Product News: Software
Data Capture Software aids FAX analysis over IP/TDM/PSTN.
Press Release Summary:
March 3, 2014 - Intended for FAX analysis over IP, TDM, and PSTN networks, FaxScan™ is used to process 2- and 4-Wire voice band capture files as well as Win PCAP captures to provide analysis of the T.38 packets, T.30 frames, decode Fax TIF image, and general call-flow indicators. This T.30 and T.38 debug and test tool aids system development, and fax sessions can contain standard G3 or V.34-based sessions. Different encoding formats, such as Âµ-law, A-law, 16 bit, and 13 bit PCM captures, are supported.
Original Press Release
GL Announces Enhanced Software for FAX Analysis over IP, TDM and PSTN Networks
Press release date: February 21, 2014
Speaking to reporters, Mr. Robert Bichefsky, Senior Manager Product Development of the company said, “In today’s rapidly transforming telecom technology, Fax still holds relevance and plays a critical role for most of the business establishments and need for monitoring fax transactions is of paramount importance and monitoring is done by recording the analog or IP traffic using suitable call-capture applications. These files need to be decoded to investigate issues with protocol messages and Fax image quality.
FaxScan™ application is used to process 2-Wire and 4-Wire voice band capture files as well as Win PCAP captures to provide analysis of the T.38 packets, T.30 frames, decode a Fax TIF image, and general call-flow indicators for detail analysis. It is a valuable T.30 and T.38 debug and test tool, aiding significantly in system development. Fax sessions can contain standard G3 or V.34-based sessions.”
He added, “FaxScan™ has the capability to process up to V.34 T.30 recordings in 2-wire, 4-wire. Different encoding formats like µ-law, A-law, 16 bit, and 13 bit PCM captures are supported (requires VBA038 License) and also it can process V.34 T.38 and SIP/RTP PCAP captures (requires PKV104 License) Win PCAP captures can be processed from T.38 packets alone or as part of a capture file with multiple sip calls.
Mr. Bichefsky further added, “FaxScan™ can be operated as a stand-alone from a Batch file or Windows® Command Line, or as a integrated module within the GL Voice Band Analyzer application to produce decoded fax image TIFF files and call logs. It supports 3 modes of operation depending on the type of input file: PCM, SIP, and T.38.
FaxScan™ for PCM outputs are: Fax Call Flow (contains T.30 Analysis) and Fax Image in TIFF format.”
About GL Communications Inc.,
Founded in 1986, GL Communications Inc. is a leading supplier of test, monitoring, and analysis equipment for TDM, Wireless, IP and VoIP networks. Unlike conventional test equipment, GL's test platforms provide visualization, capture, storage, and convenient features like portability, remotability, and scripting
GL Communications has over the years worked with major telecom equipment vendors (EVs) and system integrators to meet the testing requirements arising at various stages of telecommunications product development life cycle.
With its proven expertise of over 25 years, GL has a comprehensive suite of telecom testing solutions to verify and ensure 'quality and reliability' of variety of telecom networks including Wireless, and high-speed fiber optic lines.
GL's test tools range from simple PC-based software test tool to all-encompassing hardware units with futuristic expansion capabilities. GL's test solutions cover wide array of networks – 4G (LTE), 3G, IP, Ethernet, T1, T3, E1, E3, OC-3/STM-1, OC-12/STM-4, and traditional PSTN networks.
GL's tools are widely used by the telecommunication industry for conformance testing, automated stress/load testing, performance testing, remote accessibility, centralized web-based control and analysis, fault testing and analysis, and customized testing.
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