IP Telephony News Wrap-up for Oct, 24 2003

1. Delta Introduces VoIP Test Tools
Delta has introduced a suite of software based tools for generating and analyzing H.323 and SIP calls. The products. which run on Windows 2000/XP/Server platforms, are available as either a downloaded software application or as a pre- packaged test instrument.

WinSIP is a SIP bulk call generator that provides RFC 3261 compliant SIP signaling and media load generation for both voice and video over IP. Users can control all aspects of a call. Call files and individual call attributes can be modified using a spreadsheet style interface.

Other features of WinSIP include automatic answering of inbound calls, TCP/IP support, and automatic call flow tracing for an entire session with a breakdown of the messages, dialogs, events, and transactions.

Win32Gen is a H.323 bulk call generator that provides real- time signaling and payload data for voice and video over IP applications. The tool tests system and network capacity, performance, and provides packet analysis of audio and video media streams. An intuitive user interface allows users to generate test profiles containing thousands of calls in less than one minute.

Other features include streamlined call file generation, options to run with or without media, call rate distribution specification, and QoS monitoring on received media streams. Alarms can be set by the user to monitor multiple thresholds for audio and video jitter and latency.

Win323Mon is a H.323 specific analyzer that provides diagnostic capability with real-time breakpoint event processing. The tool also provides call association by call id, along with advanced filtering of H.323 protocol layers.

A multipoint conference is analyzed as a collective group of calls, allowing the user to troubleshoot each call within the conference.

Other features include RTP decoding and analysis for QoS metrics such as latency, jitter, packet loss, R-factor, and video frame rate.

The call generators are priced under $10,000. The protocol analyzers are available for less than $5,000.


3. Envox Unveils Development Platform Supporting VoIP
Envox has introduced Envox 5.1, a communications development platform. The new release includes VoiceXML capabilities, support for integration with speech recognition technologies, and features for deploying VoIP solutions with host media processing.

Envox based devices can be deployed in VoIP infrastructures with Intel NetStructure Host Media Processing software, allowing media processing tasks are performed on Intel servers. Using Intel’s Global Call Protocol, SIP is supported.

The Envox platform features a graphical programming environment, an embedded VoiceXML browser, integration for multiple telephony and speech products, and management tools for configuring, monitoring, and managing large scale deployments.


5. Psytechnics Launches Voice Quality Consultation Service
As a clever tactic to promote its voice quality measurement software, Psytechnics has launched a consulting service aimed at troubleshooting and rectifying voice quality problems for service providers, network equipment providers, and enterprises. As part of the service, Psytechnics SWAT team will intall the company’s PsyVoIP software to examine voice quality on the network.


7. Auna Group to Deploy Italtel’s VoIP Platform
Auna Group, Spain’s second largest telco, will deploy Italtel’s iMSS Broadband Local Communications platform, to deliver IP telephony and IP Centrex over its broadband network.

Auna Group


9. Mera Networks Names New Session Controller Customers
Mera Networks has named several new customers of its MVTS session controller including INT Communications (Georgia), Comstar Communications (Moscow), ezTel USA, Dial Ost GmbH (Germany), and Uniotel (Uruguay).

Mera Networks

11. Radvision Enhances Multipoint Conferencing Unit
Radvision has released version 3.2 of its multipoint conferencing unit, technology that delivers multipoint conferencing and advanced media processing features and functionality for the company’s ViaIP line of videoconferencing systems.

The new release includes an increase in port capacity for high bandwidth (768 Kbps) intra-office calling, and support for the H.264 video compression protocol and the H.239 protocol, which enables data and presentation sharing in parallel to video session.

The MCU supports SIP and 3G-324M, and third party endpoints including Tandberg’s DuoVideo and Microsoft’s Windows Messenger. The MCU features automatic adjusted screen layouts, instantaneous data collaboration, and call management.


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