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  • 07 Oct 2021
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Endpoint Clients (EPC) are high performance software-based active test agents designed for pre-deployment testing, SLA monitoring, and advanced troubleshooting of multimedia service quality and IP network performance.

Endpoint Clients (EPC) are small software applications that can run as background tasks on Android® mobile devices and a wide range of Linux®- and Microsoft® Windows®-based devices such.

EPC instances can generate test VoIP and videoconferencing calls using a wide range of codecs and payloads, including voice/video/audio media and DTMF sequences for performance testing of IVR systems and conference bridges. In addition, EPC instances can perform a variety of network diagnostic tests including IP network/path analysis and synthetic transactions with SIP entities and DHCP, DNS/DoT, HTTP/HTTPS, POP/POPS, and SMTP/SMTPS servers.  Many test types support multiple session protocols including UDP, TCP, TLS, SIP and SIPS. STARTTLS mode is supported for POP/SMTP tests.

As they exchange traffic, agents at both ends of each test connection analyze the quality of the voice or video/audio stream using integrated performance analysis technology and provide real-time feedback including Mean Opinion Scores (MOS) and detailed performance and diagnostic metrics.

HUB clients are high performance software-based (Windows or Linux) which can generate a higher amount or concurrent session and are specifically designed for Data Centre locations; however, they require dedicated customer premise  based servers in key locations throughout a service network.

The Controller is a cloud-based management interface, which is hosted by Nectar in AWS. The Controller provides the centralized management interface for Endpoint Clients (EPC). EPC are authenticated and controlled by the Controller application in order for it to execute test plans.  Access to test results is provided via the web browser interface Nectar 10.




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