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East Coast Datacom (ECD), Inc., a Florida-based data communications accessory specialist, announces the RDS-PLUS Network Simulator. The RDS-PLUS is a modular, network link error and delay simulator that provides a realistic simulation of physical network behavior with respect to time delays and bit errors. The RDS-PLUS supports a wide range of interface types and speeds, ranging from 1200bps to over 50Mbps.

Simulated network delays are bi-directional, independently controlled and may be set from 5mS up to 4 seconds in length. A variety of error conditions can be introduced under controlled and testable conditions. Both continuous random and burst errors are supported.

The most popular example of utilizing the RDS-PLUS is between a pair of high-speed routers in a staged network to simulate the actual network conditions with respect to delays and potential line errors. Other examples include Simulating the delays and transmission impairments of geosynchronous satellite networks, Simulating long-haul terrestrial transmission delays and Modeling number-of-bit delays to simulate buffer and queue effects.

Using a computer, such as a laptop running HyperTerminal, an operator is able to adjust delay and error settings for various networking scenarios and test setups. Additionally, an optional LAN and GUI interface is available for control of the RDS-PLUS.

The RDS-PLUS is 1U high, rackmount and supports a wide variety of data interface cards. The unit operates on 110 or 220VAC power and has a 1-year warranty.

For further information please contact:
Mr. Richard Barger  
East Coast Datacom, Inc.
245 Gus Hipp Blvd., STE 3,
Rockledge,
FL 32955 Tel: (321) 637-9922