Remote Operations
File Monitor Remote Access option allows to Start File Monitor Application, Create Configuration, Start Auto Configuration, and also to Stop Auto Configuration which is located at remote location. Defining Remote Path stores the degraded files transferred from the VQuad™ PC, and the remotely running VQT PC, which are controlled through Webviewer™ browser.
VQuad™ Auto Remote Control
With Admin login, VQuad™ Nodes can be configured with selected scripts and operations such as Load/Run/Stop Master Configuration, Scripts, and Pause Timer scripts to be performed on each of its nodes and devices. The Admin can also authorize any specific user to control the automated VQuad™ nodes.
With User login, the VQuad™ Nodes can be remotely controlled by starting or stopping the configured scripts on the devices and also monitor the node status (such as Idle / Stopped / Loading / Initiating / Running tests).
Network Status view gives the real-time status of all the VQuad™ probes, connected Mobile Devices, VQT Probes, File Monitor applications, and the Command Center applications in the network.
VQuad™ Network Status screen displays the ‘VQuad™ Probe Status’ and the ‘Devices Script Status’.
Option to edit VQuad and File Monitor Node parameters are included for easy control of the nodes. Editable VQuad node parameters includes Node Name, GPS co-ordinates (retrieved automatically if GPS receiver is attached to Dual UTA HD or can be user defined, to be displayed in WebViewer Google Maps), VQuad™ PC IP address, Primary and Secondary Central DB IP Addresses configuration for backup and redundancy, and VQuad™ location (Fixed/Mobile) type. VQuad™ node device script status parameters such as the Script Name, Call Type (3G, 4G, LTE, PSTN, & CVoIP), Global Device & Start Variables, FXO & Bluetooth number, and Start/Stop script manually.
File Monitor node status screen displays the Computer Name, IP Address, Primary and secondary VQT Destination IP Addresses to handle network fail-overs, Remote Path, Delete Type, File Type, and the running/ stopped File monitor Status. The editable File Monitor node parameters include Destination IP Addresses, Remote Path, Delete Type, and File Type.
VQT node status screen displays Computer Name, Central DB Primary and secondary IP Address for back-up and redundancy, Version, Test Name, and the Test Status.
Mobile Device Status such as Disconnected, Phone Suspended, Phone Idle, and other conditions along with mobile device information in the network are also displayed.
Using the Search Criteria option, the user may filter the search based on a variety of different criteria including Called Number, Ratings, Measurement Range, and User-Specified Events. The results of the query may be based on a Time Filter with an Auto Refresh option or based on a start/stop time/date. It is also possible to search through the results/events based on the GPS position. The NetTest results can also be filtered based on the configured PC based NetTest and Mobile NetTest result parameters.
Advanced Search Criteria
The Advanced filter criteria option allows VQT PESQ and POLQA parameters to AND or OR the conditions to create unlimited filtering configurations. The pre-defined filter can be loaded or a new filter (search criteria) configuration can be defined and saved.
Send Results to Excel, PDF, Txt Files
The output results option can be used to export any selected test results to a text file, PDF, or Excel. The reports can be even customized using the Custom Report feature.
Using WebViewer™, it is now possible to customize report generation with result statistics, tabular data, bar graphs, and line graphs. Reports can be customized based on a combination of different parameters in Results View, Call Events, and Statistics. WebViewer™ can generate and export the customized report in either text, excel or PDF formats, while also allow users to view results dynamically on WebViewer™.
WebViewer™ can generate the custom reports with a variety of filtered configurations. All configurations are created and modified directly within WebViewer™ - create a new report or modify existing reports for displaying the user-specified results. Included with Custom Reports is the ability to specify custom Line Graphs.
Additionally, Report Scheduler gives the user the ability to specify when to schedule a report along with the schedule period and user-specified filters. For instance, every Monday schedule a report which includes last 7 days, or schedule a report every morning or once a month. The Scheduler uses the Custom Reports as specified above and outputs as PDF or Excel or other format. As part of the Report Scheduler, all reports generated can be shared automatically via Email or SMS. So, if desired, every morning you can have an email or SMS with the past day testing performance.
Google Maps plotting option is provided to display the GPS co-ordinates of various Results, VQuad Nodes, and Mobile Devices. Results include VQT PESQ, VQT POLQA, NetTests, Call Connect Events, EMU, FAX, and VBA tests. These are differentiated using color codes and text call-outs. Plotting can be done in real-time while drive testing and also while testing at a location.
Google Maps plotting can be customized based on the specific map configuration. The customized map plotting can be further refined by choosing the test parameter such as VQuad™ location, VQuad™ Phone ID, Call Events, Threshold Settings; and other result types.
Within the map, any node result details such as Result type, Device PhoneID, Device Name, GPS Position, and Location of the test result can be obtained. Users can also get the individual device or application status or result statistics.
The Google maps Plotting Configurations can be created for the 4 map types (Threshold Settings, VQuad™ Location, VQuad™ Phone ID, and Call Events), and the results available for the results types, and the Phone IDs. The Pin configuration includes the color and the text settings to indicate the Pass and the Fail conditions on the map.
It also includes an option to map the region boundaries of the specific area as per the configurations in the Web Configuration Tool. Selecting the predefined configuration, which highlights the region on the map. Regions can be configured by specifying the location, Lat/Long with radius or Lat/Long boundaries.
|Region Mapping and Configurations|
Console View can be customized to populate the overall VQuad and NetTest results. VQuad consolidated view includes the Average, Min, Max of VQT PESQ, VQT POLQA, Time Delay Measurements, VQuad and Fax Status, and Call Events tabular and graphical display. The NetTest console view can also be customized to display Average, Min, Max of TCP, HTTP, VoIP, UDP, FTP, SMS, Email, DNS results and Battery level & RSSI. The corresponding graph for each of the NetTest types are also displayed.
The Console view can be populated to view only the failed events, for VQuad and NetTest threshold parameter values. The Console view also includes additional support within the individual graphics for zooming and accessing individual result points, or plotting results directly to Google Maps.
NetTest Console View
VQuad™ Console View
KPI & Results
|Item No.||Item Description|
|VQT010||VQuad™ Software (Stand Alone)|
|VQT280||VQuad™ Probe HD (with Dual UTA HD)|
|VQT281||VQuad™ Probe HD w/o Dual UTA HD|
|VQT285||VQuad™ Probe HD Upgrade|
|VQT601||Mobile Device Controller (MDC) Software|
|VQT600||VQuad™ NetTest Data Server Solution|
|VQuad™ Fax Emulation (2 simultaneous ports)
VQuad™ Fax Emulation (8 simultaneous ports)
|VQT015||VQuad™ with T1 E1 Call Control|
|VQT251||Dual UTA HD Next generation Dual UTA with FXO Wideband support|
|VQT252||Dual UTA HD – Bluetooth Option|
|VQT442 (cable)||Mobile Audio Interface for Smartphones|
|VQT461 (Cable)||Dual UTA HD Smartphone ACC Cable|
|VQT443 (cable)||3-wire headset interface Adaptor for Smartphones|
|VQT and Analysis|
|VQT002||Voice Quality Testing (PESQ only)|
|VQT006||VQT w/ POLQA Server license (no limitations)|
|VQT007||VQT POLQA v3, server license for 20 nodes|
|VBA032||Near Real-time Voice-band Analyzer|
|EMU037||Echo Measurement Utility (EMU) Software|