GL Communications Inc., has announced the release of its new SIGTRAN (SS7 over IP) Emulation software - an advanced protocol simulator/tester for SS7 transport over IP Networks. Speaking to newsmen, Mr. Jagadish Vadalia, Senior Manager at GL, said, “Message Automation & Protocol Simulation™ (MAPS) is a powerful protocol test simulation platform supporting a wide range of protocols such as SIGTRAN (SS7 over IP), SS7 over TDM (T1 E1), ISDN over TDM (T1 E1), GSM-A & GSM-Abis over TDM, Megaco, SIP, and MGCP over IP. MAPS SIGTRAN is an advanced protocol simulator/tester for SS7 transport over IP Networks. It can simulate a Signaling Gateway and Softswitch ISUP signaling specification as defined by ITU-T standards. The tester supports testing network elements, error tracking, regression testing, conformance testing, load testing/call generation and generation of high volumes of ISUP traffic. MAPS SIGTRAN functionality covers the ITU and ANSI variant of SS7 implementing M3UA, and ISUP protocols. It is able to run pre-defined test scenarios against ISUP test objects in a controlled & deterministic manner”.
dded, “MAPS SIGTRAN Conformance Scripts are suitable for compliance tests and functional tests, where test objects can be accurately and reliably validated for compliance with ITU-T standard Q.761-764 and Q.784. It is suitable for manufacturers, network operators and service providers to address all stages of the development cycle, regression testing through to type approval, and acceptance testing”.
Mr. Vadalia further added,” MAPS SIGTRAN supports powerful utilities like Message Editor and Script Editor which allow new scenarios to be created or existing scenarios to be modified using ISUP messages and parameters. Also available is an independent GUI based SIGTRAN (SS7 over IP) Protocol Analyzer for online capture and decode of the signaling in real-time both during tests and as a stand-alone tracer for live systems.
Sigtran Testing Features
SS7 transport over IP
Supports M3UA and SCTP protocol machine
Multiple M3UA links
Access to all ISUP Message Parameters Initial Address, Subsequent Address, Release messages, and more
User controlled access to optional ISUP parameters such as timers
Subsequent Address Message (SAM) configurations available
Fully Supported Continuity Testing (COT) that includes both COT messages
Ready scripts for conformance testing