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Fluke Networks introduces tablet for network professionals

AvantiKumar | June 21, 2011
New OptiView XG table provides industry’s fastest solutions for network and application problems, says Flux Networks.

Fluke Networks OptiViewXG Tablet

PHOTO - Fluke Networks OptiViewXG25 tablet.

KUALA LUMPUR, 21 JUNE 2011 - US-based Fluke Networks has introduced in Malaysia a new networking analysis tablet for mobile professionals, which offered the fastest solutions for network and application problems for both wired and wireless access, said the company.

Called OptiView XG, the tablet supports connectivity speeds up to 10GBps (Gigabyte per second) speeds, and virtualisation, said Fluke Networks president Gay Ger. "The tablet expedites network and application problem solving by automating root cause analysis and providing guided troubleshooting to address problem areas."

"OptiView XG is an instant, integrated window into your network in a form factor - the tablet - that you can take from the data centre, to the production floor, to the office desktop," said Ger. "We've built on nearly 20 years of network troubleshooting leadership by integrating the key technologies network engineers need into a single, portable tool which helps them solve network and application problems faster and improve overall IT efficiency."

He said the tablet's functionality included intuitive user interface and customizable dashboards so that each user could prepare reports from data targetting employees at all levels of an organisation from technicians to managers. "[This] automatically discovers the path between two points in the network and monitors performance along that link to identify network issues that can impact application performance.  This decreases the time required to isolate network versus application problems."

Analyst firm Gartner research vice president Debra Curtis said tools like OptiView XG are timely.  "The ability to solve both network and application problems is crucial for today's network engineers," said Curtis.  "That need, combined with critical staff levels in many organizations, means tools that integrate multiple functions, and automate the collection of performance data will be key to greater efficiency and less downtime."

Fluke Networks provides solutions for network installation, monitoring and analysis within global enterprises and carriers.


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