Automatic test systems for testing voice circuits offer a variety of advantages over manual testing, expensive matrix or switched test systems, and operator ear testing and reporting to a central control. End-to-end testing of public-switched networks and their interfaces with the myriad of private systems is increasingly important, leading many private telecommunications managers to consider different testing methods to get the most out of existing circuitry. The advantages of automatic test systems are their short pay-back period, the liberation of operators and technicians from the testing process, and the elimination of vendor problems. Prices for the systems start at $12,000 for single-location telecommunications systems, making them the most economical alternative for ending circuit problems.
Automatic Testing of Voice Networks Cuts Costs While Increasing Quality.
Voice-circuit testing methods for thousands of private telecommunications systems, now superimposed on a fragmented public-switched network, are in the midst of radical change born out of necessity. Faced with maintenance responsibilities for their own systems, many private-system telecom managers opt fo...