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By Andrew Garcia  |  Posted 2005-07-11 Print this article Print

Evaluation Shortlist Ixias IxChariot A central console manages an army of endpoints, which generate synthetic voice traffic to analyze jitter, delay and other metrics. Well regarded for data and throughput testing capabilities but wont provide much in the way of diagnostics (

NetIQ Corp.s Vivinet Assessor Similar in architecture to IxChariot, Vivinet Assessor integrates with Vivinet Diagnostics to pinpoint issues with call quality (

Telchemy Inc.s VQmon/EP A distributed voice testing product with a twist—the agents are embedded in end-user VOIP devices through OEM agreements with hardware manufacturers (

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