Here’s a set of new tools to keep your wireless networks at optimum performance. AirMagnet, now part of Fluke Networks, today released new versions of its AirMagnet Survey PRO 8.0 (including the AirMagnet Planner module) and AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer PRO 9.0. Both products now include the company’s new multi-adapter solution, which delivers dramatic enhancements to the wireless LAN (WLAN) designing and troubleshooting process by going beyond just collecting greater amounts of data, to integrating that data into features that help speed the performance and accuracy of site surveys, and deliver the industry’s most in-depth client roaming analysis to ensure wireless continuity.

“Our new multi-adapter solution, while not the only new update to these two products, is noteworthy because it provides a new way for users to measure and visualize the WLAN client experience. When integrated into AirMagnet Survey PRO (the Planner module) and AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer PRO, this has a profound impact on the time, effort, cost and effectiveness associated with designing, deploying and troubleshooting a WLAN,” said Chia-Chee Kuan, CTO and SVP of Engineering at AirMagnet. “We are the first to offer true multi-adapter capabilities that go beyond just the data capture and push to root-cause analysis leveraging our intelligence engine, AirWISE.”

The release of AirMagnet Survey PRO (including the Planner module) allows an organization to perform simultaneous multiple surveys – to dramatically reduce time and cost associated with WLAN design and deployment – by leveraging the industry’s only true visualization of the “client experience” with active surveys, and also includes the new WLAN throughput coverage mapping capability. Furthermore, it offers customized report templates to meet project requirements – a critical business component for installers, integrators and services provides that need to deliver customized WLAN design recommendations.

The new release of AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer PRO offers advanced WLAN roaming analysis that leverages the multi-adapter capability to allow users to monitor every client roaming event in the network and provide details on the success and failure of client device roams and the overall impact of roaming on the client experience and performance. This root-cause analysis of roaming issues helps mitigate reoccurrences of roaming associated problems in the future as users are provided with the precise reasons for the inefficient client roaming. Along with the roaming functionality, AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer PRO also offers a new wireless dashboard that focuses on top issues requiring immediate attention, helping to ensure maximum network security and performance, while still giving easy drill-down analysis on other issues that require deeper investigation.

AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer also addresses one of the most common IT staffer complaints with WLAN monitoring – “why isn’t there a single-click technique for testing connectivity and application performance?” Now there is, with a new onetouch connection audit with unique, on-the-spot verification for network connectivity and application performance.

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