Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tektronix Unveils Spectra2 Core Network Test Platform

Tektronix Communications unveiled its Spectra2u Core Network test, enabling network equipment manufacturers and telecom operators to test NGN, VoIP and converged networks for functionality, conformance, performance and media quality. The Spectra2u, which leverages an Intel Dual Quad Core processing architecture, offers a low-cost footprint supporting IP and TDM interfaces for signaling and media.

Key features of the Spectra2u platform include:

  • High signaling and media load testing

  • Hundreds of thousands of endpoint emulations

  • Faster user response and heightened user experience

  • User-shared interface boards

  • PSTN & NGN protocol testing from a single interface board

  • Field upgradeable capacity adds without additional hardware

  • Complete portability of software from legacy platforms

  • Portable and rack mount configurations

Tektronix said platform enables greater testing productivity especially when combined with its newly released 7.0 Spectra2 software which includes the following capabilities:

  • M2PA Transport for ISUP and TCAP testing

  • Support for SIP Re-Invite Method to address mid-call codec changes

  • Multiple Generator Models for enabling the simultaneous execution of multi-protocol load tests from a single user license

  • H248v3 support for testing multi-party calls, message segmentation, and the TISPAN Ia interface

  • SIGTRAN support for ISUP, TCAP, and BICC testing on the low cost PC based Spectra2|SE testing solution