SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- AirMagnet Inc., the leader in security, performance and compliance solutions for wireless LANs, today announced new versions of its industry leading wireless LAN planning and deployment optimization tools - AirMagnet Survey 5.0 and AirMagnet Planner 5.0 - which are used by enterprises, integrators and solutions providers to ensure the predictable performance of wireless networks.
Available together or as standalone solutions, AirMagnet Survey and AirMagnet Planner allow enterprises to combine state-of-the-art predictive modeling with real-world performance data to provide a complete Wi-Fi "weather map," giving users the tools they need to optimize existing wireless LAN layouts, expand infrastructure footprints or plan new deployments. Key highlights in the new release include automated WLAN modeling (Planner Advisor), and views to compare separate wireless site surveys, locate areas of unusual RF spectrum traffic and unauthorized stations on a floor map.
"Wireless signals are strongly influenced by the particular characteristics of each site, from wall construction to non-Wi-Fi interference, making site surveys essential to the successful and efficient deployment or expansion of wireless networks," said Chris Roeckl, Vice President of Marketing at AirMagnet. "AirMagnet Survey and AirMagnet Planner help companies identify signal coverage, throughput requirements, interference, roaming behavior and more, allowing for better decisions on equipment purchases, placement and configuration. The new release takes this even further by automating the planning process - simply input the network requirements and AirMagnet will plan out the best deployment scenario."
"Conducting pre-deployment site planning and on-site surveys are critical to ensure predictable performance and reliability of Wireless LANs," said Greg Taylor, WLAN Services Lead at BT INS. "AirMagnet Survey and Planner has helped our consultants maximize Wi-Fi coverage, optimize our clients' networks and resolve any problems with minimal interference, as well as automating the entire process. AirMagnet products reduce our consultant's time in the field and aid in the overall design of a Wireless LAN infrastructure. "