[VoiceOps] Homer vs VoIPMonitor

Colton Conor colton.conor at gmail.com
Mon Nov 30 23:04:16 EST 2015


What about RTCP-XR with Homer? Or is RTCP-XR a paid for feature only
working with PCAPture? Above you mentioned RTCP-XT, but I assume you mean
to type RTCP-XR as I have not heard of RTCP-XT.

On Fri, Nov 27, 2015 at 1:36 PM, Lorenzo Mangani <lorenzo.mangani at gmail.com>

> Interesting thread!
> I'm one of the authors of Homer and PCAPture, just dropping in to extend
> the subject with more details for those interested and by invite of some of
> our users on the list.
> First of all Homer is free and fully open-source, while VoipMonitor is a
> paid application and should be best compared with our commercial product
> PCAPture (http://pcapture.com) which provides advanced features and
> support for multiple signaling protocols with programmable correlation,
> passive RTP Analysis agents with pseudo-MOS, RTCP-XT and RTP-Stats
> collection, Injection of arbitrary rows (read syslog or CDRs, QoS) with a
> correlation IDs, Geo-Location, Fraud Detection with LCR/ENUM backend,
> Lawful Interception and much more in terms of scalability and
> geo-redundancy - All while retaining full compatibility with agents using
> the encapsulation protocol HEP/EEP which is natively supported in Kamailio,
> OpenSIPS, Asterisk, Freeswitch as well as tools such as sipgrep, sngrep and
> nprobe making our solution quite transparent to integrate with or without
> port spanning/mirroring when needed (read cloud) and able to fetch key
> internal data from the platforms it taps natively.
> This being said - Homer delivers plenty of value and simply addresses
> media monitoring differently without storing and analyzing pcap files,
> instead relying on external light-weight analyzers sending customizable QoS
> reports at a fraction of the bandwidth, storage and capex cost, with full
> recording being an on-demand feature instead of a default. Also our user
> interfaces and user experiences are radically different in approach and I'm
> sure each satisfies a different audience, without prejudice. I suggest to
> give both a try before making a decision ;)
> I hope this (inevitably biased) extension helps anyone evaluating their
> options more clearly, our team is always available to answer any questions!
> Kind Regards,
> Lorenzo Mangani
> QXIP - Network Engineering
> http://qxip.net
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