Empirix Extends Carrier-Class VoIP and IMS Lifecycles
October 15, 2008
By Tim Gray
, TMCnet Web Editor
) has continued to expand its services across multiple platforms with extensive testing throughout Carrier-Class VoIP and IMS lifecycles.
The Bedford, Massachusetts.-based company has developed a wide range of Hammer testing and monitoring solutions designed to ensure the quality and performance of VoIP and IMS products, services, networks throughout the entire development and deployment life cycle.
The Hammer testing solutions simulate users and emulate devices interacting with voice-centric applications; which includes making calls, verifying features, measuring voice quality, and determining performance, as well as proving system and multi-vendor interoperability of VoIP, NGN and IMS architectures.
In fact, Empirix boasts the world’s top ten Network Equipment Manufacturers and nine of the top ten Service Providers, and most of the Fortune 100 companies as users of Empirix solutions.
With that kind of roster, it isn’t a surprise the Empirix is a recognized market share leader for VoIP and IMS testing and monitoring.
Empirix also offers the only suite of automated testing and monitoring solutions designed specifically for contact centers. The company has won numerous awards for its product innovation and thought leadership.
The Hammer carrier-class monitoring solutions provide complete visualization into real-time service quality in a VoIP / IMS network. Synthesizing a wide range of critical operations data--from real-time metrics on network performance, to extensive signaling and media metrics on every call, to detailed decodes of per call messages -- makes Hammer XMS a valuable asset across multiple groups within a service provider organization.
The Hammer Suite includes:
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- Feature Testing
Hammer feature testing solutions are used in the development, quality assurance, and proof of concept labs for isolation, regression and interoperability testing, as well as in trial and field networks for vendor, configuration and technology verification.
- Load Testing
Hammer load testing solutions are used in lab and trial networks to simulate peak calling periods, mass calling events, registration floods, malicious flood attacks and other situations in which the network is placed under moderate to extreme stress.
Hammer solutions for installation include end-user simulation, service feature testing, service quality benchmarking, and problem diagnostics.
- Service Monitoring
Leveraging expertise and knowledge gained from VoIP, NGN and IMS testing experience, Empirix delivers carrier-class monitoring solutions that provide complete visualization into real-time service quality.
Edited by Tim Gray