A leading manufacturer of power grid components identified the need to test their devices to validate their performance in a variety of different “real-world” conditions. Their end customers were Utility companies who were required to have assurance in place to ensure that the products worked under different conditions representative of their networks.
The Calnex Network Emulator was used to test multiple devices on separate VLANs. The test was run on all streams simultaneously. They were also able to change impairment values (rates of delay, % drop, etc.) also turn on/off throughout the test. The Traffic generator feature enabled them to validate metrics at either side to ensure the accuracy of the test.
Ultimately this proved the performance of the devices in a range of scenarios in a pre-production environment but under real world conditions, offsetting any risk of underperformance when the devices were deployed into a live network.