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McKinney, TX (Jan 16, 2015) – Network Testing Solutions: SmartControl

Developing Solutions announced the addition of the SmartControl API to its dsTest suite of 2G/3G/4G/LTE and EPC testing solutions.

SmartControl allows the interaction of an external source (ES) with dsTest via an XML based API.  The ES can control internally configured dsTest nodes and events, including SmartEvents.  Using SmartControl, the ES sends and receives messages that control events within dsTest and cause interaction to external peers that are connected to those dsTest nodes.  dsTest node simulators and emulators, such as our Policy and Charging Enforcement Function (PCEF) or Online Charging Sever (OCS), can interact with other dsTest nodes or external devices under test (DUT) as part of the SmartControl initiated events. The ES can use dsTest to manage the signaling control to the DUT to establish (for example) a user data flow between the ES and the DUT.

 external control of dsTest, GTP-U, GTP-C, Diameter, dsTest

Examples of how SmartControl can be used with dsTest include:

  • Sending messages to (and receiving messages from) a dsTest SPR node that can instruct the SPR to take an action, such as starting or continuing a SmartEvents state machine;
  • Trigger application events on a dsTest node that is configured with an interface application and is connected to other internal dsTest nodes or external peers;
  • Coordinate actions between two or more instances of dsTest.

Read more about SmartControl.

About dsTest

dsTest runs on several distributions of Linux and is designed to take advantage of the latest processor and virtualization technology available with COTS hardware in order to provide high performance and capacity.  Wireless Service Providers and Network Equipment Manufacturers rely on dsTest to test performance, compliance, and reliability of their network devices and architectures.  dsTest is accompanied by the dsClient graphic user interface (GUI), which allows easy configuration and control of the tool, and provides live operational measurements monitoring in chart or tabular form.

dsTest further simplifies the process of testing the signaling core with multiple advanced testing features, such as SmartEvents™, Diameter Dictionary validation, and SmartAVP™ customized messages.

To learn more about Developing Solutions core network 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 is a test equipment software development firm founded in 2002 with extensive experience in the Telecom and Datacom industries, including both NEM and test equipment manufacturers.  Developing Solutions helps carriers and equipment manufacturers avoid costly downtime by easily scaling an environment to simulate hundreds of millions of subscribers to test capacity, compliance, scalability and redundancy.  The company is located in the DFW Metroplex.