February 9, 2014. GL Communications Inc. has announced its latest product: MAPS BICC IP Emulator, which offers scripted Bearer Independent Call Control protocol emulation over IP.
Karthik Ramalingam, manager of product development at the company, said, “The Bearer-Independent Call Control (BICC) is a signaling protocol based on ISUP that is used for supporting narrowband ISDN service over a broadband backbone network without interfering with interfaces to the existing network and end-to-end services. Specified by the ITU-T in recommendation Q.1901, BICC was designed to be compatible with existing networks and for that matter with any system that is capable of carrying voice messages.”
He added, “MAPS BICC IP Emulator is used to emulate all the BICC interfaces over both TDM and IP. It is designed to specifically emulate BICC call control signaling as defined by ITU-T standards between Mobile Switching Center (MSC) and Gateway MSC (GMSC) server nodes.
MAPS BICC IP Emulator can run predefined test scenarios against test objects in a controlled and deterministic manner. In addition, it also supports error tracking, regression testing, conformance testing, load testing, and call generation. It supports utilities like Message Editor, Script Editor, and Profile Editor, which allow new scenarios to be created or existing scenarios to be modified using BICC IP call control messages and parameters.”