ClearSight Seeks To Improve 3G Mobile VoIP Management
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The newest release of ClearSight Networks' network monitoring appliance addresses voice over IP quality of service. Version 7.0 of Network Time Machine (NTM) enables network administrators to quantify voice quality on 3G mobile networks.
The NTM 7.0 captures and analyzes data from audio and visual network transmissions--such as video conferencing, multimedia entertainment services, telemedicine, surveillance, live video broadcasting, and video-on-demand.
"Texas Wesleyan University is committed to proactively managing and optimizing the performance of our large, intra-campus network infrastructure," said Richard Webb, senior network engineer at Texas Wesleyan University, a co-educational liberal arts institution in Ft. Worth. "Even as cutting costs becomes a priority for higher education institutions, ClearSight's network analysis tools continue to offer us a cost-effective way to identify problems at the application and network layers."
New features of the NTM 7.0 include:
- New support for 3G-324M, the umbrella protocol for video telephony in 3G mobile networks;
- Recognition and support of Ethernet jumbo framing of up to 64,000 bytes in size; and
- Expanded support for TCP streams, a common protocol used in the transmission of network information.
Simultaneously, ClearSight is also shipping a new version of the ClearSight Analyzer (CSA), a graphical console for monitoring and troubleshooting networks.
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @schaffhauser.