SOURCE: Empirix Inc.

March 05, 2007 08:05 ET

Empirix Launches New Load Testing Solution for IMS and PacketCable

Testing Leader Provides Customers With Fully Integrated Single Box Solution

BEDFORD, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 5, 2007 -- Empirix® Inc., which helps organizations adopt complex communications solutions with confidence, announced today that it has introduced the latest version of its flagship Hammer NXT solution, called Hammer NXT v6. An integrated Carrier-Class IP telephony test platform, this latest version of Hammer NXT provides customers with support for their cable, IMS, and other NGN requirements.

Cable MSOs are adding VoIP subscribers faster than any other service provider segment. As a result of this rapid loading of their VoIP networks, cable providers need to have a way to conduct efficient load testing in order to ensure all of their customers maintain high service quality as their networks scale to millions of users.

Hammer NXT v6 also supports the movement to IMS via PacketCable specifications. In addition, this release enables stress testing of Fixed-Mobile Convergence, where users can roam from WiFi services on traditional IP networks to cellular networks through the support of wireless codecs and other IMS-related requirements.

"With IMS and PacketCable becoming a reality, testing to ensure stability, robustness, and performance before deployment is increasingly important to Network Equipment Manufacturers and Service Providers alike," said Duane Sword, Vice President of Product Management at Empirix. "Empirix has built upon its award-winning prior releases to provide the most compact, fully integrated, and highly functional VoIP load tester on the market in its Hammer NXT v6."

Hammer NXT previously changed the convergence test playing field by delivering an integrated, expandable TDM and IP telephony test platform. By combining carrier-class volumes of TDM and IP traffic with detailed analysis, diagnostics and reporting, Hammer NXT is the industry's leading price/performance test platform.

For IP telephony applications, the Hammer NXT v6 has server-based architecture that can generate more than 150,000 simultaneous calls as signaling-only or with real media. Each of these calls can be done using SIP, H.323, MGCP, or NCS signaling over UDP or TCP over IPv4 or IPv6, while generating, receiving, and analyzing different media types for G.711, G.723, G.726, G.729, EVRC, GSM-AMR, GSM-EFR, GSM-FR, and RFC 2833 encoding formats.

About Empirix

Empirix helps organizations adopt complex communications solutions with confidence. We combine the industry's deepest knowledge of telecommunications and self-service applications with award-winning testing and monitoring solutions to ensure our customers realize the promise of their technology investments. Empirix is the only company with expertise that spans the evolution of these advanced technologies across multiple markets -- from testing in R&D labs through monitoring the end-user experience. For over a decade, thousands of quality-conscious network equipment manufacturers, service providers and enterprises worldwide have trusted Empirix to reduce the time and cost of integrating new technologies into existing environments. Visit www.empirix.com.

Empirix and Hammer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Empirix Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

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