Ixia Receives Latency Measurement Patent

Ixia has been granted a patent for its real-time data latency measurement methodology

April 27, 2004

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CALABASAS, Calif. -- Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA), a leading, global provider of IP network testing solutions, announced today it has been awarded patent number 6,717,917 - for its unique methodology for determining the latency of data packets sent across a network in real-time.

The patent covers a technique, first developed by Ixia in 2000, to simultaneously calculate the latency of large numbers of packet flows, while maintaining real-time statistics for minimum, maximum, and average latency. The company uses this technique in both its network performance applications, including IxChariot, IxExplorer, IxScriptMate, and across its entire line of network testing hardware products.

"This patent recognizes the emphasis that our top-notch engineering team puts on developing new technology to solve real-world customer problems. I congratulate all of the Ixia employees who contributed to and supported this work," said Cliff Hannel, Ixia vice president of engineering.

The Ixia engineers and executives named as inventors on the patent are Joel Weissberger, Mark MacWhirter, Manley Klassen and Ixia founder, president and CEO Errol Ginsberg.

Latency is a key factor in the performance of business-critical applications including business management software, voice over IP, virtual private network security, network quality of service and others. Ixia uses this patented technology to provide real-time latency measurements at wire-speed, up to 10 Gigabits per second, giving network managers the information they need to better plan their network and to optimize the performance of their network applications.


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