AirMagnet Survey & Planner
AirMagnet Survey from NETSCOUT delivers fast, scientifically accurate site surveys for any 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/4.9 GHz indoor or outdoor wireless network. Software based it can easily be installed on a laptop or a portable device giving you survey and planning power whenever you need it.
The easy to use GUI enables you to perform surveys and produced detailed information about coverage, throughputs and interference along with channel usage. The product allows you to import your own floor plans in a variety of formats to allow you to easily navigate your way when surveying.
AirMagnet Planner makes it easy to accurately plan and deploy 802.11a/b/g/n/ac-based wireless networks in any indoor environment. The AirMagnet Planner accounts for building materials, obstructions, access point configurations, antenna patterns and a host of other variables to create a reliable predictive map of Wi-Fi signal and performance. Planner ensures full coverage for end-users while minimizing signal bleed into unsecured areas.
AirMagnet Planner is built into AirMagnet Survey PRO, providing a single, seamless application with the industry’s most complete approach to wireless LAN design, deployment and ongoing optimization.
Full Control Networks can offer full Training on how to use this software to ensure you are able to quickly & accurately plan and survey your wireless environments to get the most from your wireless. Note please check the Supported Adaptors list under images & downloads, we recommend a USB wireless adaptor for those wanting to share access to the product.
To arrange a discussion with one of our engineers, a quotation or arrange a product trial call us now on 01677 428700 or email email@example.com, alternatively you can see it on NETSCOUT’s website.
Delivery: AirMagnet Survey PRO is delivered as an electronic licence typically within 7 working days from order placement.
AirMagnet Survey Features:
- Survey 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Networks
- Identify Coverage Areas and Dead Spots
- Set Ideal AP Placement and Power Settings
- Identify Areas of RF Interference, Roaming & Noise
- Measure True End-User Experience
- Plan for End-User Capacity & Simulate Network Changes for Ongoing WLAN Optimization
- Visualize Coverage Differences Over Time
AirMagnet Planner Features:
- Complete 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Support
- Make migration decisions for existing legacy networks
- Properly size new wireless deployments for any environment or location
- Includes Multi Floor Planning capability
- Predict WLAN network performance
- Build detailed indoor RF models based on building materials and environment
- Automate WLAN installation plans including all AP deployment and configuration options
- Model any antenna and preview the impact to your WLAN
- Ensure complete RF signal coverage while minimizing signal leak into unsecured areas
Product in Detail
Survey Real World Performance
Unlike other solutions that rely only on passively collected data such as signal strength, AirMagnet allows users to perform active/Iperf surveys to ensure a superior site survey. During an active/Iperf survey, AirMagnet actually associates to an AP to test the real quality of the connection. This allows surveyors to see exactly how real world clients will perform at specific locations in terms of connection speed, retry rates, and packet loss.
Simulation and Optimization post Survey
After a survey, users can simulate a variety of changes to the network and preview the impacts. This includes changing AP Transmit Power, Channel, SSID, and even added environmental noise. Users can simulate moving APs to new locations and preview the effect of adding additional APs. AirMagnet Survey can also automatically recommend a channel plan for your APs that avoids interference and over-allocation.
Survey Detailed Analysis
AirMagnet Survey automatically displays survey results on a map of your location providing unlimited options for visual analysis:
- Complete View of Wireless Statistics – View the distribution of Signal, Noise, Signal/Noise, Frame data rates, Retry Rates, and Packet Losses.
- Interference Analysis – Measure the total cumulative interference from all sources that can impact the performance of your APs.
- View by Channel, SSID, or Device – Sort results based on SSID or channel to easily balance RF issues against VLAN and service level requirements.
- Overlap and Roaming Analysis – Instantly see areas of over-provisioning or where clients are prone to consistent roaming or “thrashing” between APs.
- Simulate wireless adapters – Take an existing survey and view exactly how another Wi-Fi adapter would view the survey environment.
With the combination of GPS support, 4.9 GHz support and integration with Google Earth, Microsoft® MapPoint and Microsoft® Virtual Earth. AirMagnet Survey PRO provides a clear path to fast, fully automated outdoor surveys. Users can leverage their NMEA compliant GPS device to automatically collect outdoor wireless data. The results can then be analyzed in the AirMagnet user interface or exported into Google Earth.
Survey and Planner Combine
AirMagnet Planner is built into AirMagnet Survey PRO, providing a single, seamless application with the industry’s most complete approach to wireless LAN design, deployment and ongoing optimization for 802.11a/b/g/n/ac networks. With this integrated solution, users can use Planner to accurately design their WLANs and plan for speed; then validate the results with real-world data in AirMagnet Survey PRO using active end-user performance metrics, such as actual connection speed and performance metrics, allowing users to further perfect their planning models over time.
Plan your Network
AirMagnet Planner provides full control of the proposed wireless infrastructure. Users can add APs to any location and experiment to find the ideal AP placement for the environment. Planner also provides full control over all AP settings with independent settings for 11a and 11b/g radios. Users can set the AP channel, IP address, transmit power, antenna type, orientation, height and 802.11n/ac specifications. When the planning session is complete, users can generate a professional report with all the information needed to properly install the network, complete with a list of required APs, their ideal placement and configuration settings. Users can also use Planner to predict network data rate information.
Multi Floor Planning capability
As users plan and design wireless access in multi floor buildings, it makes economic sense to reuse services of access points across floors to lower equipment deployment costs. With this release, users can visualize coverage and performance heat maps in 2D and 3D across floors providing powerful insight into bleed over to adjacent floors. Users are powered with visualizations of signal strength, data rates, 802.11n coverage maps such as Operating Mode, MCS Transmit Rate and Channel Width between floors and more.
802.11n & 802.11ac Planning
AirMagnet Planner is the WLAN industry’s only planning solution that covers all aspects of a successful 802.11n or 802.11ac deployment: Migration, Performance Prediction and Validation. Users can design new 802.11n Greenfield networks, as well as, plan their migration strategies for existing legacy networks, including one-to-one replacements or the phased introduction of 802.11n/ac devices into their legacy network. Users plan their 802.11n/ac deployments for maximized performance without any physical AP roll-out and are powered with unique coverage maps for WLAN throughput and other 802.11n/ac coverage maps, such as Operating Mode, MCS Transmit Rate and Channel Width, to predict the WLAN performance at every location on the floor.
Automated WLAN Planning
AirMagnet Planner also includes the “advisor feature” to automatically place APs on site floor plans. Users can specify the minimum signal coverage expected, the transmit power, media type of the AP, etc. and mark Wi-Fi coverage areas and areas where APs cannot be placed.
Custom Antenna Design
AirMagnet Planner includes over 250 of the most popular antenna patterns on the market for customizing your APs, including ones from Cisco, Aruba, Meru Networks, HP, Symbol, 3Com, Bluesocket, Motorola, D-Link Systems, etc. However, the solution also includes a built-in tool to create customized antenna patterns, allowing users to replicate the characteristics of literally any antenna on the market.
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