HYPERION is an innovative and easy to use system for measuring the quality of broadband connections, available to all users.
Using the Network Diagnostic Tool (NDT), users are able to measure the following parameters of their wired connection: speed (throughput), Round Trip Time (RTT), jitter and packet loss.
The basic features of HYPERION:
By registering to Hyperion, users can store their measurements and produce individual statistics. A user can link more than one connections to a single account, e.g. a home and a country house connection. It is then possible to see the measurement history per connection and export measurement details. The analysis of measurements from registered users also contributes to area statistics, which are anonymously shown on the measurements map
Measurement results from registered users, and statistics based on these measurements are projected on a map of Greece. The map is based on the Google Maps service.
User positions on the map are shown by using the Google Maps Geocoding API, based on the address provided by each user. In case automatic geolocation fails (e.g. due to an incomplete or erroneous address field), the user has the possibility to drag the pin to his/her exact location, either at registration or at any other time, through the account settings.
Registered users play a key role in establishing a complete overview of broadband connections in Greece, because their measurements are shown on the map and statistically processed. They are the ones who primarily contribute to developing the first digital map showing the qualitative features of the country’s broadband connections.
Nevertheless, a user is not required to register with the system in order to conduct a simple measurement (without keeping a record or projection on the map).
By observing and analyzing their measurement history, HYPERION users can: