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When you have a hard-to-catch or hard-to-prove network problem (LAN, WAN or cloud), PingPlotter Pro delivers empirical proof of the culprit, a strategy on how to solve it, and 24/7 peace of mind with alert-based monitoring.

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Pingman Tools (formerly Nessoft, LLC) builds software and shares wisdom that makes network troubleshooting suck less. When you experience connection issues, our products help you identify culprits, monitor problems, and work toward solutions whether you are a seasoned pro or a networking newbie.

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Apr 21, 2016 - PingPlotter 5 Officially Released

Making network troubleshooting suck less. That's why PingPlotter exists. The tool has been making that happen since it started graphing pings in the late 90's. It's come a long way, but there's always room for improvement. Some users were having trouble managing alerts. Others needed easier long-term monitoring or a Windows Service that was less of a hassle. Today we're proudly announcing a new version that addresses these issues and more.

PingPlotter 5 is completely reengineered for a better experience. It includes a friendlier alert system and a Windows Service that just works. Setting up long-term monitoring is a thing of the past too. In Version 5, all it takes to trace indefinitely is a click of a button. You'll also find more precise (sub-millisecond) latency measurements and an interface that's easier on the eyes. As usual, there's more. All the details are on the announcement page, and if you're interested in an inside perspective on the project, a letter from Pingman Tools' founder is available in the release notes.

A PingPlotter that does more work for you is an exciting step toward better network troubleshooting. We're grateful for all the support so far. Thanks for riding along!

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Mar 31, 2016 - PingPlotter Beta Open to All

An updated PingPlotter beta just hit the web! This one is open to anyone interested in pinging harder.

Beta 2 supports trial, free, and licensed modes. It's loaded with improvements related to data management, user experience, and more. We're incredibly interested in hearing your thoughts on the next version. Please check it out, and let us know what you think.

Information about how to get started is available on the beta page.

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Mar 25, 2016 - PingPlotter Beta Testing

PingPlotter's next version targets big opportunities. Architectural stuff that resolves long standing issues **cough** Running in Session 0 and lays foundation for making network troubleshooting suck even less. It's no small undertaking, but the results are exceptional core functionality improvements. Version 5 is designed to ask less from you, to do more for you, and to let you be more specific about its operation. Oh and don't worry. You'll find some new features in there too.

A sneak peak is available free to PingPlotter license owners with active maintenance. If that isn't you, new licenses come with a year of free maintenance. Maintenance for existing licenses can also be renewed from your account.

We'd love to hear your thoughts on the beta. Outside perspective helps build a better PingPlotter, and we are grateful to hear your input. If you're interested in participating, check out the beta page for more information about downloading and what to expect in the release.

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