GL Enhances PacketCheck

GL Enhances PacketCheck Dave Menzies PR Coach Consultant Trainer
GAITHERSBURG, Md. --  GL Communications Inc. a global leader in telecom test and measurement solutions, announced its enhanced PC Based Ethernet Tester referred to as PacketCheck™. Now, it is enhanced to support GTP Traffic Simulation. GTP, or GPRS Tunneling Protocol are the methods for sending IP traffic in Wireless Networks such as GSM, UMTS, and LTE. Now user can also provide random checksum to be used for all the UDP packets sent on a stream.

Speaking to the press, Mr. Vijay Kulkarni CEO of the GL Communications Inc said, “ PacketCheck™ is a complete PC based Ethernet / IP test tool with BERT, Throughput, Delay, and Impairment testing functions. It is very easy to use as a general-purpose network performance test/analysis tool for 10Mbps, 100Mbps and 1Gbps LANs and WANs. Throughput up to 800 Mbps can be easily tested.”


PacketCheck™ truly takes confusion out of Ethernet testing at all protocol layers - from raw Ethernet frames to IP, UDP, VLAN, and MPLS packets. It makes use of PC's network interface card (NIC) to transmit and receive Ethernet or IP packets over the network. It can generate multi-stream Ethernet, IP, or UDP traffic with on-demand bandwidth (up to 800 Mbps). Each stream as got multiple configurations, and each packet header filed can be customizable as per the test requirements.”

He further added, “PacketCheck™ also measures end-to-end performance such as Bit Error Rate, Total Packets, Packet Loss, Out of Sequence Packets, and Error Packets. Other important features include transmission of pre-recorded file traffic, GTP traffic simulation, Bursty and Fixed IFG (Inter Frame Gap) traffic generation modes, Delay measurements including One Way Delay - [within the same PC] and Round-Trip Delay, Impairment Generation, and BER Testing capability with provision to generate PRBS patterns or user-defined test patterns.”

PacketCheck™ supports features like transmission of pre-recorded file traffic, which can duplicate packet traffic as it occurred at a particular Ethernet interface. It also includes a Command Line Interface (CLI) to support all the GUI functionalities of PacketCheck™ through simple commands, allowing easy scripting and automation of testing. Also included is a powerful Report Generation feature to view report in XML and PDF formats”


Important Features of PacketCheck™
One Way Delay - [within the same PC]
Round-trip Delay (RTD) - [between two end points]
Stacked VLAN
Stacked MPLS
Bit Error Rate Testing (BERT)
ARP Packets
Common Statistics
Report Generation
About GL Communications Inc.,

GL Communications Inc is a global provider of test and measurement solutions and has over the years worked with major telecom equipment vendors, service providers, and system integrators to meet the testing requirements arising at various stages of telecom products development life cycle.

GL offers a broad set of test solutions that help perform all types of testing on networks, from initial system design, to fine-tuning, troubleshooting, live deployment, and monitoring. The products are widely used to verify and ensure 'quality and reliability' of Wireless (4G LTE, 3G, 2G), SONET/SDH, IP, TDM, and PSTN networks.