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

VANET

No

Yes

Yes

Military Radio (Add on): TDMA-Link16, HF, VHF, UHF Bands

No

No

Yes

Emulator (Add on)

Connect to real hardware running live applications

No

Yes

Yes

Performance reporting

Performance metrics available for Network and Sub-network

Yes

Yes

Yes

Packet Animator

Used to animate packet flow in network

Yes

Yes

Yes

Packet Trace

Available in .cse format for easy post processing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Event Trace

Available in .csv format for easy post processing

No

Yes

Yes

Protocol Source C Codes

Protocol C source codes and appropriate header files with extensive documentation

No

Yes

Yes

External Interfacing

Interfacing with SUMO, MATLAB and Wireshark

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

Yes

Yes

Yes

Simulation Scale

100 Nodes
32/64 bit build

500 Nodes
32/64 bit build

100,000 Nodes
32/64 bit build

Custom Coding and Modelling Support

No

Yes

Yes

Target Users and Segment

Educational
(Lab Experimentation)

Educational
(Research)

Commercial
(Industry & Defence)