Spirent Communications Automates Voice over IP Service Testing; New Software Module Added to SmartSight VoIP Diagnostics Portfolio
Spirent Communications has today announced a new VoIP diagnostic software module that helps wireline, wireless, and cable companies better detect and resolve problems with commercially deployed IP and Ethernet services. The Spirent SmartSight VoIP Diagnostic Assistant will be the latest addition to the company's SmartSight integrated portfolio of VoIP diagnostic software and hardware. Spirent's SmartSight portfolio is on display at booth 1100at Broadband World Forum. The software module, part of Spirent's centralized VoIP diagnosticsolution, will automate complex analysis of VoIP service problems suchas dropped packets, jitter, latency and other issues that impedeperformance. According to OSS Observer, an industry analyst firm,centralized diagnostic systems are critical to the cost-effective andsuccessful growth of VoIP services. "These centralized diagnosticsystems provide valuable VoIP service measurement data and testingcapabilities, eliminate expensive truck rolls and improve overallquality assurance," said Patrick Kelly, partner, OSS Observer. "For VoIP services to continue to grow in Europe and worldwide,providers need tools that increase visibility and diagnosticcapabilities in the network, and which support emerging VoIPapplications," said Jim Schleckser, president of SpirentCommunications' Service Assurance-Broadband group. "Our centralizedand automated diagnostics solution will significantly accelerate VoIPservice troubleshooting and performance measurement."