Monday, February 20, 2006

Ixia Offers Triple Play Test Application

Ixia released an upgraded test application for assessing the performance of Triple Play networks.

The new IxLoad release includes a number of important features, such as the ability to emulate millions of IPTV Broadcast Video and Video on Demand (VOD) subscribers and the millions of video streams they are viewing. Ixia said such large scale emulations enable the performance characterization of key IPTV elements, including video servers, multicast routers, and the video delivery network. The required protocols associated with these services, such as IGMP, RTSP and MPEG, are fully supported in IxLoad 3.00.

Additionally, IxLoad makes it possible to efficiently test the performance of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) devices by emulating SIP callers and callees. IxLoad also supports a set of Internet data protocols including HTTP, SSL, SMTP and POP, as well as Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks and vulnerability attacks, which are necessary in creating the kind of Real-World Traffic essential for effective Triple Play test scenarios.

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