GN Nettest and Empirix to Provide Comprehensive VoIP Testing Solutions

Hammer(TM), interWATCH(R) and interEMULATOR(TM) Product Lines Unite

To Test All Aspects of Converged Networks



Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from GN Nettest

    TORONTO, and WILMINGTON, Mass., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Next-generation
 network test equipment leaders GN Nettest and Empirix Inc. today announced
 that they are working together to provide equipment manufacturers and carriers
 with comprehensive testing solutions for all aspects of converged networks.
 The partnership grew out of a shared conviction at both companies that
 converged networks require converged test solutions -- automated and
 integrated tools that combine traditional telephony and data testing
 capabilities.  The companies recently completed their first large sale and
 have delivered an integrated test solution to a major global carrier.
     Empirix and GN Nettest's complementary product lines represent best-in-
 class solutions for testing all elements of next-generation networks.  Working
 together, they are developing total testing solutions that span PSTN voice and
 signaling as well as the ATM and IP portions of next-generation networks.
 Their solutions cover all aspects of standards-based converged networks,
 including: voice quality, IP and PSTN call generation, network emulation,
 load- and performance-testing.
     The GN Nettest VoIP products provide equipment manufacturers and network
 operators the ability to conduct thorough conformance, performance,
 interoperability, functional and negative testing of large-scale IP networks,
 reducing the costs and risks associated with VoIP network development,
 deployment and operation.  These automated test platforms provide critical
 testing of VoIP elements including Media Gateways and Media Gateway
 Controllers.
     The Hammer product line from Empirix offers the industry's highest density
 call generation and voice quality testing, mixed-media PSTN traffic
 generation, and enhanced service feature testing.  Additionally, Empirix
 offers products for measuring performance of SIP-enabled gateways and
 components and for IP network emulation.  Hammer testing products from Empirix
 enable equipment manufacturers and service providers to assess and ensure
 users' Quality of Experience (QoE) in every aspect of their networks.
     In conjunction with this total converged network test solution, the two
 companies are collaborating to incorporate industry standard Tcl/Tk based
 automation between the products, allowing test integration of both the PSTN
 and IP components.
     "The combination of the two companies' offerings will play an essential
 role in testing and deployment of next-generation networks," said Steve
 Gladstone, General Manager of the Communication Infrastructure Test Group of
 Empirix.  "The ability to offer customers a more complete solution strengthens
 both companies."
     "The partnership between Empirix and GN Nettest provides an end-to-end
 VoIP testing solution for next-generation networks, allowing equipment
 manufacturers and network operators to accelerate time-to-market for VoIP
 technologies," says Stephane Attal, General Manager of the Advanced Testing
 Solutions Business Unit of GN Nettest.  "By partnering with Empirix, we bring
 a complete testing solution to our customers, which meets their total network
 testing needs for converged networks."
 
     About Empirix
     Empirix is the leading source for test and monitoring solutions that
 measure end-to-end Quality of Experience (QoE) for Web and voice applications,
 communications infrastructure, contact centers and more.  Established by
 combining Hammer Technologies and RSW Software, Empirix offers scalable,
 powerful testing products and services that reduce costs, shorten deployment
 time, enhance performance and strengthen revenue streams across today's
 rapidly converging e-communications channels.  Empirix currently delivers
 product, services and support to more than 2,000 customers worldwide,
 including corporate enterprises, leading telcos, Fortune 1,000 organizations,
 switch manufacturers and major dot.coms.  Empirix, headquartered in Waltham
 Massachusetts, has offices throughout the United States, as well as in Europe
 and Asia.  For more information, visit Empirix on the Web at www.empirix.com
 
     About GN Nettest
     GN Nettest is a leading worldwide designer, manufacturer and marketer of
 advanced equipment and systems for testing, monitoring and management of all
 optical broadband communication networks.  GN Nettest provides network
 operators, network equipment manufacturers, component manufacturers and
 enterprise service providers with the network testing solutions they need.
 These solutions troubleshoot and optimize performance in today's most complex
 and hybrid networks, as well as those planned for tomorrow.
     GN Nettest is represented through business centers in Denmark, USA, Canada
 and France and through sales subsidiaries and distributors all over the world.
 GN Nettest's products are sold in over 70 countries.  GN Nettest has a staff
 worldwide of approximately 1,300.
     GN Nettest is a wholly owned subsidiary of GN Great Nordic, a multi-
 billion dollar Danish communications company and one of Scandinavia's leading
 industrial companies.
     ISO 9001 certified quality system.
     For more information on GN Nettest or any of the company's products and
 services, please visit the website at www.gnnettest.com
 
