Anritsu Company announces the addition of Rich Communications Services (RCS) functional test capabilities to its Rapid Test Designer (RTD)/MD8430A LTE Network Simulator toolset. The new capabilities include simulation of network elements and protocols required for testing Enhanced Phonebook and Enhanced Messaging functionality, including presence, capability discovery, and chat, as well as Supplementary Services such as call waiting, call forwarding, and identification presentation/restriction. These additions build on the existing RTD VoLTE-IMS Solution for audio and video calls with Mean Opinion Scoring (MOS) and SMS/IMS, furthering the toolset for IMS client, and device verification and performance testing.
The RCS option for the Anritsu RTD VoLTE-IMS Solution adds to existing capabilities for server simulation of the Call Session Control Function (CSCF), security, and compression. New capabilities include a Presence and Event server, XML Document Management (XDM) client, Message Session Relay Protocol (MSRP) support, and XML Configuration Access Protocol (XCAP) server. UE functional testing required for RCS services can now be performed in the lab on UEs over an RF interface with the RTD/MD8430A toolset.
“Anritsu is leading the way with our partner Radvision in the testing of RCS-capable UEs,” said Wade Hulon, General Manager and Vice President of Anritsu Company. “We also understand GSMA’s strategy of making RCS-e services simple and easy to use for all consumers. We believe that functional testing of these services and resulting ‘joyn’ branding are keys to success of these services, and we are proud to support upcoming launches with our testing toolset.”
RTD gives users the power to create tests more rapidly than with traditional language-based tools. It supports testing at multiple layers in the device stack, with Low-Level Procedure Libraries for early stages of device development, and auto-configuring Layer 3 Procedure Libraries for later stages. Reference Test Cases and Integration Libraries are available to enable simple building of customized test cases and libraries.
The MD8430A is capable of simulating up to two active and four interfering LTE base stations on up to four RF channels. A mix of Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) and Time Division Duplex (TDD) base stations can be simulated, with multiple MIMO configurations possible for each base station, including SISO, 2x2 MIMO or 4x2 MIMO. A full lineup of advanced Rel. 8, 9, and 10 features are available, including Carrier Aggregation, Dual-Layer Beamforming, Enhanced Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (eMBMS), Robust Header Compression (RoHC), Semi Persistent Scheduling (SPS), and others. The MD8430A is a building block for Anritsu’s LTE Conformance and Carrier Acceptance Test solutions that include the ME7873L LTE RF Conformance Test System and ME7834L Mobile Device Test System.
Anritsu Company is the United States subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for more than 110 years. Anritsu provides solutions for existing and next-generation wired and wireless communication systems and operators. Anritsu products include wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital instruments as well as operations support systems for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu sells in over 90 countries with approximately 4,000 employees.