Tektronix Enhances Spectra2 to Enable Productivity Improvement for Comprehensive IMS and VoIP Testing
Spectra2 v5.2 Builds On Successful, Easy-to-Use Test Platform With Important IMS and Converged Network Enhancements

Tektronix, Inc. , a leading worldwide provider of communications network management and diagnostics solutions, announced the availability of the newest release of its powerful, scalable Spectra2 test solution. Release 5.2 significantly enhances Spectra2 to provide a complete diagnostic test solution for network operators and equipment manufacturers developing platforms and service offerings in the increasingly complex communications environment for VoIP, IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and converged networks.

"With the migration to next generation IP networks, service quality and reliability is even more essential," said Richard Kenedi, Senior Director, Network Diagnostics, Tektronix. "Tektronix enables network operators and equipment manufacturers to handle service and conformance challenges head on by enhancing Spectra2 with important capabilities for comprehensive testing across complex, advanced networks. We have evolved Spectra2 around several core objectives that are essential to our customers, including increasing productivity, ensuring protocol and elemental test coverage for quality and managing network complexity through an easy-to-use, cost-effective solution."

Spectra2 v5.2 extends Tektronix' leadership in IMS testing by providing a comprehensive Single Box IMS Test and Generation solution and protocol depth for core IMS testing. Enhancements in SIP testing are included with the addition of a SIP dynamic parameter management feature, positioning the product as a leading SIP testing platform for VoIP and IMS environments. Spectra2 v5.2 also offers increased productivity with improved converged network testing capabilities, including the ability to monitor and generate ISDN and perform Multi-protocol Call Tracing and Failed Call Analysis. Release 5.2 also extends the Spectra2 voice testing features to video. All of these powerful capabilities are delivered in the same integrated, easy-to-use portable format Spectra2 customers have come to rely on.

Spectra2 v5.2 - New Powerful Capabilities Delivered in Same Easy-to-Use Format

Release 5.2 builds on the scalable, easy-to-use and full-featured Spectra2 platform, adding important IMS, converged network, media over IP and productivity enhancements, as well as new SIP parameter control capabilities. Customers have the ability to upgrade their existing Spectra2 platform with the new applications and functions without having to purchase a different, incompatible hardware platform.

  * IMS Test Suite -- Spectra2 v5.2 solution offers coverage for core IMS
    testing by providing Diameter protocol monitoring and traffic generation
    aimed at testing call session control functions, home subscriber
    servers, application servers.
  * SIP Dynamic Parameter Management -- The SIP traffic generation function
    has been enhanced to include dynamic parameter management that provides
    a powerful framework for manipulating the dynamic parameters found in
    SIP message streams. This significant feature set future-proofs test
    networks, allowing compatibility with new SIP extensions as they become
  * Multi-protocol Call Tracing -- This feature set enhancement increases
    workforce productivity through the addition of analysis and filtering
    tools. These tools enable the convergence of multiple call legs into a
    single flow accompanied by visualization aids such as ladder diagrams.
  * Failed Call Analysis -- This feature enhances Spectra2 with the ability
    to rapidly identify failure scenarios that occur during long-term
    traffic runs, enabling increased workforce productivity.
  * Video Telephony -- Release 5.2 extends Spectra2's voice testing feature
    to video with the addition of support for testing and generation of
    video telephony media. This enables Tektronix' customers to test video
    call capabilities with load testing and quality of service from one
  * ISDN (Monitor/Generator) -- Release 5.2 extends the solution's converged
    network test support by providing the ability to monitor and generate
    ISDN traffic both with and without media, positioning the Spectra2
    solution as a single test solution for testing legacy and next
    generation networks.

  About Tektronix' Spectra2

The Spectra2 solution provides VoIP, IMS and converged network testing features in one system. The solution provides support for passive monitoring, protocol testing and large-scale load generation, delivering versatility and flexibility in an integrated application. Spectra2 is the solution customers turn to for meeting the challenge of converged and next generation networks, whether that includes performing protocol conformance testing, validating interoperability or verifying performance.

About Tektronix' IMS Portfolio

As the market leader in offering the most advanced performance monitoring and diagnostic test tools for fixed and mobile networks, Tektronix' IMS solution provides network operators the service view necessary to manage the inherent complexity and achieve interoperability with non-IMS environments in the early field trials and commercial deployments of IMS networks. Tektronix' IMS portfolio includes the Unified Assurance network management suite, which offers IMS technical capabilities and protocol support; and its diagnostic and mobile protocol test equipment, comprising IMS test solutions.

About Tektronix

Tektronix is a leading supplier of test, measurement, and monitoring products, solutions and services for the communications, computer, and semiconductor industries -- as well as military/aerospace, consumer electronics, education and a broad range of other industries worldwide. With 60 years of experience, Tektronix enables its customers to design, build, deploy, and manage next-generation global communications networks, advanced and pervasive technologies. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix has operations in 19 countries worldwide. Tektronix' Web address is www.tektronix.com .

Tektronix provides network operators and equipment manufacturers a comprehensive and unparalleled suite of network diagnostics and management solutions for fixed, mobile, IP and converged multi-service networks. These solutions support such architectures and applications as fixed mobile convergence, IMS, broadband wireless access, WiMAX, VoIP and triple play, including IPTV. Learn more about Tektronix' communications test, measurement and network monitoring solutions by visiting www.tek.com/communications .

NOTE: Tektronix is a registered trademark of Tektronix, Inc. All other trade names referenced are the service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

FCMN Contact: beth.p.woodward@tektronix.com

SOURCE: Tektronix, Inc.

CONTACT: Carol DeMatteo of Tektronix, Inc., +1-469-330-4588,

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