AGNITY, a provider of application solutions as well as services to mobile and fixed line service providers and enterprises, recently announced the launch of its latest application-testing platform, SIPr 2.0.
The SIPr, pronounced as Sipper, is an open-source application-testing platform specially designed for the creation and quality assurance of voice, data, mobile and converged applications. It is a complete SIP stack with a multi-layered API, which allows users to write simple test cases.
The converged API of SIPr facilitates users to run any test under any load. Users can write tests using SIP, HTTP, XML, database and more - all from the same script.
Nasir Khan, vice president of engineering at AGNITY, said, “SIPr 2.0 is the most complete open source testing platform available to developers supporting end-to-end testing from the network layer to the application layer offering complete SIP/ISC support and several additional RFCs required for IMS. Not only does it offer a complete toolkit to create user agents but is the only tool in market that can be used to simulate any IMS entity in the network.”
Available for free download, this comprehensive toolkit is not only ideal for simulation of any hardware and software environment, such as testing of converged SIP and HTTP, but also creates tests in an iterative fashion that facilitates in automation as well as incremental testing.
According to AGNITY, the latest version of SIPr performs testing with a robust media implementation and also completes the offering in the converged IMS space. Offering simplified media APIs, the SIPr 2.0 provides IMS/ISC compliance as well as support for digest server authentication; presence event; registration event; and TCP Transport.
The company also said that its SIPr 2.0 reduces testing cycle by an average of 75 percent - in trials as well as actual testing.
With the help of SIPr 2.0, users/testers need not leave the test bench to perform any kind of application simulation or testing, thereby saving both time and money involved in the development and quality assurance process.
In the next release, AGNITY said it plans to include the Diameter interface and other enhancements to help make the offering a comprehensive test environment for IMS and converged applications.
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Edited by Stefania Viscusi