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Anue’s new 10-Gigabit emulator catches network errors during test stage

Anue Systems Inc. is now shipping its 10 Gigabit Network Emulator, which the company says emulates network delays a...


January 19, 2005  


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Anue Systems Inc. is now shipping its 10 Gigabit Network Emulator, which the company says emulates network delays and impairments at up to 10.709 Gbps data rates.

Gigabit and 10 GB network emulators are used to test networks, network equipment and applications in a lab environment.

Anue’s H Series can delay signals by up to 1600 milliseconds and inject errors at rates ranging from 10(-2) to 10(-15).

The emulator enables real world error testing with advanced error injection features such as programmable burst length, multiple error types and stochastic error modeling.

Vendors that design and build fiber optic networks use it to validate voice and video applications, simulate satellite networks, emulate service level agreements, and conduct disaster recovery planning.

“Our ten gigabit solution works at full line rate,” said company president Hemi Thaker. “This allows our customers to test real world network problems, such as latency and errors, in a precise and controlled manner.”

With Anue’s “H Series” Network Emulators, one hardware platform provides multiple capabilities, including 10GBASE-W WAN Phy (9953.28 Mbps), 10GBASE-R LAN Phy (10312.5 Mbps), SONET/SDH OC-192/STM-64 (9953.28 Mbps), and 10 Gigabit Fibre Channel (10518.7 Mbps).

FEC rates are also supported, including ITU-T G.709 (10.709 Gbps OTU-2 (7.6% FEC rate)). These Network Emulators are also downward compatible, supporting lower GigE, Fibre Channel and SONET/SDH data rates.

“Network delay is becoming a very hot issue,” the company said. “Distance, congestion, and the ever-changing combination of components are creating more delays and errors than ever before. The resulting problems need to be identified and addressed in a safe environment.”