Apposite Introduces Linktropy v4.2

Firmware Update Adds New Features, Extends Performance of Linktropy WAN Emulator


LAS VEGAS, NV (Interop) - May 19, 2009 - Apposite® Technologies, the leader in easy-to-use, professional-quality, network simulation products, today announced the upcoming release of Linktropy firmware version 4.2. Linktropy v4.2 extends jumbo frame support to additional hardware models, adds new monitoring and reporting capabilities, and increases packet handling performance.

Linktropy WAN emulation appliances simulate link bandwidth, delay, loss, congestion, and other network impairments to test the performance of applications in the lab under a spectrum of real-world conditions. Offering a unique combination of ease-of-use, test lab-level precision, and unmatched prices, Linktropy WAN emulators are widely deployed by enterprises, application and equipment vendors, telecoms carriers, and government and military organizations.

The Linktropy v4.2 firmware includes the following enhancements:

  • Jumbo frame support: Extends support for jumbo frames of up to 9 KB to the Linktropy 4500, 7500, and 7500 PRO models. Previously, jumbo frames were only supported on the 10G model.
  • Queue depth monitoring and reporting: The number of frames and bytes being queued for transmission over the WAN are now reported every second in the Linktropy Monitor and recorded in the downloadable statistics history. This additional visibility into the state of the queue can assist with application troubleshooting and optimization.
  • Performance enhancements: The new firmware includes efficiency improvements to increase the packet processing rate of the Linktropy appliances by up to 25%.

Linktropy v4.2 will be available for the Linktropy 4500, 7500, 7500 PRO, and 10G models starting May 29. Customers under a current maintenance contract will be able to download the new firmware at no additional charge.

Demonstrations of the Linktropy products will continue in the Apposite booth (#466) for the duration of the Interop trade show, May 19 - May 21, 2009 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

About Apposite

Apposite Technologies makes WAN emulation easy by offering high-precision network emulation tools with unmatched ease-of-use at unbeatable prices. Apposite's Linktropy WAN emulation appliances simulate bandwidth, latency, loss, congestion, and other network impairments at up to 10 Gbps with fine-grained precision to provide accurate simulations of any type of wide-area network.
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