Design large communicaton networks, analyse their performance and optimise them with what-if analyses

The QualNet communications simulation platform (QualNet) is a planning, testing and training tool that mimics the behaviour of real wired and wireless communications networks.

Simulation is a cost-effective method for developing, deploying and managing network-centric systems. Users can evaluate the basic behaviour of a network, and test combinations of network features that are likely to work. QualNet provides a comprehensive environment for designing protocols, creating and animating network scenarios, and analysing their performance.

QualNet’s key features:

  • Speed - QualNet supports real-time speed to enable software-in-the-loop, network emulation, and human-in-the-loop modelling. Plus QualNet can run at faster speeds enabling model developers and network designers to run multiple what-if analyses by varying model, network, and traffic parameters in a short time.
  • Scalability - QualNet can model thousands of nodes by taking advantage of the latest hardware and parallel computing techniques. QualNet can run on cluster, multi-core, and multi-processor systems to model large networks with high fidelity.
  • Model Fidelity - QualNet uses highly detailed standards-based implementation of protocol models. It also includes advanced models for the wireless environment to enable more accurate modelling of real-world networks.
  • Portability - QualNet and its library of models run on a vast array of platforms, including Windows and Linux operating systems, distributed and cluster parallel architectures, and both 32- and 64-bit computing platforms. Users can develop a protocol model or design a network in QualNet on their Windows computer and then transfer it to a powerful multi-processor Linux server to run capacity, performance, and scalability analyses.
  • Extensibility - QualNet can connect to other hardware and software applications, such as OTB, real networks, and third party visualisation software, to greatly enhance the value of the network model.

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