Why You Should Care About Impairment Testing of Internet Protocols

 

The Internet Is An Imperfect and Hostile Place

The world is an imperfect place.  The internet is no exception.  The internet has its good days and it has its bad days.  Or to be more precise, the internet has its good seconds and its bad seconds.

Blemishes in internet performance arise from many sources. Continue reading Why You Should Care About Impairment Testing of Internet Protocols

Waveforms in KMAX

Real network conditions are rarely static.  Real life networks suffer transient conditions – congestion builds up and dissipates, tree branches wave in the wind across radio links, long distance routing paths change, VoIP call trunks are filled with more calls during working hours than during the evening.  Even something as small as a person standing near a wi-fi access point can change the carrying capacity of a network.

KMAX (and our Maxwell Pro) can emulate these kinds of changes.

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ESP8266/NodeMCU TCP Test Reveals Issues

The ESP8266 is very popular among the maker set as a platform for experimentation in the realm of Internet of Things (IoT).

We have been playing around with the ESP8622 micro-controller running NodeMCU.  We’ve been loading simple LUA programs onto the ESP8266 to get familiar with its capabilities.

Now that we’re reasonably familiar with its capabilities, it’s time we put ESP8266/NodeMCU to test.
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New Cloud Testing Paradigm Comes With Challenges that Network Emulators Can Solve

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Cloud computing has taken hold of the business world, nearly reaching its saturation point according to multiple industry reports. The business cloud and its cloud testing capabilities are growing at an extremely fast pace due to scalability, adaptability, cost-effectiveness, and efficiency across nearly every industry.
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Test Your Mobile App’s Performance Under Different Network Conditions Without Ever Leaving Your Office

Why Test Mobile Apps Under Different Network ConditionsThere’s no question about it—any business that wants to stay relevant these days needs to have a mobile app to keep communication flowing between their clients and their organization. According to a recent Gallup Poll, 52% of the population check their smartphones multiple times per hour and another 20% checks at least once per hour—making the average mobile device a marketing hotspot for businesses.

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