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McKinney, TX (February 28, 2014) – Developing Solutions, Inc. announced that dsTest v2.8 is now available to all current customers with active support agreementsand is available for downloading from the Developing Solutions secure support website.  

New Interface Applications

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;
  • Wm – connecting the 3GPP AAA and the PGW for authentication, authorization and charging related functions.

New Features

Ongoing Interface Application and Protocol Enhancements

dsClient GUI Enhancements

  • Instrumented State Machine – State Machine diagram annotated with the number of subscribers in each state;
  • Embedded Help – Pop-up help for all structures and parameters;
  • Preserved State Machine layout and snippet paths in XML export;
  • Embedded Help – Pop-up help for all structures and parameters;
  • Interface Application Context Aware Event Configuration – Available events listed by application;
  • Persistent Server Connections – GUI will re-establish dsTest server connections;
  • Configurable OM Thresholds.

Enhanced Diameter DictionarydsTest schema actions cross-linked with Dictionary message types within Diameter interface applications

Customer Requested Features.

This event also marks the completion of the dsTest v2.7 development phase.

The final dsTest v2.7 release was issued 02/27/2014.  New applications and features in Release 2.7 included:

New Interface Applications

3GPP/WLAN Interworking Support

  • Wo/Wy – connecting the OCS and the 3GPP AAA/PGW for transport of online billing/charging related information;
  • Wf/Wz – connecting the OFCS and the 3GPP AAA/PGW for transport of offline billing/charging related information.

New Features

Ongoing Interface Application and Protocol Enhancements;

Gateway Emulator – for demonstrating Policy and Charging Enforcement between GTPv1/2 and Diameter

Traffic Rate Modeling  Specify Test Duration, Rate Increases, Iterations of test sections and dynamically adjust rates in SmartEvents

SmartAVP Extract – Extract the data contents of an AVP from an incoming Diameter message

Mark and Accumulate – Measure the amount of time (in microseconds) elapsed between two points.  There are counters maintained to track the number of operations, performance, the min/max duration, and the variance of the values

dsClient GUI Enhancements

  • Subscriber Tracing  Follows a subscribers progress through a SmartFlow or SmartEvents state machine;
  • Selectable Names – allows the values for any field to be restricted to the values provisioned in one or more other fields;
  • OM charting and playback from saved OM database files, create a Chart snapshot image;
  • dsTest license Installation – install dsTest licenses from dsClient GUI;
  • Element Selection Shortcuts – Ability to add or remove configuration items within the workspace.

Transport Layer Security (TLS/DTLS) – On Diameter TCP and SCTP interfaces

Customer Requested Features.

General Reference Guides

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.


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.