Wednesday, May 6, 2009

ClearSight Releases Network Time Machine 7.0

ClearSight Networks released a new version of its network capture appliance, Network Time Machine (NTM), that enables network administrators to quantify voice quality on 3G mobile networks. The NTM 7.0 captures and analyzes data from audio and visual network transmissions -- such as video conferencing, multimedia entertainment services, telemedicine, surveillance, live video broadcasting and video-on-demand -- and makes measurements using MOS, R-values and other metrics.

ClearSight recently expanded the NTM feature set into the 10 Gb/s Ethernet arena; extended its reach to small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with the availability of ClearSight Network Time Machine (NTM) Express, a turn-key data capture and analysis system for enterprises looking for a cost-effective network recorder appliance; and enabled a new level of interoperability with Wireshark, a popular software protocol analyzer.

Other new features of the NTM 7.0 include:

  • New support for 3G-324M, the umbrella protocol for video telephony in 3G mobile networks,

  • Recognition and support of Ethernet jumbo framing of up to 64,000 bytes in size, and

  • Expanded support for TCP streams, a common protocol used in the transmission of network information.