A Call Detail Record (CDR) is the telecom switch record produced by a telephone exchange that passed through it. It contains information about system usage concerning the call such as the identities of sources (point of origin), the identities of destination (endpoints), the call duration and many others information used for Marketing, Billing (Hot Billing), Monitoring or Fraud detection.
MARBEN CDR Converter is a very efficient and powerful tool to convert any ASN.1 encoded CDR file into XML or CSV text format. CDR Converter will significantly speed up the integration of new ASN.1 encoded CDR files into your application.
To process CDR files, operators, system integrators or software suppliers are looking for flexible easy to use solution that can convert ASN.1 encoded CDR files into XML or CSV text format that will ease further processing and analyzing.
Thanks to a configuration file, it is easy to tune the format of the generated CSV file to satisfy any specific requirements. You can choose the required columns and specify conversion options for TBCD and ASCII values.
Depending on the network switch, CDRs can be written in a fixed blocks size that are completed with padding bytes at the end of each block to reach the defined block size if necessary. The CDR Converter accepts the block size information and skips padding bytes accordingly. If the block size is not known the CDR Converter can detect it automatically.
Administration data present in file and message headers can easily be skipped. It can even be done automatically when the CDR file is based on a 3GPP CDR Standard TS 32.297.
Errors can have several origins: switches, file transmission, wrong ASN.1 versions etc. Some of the errors are blocking for decoding, some are not. Problems are logged and non-blocking problems are skipped so that decoding is resumed at the next CDR.
CDR Converter is able to support, without any additional development, all CDR files compliant to the ASN.1 BER standard such as 3GPP TS 32.298, RAP, TAP 3.12, TAP 3.11...
CDR Converter is a command line tool. It can be run in batch mode. It is available on various hardware/OS platforms as for instance PC Windows, PC Linux and Sun Sparc Solaris or HP Itanium.
The Online CDR Decoder has some restrictions concerning its usage. It may fit the need of decoding and visualization of small projects and values but for bigger projects and a more advance usage the CDR Converter is the appropriate tool.
The following table summarizes the differences between the Online CDR Decoder and CDR Converter.
|Online CDR Decoder|
Use online decoder
Download free trial
|Customization of Output|
|Skip Decoding Errors|
|Block Size & Padding|
|File and Message Headers|
|TBCD and ASCII Conversion|
|Input Size||<500 KB||Unlimited|
|User ASN.1 Syntaxes|
Internet access required
|Multiple Files Conversion|