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  • PVQA-caller is a powerful QoE utility to analyze incoming VoIP call audio on top of such metrics as packet loss, RTT, jitter and PVQA MOS estimation.
  • PVQA-caller is a quick means to check VoIP call quality. Having utility installed on caller and collee ends allows continuously receive QoE metrics for the link.
  • PVQA-caller best suits call centers, small VoIP service providers, organizations with internal SIP communications, companies that don’t require continous call quality monitoring.
  • PVQA-caller integrates PVQA technology with SIP/RTP/ICE stack to allow seamless VoIP call quality estimation.

 

PVQA-caller is implemented as efficient native (unmanaged code) cross platform console application (Linux / OS X / Windows).It receives configuration switches from command line, makes a VoIP call according to parameters and dumps call characteristics to console.

Depending on switches PVQA-caller can register on PBX, make call to different systems, support ICE for complex network infrastructure, play received audio to speaker or save it as audio file.

The table below contains PVQA-caller configuration switches.

Parameter name

Parameter description

Remarks

target SIP address to call. Can be SIP or SIPS address.

Example <sip:voice@mydomain.com>

 

Mandatory parameter.
transport SIP transport to use. Values can be UDP / TCP / TLS / ANY.

Recommended value is “any”, which is set by default.

Optional. Default value is “any”
username Username for registration.

 

Mandatory. PVQA-caller requires registration on PBX before starting a call.
password Password for registration.

 

Mandatory.
domain Domain name of registrar PBX.

May include port number.

Mandatory.
logfile Path to detailed PVQA-caller detailed activity log file. Optional parameter. PVQA-caller does not write log file by default.
duration Maximum call duration in seconds. After specified duration call will be terminated by PVQA-caller. Optional parameter. PVQA-caller does not initiate end of call by default.
native-audio Forces PVQA-caller to play audio to default audio output device. Optional parameter. PVQA-caller will not play audio to speakers by default.
verbose Verbose. PVQA-caller will write to console current progress of the test call. Optional parameter. By default PVQA-caller dumps only result statistics to console.

 

Here is an example of PVQA-caller usage:

./pvqa-caller –username myusername –password mypassword –domain voipobjects.com –transport tcp –target “<sip:voice@mydomain.com>” –logfile pvqa-caller.log –verbose –dump-pcm incomingaudio.wav

Call quality statistics is returned in JSON format and contains the following metrics:

Name Description
codec Name of used codec.
network_mos MOS value is based on packet loss statistics and calculated according to G.107 (E-model) standard.
pvqa_mos MOS value calculated by PVQA analyzer.
pvqa_report Report generated by PVQA analyzer.
rtp_lost Number of lost RTP packets.
rtp_sent Number of sent RTP packets.
rtp_received Number of received RTP packets.
rtt RTT time in milliseconds.
jitter Jitter in milliseconds.
duration Duration in seconds.
target SIP address of remote peer.

 

PVQA-caller requires pvqa.lic and pvqa.cfg files, which are license and configuration files of PVQA analyzer correspondingly.

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