GL Unveils Enhanced SS7 Network Monitoring System

GL Communications Inc. announced the release of enhanced SS7
Network Monitoring System. Speaking to press, Mr. Jagdish Vadalia,
Senior Manager said, "The SS7 network is the backbone for fast and
efficient signaling irrespective of network type – whether wireless,
wired, or VoIP. Also, the inherent database features of SS7 make
today’s advanced intelligent features and services a reality". He
added, "GL’s SS7 (and ISDN) Network Monitoring System uses an open
three tier distributed architecture driven by non-intrusive hardware
probes, intelligent software, and a database engine. The system can
assist the network operator, service provider, or equipment
manufacturer in performing surveillance and monitoring tasks remotely,
automatically, and non-intrusively".

Mr. Vadalia, further added, "To keep pace with technological evolution,
GL has enhanced its SS7 monitoring and diagnostic system. Not only can
it be used for billing verification, remote protocol analysis, and
traffic engineering, but now it can also provide key performance
indicators, failure analysis, and call trace capability".

Key Features:

  • T1 / E1 Probes non-intrusively monitor physical lines of the network
  • The probes connect via TCP/IP to ODBC compliant real-time database loader
  • Only precise and filtered data (user selectable) is collected into the centralized database
  • Users can log into the central system locally or remotely to view the collected data
  • Users view the collected data for different purposes like
    Troubleshooting, Call Detailed Records, Traffic Monitoring, Quality of
    Service, etc
  • Modular and distributed architecture is capable of theoretically ‘infinite capacity’
  • Interface between the probes and the database is well defined and is
    called "Listener". Listener is located at the central site and is
    responsible for listening to the streaming data from probes and
    entering into the database (usually Oracle)
  • Listener is modifiable and supportable with MySQL.
  • Important Applications:
  • Call Detail Records, fraud detection and location, remote protocol
    analysis and troubleshooting, real-time signaling monitor, traffic
    optimization engineering, statistics
  • Determine actual call signaling routes to verify network functionality
    under all situations including congestion and loss of SS7 nodes
  • Revenue and billing verification, alarm monitoring, intrusive testing


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