Learn about Fault Timing Analyzer (FTA) software for your LAN

Jan. 5, 2005
By GarrettCom

LAN FAULT Timing Analyzer (FTA) software is a technical tool that measures fault recovery times in self-healing Ethernet networks while in operation. Either ring or mesh structures may be measured. FTA determines the time required to re-establish the pre-existing Ethernet traffic flow after a fault occurs, and provides a display of the interrupt time in milliseconds (ms). Typical targets are industrial PLCs and managed network devices such as the node in a managed switch or hub. FTA is Freeware.

This White Paper includes sections on theory of operation, ping target selection and FTA operation. Also included is a checklist for FTA testing and testing tips.