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InterWorking Labs today announced Mini Maxwell, a portable, low-cost network emulator.
The product is a Layer 2 network emulator with the ability to apply packet impairments including drop/lose, duplicate, delay and reordering to five user-defined traffic "bands" in both transmit and receive directions. A variety of packet filters can be applied including IPv4 source/destination address, Layer 3 source/destination port, protocol, MAC address and more.
The Mini Maxwell measures 6" x 6" x 1" weighs less than two pounds and is controlled via a web interface. Two 10/100 Ethernet ports are available for traffic and one for control.
The product is available now for $1,499 direct from InternetWorking Labs' website.
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