Australian Internet testing company, Enex TestLab, has launched a new hardware device to measure broadband network performance.
According to the vendor, the eMetric can automatically measure and report on single- and multi-threaded download and upload speeds, network latency and availability, webpage load speeds, quality of service and remote network monitoring. Enex claims it is the first mass-producible global performance testing product available.
It is compatible with fixed-line and wireless network connectivity and can be used on a range of networks including service provider, corporate and home environments.
Enex TestLabs was the vendor chosen to assist the Federal Government with its controversial mandatory content filtering initiatives. Enex director, Matt Tett, said broadband users had previously been unable to accurately test their Internet performance. eMetric was a third-party compliance and assurance solution allowing them to verify delivery commitments made by the solution providers and operators, he said.
“They are low-cost, remotely controlled, highly stable and always on,” Tett added. Key target markets included Government users and ISPs.