Having support for the Killer NIC built into LagMeter seemed liked an obvious next step, because EndLagNow is trying to accurately measure Lag and the Killer has been shown to reduce Lag by making online gaming smoother and faster.
AUSTIN, Texas (PRWEB) December 7, 2006
EndLagNow.org, a community devoted to fighting Lag in online games, today announced it has integrated the LagMeter 2.0 tool with Bigfoot Network's Killer™ NIC. The new LagMeter 2.0 tool, available as a free download, will estimate the potential performance benefits of fighting Lag using a Killer NIC in an easy to use performance graph. Additionally, the new LagMeter 2.0 tool detects if the user has a Killer NIC installed, and shows users an estimation of their performance if they did not have a Killer NIC. LagMeter 2.0 is now available for download at http://www.EndLagNow.Org.
Developed in conjunction with Bigfoot Networks, LagMeter is designed to measure how much Lag a gamer is experiencing, as measured in Lags-Per-Minute. LagMeter not only shows how much game Lag is being measured but where it is coming from - the game client, the game server, or the network. LagMeter has been enhanced to graphically show components that are measured to estimate Lags-per-Minute, namely online Latency and Frames-per-Second. By integrating with the Killer NIC, the LagMeter 2.0 tool can measure performance in the game and show the benefits of the Killer NIC in one simple program. The tool also now supports skinning and many other new features.
"From concept to launch, Bigfoot has been dedicated to developing products to aide gamers in fighting Lag," said Harlan Beverly, co-founder and CEO of Bigfoot Networks. "Having support for the Killer NIC built into LagMeter seemed liked an obvious next step, because EndLagNow is trying to accurately measure Lag and the Killer has been shown to reduce Lag by making online gaming smoother and faster."
The LagMeter 2.0 application is available for free download at http://www.endlagnow.org.
EndLagNow.org is an online community dedicated to fighting Lag. The website brings together gamers, hardware manufacturers, and game developers in the fight to end Lag. The site showcases the products, technologies, and people who join the fight and provide a well-managed forum of discussion for creator and consumer alike. No longer will Lag simply be accepted as part of the online gaming experience, we will fight, we will win, we will END LAG NOW!
About the Killer™ NIC
The Killer NIC is a Network Interface Card powered by LLR Technology and offers gamers superior speed and performance in their online games. Killer's 400 MHz Network Processing Unit (NPU) and 64 MB of dedicated DDR is one of the first applications of Corporate Network Acceleration Technology introduced to the consumer market. The Killer NIC offers improved gaming performance, standard NIC functionality, and has an onboard USB 2.0 port as part of its Flexible Network Architecture, which allows gamers to write their own embedded Linux applications to run on the NPU. Killer runs on PCs that run the Microsoft Windows XP operating system.
About Bigfoot Networks
Bigfoot Networks is an innovative Austin-based start-up company that is dedicated to making the online gaming experience both faster and more fun. With roots from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, the company was formed by a team of Executive MBA graduates to develop hardware products that improve performance and reduce Lag in online video games. The company has received numerous awards, including the 2005 Fortune Small Business Award and the prestigious 2005 Moot Corp Competition at the University of Texas. Bigfoot Networks is a key sponsor of EndLagNow.org.