QualityLogic (www.qualitylogic.com), a provider of leading-edge Quality Assurance and Quality Control test tools and services, has announced an upgrade to its FaxLab interoperability test tool, adding 20 new fax and multi-function peripheral profiles. Network equipment providers and carriers use FaxLab to identify message degradation caused by the network transport, as well as fax protocol violations in gateways. FaxLab is used by device manufacturers to test a particular fax device’s ability to interoperate with other devices by emulating normal operation and error conditions for a wide variety of different fax devices, as both caller and receiver. FaxLab allows users to replace a room full of fax devices with software, saving time, reducing costs, and providing a deeper level of testing than manual testing can offer.

FaxLab 9 adds profiles of fax and multifunction devices from Brother, Galeo, HP, Philips, Sagem and Canon, bringing the total number of emulations for V.17 to 177, and the total for V.34 to 45. Also new in FaxLab 9 is remote control automation for both V.17 and V.37 testing. FaxLab 9 is shipping now.

“For over 15 years, FaxLab has been used by network infrastructure equipment providers, carriers and device manufacturers throughout the world to ensure their solutions are interoperable,” said Dave Jollota, QualityLogic president and CEO. “The new profiles and improvements in FaxLab 9 will provide our customers the best interoperability test solution for the fax protocol on the market today.”