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EXata

Brought to you by the makers of QualNet, EXata is a wireless emulator that lets you evaluate on-the-move communication networks faster and with more realism than any other emulator. EXata creates a digital network replica that interfaces with real networks in real time, using real applications. Software, hardware, human, and Internet-in-the-loop connections enable ultra-realistic communication over all layers of the network. No more assuming “perfect communications” in your net-centric operations planning — get the real picture with EXata first.

In both military and commercial networks, next generation communication systems are moving us closer together and empowering the individual. In the military context, net-centric systems are moving communications beyond link-based and stovepipe architectures and endeavoring to connect all war fighters, improve situational awareness, and provide a common operational picture.

All networks face common challenges like bandwidth limitations, bottlenecks, security attacks, session management, scalability, traffic congestion, and quality of service trade-offs. Mobile networks face even more challenging issues including terrain, weather, and environmental conditions, spectrum management, mobility effects and limited battery power. EXata is here to address these challenges.

What Sets EXata Apart?

EXata is new evaluation technology for new wireless technologies. EXata is a digital representation of networks … a representation so accurate that a user or component connected to the virtual network can not discern whether it’s connected to the digital representation or the real thing. EXata emulation is not a substitute for existing modeling and simulation; it is a whole new category of evaluation/development tool that does what the other products were not designed to do.

EXata is a realistic software virtual network. EXata enables you to digitally represent your entire network - devices, software, transmitters, antennas, terrain effects, atmospheric effects, and human interaction effects. You can now represent every variable that will affect the performance of your real network in an EXata Software Virtual Network.

EXata empowers you to move from months to minutes. With emulation, network and equipment tests that traditionally required months to perform all the calculations can now be performed in minutes, with real-network behavior.

EXata brings ultra-fidelity at 50 or 5,000 nodes. Competitors’ simulation programs, written with legacy sequential processing code, can only simulate a maximum of about 200 devices, and fidelity drops as you approach that number. With EXata, you get the same accurate representation of your network whether you’re testing 50 nodes or 5,000.

Key Differences Between QualNet and EXata

  • QualNet is a simulator; EXata is an emulator.
  • QualNet is designed for a closed environment; EXata connects to live networks.
  • QualNet runs in as fast-as possible mode; EXata runs in real time to interoperate with real networks
  • All QualNet users with the IPNE add-on can upgrade to EXata. IPNE will no longer be available for QualNet. Instead, EXata 2.0 includes all QualNet and IPNE features plus many more.

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