1. Sunrise Telecom Introduces New QoS & VoIP Testing Tool
Sunrise Telecom has introduced NeTracker, a tool for testing and analyzing IP-PBXs, softswitches, signaling gateways, media gateways, and PSTN/ISDN switches. The technology provides simulation of protocols in PSTN and VoIP networks, analysis such as statistics and protocol decodes, service testing with pre-recorded audio files, CDR for VoIP and PSTN protocols, protocol and CDR correlation between different interfaces, and QoS analysis based on PSQM/PESQ algorithms. Protocol support is provided for SS7, ISDN, VoIP, H.323, SIP, FoIP, SoIP, IP, and Datacom. Interfaces include E1/T1, analog, LAN Ethernet 10/100 BaseT, and ATM OC3/STM-1.
NeTracker is based on Windows 2000. It employs a RTX OS. Sunrise’s technology can run 3 different monitor and simulation tasks simultaneously with up to 8 different users.
Portable and rackmount versions are available.
3. Cognitronics’ Media Server Added to Siemens’ Surpass
Cognitronics’ CX4000 network media server will become a media resource server element in Siemens’ Surpass VoIP solution.
5. Syndeo Enhances Softswitch
Syndeo has introduced an enhanced version of its Syion 246 Class 5 softswitch, which includes a set of regulatory features as well as added compliance for PacketCable via the addition of event messaging and audio server protocol. Version 2.0 adds E911, operator services, directory assistance, toll restriction, 900/976 blocking, carrier pre-select, and 1010XXX casual calling capabilities.
Syion can deliver more than 25 local exchange voice features and services over any converged IP network, whether cable, fixed wireless, or DSL. The softswitch is currently being field tested by cable MSOs and ILECs.
7. Integral Access Enhances Telephony Platform
Integral Access has enhanced PurePacketNode, its MPLS-based access network by adding support for G.SHDSL, ISDN, and V5.2. The technology already supports T1/E1, ADSL, SDSL, GR303, and MGCP.
Integral is also introducing PurePacket Outburst Sx4, an ISDN BRI IAD that supports 4 ISDN BRI or up to 8 simultaneous voice conversations and transport of up to 2 Mbps of data traffic in each direction on a single G.SHDSL line. Carriers can choose to offer any combination of 1 to 8 voice lines to individual customers. The IADs can be remotely configured and monitored by the company’s operation management system as soon as they are added to the network.
Outburt Sx4 is wall or desktop mountable. It can be connected to an ISDN PBX system or can connect up to 4 ISDN handsets. The technology includes one Ethernet 10 BaseT data port, a G.SHDSL port for connecting to the carrier network, and a built-in DHCP and NAT. The IAD supports VoIP, VoDSL, VPNs, and LAN interconnect, as well as legacy services such as ISDN BRI and ISDN interconnect.
PurePacketNode v6.0 is currently available. Pricing ranges from $30,000 to $100,000. The Outburst will go for approximately $1,000.
9. NTT ME to Distribute Oresis’ Softswitch in Japan
NTT ME will resell Oresis’ ISIS softswitch solution in Japan. The technology includes the ISIS 710 OmniService switch (media gateway), the ISIS 750 OmniClass softswitch and OmniView Manager, and the ISIS 700 switching system.
11. Spirent Adds Opticom’s PESQ to Testing Solution
Spirent has licensed and incorporated Opticom’s PESQ algorithm into its Abacus VoIP testing solution. PESQ facilitates the objective evaluation of audio signal quality based upon perceptual criteria, providing a quantifiable voice quality measurement that correlates with voice quality as perceived by humans.
13. AudioCodes Introduces New Media Server
AudioCodes has introduced IPmedia 2000, a media server that supports from 64 to 480 ports, as well as a variety of media processing functions such as DTMF, prompts and announcements playback, audio recording, conferencing, transcoding (G.723, G.726, G.729, GSM, AMR, EVRC, QCELP), and speech recognition. The media server features both VoIP and PSTN interfaces for support on both network types. The control protocols include SIP, MGCP, and MEGACO.
Availability is scheduled for Q’3 of this year.