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Remote Ethernet/IP Testing with PacketExpert™

Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - Apr 15, 2020 - GL Communications Inc., a global leader in telecom test and measurement solutions, addressed the press regarding their remote ethernet/IP testing.

“Engineers that manage large Ethernet/IP networks must find ways to remotely test and monitor their networks for performance. GL Communications offers PacketExpert™ as a comprehensive Ethernet/IP testing solution with convenient remote access capabilities. PacketExpert™ can be deployed at a remote site and at a local site for an end-to-end network test”, said Vijay Kulkarni, CEO - GL Communications.

Network tests include:

He further added, “The PacketExpert™ at the remote site can be left in ‘loopback mode’, i.e. all incoming packets are sent back to the source. The engineer can conveniently leave the remote PacketExpert™ in loopback mode indefinitely and collect all relevant statistics at the local end”.

“If the network engineer wishes to remotely access PacketExpert™, they can do so through Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). PacketExpert™ is connected to a PC on a management network. This test PC runs Windows 8/10 with RDP enabled and can therefore be easily accessed remotely”.

Additionally, PacketExpert™ can be accessed through a command line interface. The remotely deployed PacketExpert™ can run a server and listen for instructions via Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). Python, C# and TCL APIs are supported. The command line interface allows the engineer to fully automate the testing process.

PacketExpert™ supports many remote access methods including:

  • Remote Desktop Protocol
  • Command line interface
  • Web browser access (coming soon)

These remote access methods save the network engineer valuable time and money by eliminating the need to physically visit the remote site repeatedly.

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