We are very excited to announce that a version 1.0 (codename Birmingham) of the server and agents.
There are four major improvements that you should be aware of:
1- Scheduled Tests:
TCP or UDP Data Transfers (Iperf): manage TCP or UDP-based data transfers to gather quantifiable and actionable information about bandwidth availability between remote WAN sites. (Iperf Docs)
Internet Speedtesting: the NetBeez dashboard can instruct wired and wireless sensors to run speedtests to verify download and upload bandwidth availability at each remote network location. The results are then saved to the dashboard to verify and compare Internet bandwidth at WAN sites. (Speedtest Docs)
VoIP Call Simulation: schedule VoIP call quality simulations on wired and wireless sensors by using the most common VoIP codes to include G.711 and G.729. Each VoIP simulation can report parameters like jitter, dropped packets, and provide an estimate of Mean Opinion Score (MOS). (VoIP Docs)
2- Slackbot Integration: You can now integrate your NetBeez instance with your Slack team, and directly interact with your Beez agents by pushing ad-hoc tests at anytime. We are very interested to hear your feedback on this. Here are the instructions in the documentation: https://netbeez.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/210141766-NetBeez-Slackbot.
3- TCP Port testing: On top of ICMP tests, you can now run TCP ping tests to a specific port, from the Ping tests setup, as well as from the ad-hoc panel. For more information, please take a look at the documentation: https://netbeez.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/201249427-Ping.
4- Support for WiFi 802.11 AC: For those of you who have wireless agents we are now giving you the ability to do testing using AC hardware. If you would like to know more, please contact us for more details.
Other improvements have been made to improve your experience, as we continuously improve our product (Release Notes). Your feedback is always welcome. We strongly encourage you to join us for meaningful conversations about NetBeez as well as distributed network monitoring at community.netbeez.net. Thank you and keep on buzzing!
P.S. Please let us know if you or your team would like to have a product tour of the new release!
Panickos and the NetBeez team.