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Tmonitor Overview


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Photo of front of TM1000

The TelcoBridges Tmonitor TM1000 enables service providers to record and analyze messages, as well as optimize network performance and quality of service (QoS), while providing a foundation for new value-added offerings, such as location-based services (LBS).

Schematic of TM1000 on a telecom network

As a high-performance voice and data traffic-monitoring solution, each Tmonitor TM1000 unit can perform non-intrusive, full-duplex monitoring and filtering of 64 T1/E1/JI interfaces per device at line-rate, providing up to 100% packet capture. Data captured by the TM1000 is routed by TCP/IP to an application server where it is analyzed and acted upon. In addition, PCM voice traffic can be recorded with TB StreamServer™, an application supplied by TelcoBridges.

Schematic showing a Tmonitor device plus the Isolation and Monitoring patch panels


Contrary to network-monitoring probes, the Tmonitor TM1000 does not affect the performance of the network or the status of a call, or introduce unwanted data artifacts. The TM1000 is designed to work with a purpose-built 32-port monitoring patch panel that features a high-impedance circuit to limit signal drain.

TelcoBridges also offers a higher capacity Tmonitor with the TM3000 for STM-1 connections.

The Tmedia family can also be used for monitoring with lower density, but with voice analysis capabilities using DSPs or VOIP hardware.

Features & Benefits

Monitoring applications. In addition to recording and analyzing voice messages, generating and verifying call detail records (CDR), the TM1000 enables services providers to perform fraud detection, lawful interception, and location-based billing.


Carrier-grade performance. The Tmonitor TM1000 is a high-volume monitoring solution. Multiple TM1000 devices and application servers can be clustered together in one or more facilities to provide essentially unlimited scalability. Application servers can also be deployed remotely for fully distributed monitoring.


Network monitoring flexibility. The Tmonitor TM1000 allows service providers to process and analyze all data captured in SS7, ISDN and HDLC packets and Raw traffic, as well as record up to 256 channels of voice traffic. It features highly configurable on-board packet filters so that only relevant information is captured from traffic streams and stored.

Non-intrusive. In order to maintain overall system performance and QoS, the TM1000 does not introduce latency or otherwise modify or alter the stream of communications. Installation of the TM1000 requires no modification to existing communications equipment.

For quotes or information regarding the Tmonitor, see TelcoBridges website.


Use Cases

The TM1000 device can be applied to the following markets:


Using TM1000 with Toolpack

Starting with Toolpack 2.9, the Tmonitor TM1000 can be integrated in the Toolpack framework, which provides easy-to-use APIs to control monitoring, and also provides protocol analyzer classes.

For more information about integration of monitoring functionalities in Toolpack, please refer to the following documentation: Toolpack Monitoring


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The Tmonitor TM3000 provides up to 100% packet capture while it performs non-intrusive, full-duplex monitoring and filtering of two OC3 or STM-1 interfaces per device. Once the data is captured, it is routed by the TM3000 using TCP/IP to an application server from where the data is analyzed and subsequently acted upon. This truely high performance product makes the TM3000 a high-capacity voice and data traffic monitoring solution for OC3/STM-1 connections, which service providers can rely upon to record and analyze signaling records and voice traffic. In addition to this, network performance and quality of service (QoS) can be optimzed, while providing service providers with new value-added offerings, such as location-based services (LBS).

Schematic of TM3000 on a telecom network

Unlike other products in the market today, the TM3000 is not a network-monitoring probe. In fact, the Tmonitor TM3000 does not affect the performance of the network or the status of a call, or introduce any unwanted data artifacts. Furthermore, unlike a software-based solution, the TM3000 does not negatively impact the overall performance of the network. The TM3000 will capture all relevant and required data to provide a truly complete picture of the network’s operations, and the location and status of subscribers, in support of E911 and other real-time LBS efforts. All this is done regardless of the different brands of telecom hardware installed in the network.


TelcoBridges also offers the Tmonitor TM1000 for T1/E1/J1 connections.

The Tmedia family can also be used for lower-density monitoring, but with voice analysis capabilities using DSPs or VOIP hardware.


Features & Benefits

Monitoring applications. The Tmonitor TM3000 allows system integrators to build systems to record and analyze voice messages, generate and verify call detail records (CDR) and many others. It also allows service providers to perform fraud detection, lawful interception, and location-based billing.


Carrier-grade performance. The Tmonitor TM3000 is a high volume monitoring solution, with voice recording capacity, while meeting the capacity challenges of OC3/STM-1 connectivity. Multiple TM3000 devices and application servers can be clustered together in one or more facilities to provide essentially unlimited scalability. Application servers can also be deployed remotely for fully distributed monitoring.


Network monitoring flexibility. The Tmonitor TM3000 allows service providers to process and analyze all data captured in SS7, ISDN and HDLC packets and raw OC3/STM-1 traffic, as well as record up to 1024 simultaneous channels of voice traffic. It features highly configurable on-board packet filters so that only relevant information is captured from traffic streams and stored by the system application.


Non-intrusive. In order to maintain the overall system performance and QoS, the TM3000 does not introduce latency or otherwise modify or alter the stream of communications. The TM3000 fully supports multi-vendor network architectures and requires no modification to existing communications equipment. The TM3000 also features ZeroLinkDown functionality, enabling full system maintenance, including device replacement, without interrupting the communications network.


Use Cases

The TM3000 device can be applied to the following markets:


Using TM3000 with Toolpack

Starting with Toolpack 2.9, the Tmonitor TM3000 can be integrated in the Toolpack framework, which provides easy-to-use APIs to control monitoring, and also provides protocol analyzer classes.

For more information about integration of monitoring functionalities in Toolpack, please refer to the following documentation: Toolpack_monitoring


References

Monitoring STM1 Patch Panel

  • Capacity: Dual STM1 full duplex, Four STM1 simplex
  • Power: Passive monitoring (no power required)
  • Connector type: SFP
    • Optic: Single mode (1310 to 1510nm)
    • Electrical: DIN 1.0/2.3
  • Monitoring port: Passive optical splitter 50%/50%
  • Splitter technology: Planar waveguide Optical Signal Splitters
  • Tapping device spec:
    • Insertion loss (IL) max: 3.18dB
    • Polarization Dependent Loss (PDL) max: 0.07dB
    • Uniformity loss: (UL) max: 0.24dB
    • Back reflection: min 68.10dB
    • Directivity: Min 61.86dB
  • Width: 482m (19inch)
  • Height: 1U , 44mm (1.75inch)
  • Operating temperature: -40 to 85C

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