Voice Management: GL Communications Unveils TDM Protocol Identifier Software
January 16, 2012
By Rajani Baburajan
, TMCnet Contributor
GL Communications (News - Alert), a supplier of test, monitoring, and analysis equipment for TDM, Wireless, IP and VoIP networks, announced the availability of its TDM Protocol Identifier Software, which is designed to identify various protocols carried on T1 or E1 lines.
The new software is also capable of detecting protocols such as ISDN, ATM, HDLC, MTP2, LAPD, SS7, PPP, GSM, GSM Abis, TRAU and Frame Relay. The Protocol Identifier Software displays the timeslots and subchannels of the identified protocols applications. Once identified, detailed analysis can be carried out by individual Protocol Analyzers.
According to Vijay Kulkarni, CEO of the voice management company, the Protocol Identifier Software is helpful in identifying traffic types at a concentrated point, DSX patch panel, or multiplexed facility.
In addition to obtaining the real-time snapshot of protocol traffic on T1 E1 lines, the solution identifies protocol traffic on all the timeslots/sub channels simultaneously on multiple T1E1 lines, allowing technicians to quickly identify the content of any T1 or E1.
Further the solution can detect Signaling (SS7, ISDN,) on any T1 E1 timeslots, which helps technicians to troubleshoot the timeslot of signaling links for further protocol analysis.
GL’s TDM Analysis & Emulation line of products includes T1, E1, T3, E3, OC-3, OC-12, STM-1, STM-4, analog four-wire, and analog two-wire interface cards, external portable pods, and complete system solutions.
These testing solution offer capabilities like voiceband traffic analysis and emulation across all traffic types (voice, digits, tones, fax, modem), all protocols (ISDN, SS7, GR-303, Frame Relay, HDLC, V5.X, ATM, GSM, GPRS, LTE (News - Alert), etc.), and with capacities up to thousands of channels, t he company said..
GL’s Network Surveillance and Monitoring products include Probes for TDM, IP, VoIP, ATM, and Wireless networks.
In other industry news, recently Tone Software (News - Alert) – a provider of voice management solutions – sat down with TMCnet to discuss where the industry is headed in 2012. Specifically, while 2012 will certainly see the continued migration to VoIP, SIP and UC technologies and a heightened attention on voice management, it will also call into focus the challenges that still exist.
“Voice is an evolutionary technology that continues to progress in new ways with new applications, and so the challenges will continue to evolve as well,” Tracey Whitney, director of marketing for Tone Software, told TMCnet. “But, at the core of voice management, is the underlying necessity to provide a rock solid network infrastructure that can drive real-time voice services. Because businesses often migrate to advanced communications technologies gradually, the underlying network is frequently comprised of a diverse mixture of manufacturers, devices and technologies, which further increases the obstacles to achieving effective end to end management of the environment.”
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Edited by Carrie Schmelkin