Brix Networks has added support for cable VoIP to its BrixCall VoIP analysis and correlation application. The product, to be available in two months, aims to increase cable operators' visibility into VoIP quality of service (QoS).
The enhanced version of BrixCall provides support for the Network-based Call Signaling (NCS) protocol commonly used in cable environments. It correlates passive monitoring thresholds and active test results to help automate and streamline troubleshooting, fault isolation, and overall call quality and performance in a cable infrastructure.
NCS is used to setup, manage, and terminate multimedia communication sessions in a centralized communications system, such as a cable network.
BrixCall supports several other protocols: H.323, H.248, and SIP-T.
BrixCall for Cable is scheduled to be available in 60 days, and pricing is based on the size and scale of a network operator's deployment.