PacketStorm Communications, Inc. was founded in November 1998 by a group of engineers from the prestigious Bell Laboratories.
PacketStorm develops, manufactures, and supports high end testing solutions for the Internet Protocol (IP) communications market. PacketStorm is the market leader for advanced IP Network Emulators with dynamic and traffic conditioning emulation. PacketStorm sells test solutions through a global network of independent representatives and international distributors.
PacketStorm Communications has a product list that includes IP network emulators, stream replicator, capture & replay system, and network recording devices.
Typical uses include WAN emulation and network simulation for Enterprises, network devices, and software applications. The family of IP network emulators ranges from the Tornado software to 100 Gbps hardware. Most of the hardware IP network emulators and the PSCapture software have network recording capabilities. Network emulation is implemented by using filters, impairments, and modifiers.
Each IP network emulator is designed for a particular application. The Tornado software emulator addresses low bandwidth and simple network applications. The PacketStorm200E emulator provides network emulation in a portable chassis. The PacketStorm400E, Hurricane III are designed for Gigabit applications.
The product accepts up to 48 input streams and replicates them exactly with different header information to make thousands of unique streams. Load and stress test network and access equipment with real video not synthetic video traffic. Eliminates the need for large number of servers or encoders to generator high capacity video. Replicated streams are treated just like streams from real encoders and servers. Many switches and routers are video aware and need to be tested with real video traffic. One unique feature of the replicator is that streams can be added and deleted during emulation. This dynamic capability provides a way to simulate different applications such as ad insertions and defense targets.