SimDS — An approach to service modelling
SimDS is a new ‘end-to-end’ service modelling tool which allows service and system designers to test, by computer simulation, new interactive multimedia services. The current version of the program, SimDS 3, supports connection-oriented retrieval services using a classic Client/Server architecture. SimDS 4 will extend the functionality to support connectionless, multicast and peer-to-peer services such as videoconferencing. The use of SimDS opens up a number of avenues for `workflow' in service design as the same tool may be used by systems analysts, service designers, systems integrators as well as marketing teams.
KeywordsSimulation Object Client Machine Event Queue State Machine Diagram Network Modelling Functionality
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