Minacom: Use BlackBerry to Test VoIP


Minacom debuted residential voice-over-Internet-protocol service-quality testing using BlackBerry wireless devices.

By using Minacom's PocketDQ on their BlackBerries, technicians can initiate VoIP tests and review results that benchmark the existing phone service under replacement, verify multimedia-terminal-adapter installation, validate VoIP-service quality and identify inside wiring problems, the vendor said.

The company added that PocketDQ is a portable Web client for its DirectQuality R7 service-level test-automation platform, which is currently used by more than 70 cable MSOs and telcos worldwide for VoIP, Internet-protocol-TV, Internet and fax/data service monitoring, installation and troubleshooting.