Agilent Announces VOIP/VPN Test Tools
Agilent’s VoIP product for testing Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) implementations allows users to emulate a variety of SIP and PSTN1 equipment (SIP gateways/proxy servers, phones and PBX’s), generate simulated traffic for stress testing from both sides of the network, and manipulate many different protocol parameters to assess performance, reliability and fault handling. The test package can simulate thousands of users, placing and terminating both conventional and VoIP calls, and measure call set-up times, call completion rates and other performance statistics. Test cases can be repeated or scaled upwards to determine the capacity and robustness of the equipment being tested.
“As an ISP facilitator deploying IP services, we evaluate and maintain equipment from many different VoIP vendors,” said Lee Goodman, lead engineer, IP Communication Services of Genuity, a leading e-business infrastructure services provider. “Agilent’s VoIP test solutions will enable us to more accurately assess performance and pinpoint equipment software problems before they impact customer service levels.”