EvoLogics GmbH now offers free access to EvoLogics communication and positioning emulator immediately after a purchase order for hardware. EvoLogics communication and positioning emulator is a hardware-free framework that allows to configure and run a network of virtual underwater acoustic modems on EvoLogics server. It can be accessed remotely, so customers that purchased EvoLogics devices can get accustomed to modem controls and start system integration of the hardware before its actual delivery.
The tool emulates all features of the modems' data-link layer and includes a physical layer simulator. Code written and tested on the emulator can be later run on the communication and positioning devices without any modifications.
The emulator can simplify implementation of the customer's solutions, as training and coding can start immediately after placement of the purchase order. It is a great tool for planning, refining and testing the code while the hardware is being produced.
The communication and positioning emulator has been used by EvoLogics academic partners for testing and debugging custom underwater networking protocols and received great feedback as a time- and cost-saving solution.
It is also available as a standalone subscription-based product for protocol developers who do not need the actual hardware at early development stages.