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Announcing Spirent OCTOBOX 2.4

PRODUCT UPDATE                                                                                                                                        
OCTOBOX Release:


This software release addresses ease of use, upgrade improvement features, as well as defect resolution.
Key New Features Delay histograms API:

In prior releases OCTOBOX has reported delay measurements as a function of time in one second intervals. Min, max, and average delay have been reported.  

In 2.4 a more detailed delay measurement can be configured. A number of delay bins can be set up, delay is then reported against those bins resulting in a histogram for each one second interval. This allows visualizing of the spread of the delay and an analysis of how this spread changes over time.
  • Allows a granular delay measurement over time
  • Implementation supports user configurable bin size and number of bins
  • Supported through API
Edit Autotest:

Allows the modification of a saved test record under the Autotest section in the OCTOBOX software. Users can make quick modifications to the test, so that it can be run in different combinations of tests without having to re-create the test from scratch. Users are now able to edit:
  • Pal configuration (except for IP address)
  • Test configuration (settling time, test duration, attenuation, turntable start/stop, test type – RvR, RvRwR)
  • Traffic pair configuration (except for the IP addresses used in the pair)
In-use Indicator:

When multiple users can use a system at the same time it can cause problems. With 2.4 a visible indicator can be set up to alert other potential users that the test platform is in use. Thus, coordinating their tests and avoiding conflict with another user’s tests in progress.
  • A REST API is made available to mark system as “in use” or “not in use” as well as to inquire whether the system is in use
  • The in-use indicator is visible in the UI and accessible by a REST API for automated test suites
Off-line Software Upgrades:

Allows users to perform a software upgrade on an OCTOBOX system that is not connected to the Internet. Software is downloaded to a local computer, and the system can then be upgraded from that computer.

Statistics from Android Clients:

STA testing vendors need RSSI measurements from Android clients. This feature will report RSSI, connection status and BSSID. The software uses multiPerf to access the Android client and retrieve the data.

MAC OS multiPerf Endpoints:

MultiPerf, the OCTOBOX traffic generator has been ported in this release to MAC OS. This extends the benefits of multiPerf to macOS.
Product Webpage
Software Availability The latest OCTOBOX software can be downloaded from the Spirent Customer Service Center via the Download tab by selecting: General Release > OCTOBOX

Associated technical documentation, including release notes, can also be found under the Related Resources link for that software version.
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