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What is sipMON
sipMON is a very powerful tool for ITSPs.
It is network packet sniffer for SIP
and RTP VoIP protocol specifically
designed to work with our PBXware. 



 

   

 

  

 

General Purpose
sipMON was designed to analyze quality of VoIP
calls based on network parameters:

Jitter •
Delay variation •
Packet loss according to ITU-T G.107 E-model •
Predicts quality of calls on MOS scale •

 





 

 

  

Capabilities
• Monitors and troubleshoots quality of VoIP calls
• Enables rapid response due to the
  configurable alert system
• Enables archiving of all SIP or/and
  RTP signalization 
• Enables tracking and archiving all calls
• Enables saving CDR records to the database 
• Enables recording and listening to calls 
• Enables tracking of data for billing purpose 

 

 

 


 

 



 
 

 How it works
   sipMON is C++ program designed to handle
thousands of simultaneouse calls.
It listens on a network interface and
analyzes all SIP calls on defined SIP ports.

RTP streams which carry voice are analyzed
for packet loss and variation delay (jitter).
Each call is saved to database supporting ODBC.

SIP signalization and RTP packets are saved
to individual pcap file which can be opened
with analyzers like sipMON GUI.

 


 

 

 

  

Comprehensive CDR (Call Detail Record)
CDR (Call Detail Record) contains call data and network statistics for every single call that users made.

  

 

CDR provides the following data organized into columns:
ID: Unique autoincrement identification of call. It is created on SQL INSERT.
• Datetime: Start of a call. 
• Duration: Total length of a call from start to end. 
• Codec: Audio codec used in a call. 
• Caller num/name: Caller number and name from SIP header.
• SIP agent: Agent string from SIP header.
• Last response: Last SIP response, number and full text description.
• Caller/Called src RTP: Source IP address of incoming RTP packets
  from caller or receiver.
• MOS: Mean Opinion Score. 
• Delay distribution: Show variable delays. 
• Loss distribution: Show loss packets distribution. 
• Commands:
Download WAV or PCAP files.


 

 


Jitter Monitoring
sipMON allows monitoring of
relevant jitter data for all calls.
sipMON uses jitterbuffer simulator to keep
both directions of calls synchronized.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Delay Monitoring
Show variable delays delimited by ‘:’.

First number is number of delays between
50-70ms, second is between 70-90,
next is 90-120, 120-150, 150-200,
200-300, 300-more.




 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

  

 Packets Transfer Monitoring
Show lost packets distribution delimited by ‘:’.
The first number counts loss of one
isolated packet. The second is two consecutive
lost packets, next is 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
and 10-infinite lost packets.





 






 

 


MOS Score
Mean Opinion Score.
There are three MOS score values: Fixed 50|
Fixed 200|Adaptive 500.

• Fixed 50: Simulated jitterbuffer for devices
  with almost no jitterbuffer (max 50ms)
• Fixed 200: Simulated jitterbuffer for devices
  with 200ms fixed jitterbuffer
• Adaptive 500: Simulated jitterbuffer for
  devices with adaptive 500ms jitterbuffer



 

 

 

 

  

 

  

 

 


RTP Monitoring
sipMON displays a diagram of RTP stream from all
IP addresses, caller and call receivers.
RTP stream diagrams are separated
for both sources.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Live Calls
Real-time monitoring of ongoing calls.
This feature is still in beta and requires the latest sipMON with enabled TCP manager port.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call Recording
sipMON automatically records all calls
estabilished over the users' PBXware.

sipMON can also decode speech and play it
over the sipMON GUI or save it to
the disk as WAV.

Supported codecs are G.711 alaw/ulaw and commercial plugins supports
G.729a/G.723/iLBC/ Speex/GSM.

 



 

 

 

 


Data Transfer
Call data is automatically saved to the pcap file
with either only SIP protocol or
SIP/RTP/RTCP protocols.
Files may be exported to the hard drive
at any moment.

Calls with all relevant statistics are saved
to internal sipMON database.


 






Monitoring Managed Unmanaged
Jitter Monitor Integrated Integrated
Packet Monitor Integrated Integrated
Delay Monitor Integrated Integrated
RTP & SIP Monitor Integrated Integrated
Live Calls Monitor Integrated Not supported
Data Managed Unmanaged
Integrated GUI Full CDR data Full CDR data
CDR Data Transfer MySQL or PCAP MySQL or PCAP
Store to any ODBC enabled database e.g. MySQL e.g. MySQL
Comprehensive search filters Supported Supported
MOS calculation For G.729 codecs For G.729 codecs
Export WAV Files Supported Supported
Supported Audio Codecs Standard Standard
Online listening to calls via built-in Flash player via built-in Flash player
Save RTCP packets to PCAP file Supported Supported
Graphic display of call quality Pie chart with enabled filters Pie chart with enabled filters
LOG PID For each syslog message For each syslog message
SIP Managed Unmanaged
Custom SIP Configurable Configurable
Multiple SIP Configurable Configurable
TCP SIP transport Enabled Enabled
TCP SIP reassembly packets Enabled Enabled
MySQL index for caller name column Enabled Enabled
Other Managed Unmanaged
Handling simultaneous calls Enabled Enabled
Jitter buffer Configurable (On/Off) Configurable (On/Off)
VLAN tag packets when sniffing Support on all interfaces Support on all interfaces
Call Recording Automatic Automatic
Sniffing on turn interfaces Third party software supported Third party software supported
Simple TCP server Enabled Enabled
Pricing Managed Unmanaged

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