Exfo adds VoIP/IMS capabilities

Fri, 04/24/2009 - 8:25am
Brian Santo

Exfo Electro-Optical Engineering has announced a pair of products that together provide an entry-level point test solution for VoIP and Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) applications.

The new QualityAssurer QA-604 supports the same test functions and features as the InterWatch R14, the company’s high-end platform for testing IMS and VoIP, but in a smaller form factor.

The combination of the QualityAssurer QA-604 Next Generation Network test platform and Exfo’s high-performance Signaling Centric Module Gigabit Ethernet (SCM-GbE) Interface offers pay-as-you-grow scalability, the company said, and can be expanded to support more than 2 million subscribers, Exfo said.

Separately, Exfo said it has incorporated optional comprehensive IPv6 testing capabilities across its entire portfolio of transport and datacom testing modules.

Exfo’s portfolio of transport and datacom modules – including the complete Packet Blazer series, the Power Blazer series and the AXS-200/850 Ethernet Test Set – offer service providers complete Ethernet testing for IPv4 and IPv6 deployments, including BERT, RFC 2544 and advanced layer 3 and 4 multi-stream traffic generation and analysis, the company said.

“The wireless industry has been instrumental in driving the widespread adoption of advanced multimedia services; but in order to sustain this growth, government bodies and service providers worldwide must rapidly convert their network infrastructures to support the greater routing and address translation demands of IPv6 addressing schemes,” said Etienne Gagnon, Exfo’s vice president of product management and marketing.

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