GL Communications (News - Alert) Inc recently announced that it has launched its product MAPS UMTS IuCS, IuH interface Emulator for commercial purposes. The product is ideal for Scripted UMTS IuCS, IuH Interface Emulator.
In a release, Mr. Jagdish Vadalia, senior manager at GL Communications said “GL’s Message Automation & Protocol Simulation (MAPS) designed for UMTS IuH interface can simulate Femto Home Node B (HnB), and a Femto Home Node Gateway (News - Alert) (HnB-GW) by generating RANAP and DTAP signaling messages over SCTP as Transport layer. A femtocell is a small cellular base station designed for use in residential or small business environments. Femtocells (News - Alert) can offload the RAN and provide better coverage, plus improved data download & upload speeds. IuH links Femto Access Point (HnB) and a Femto Gateway (HnB-GW).”
According to Mr. Vadalia, with supplementary licensing, MAPS can support RTP traffic simulation over UMTS-IuCS and UMTS-IuH interfaces. RTP traffic recreation can support functions like Transmitting Voice File, Transmitting DTMF, MF Digits and other Tones and Dual Tones, Recording Voice Files, Monitoring Single and Dual Tones, DTMF and MF digits, Loopback, Talk using Microphone, Play to Speaker for majority of the standard codecs.
Mr. Vadalia said, “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.”
NC, MSC (News - Alert), Home NodeB and Home NodeB Gateway units can be simulated with MAPS. All Mobility Management, Session Management, RANAP and DTAP messages can be created and processed by MAPS. The product also offers restricted user access to RANAP, and DTAP messages. Rapid testing is possible with MAPS with its accessible scripts for Mobile Originating, Mobile Terminating, and Location Updating procedures. Similarly, MAPS can support Authentication, TMSI Reallocation, Encryption, and other voluntary procedures. MAPS offers fault incorporation, and flawed call flows testing capability. MAPS can recreate error conditions by inserting impairments into the messages. With an extra license, MAPS can support creation and reaction of RTP traffic.
Call flows and message templates can be modified with the help of Script editor and Message editor. A protocol trace complete with decoding of entire message, and graphical ladder diagrams of call flow with time stamp is offered by MAPS.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman