British Airways new 'Skylab' Uses iTrinegy Network Emulation

         British Airways new 'Skylab' Uses iTrinegy Network Emulation

  PR Newswire

  CAMBRIDGE, England and RENO, Nevada, November 8, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, England and RENO, Nevada, November 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

British Airways selected iTrinegy's network emulation technology for their
'Skylab', a major hub for testing all their back-office and front-end
networked applications.

'Skylab' is the responsibility of the Networks Team based at British Airway's
main offices in Waterside, UK. With business processes such as flight
preparedness, aircraft readiness, flight load control, baggage protections,
etc., being delivered over the British Airways data network, ensuring
everything runs smoothly is of prime importance.

Ian Matthars, Senior Network Infrastructure Engineer at British Airways
comments, " Sky Lab is at the hub for testing all the network integrations
involving our back-office and front-end networked applications. We don ' t
leave anything to chance - before an application can go live we thoroughly
test for all the variables experienced in  ' real-world '  live networks,
including conditions such as latency, loss, delay and jitter. These conditions
can impact any application, and with our new front-end check-in/seating system
for agents and customers, it ' s essential that we guarantee a good experience
for all " .

Ian and his team purchased iTrinegy's INE LCD network emulator to replicate
the network and all the associated network conditions. " As applications
continue to increase in size and complexity, the performance of applications
in standard networks and their associated conditions can be limiting and
unsuitable for our applications. " Frank Puranik, Product Director at iTrinegy
comments " Our network emulators enable companies like British Airways to
fully understand how applications work no matter what the application or what
type of network conditions they need to run in. "

Ian continues " Network emulators allow us to create the worst kind of
networks, and seeing how our applications behave allows us to make sure our
systems work no matter where in the world our networks, staff and customers
are located and INE LCD continues to be an important part of our network
testing within our Skylab. "

iTrinegy's INE LCD Network Emulator is a portable appliance that is well
suited to this type of task as it enables the user to see how an application
or device will work in a realistic replication of environments such as WAN,
Cloud, Mobile, Wireless and Satellite networks etc., prior to actual
deployment. Its ability to mimic characteristics such restricted bandwidth,
link speed, latencies, jitter and packet loss etc. means that the user will be
able to quickly identify how these factors can affect application behaviour.

About British Airways: British Airways is the country's largest airline, based
on fleet size, international flights and international destinations in the UK.
Based in Waterside, near its main hub at London Heathrow Airport, British
Airways is a full service global airline, offering year-round low fares with
an extensive global route network flying to and from centrally-located

About iTrinegy: iTrinegy develops products that enable organizations to
address the whole Networked Application Performance Lifecycle™ from initial
design & development, through testing, QA, to production rollout and on-going
performance monitoring. Many leading organizations deploy iTrinegy technology
including Alcatel, Aviva, BlackRock, BT, HP, General Dynamics, IBM, Lockheed
Martin, Logica, Raytheon, Thomson Reuters, Schlumberger, Starbucks, and
Unisys. iTrinegy has offices in the USA and UK together with a select network
of specialist resellers. For more information, please visit

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