March 16, 2006 -- Sunrise Telecom Inc. announced that it has introduced "a voice and video test suite" for the company's Sunset Modular Test Toolkit (MTT) platform, thus enabling technicians to validate IPTV and VoIP over DSL service using the platform.
The triple play (voice, video, data) test platform is designed to provide reliable qualification and service validation of multimedia services over broadband networks.
"The aggressive convergence of video and voice applications has created a need for a new class of test system," comments Simon Ip, product marketing manager at Sunrise Telecom. "The new voice and video test suite not only meets these demands and helps speed deployment, but also extends the value of the service provider's initial investment in the Sunset MTT platform."
According to the company, the Sunset MTT voice and video test suite gives IPTV and/or VoIP service providers extensive emulation, measurement and network transport analysis capabilities.
For IPTV, the new test set validates services and identifies potential issues such as channel zapping delay and Program Identifier (PID) discovery. Using the new module technicians can measure video stream bandwidth and video transport stream packet analysis, such as packet loss, jitter and latency, to help identify any impact to the quality of the video service.
For VoIP testing, the module allows technicians to validate VoIP services such as IP phones and VoIP calls, and to measure the quality of voice using metrics such as MOSS and R-factors. In addition, the module decodes call signaling messages to assist in troubleshooting call setup and termination.
A DSL modem emulation feature allows field technicians to pass video and voice traffic through to the downstream network. IP ping and TRACE route features are tools used to validate whether or not a particular IP host can be reached through the network.
These features combined with the platform's standard features make the unit an essential tool for deploying multimedia services, contends the company.