Judge’s comment: “Impairment emulators serve an important function in networks that is often overlooked by network designers. Real world packet flows are very different than what traditional testers output. This product is a solid product, which earns it a 3.0. It has several features that go beyond traditional commodity products, which earns it 3.5. The overall features, value, and benefits earn it another full point, for a total score of 4.5. This is an excellent product that serves a valuable role."
Chimera is a network impairment emulator that offer full wire-speed impairment at five speeds up to 100GbE. It is the industry’s only fully integrated traffic generation and impairment solution (Valkyrie & Chimera) and offers the highest port density on the market, says Xena Networks. It costs half the price of competitive solutions, the company adds.