The Unified RA and the Scenario Simulator support TCAP in two ways, integrating with:
a simulated TCAP stack: a Java TCAP stack that simulates most of the behaviour of a real stack — but only connects to other sim TCAP stacks — to support development and testing without requiring a real SS7 network
real TCAP stack interfaces:
The sim TCAP stack simulates most of the behaviour of a real SS7 network. It is embedded in both the Unified Resource Adaptor and the Scenario Simulator, and can be used for testing without the need for a real TCAP stack.
|The sim TCAP stack is ideal to augment your testing capabilities. However it is not a substitute for testing on a real network.|
Each TCAP simulator (in the Unified Resource Adaptor entity and CGIN Scenario Simulator) connects to other TCAP simulator instances directly using SUA over a proprietary TCP-based protocol. Each TCAP simulator uses SUA dynamic routing configuration to discover its routing configuration, plus each has its own global title translation table.