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June 07, 2012

GL Launches MAPS UMTS IuPS Interface Emulator


By Meenakshi Shankar SIP Trunking Report Contributor



GL Communications, a provider of comprehensive telecom testing and measurement products and consulting services, launched MAPS UMTS IuPS Interface Emulator.


Key features of the newly launched product includes; simulated RNC, and SGSN entities; generated and supported all mobility management, session management, RANAP and DTAP messages, user controlled access to RANAP, and DTAP messages, ready scripts for routing area updating, GPRS attach, and detach procedures for quick testing, supported authentication, TMSI reallocation, encryption, and other optional procedures, provided fault insertion, and erroneous call flows testing capability. It also includes impairments that can be applied to messages to simulate error conditions, supported customization of call flows and message templates using script editor and message editor, supported scripted call generation and automated call reception.

Additionally, it also provides a detail protocol trace with full message decoding, and graphical ladder diagrams of call flow with time stamp, call flow graph allows to easily verify the messages exchanged with DUT, displays call status, results, call information, total iterations to be done, and completed iterations, script based & protocol independent software architecture, and provides call statistics and associated captured events and error events during call simulation.

“GL’s Message Automation & Protocol Simulation (MAPS) designed for testing UMTS IuPS interface can simulate Radio Network Controller, and 3G Serving GPRS Support Node by generating RANAP and DTAP signaling messages over SCTP as Transport layer in an IP network as defined by 3GPP standards,” Jagdish Vadalia, senior manager at GL Communications, said in a press release.

“The application gives the users the unlimited ability to edit messages and control scenarios (message sequence). Message sequences are generated through scripts. Messages are created using message templates,” Vadalia added.

Founded in 1986, GL Communications has been supplying test, monitoring, and analysis equipment for TDM, Wireless, IP and VoIP networks. The company recently conveyed the availability of its product MAPS LTE S1 Interface Emulator. Also, the company launched its MAPS SIGTRAN ISDN Over IP - Scripted SIGTRAN (ISDN over IP) Protocol Emulation.




Edited by Brooke Neuman