Time Stamping

Network Latency Measurement

In stock exchange and other automated trading environments, network latency is expressed as the delay induced as a transaction packet traverses the network. In this environment, millisecond-level delays can have a profound effect on a trader's results. Financial companies operating high speed trading networks must measure network latency to prove they are providing the lowest possible latency to traders.

Time Stamping Diagram

The IntellaFlex Solution – Time Stamping

The network latency test solution is to monitor each packet several times as it traverses the trading network, and stamp each monitored instance of a packet with an accurate and precise time as it enters the network monitoring switch. By comparing the timestamps on a given packet at several points in the network, total transactional latency can be determined.

  • IntellaFlex Multi Function Blade

    Model Number: ACI-3032-E36-1

    • 36 ports 1G/10G Ethernet
    • Packet Deduplication, Protocol Stripping, Packet Slicing, Time Stamping
    • Timing Services: GPS, IRIG-B, PTP, PPS, NTP
    IntellaFlex Multi Function Blade
  • IntellaStore II Multi Function Data Monitoring with Capture and Analysis Tools

    Model Number: ACI-3033-S14-1

    • 12 ports 1G/10G and 2 ports 40G Ethernet
    • Multi Function blade features (1G/10G ports)
    • Integrated analysis tool server

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    IntellaStore II Multi Function Data Monitoring with Capture and Analysis Tools