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M2UA Signaling Tester

Test Harness & Test Suite for the Validation of M2UA Implementations.




M2UA Conformance Test Architecture




The M2UA Signaling Tester is a test environment for the M2UA signaling specification as defined by the IETF standards. It is a SAFIRE based test harness able to run pre-defined ACATS test scenarios against M2UA test objects in a controlled & deterministic manner.


The SAFIRE graphical editor allows new scenarios to be created or existing scenarios to be modified using the M2UA interface library (API), which defines the M2UA messages and parameters. The test harness includes a M2UA protocol analyzer for on-line capture and decode of the signaling in real-time both during tests and as a stand-alone tracer for live systems.


The M2UA Signaling Tester is suitable for conformance tests, functional tests, factory tests & acceptance tests.


Key Features
  • Fully integrated, complete test environment for M2UA
  • ISO conformant test scenarios giving framework coverage of M2UA
  • Graphical development environment & libraries for creating new M2UA tests
  • Compatible with ACATS M2UA Professional Test Suite (not included)
  • Expandable for SIGTRAN, SIP, ISDN, ISUP-SIGTRAN interworking
  • M2UA Reference Test Object



VoIP Architecture




The M2UA Signaling Tester was designed to be a complete solution for M2UA signaling test requirements.  It has the key components:

  • M2UA Test Harness including codec & IP stack
  • ACATS M2UA Framework Test Suite
  • M2UA Interface Library
  • M2UA Protocol Analyzer

The M2UA test harness uses the powerful SAFIRE environment to provide advanced features like

  • Graphical editing (flow diagram representation)
  • Automated execution of test campaigns
  • Slow motion replay with synchronized trace & breakpoints
  • Test reports with statistics (also HTML)
  • Real-time, high performance protocol analysis

Using the M2UA Signaling Tester, test objects can be accurately, reliably and comfortably validated for compliance with the IETF SCTP RFC 3309 (updated 2960), M2UA RFC 3331 standard.  It is suitable for manufacturers, network operators and service providers to address all stages of the development cycle, regression testing through to type approval, acceptance testing & certification (note: requirements may be country/organization specific).


The ACATS M2UA Framework Test Suite includes test scenarios for the validation of terminal equipment by simulating the controlled interaction with other M2UA entities such as

  • Media-Gateway (MG)
  • Media-Gateway Controller (MGC)


SAFIRE Editor Sample


The framework test suite contains a selection of important scenarios, which can be used to confirm the basic functionality of a M2UA test object. They are also an excellent basis for customization and enhancement according to specific needs.


An upgrade is available for the ACATS M2UA Professional Test Suite, which offers extensive coverage of the M2UA signaling test requirements.


M2UA Reference Test Object


For reference a virtual test harness is included, that allows test scenarios to be run off-line against a software-only test object under controlled conditions.  The test harness uses a software bus to replace the physical connection and an accurate software model as the test object.  Normally fully automated execution of tests is possible, but in some specific cases the test object allows/requires user interaction during the tests.



Run Test Scenarios against the M2UA Reference Test Object


Specifications & Test Specifications
  • IETF SCTP RFC 3309 (updated 2960), M2UA RFC 3331
Related Products & Services
  • Please refer to our wide range of Signaling Testers & Protocol Analyzers for SIGTRAN, VoIP & SS7
  • Professional engineering services for project development & test execution
  • Training workshops (customized agendas on request)
  • OEMs, contact us for bundling offers!
  • As per SAFIRE Professional (not included)
Hardware Requirements
  • As per SAFIRE Professional
  • Ethernet interface to test object

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