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
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
- 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
- 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.