Minacom, Tollgrade Team Up on VoIP Testing

Minacom and Tollgrade Communications Inc. will team up to deliver advanced integrated testing solutions for voice-over-Internet-protocol services over cable networks.

Tollgrade's Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification-based status-monitoring “Cheetah” transponders and “End-of-Line” probes will feature embedded Minacom VoIP-testing technology, allowing them to act as responders for test calls placed by Minacom “PowerProbe 6000” test probes.

Using Minacom's soft-switch integration, tests are conducted over actual PacketCable dynamic quality-of-service (DQoS) voice channels, providing true user-perceived VoIP-service-quality testing throughout the hybrid fiber-coaxial network, the two companies said.