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McKinney, TX (Sep 13, 2013) – Developing Solutions, Inc. announced that dsTest v2.7 is now available to all current customers with active support agreementsand is available for downloading from the Developing Solutions secure support website.

A partial list of new applications and features in Release 2.7:

  • 3GPP/WLAN Interworking Support:
    • Wa (Diameter) – Connecting the WLAN Access Gateway to the 3GPP AAA for authentication, authorization and charging related functions;
    • Wg – Connecting the 3GPP AAA and the WLAN Access Gateway for policy enforcement and charging functions.
  • Gateway Emulator for demonstrating Policy and Charging Enforcement over GTPv1/2 and Diameter;
  • dsClient™ GUI Enhancements:
    • Traffic Rate Modeling – Specify Test Duration, Rate Increase; nested test loops, Dynamically Adjust Rate in SmartEvents;
    • SmartMonitor™ – State diagram annotated with number of subscribers in each state; follow a subscriber’s progress through SmartFlow™/SmartEvents™ state machine;
    • OM Charting from saved OM database files;
    • Preservation of State Machine layout and snippet paths in XML export;
  • Improved Diameter Dictionary – dsTest® schema actions cross-linked with Dictionary message types within Diameter interface applications.
  • Ongoing Interface Application and Protocol Enhancements;
  • Customer requested Enhancements.

This event also marks the completion of the dsTest v2.6 development phase.

The final dsTest v2.6 release was issued 09/13/2013.  Customers with active support agreements can obtain the latest 2.6 release by sending a request to our support team.  Release v2.6 brought many new applications and feature enhancements to the dsTest platform:

  • SLs Interface – Location Services (LCS) interface, located between the MME and the E-SMLC;
  • 3GPP RADIUS – RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial In User Service) for  remote user authentication and accounting for GPRS Interfaces such as Gi;
  • RADIUS over Wa Interface – RADIUS over the Wa reference point between the Wireless LAN Access Network and the 3GPP AAA;
  • Performance Linear Scalability to 31 cores;
  • SmartBuffers – Copy/Paste buffer contents from/to inbound/outbound messages and SmartAVP; Supported for local (per subscriber) and global (all subscribers);
  • Test&Set – used in conjunction with global SmartBuffers, allows control of an event triggered for multiple subscribers due to the same root cause;
  • dsClient GUI Enhancements:
  • Global Action – Control actions on nodes from within SmartEvents event handler;
  • Ongoing Interface Application and Protocol Enhancements;
  • Customer Requested Features.

 

About dsTest

dsTest originates, receives, and processes signaling traffic into and from the core network.  Multiple emulated nodes can be coordinated to simulate the UE traffic for complex signaling interactions such as VoLTE.  Unlike some test tools, dsTest provides stateful, standards-based applications that react appropriately to both expected and unexpected events without the need for scripting.

dsTest surpasses all other tools with its capacity, its performance, and the ease with which you can customize the scenarios and messages to achieve your testing goals.

To learn more about Developing Solutions‘ core network emulation and test solutions, refer to our product page or contact Developing Solutions, Inc. at info@developingsolutions.com or (877) 233-8350.

About Developing Solutions, Inc.

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Developing Solutions focuses on providing test solutions for core network interfaces in Policy & Charging Control (PCC), Subscriber Management, Authentication Accounting & Authorization (AAA), and Diameter Routing Agents (DRA).  Developing Solutions was founded in 2002, and has extensive experience in the Telecom and Datacom industries, including both NEM and test equipment manufacturers.  The company is located in the DFW Metroplex.