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PLEXSYS Elevates Simulation Analysis with Diagnostics 7.4.3 Release

Jan 15, 2024 | By: Sara Hatfield

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CAMAS, WA (January 15, 2024) – The PLEXSYS Utilities Team proudly unveils the Diagnostics 7.4.3 software release and is offering a free trial to users, reinforcing our commitment to revolutionizing training and simulation for a brighter future. Dedicated to efforts to develop and prepare military personnel, Diagnostics stands as a crucial tool for deep insights into simulation data, enabling run-time analysis, troubleshooting, reporting, playback capability, and seamless data sharing.

The Diagnostics software includes Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) Packet Analyzer (DPA) and High-Level Architecture (HLA) Packet Analyzer (HPA). The DPA is a high-fidelity analysis and diagnostic tool providing features for dissecting the DIS network protocol that underlies military simulation and training.

DPA Highlights: Unlocking Simulation Potential

  • Record and Playback: Capture and store DIS Protocol Data Units (PDUs) in real-time, offering a nuanced playback feature for in-depth analysis.
  • Precision Filtering: Powerful DIS PDUs filters provide users with the ability to focus on specific network data, enhancing clarity and relevance.
  • Create and Edit: Create new or edit recorded PDUs and seamlessly send them into the DIS network, supporting scenario adjustments.
  • Multi-Standard Compatibility: Understand and interpret various message standards, including Link 16, Link 11, VMF, AIS, IJMS, Link4, etc.
  • Cross-Platform Deployment: Flexibility in deployment with support for Linux and Windows operating systems.

"Diagnostics is globally recognized as the primary software for troubleshooting and testing simulation products, processing gigabytes of data," commented Davor Braut, Diagnostics Product Manager at PLEXSYS. “DPA's unique capabilities add a new dimension to simulation analysis, ensuring users stay ahead in the intricate realm of military training.”

Diagnostics 7.4.3 Focus Areas: Enhancing User Experience

This release brings significant updates to DPA, enhancing user experience and performance:

  • Roof Clamping Support: Added support for entities with roof clamping, broadening the scope of simulation scenarios.
  • Life Form Entity Appearance: Introduces additional appearances for life form entities, enriching the visual representation.
  • Usability Update: Streamlined the application Help menu for an intuitive user experience.
  • Timeline Navigation Controls: Fixes and optimizations to DPA playback controls for seamless timeline navigation.
  • IADS Records Structure: Updated structure for Integrated Air Defense System (IADS) records.
  • Performance Boost: Significant improvements in DPA database scan performance.
  • Quality Assurance: Expanded unit tests for enhanced initial quality and reliability.

To request a free trial for PLEXSYS Diagnostics software, please email To learn more about other PLEXSYS solutions, visit


Founded in 1986, PLEXSYS is a modeling and simulation (M&S) software company with 35+ years of delivering Live, Virtual, and Constructive (LVC) training readiness solutions and innovation. We are a 100% employee-owned small business, with more than 200 full-time employees plus part-time consultants in nine states and four foreign countries.