 

SOURCE GN Nettest
    TORONTO, and WILMINGTON, Mass., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Next-generation
 network test equipment leaders GN Nettest and Empirix Inc. today announced
 that they are working together to provide equipment manufacturers and carriers
 with comprehensive testing solutions for all aspects of converged networks.
 The partnership grew out of a shared conviction at both companies that
 converged networks require converged test solutions -- automated and
 integrated tools that combine traditional telephony and data testing
 capabilities.  The companies recently completed their first large sale and
 have delivered an integrated test solution to a major global carrier.
     Empirix and GN Nettest's complementary product lines represent best-in-
 class solutions for testing all elements of next-generation networks.  Working
 together, they are developing total testing solutions that span PSTN voice and
 signaling as well as the ATM and IP portions of next-generation networks.
 Their solutions cover all aspects of standards-based converged networks,
 including: voice quality, IP and PSTN call generation, network emulation,
 load- and performance-testing.
     The GN Nettest VoIP products provide equipment manufacturers and network
 operators the ability to conduct thorough conformance, performance,
 interoperability, functional and negative testing of large-scale IP networks,
 reducing the costs and risks associated with VoIP network development,
 deployment and operation.  These automated test platforms provide critical
 testing of VoIP elements including Media Gateways and Media Gateway
 Controllers.
     The Hammer product line from Empirix offers the industry's highest density
 call generation and voice quality testing, mixed-media PSTN traffic
 generation, and enhanced service feature testing.  Additionally, Empirix
 offers products for measuring performance of SIP-enabled gateways and
 components and for IP network emulation.  Hammer testing products from Empirix
 enable equipment manufacturers and service providers to assess and ensure
 users' Quality of Experience (QoE) in every aspect of their networks.
     In conjunction with this total converged network test solution, the two
 companies are collaborating to incorporate industry standard Tcl/Tk based
 automation between the products, allowing test integration of both the PSTN
 and IP components.
     "The combination of the two companies' offerings will play an essential
 role in testing and deployment of next-generation networks," said Steve
 Gladstone, General Manager of the Communication Infrastructure Test Group of
 Empirix.  "The ability to offer customers a more complete solution strengthens
 both companies."
     "The partnership between Empirix and GN Nettest provides an end-to-end
 VoIP testing solution for next-generation networks, allowing equipment
 manufacturers and network operators to accelerate time-to-market for VoIP
 technologies," says Stephane Attal, General Manager of the Advanced Testing
 Solutions Business Unit of GN Nettest.  "By partnering with Empirix, we bring
 a complete testing solution to our customers, which meets their total network
 testing needs for converged networks."
 
     About Empirix
     Empirix is the leading source for test and monitoring solutions that
 measure end-to-end Quality of Experience (QoE) for Web and voice applications,
 communications infrastructure, contact centers and more.  Established by
 combining Hammer Technologies and RSW Software, Empirix offers scalable,
 powerful testing products and services that reduce costs, shorten deployment
 time, enhance performance and strengthen revenue streams across today's
 rapidly converging e-communications channels.  Empirix currently delivers
 product, services and support to more than 2,000 customers worldwide,
 including corporate enterprises, leading telcos, Fortune 1,000 organizations,
 switch manufacturers and major dot.coms.  Empirix, headquartered in Waltham
 Massachusetts, has offices throughout the United States, as well as in Europe
 and Asia.  For more information, visit Empirix on the Web at www.empirix.com
 
     About GN Nettest
     GN Nettest is a leading worldwide designer, manufacturer and marketer of
 advanced equipment and systems for testing, monitoring and management of all
 optical broadband communication networks.  GN Nettest provides network
 operators, network equipment manufacturers, component manufacturers and
 enterprise service providers with the network testing solutions they need.
 These solutions troubleshoot and optimize performance in today's most complex
 and hybrid networks, as well as those planned for tomorrow.
     GN Nettest is represented through business centers in Denmark, USA, Canada
 and France and through sales subsidiaries and distributors all over the world.
 GN Nettest's products are sold in over 70 countries.  GN Nettest has a staff
 worldwide of approximately 1,300.
     GN Nettest is a wholly owned subsidiary of GN Great Nordic, a multi-
 billion dollar Danish communications company and one of Scandinavia's leading
 industrial companies.
     ISO 9001 certified quality system.
     For more information on GN Nettest or any of the company's products and
 services, please visit the website at www.gnnettest.com
 
 SOURCE  GN Nettest