TEKTRONIX' MONITORING SOLUTION SPEEDS UMTS NETWORK DEVELOPMENT.Tektronix, Inc. (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange :TEK See TeX. ), a provider of test, measurement and monitoring solutions for mobile equipment manufacturers and operators, has launched a new solution for real-time monitoring and analysis of the latest Universal Mobile Telecommunication System (UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) The GSM implementation of the 3G wireless phone system. Part of IMT-2000, UMTS provides service in the 2 GHz band and offers global roaming and personalized features. ) mobile networks elements.
UMTS network elements are much more complex to test than second generation (2G, 2.5G) components and continue to require fast, accurate verification at each interface. With this increased complexity and the evolving nature of UMTS element development, many of today's test solutions fail to completely address critical interfaces and protocols. Tektronix' newest software release for the K1297-G20 protocol tester, Version 2.01 (V2.01), adds important pieces to the UMTS "puzzle."
Most significantly, V2.01 includes Dynamic Monitoring, an innovative feature that provides the first real-time analysis on the Iub interface, eliminating the need for post processing of data.
"By providing Dynamic Monitoring, Tektronix is paving the way for faster UMTS mobile network design, enabling operators' success in a challenging market," said Bob Agnes, vice president, Monitoring and Protocol Test, Tektronix. "With this significant feature available only on the K1297-G20 protocol test platform, manufacturers and operators are closer than ever to successful UMTS deployment."
Dynamic Monitoring Accelerates UMTS Success
Prior to the release of Tektronix' V2.01, mobile equipment manufacturers and operators gathered data on the Iub interface and proceeded to process and analyze the information afterwards af·ter·ward also af·ter·wards
At a later time; subsequently.
afterwards or afterward
later [Old English æfterweard]
Adv. 1. (post-processing). In this scenario, the user was unable to monitor traffic during post-processing, limiting the accuracy of compiled data and using up valuable time. With V2.01, Tektronix' Dynamic Monitoring feature provides the capability to monitor and analyze traffic moving through the Iub interface and identify which of more than 150 channels are being used in real-time. Users are able to skip the post-processing phase and gather timely information, increasing the user's confidence of the data received.
Extending the capabilities of Tektronix' K1297-G20 UMTS Solution Package announced earlier this year, V2.01 also adds call simulation on the Iub interface. This feature enables monitoring of data simulation over the high-performance online AAL (ATM Adaption Layer) The part of the ATM protocol that breaks up application packets into 48-byte payloads which become ATM cells when the 5-byte headers are attached. The AAL resides between the higher layer transport protocols and the ATM layer. 2 (real-time) layer.
About the K1297-G20 Protocol Tester
The K1297-G20 is a full-featured, compact protocol tester that can be configured for a wide range of protocols. It supports multi-channel and multi-port protocol testing and incorporates a broad selection of conformance con·for·mance
Noun 1. conformance - correspondence in form or appearance
agreement, correspondence - compatibility of observations; "there was no agreement between theory and test suites. The K1297-G20 is set apart by its ability to simultaneously monitor and enable interoperability of GSM, GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) The first high-speed digital data service provided by cellular carriers that used the GSM technology. GPRS added a packet-switched channel to GSM, which uses dedicated, circuit-switched channels for voice conversations. and UMTS network elements. The existing GPRS-related features of the K1297-20 have made Tektronix the #1 supplier of GPRS signaling protocol It is a protocol used to identify signaling encapsulation. Signaling is used to identify the state of connection between telephones or VOIP terminals ( IP telephone or PCs or VoWLAN units ). List of signaling protocols:
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