Linktropy

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Linktropy Emulators Provide Affordable Network Emulation for Accurate, Repeatable Performance Testing at Speeds up to 1 Gbps

Optimize Application
Performance Before You Launch

Quickly benchmark, troubleshoot, and optimize the performance of applications over wide-area networks with Linktropy’s single link WAN emulation.

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Fast, Flexible Network Emulation

Emulate network impairments, such as, bandwidth constraints, latency, jitter, and loss at link speeds up to 1 Gpbs. Linktropy lets users import live traffic, vary impairments, and measure their impact in real time.

Deploy Test Networks in Minutes

Linktropy network emulators are quick to install, intuitive to configure, and easy to operate. The Linktropy GUI provides the responsiveness of an application with the convenience of a standard web browser. Get up and running in minutes with no training necessary.

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Emulate Any Complex Network Scenario with Netropy’s Advanced Feature Set

Easy to Use: Linktropy WAN emulators are a snap to install and configure. Just plug in the Ethernet cables, specify your link conditions, and begin the emulation. No software to install, no training needed. The Linktropy GUI combines the responsiveness of an application with the convenience of a standard web browser.

Bandwidths up to 1 Gbps: Emulate links of any speed from 300 bits per second up to 1 Gbps.

Delay up to 10 seconds: Emulate latency from 0.1 ms up to 10 seconds in each direction in a constant, normal, or uniform distribution.

Error Emulation: Specify loss as a packet loss rate, bit error rate, or both.

Congestion: Determine the effects of congestion on bandwidth and jitter-sensitive applications by utilizing Linktropy’s background traffic emulation.

Advanced Emulation Parameters: Verify that applications properly handle anomalous packet reordering and duplication conditions without inducing stability or performance problems.

Bridging/Routing: Install the Linktropy WAN emulator as either a bridge or router for easy integration with any test network.

Copper or Fiber Interfaces: Available with either copper or SFP ports for easy integration into any network.

Flexible Capacity: Pay only for the bandwidth that you need to emulate now, and upgrade later if you ever need to emulate higher speed links.

Capture and Replay Live Network Conditions: Capture live network conditions with the Linktropy Recorder and replay them through the Linktropy WAN emulator to reproduce the varying characteristics of the actual network in a repeatable test environment.

Traffic Monitor: See a visual display of the current traffic, including throughput graphs and link statistics. Download up to 24 hours of statistics for analysis.

Multiple Links: Emulate multiple links with the 8510 model. Four separate pairs of Ethernet interfaces make simulation of multiple links as easy as a single link.

Automated Testing: Take advantage of the Linktropy Scheduler or the command line interface to automate a series of tests.

Unsurpassed Precision: Test with confidence — Linktropy WAN emulators offer unsurpassed precision to ensure accurate and reproducible results.

Everything You Need: Everything you need is included in the compact, rack-mountable Linktropy WAN emulator. No additional hardware, software, or training required.

Easy to Use: Linktropy WAN emulators are a snap to install and configure. Just plug in the Ethernet cables, specify your link conditions, and begin the emulation. No software to install, no training needed. The Linktropy GUI combines the responsiveness of an application with the convenience of a standard web browser.

Bandwidths up to 1 Gbps: Emulate links of any speed from 300 bits per second up to 1 Gbps.

Delay up to 10 seconds: Emulate latency from 0.1 ms up to 10 seconds in each direction in a constant, normal, or uniform distribution.

Error Emulation: Specify loss as a packet loss rate, bit error rate, or both.

Congestion: Determine the effects of congestion on bandwidth and jitter-sensitive applications by utilizing Linktropy’s background traffic emulation.

Advanced Emulation Parameters: Verify that applications properly handle anomalous packet reordering and duplication conditions without inducing stability or performance problems.

Bridging/Routing: Install the Linktropy WAN emulator as either a bridge or router for easy integration with any test network.

Copper or Fiber Interfaces: Available with either copper or SFP ports for easy integration into any network.

Flexible Capacity: Pay only for the bandwidth that you need to emulate now, and upgrade later if you ever need to emulate higher speed links.

Capture and Replay Live Network Conditions: Capture live network conditions with the Linktropy Recorder and replay them through the Linktropy WAN emulator to reproduce the varying characteristics of the actual network in a repeatable test environment.

Traffic Monitor: See a visual display of the current traffic, including throughput graphs and link statistics. Download up to 24 hours of statistics for analysis.

Multiple Links: Emulate multiple links with the 8510 model. Four separate pairs of Ethernet interfaces make simulation of multiple links as easy as a single link.

Automated Testing: Take advantage of the Linktropy Scheduler or the command line interface to automate a series of tests.

Unsurpassed Precision: Test with confidence — Linktropy WAN emulators offer unsurpassed precision to ensure accurate and reproducible results.

Everything You Need: Everything you need is included in the compact, rack-mountable Linktropy WAN emulator. No additional hardware, software, or training required.

Specifications
Linktropy 5510
Linktropy 8510
Capacity
Max. Emulation Speed
10 Mbps, 45 Mbps, 100 Mbps or 1 Gbps
10 Mbps, 45 Mbps, 100 Mbps or 1 Gbps
Max. Agg. Throughput
2 Gbps
8 Gbps
Emulated Links
1 Link
4 Links
Maximum Packet Rate
3 million pps
12 million pps
Emulation Settings
Bandwidth
300 bps—maximum rate in 1 bps increments
Delay
0 ms – 10 sec. in 0.1 ms increments; constant, uniform, normal distributions
Packet Loss Rate
0 – 100% in increments of 0.0001%
Background Traffic
0 – 100% in increments of 0.1%
Additional Parameters
Bit Error Rate, Packet Reordering, Packet Duplication, Queue Depth, Framing Overhead
Interfaces
Emulation
2 Gigabit Ethernet
(copper or SFP)
8 Gigabit Ethernet
(8 copper, 8 SFP, or 4 of each)
Management
1xGigabit Ethernet, 1xRS-232 serial console
1xGigabit Ethernet, 1xRS-232 serial console
Warranty & Support
Hardware Warranty
1 year included
1 year included
Support & Maintenance
1 year included
1 year included