Call connection quality is a key factor for customer retention and churn in today’s NGN/IMS networks. Live traffic monitoring is essential for voice service assurance. Monitoring today’s carrier Ethernet links requires full line rate processing capacity.

VOIPFUTURE, a vendor of Next Generation Technology (NGT) for the analysis and diagnosis of voice quality in VoIP networks, claims the company’s Smart Monitoring Probes are the first to monitor multiple GB/s links at full line rate.

RTP Monitoring Probe generates detailed diagnostics for every 5-second of a call stream. The company says this "innovative voice quality evaluation technology" provides precise information about individual in-call quality as well as network-wide service status.

Smart RTP Monitoring Probe is a standalone solution providing unattended 24 / 7 operation on a standard industry platform in place of proprietary hardware.

According to VOIPFUTURE the solution is deployable in VoIP networks of any size and any vendor – from private corporate up to carrier networks. The Smart RTP Monitoring Probe can be placed at different keypoints in the network – carrier interconnections, broadband access, core network links and corporate WAN.

It passively and permanently monitors real time traffic in the VoIP network. An alarm is signaled should any loss of quality occur. An alarm is signaled only after the quality falls below the level set.

Detailed analysis and diagnostic information are available for service level monitoring, network performance optimization, VoIP troubleshooting and customer care management.

“Our innovative evaluation algorithm together with superior performance was the winning factor for our carrier projects,” said Jan Bastian, VOIPFUTURE CEO.

“Our solution helps uniquely to boost network performance and reduce churn,” he added.

The company says their carrier grade platform processes more than 4,500 concurrent calls (G.711, 20ms) on a standard IT server, making them the leading vendor for high performance RTP monitoring.

VOIPFUTURE’s RTP Monitoring performance has been tested and certified by EANTCEuropean Advanced Networking Test Center, which offers vendor-neutral consultancy and test facilities for network equipment manufacturers, service providers and enterprise customers.

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