GL Communications has announced its enhanced VQuad software now supports fully automated mobile phone testing using either Bluetooth or the new smartphone ACC cable. Speaking to the press, Robert Bichefsky, a Senior Manager for product development of the company said: “The enhanced VQuad software supports two methods of automated testing of mobile devices, Bluetooth and Wired Headset using GL’s new cable, smartphone with Automated Call Control (ACC).”
He added: “In both cases the VQuad offers the ability for Automated Call Control as well as full bi-directional traffic during the established call. Traffic includes send/detect DTMF digits, send/detect single/dual Frequency tones, and send/record voice for Voice Quality and Echo Measurement testing (as well as path verification). Additional functionality includes One Way and Round Trip Delay (OWD/RTD), SNR, Signal Level, Power and Bandwidth Analysis, and Energy Detection.”
Bichefsky further explained: “The Bluetooth solution supports full Call Control with ability to confirm current status of call as well as sending commands to the phone, via Bluetooth, to retrieve Signal Level (RSSI), Battery Level, and Current Network - to name a few.
"While in the established call, traffic analysis along with Voice Quality is fully supported for both NB and WB networks (VoLTE fully supported). Accurate Delay and Level measurements are supported as part of the Network quality assessment.
"Alternatively the Dual UTA HD Bluetooth, using special firmware, can act as the Mobile Device and connect to any Bluetooth headset to perform Voice Quality Tests on any connected Bluetooth Headset.”
Further emphasising on the Wired headset method told, Bichefsky said: “It connects the mobile phone to the Dual UTA HD PTT interface using the GL Smartphone ACC cable. Through the VQuad script (or manual operation), the VQuad can activate the iPhone SIRI or Android Google Voice and send a predefined file to the mobile device in order to Place Call to a specified number (or simply Redial).
In addition, VQuad includes Text-to-Speech technology for automatically creating the necessary voice prompt for placing call over Siri or Google Voice. In other words the Smartphone ACC cable method includes a fully automated method for Placing Call. The Smartphone ACC cable can also detect incoming Ring (for automated Answer call), Answer Incoming Call (or Reject Incoming Call) and Disconnect Call.
"While the Bluetooth has several additional functions with additional insight (and control) on current status of the call, the Smartphone ACC can perform all basic Call Control functions for fully automated bi-directional call control. Once the call is presumably up the VQuad can perform bi-directional Path confirmation to confirm the call is established. The Smartphone ACC cable connection supports NB, WB, and SWB sampling.“