16 November 2002 -- NetTest has launched a new Network Emulator application on the InterWatch Performance & Verification System at the MPLS 2002 International Conference (Washington D.C. USA).
The Network Emulator provides real IP/MPLS/GMPLS network emulation with the ability to integrate multi-stream data traffic generation and Quality of Service (QoS) measurement.
In combination with NetTest InterWatch's complete VoIP, UMTS and ATM testing solutions, equipment vendors and network operators can now enjoy an integrated and economical test system which allows the enabling transport technology, MPLS and IP Routing, to be tested along with VoIP's signaling and data planes under the same platform.
The Network Emulator supports emulation of all critical IP routing, MPLS and GMPLS protocols, Traffic Engineering extensions and MPLS related VPN technologies. Each emulated node is populated with its own protocol stacks ensuring realistic replication of real world behaviours and enabling emulated network condition for the interoperability of two or more devices-under-test (DUTs).
In addition, this application is equipped with high performance signaling testing capability for both IP routing and MP LS such as route flapping, time-convergence, routing table size, route flooding and label switch path (LSP) connection.
"The introduction of the Network Emulator enhances further the comprehensiveness of our MPLS testing solution on the InterWatch. Along with other InterWatch's VoIP, UMTS and ATM testing solutions, we are committed to provide cost effective and complete test solutions to analyze and deploy the latest in converged and next generation networks" says David Nguyen, Product Manager at NetTest.