Fixed Network Tester

For testing evolving services in NGN networks
VoIP
TDM
SIP
ISUP
RTP
Megaco
H.248
NCS
Fixed Network Tester

For testing evolving services in NGN networks

Overview

The Valid8 Fixed Network Tester enables testing of SIP, POTS, ISDN PRI, ISUP (SIGTAN), Megaco, MGCP/NCS and RTP.

What It Can Do For You

Tests phone endpoints, MTA, SSE, DHCP server, media gateway, CO switch

Why It’s Different

  • Scalable software-based architecture can run on a range of hardware from COTS and high-end customer provided hardware to Virtual Machines and the Cloud (e.g. Amazon AWS) for maximum versatility and performance
  • Web-based UI is easy to learn
  • HTTP API enable integration with automation test systems and other equipment
  • Stateful modeling provides accurate emulation of network elements

Features

  • Measure Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) such as number of simultaneous sessions and Busy Hour Call Attempts (BHCA) 
  • Check voice, video calls 
  • Registration load 
  • RTP media file playback 
  • Report on media received, call connect time, call duration, jitter, packet loss 
  • Generate valid and invalid/negative messages and call-scenarios 
  • Supports sending invalid responses including malformed, dropped and misordered packets 
  • Alerts and notifications

Subsystems

KPIs
  • Call Attempts 
  • Call Successes 
  • Call Failures 
  • Calls per second (CPS) 
  • Call setup time 
  • Call tear down time 
  • Media Tx Packets (audio) 
  • Media Rx Packets (audio) 
  • MOS/PESQ score * optional
Configurable Parameters
  • ‍Call session length
  • Concurrent calls/endpoints
  • BHCA/CPS

Automation API

User commands can be fully automated using REST API. This includes performing all test control functions as well as collecting results and metrics. It can be integrated into virtually any CI system via the HTTP API, including Jenkins, CircleCI, Gitlab and others.

Scripting

The application’s subsystems can be edited directly in the browser using TDL or by using the graphical tools. The Message Workshop allows for creating of test scenarios directly from the hex stream of a remote capture, while the Graphical Editor (on the feature roadmap for 2019) will allow for creating customized call scenarios by dragging and dropping the call flow to meet your test needs.

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Use Cases

SIP Server Under Test

For testing the SIP Server, the Valid8 Tester can generate SIP calls to test performance and stability.

Supported Scenarios:

Message flows

  • REGISTER
  • INVITE Audio/Video calls
  • MESSAGE
  • UPDATE
  • PRACK
  • SUBSCRIBE/NOTIFY
  • INFO

Emulate Real Network Conditions

  • Peak times
  • PSTN to IP calls
  • Jitter
  • Limited bandwidth
  • Duplicate packets
  • Corrupted packets
  • Bursty network traffic
  • Redundant link switchover / outage

Media Gateway Under Test

For testing the Media Gateway (MG), the Valid8 Tester can generate SIP, Megaco & ISUP calls with user plan media to test performance and stability.

Supported Scenarios:
  • SIP calls - INVITE/200/ACK/INFO/BYE/200
  • Megaco calls - Add/Modify/Subtract/Audit
  • ISUP calls - IAM/ACM/ANM/REL/RLC
  • RTP & TDM user plane with voice Quality check option (PESQ/PoLQA)
Fixed Network Tester
Fixed Network Tester

Summary of Specifications

Specifications

SIP

  • Over 5,000 SIP channels with RTP media per system
  • 65,000 simultaneous registered SIP users per system
  • SIP scripting

IP Telephony

  • SIP
  • Skinny (SCCP)
  • H.323
  • Q.931
  • MGCP/NCS
  • H.248.1/Megaco over UDP
  • H.248/Megaco over SCTP
  • SIP-T
  • SIGTRAN SUA
  • SIGTRAN DUA
  • SIGTRAN IUA
  • SIGTRAN M2PA
  • SIGTRAN M2UA
  • SIGTRAN M3UA
  • 3GPP

Media codecs

  • G.711
  • G.726
  • G.726A
  • H.263
  • H.264
  • AMR (*roadmap)
  • AMR-WB (*roadmap)
  • EVRC (*roadmap)
  • EVRC-B (*roadmap)
  • iLBC
  • GSM-EFR

Analog

  • 28 FXO and 7 FXS ports (4 FXO and 1 FXS per card)

Conformance Suites

  • H.323 - ETSI TS 101-804-2 V2.1.1 (2004-11) H.225,
  • ETSI TS 101-890-2 (2002-01) H.245
  • Megaco/H.248 - ETSI TS 102-374-2 (2004-11)
  • SCTP - ETSI TS 102 369, ETSI TS 102 144
  • SIGTRAN SUA - RFC3868
  • SIGRAN DUA - RFC4233/3057
  • SIGTRAN IUA - RFC4233/3057
  • SIGTRAN M2PA - draft-bidulock-sigtran-m2pa-test-08
  • SIGTRAN M2UA - ETSI TS 102 380 (2004-12)
  • SIGTRAN M3UA - ETSI TS 102 381 V1.1.1 (2004-12)
  • SIP - ETSI TS 102 027-2 V4.1.1 (2006-07)

Product Details

Fixed Network Tester

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Ordering Information

Product Name: Fixed Network Tester 

Product Code: fixed-network-tester

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