Shenick Network Systems has released version 5.2 of its diversifEye software, with new upgrades designed for next-generation networks (NGNs), including the ability to test SIP-controlled video-on-demand (VOD) – what Shenick said is a market first.
The upgrade also reduces the complexity of user authentication in NGN and IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) multi-service delivery environments.
Shenick, a provider of per-flow IP communication test and monitoring systems, announced during The Cable Show 2009 that it was the first company to concurrently test and measure IPv4 and IPv6 traffic on a per-flow basis for the DOCSIS 3.0 and EuroDOCSIS specifications (story here ). Shenick said it was the first and only company to concurrently generate IPv6 and IPv4 flows to represent a single customer dialing into a cable network, and to test those flows on a granular per-flow basis with its diversifEye platform.
DiversifEye greatly expands the number of Internet addresses that cable operators may use, which allows them to provide consumers with more IP-based services. It also enables cable MSOs to effectively manage devices that are capturing consumer interest, such as portable media players, PDAs and triple-play services.
And diversifEye 5.2 now also supports security-enabled applications such as VoIP and Secure Web (HTTPS) emulation and analysis using SSL/TLS.
Robert Winters, chief marketing officer for Shenick, said: “SIP has proved itself as a versatile protocol, not just for VoIP-related services, but to also bring significant efficiency improvements for other network services through its usage as a multi-service voice and video initiation protocol. In addition, VoIP is moving to a new phase of maturity within secure IP environments. It’s more important than ever to make sure that each and every secure call functions correctly. Service providers can now be confident that performance levels and overall subscriber QoE is perfected.”