How do the different versions of NetSim compare

Features

Academic

Standard

Pro

Technology Coverage

Yes

Yes

Yes

Internetworks

Yes

Yes

Yes

Legacy Networks

Yes

Yes

Yes

BGP

Yes

Yes

No

Advanced Wireless Networks

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cellular Networks

Yes

Yes

Yes

Wireless Sensor Networks

Yes

Yes

Yes

Internet Of Things

Yes

Yes

Yes

Zigbee

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cognitive Radio Networks

Yes

Yes

Yes

LTE/LTE-A Networks

Yes

Yes

Yes

Military Radio: TDMA-Link16, HF, VHF, UHF Bands

Yes

Yes

Yes

Basics

Understanding networking concepts with more than 400 animations

Yes

No

No

Performance reporting

Performance metrics available for Network and Sub-network

Yes

Yes

Yes

Packet Animator

Used to animate packet flow in network

No

Yes

Yes

Packet Trace and Event Trace

Available in tab ordered .txt format for easy post processing

No

Yes

Yes

Protocol Library Source Codes with Documentation

Protocol C source codes and appropriate header files with extensive documentation

No

Yes

Yes

External Interfacing

Interfacing with SUMO, MATLAB and Wireshark û ü

No

Yes

Yes

Integrated Debugging

Users can write their own code, link their code to NetSim and debug using Visual Studio

No

Yes

Yes

Dynamic Metrics

Allows users to graph the values of parameter over simulation time

No

Yes

Yes

Simulation Scale

50 Nodes
32 bit build

500 Nodes
32 bit build

100,000 Nodes
32/64 bit build

Custom Coding and Modelling Support

No

No

Yes

Emulator(Add on)

Connect to real hardware running live applications

No

Yes

Yes

Target Users and Segment

Educational
(Lab Experimentation)

Educational
(Research)

Commercial
(Industry & Defence)