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Tektronix beefs up Spectra2 VoIP testing solution

Posted: 15 Dec 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Tektronix? Spectra2? software? VoIP? RTP?

Tektronix Inc. announced the availability of new Spectra2 Release 4.4 software that doubles the VoIP and converged network RTP large-scale load generation features of the Spectra2 VoIP testing solution. Release 4.4 introduces scripting of Bearer Independent Call Control (BICC) call models in its Monitor, Tester and Generator applications.

Spectra2, combined with the WTI RTPboard, can perform large-scale media tests, allowing users to evaluate busy hour call capacity by simulating load under ever-increasing, real-world operating conditions. Existing WTI RTPusers can see immediate load performance improvements with a software upgrade to Spectra2 Release 4.4 without the need for a hardware upgrade. The WTIRTPboard uses a wideband trunking interface to generate real-time transport protocol streams with media, and integrates with Tektronix' array of VoIP protocol suites.

The Spectra2 BICC Testing Package provides the ability to emulate the BICC Service Node for IP media bearer testing and BICC STC transport. BICC is designed to help carriers migrate from the PSTN to IP-based networks without loss of legacy network features and services. BICC also benefits users implementing the IP Multimedia Subsystem architecture, which defines how IP networks should handle voice calls and data sessions, and supports the convergence of wireline, wireless and IP/broadband networks and services. The addition of BICC support for the Spectra2 allows carriers to ensure delivery of existing revenue-generating voice services in a converged network.

Richard Kenedi, Senior Director of Diagnostics, Tektronix, commented, "With BICC support plus double the RTP load generation capacity, Spectra2 Release 4.4 software remains on the cutting edge of technology required to meet the needs of carriers and equipment manufacturers."

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