UK network equipment provider DBAM Systems has developed a £2,000 network accelerator which, in independent tests, was able to download compressed files 10,000 faster than normal broadband.
A study published by Broadband Testing today found that the DBAM Exbander Precision device consistently achieved data transfer acceleration rates averaging 10,000:1.
In the test, Broadband Testing assessed the speed to download a 120Mbyte Tar file using the Exbander device, compared with ADSL. Although the ADSL download attained a download speed of 53Kbps, the download conducted using DBAM Exbander achieved 6.67 MBps.
Steve Broadhead, who runs Broadband testing, said, "Regardless of the file type we transferred, from .tar archive/zip files to the (already) very compressed MP3 and similar media file types, we achieved data transfer acceleration rates averaging around 10,000:1
To achieve these download speeds, the company has applied patented algorithms derived from mathematics to bandwidth compression.
Broadhead said the Exbander appears to accelerate even heaviliy compressed files, a task most bandwidth comrpession products find very difficult.