Mini Maxwell's newest version supports statistical reporting, managing and tracking impairment settings, and impairment granularity of one part in one million.
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (January 5, 2011) - InterWorking Labs, developers of network emulators and protocol testers to improve the quality and operation of voice/video/data networks, today announced the newest version of Mini Maxwell (revision 12).
Setting transition improvements
Changes to the underlying netem module are optimized so that when the user changes a setting in a particular band, only that band is affected, reducing the transitional impact of changing settings to specific impairments applied to multiple bands. This improves efficiency and reduces transitional effects.
New labels for managing and tracking
The user may now provide a title and description for impairment settings in order to keep track of the operation at hand. This is particularly useful for managing and tracking multiple Mini Maxwells.
Web site dependencies removed for documentation
The automation app and user documentation are now available directly from the Mini Maxwell platform (no need to go to the web site). Click on Documentation & Tools.
Granularity to one part in one million
Users may now specify impairment percentages to one part out of one million. You can use this, for example, to specify one packet to be dropped out of every one million packets, based on a statistical average.
Reset to factory defaults simplified
If the network configuration is misplaced, the network configuration may be reset to the original factory values during a reboot.
New support for statistical reporting via JSON
Interface and band statistics may now be obtained in JSON format. The user can create a program (in any modern programming language) that imports the JSON data and generates statistical reports, or other information about the operation of Mini Maxwell. Most modern programming languages have a JSON decoder. This avoids screen scraping html and other workarounds.
Bug fixes in automated impairments and core engine.
Several small bugs are corrected in both the Mini Maxwell engine and also in the automation app.
Mini Maxwell Upgrade Program
All Mini Maxwells designated with a "2GIG" or "2G" white label on the underside are eligible for upgrade to the new release. Mini Maxwells built after January 2010 can also be upgraded.
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InterWorking Labs provides products and solutions for network test and emulation: SilverCreek, the SNMP Test Suite, Mini Maxwell, the Portable Network Emulator, and Maxwell Network Emulator and Protocol Tester for real-world network application emulations and protocol impairments.