AirMagnet® Planner

Wi-Fi Network Planning Tool

Accurately plan and design a/b/g/n/ac wireless networks without rolling out any APs physically.

Key Features

Plan and design WLAN networks (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) without physically rolling out any APs.

Optimize AP count and layout for maximized coverage and performance by modeling building construction materials/obstructions and AP placement.

Reduce time spent planning by quickly importing walls from CAD floor plans.

Estimate Wi-Fi deployment budgets; generate installer-ready BOM reports.

Plan migration strategies as new users or technologies are introduced.

Overview

Haphazard planning of a wireless deployment can lead to overspending, as well as underserved and less-than-thrilled end-users. AirMagnet Planner is a Wi-Fi network planning tool that saves time, money, and frustration by accounting for building materials, obstructions, access point configurations, antenna patterns and a host of other variables to provide a predictive map of Wi-Fi signal and performance, before the network or physical building is constructed.

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Home screen

AirMagnet Planner allows you to design a new Wi-Fi network. It also allows you to compare plans side-by-side, validate requirements, or generate custom reports.

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Planner

Selecting the Advisor tool allows you to provide information on building materials, attenuation areas, and Access Points.
Benefits: Uses information about the physical environment to accurately calculate how many APs you need and where to place them.

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Planner Advisor

The Planner Advisor will automatically calculate how many APs you need and where to place them. Benefits: Removes all guess work from the Wi-Fi network planning process! Quickly determines how many APs will be needed and where to place them based on the physical environment and your requirements.

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Multi Floor Planner

Clicking on the Refresh button allows you to provide information on building materials, attenuation areas, and APs for an entire building.
Benefits: Provides visibility on how the Wi-Fi network signal can propagate through an entire building.

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Multi Floor Heatmap

Provides visibility on how the signal of specific APs propagates throughout the building.
Benefits: Simplifies the process of validating coverage or troubleshooting co-channel interference problems throughout the entire building before installing the APs.

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Display

Provides the option of selecting which heatmap you want to visualize.
Benefits: Gain full visibility of your planned Wi-Fi network by reviewing heatmaps for Signal Coverage, Interference, Data Rates, Throughput, and more.

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Channel Interference Heatmap

Highlights areas of the floor plan on which APs will be interfering with each other. Includes both co-channel and adjacent channel interference. Benefits: Prevent channel interference problems from occuring on your new Wi-Fi network by accurately planning AP channel assignments.

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DiffView

Allows you to compare two plans side-by-side and highlights the differences between them.
Benefits: Simplifies the process of comparing an old design against your new plan. No need to spend time manually comparing heatmaps.

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DiffView Comparison

Compares any heatmaps that have been generated and automatically shows the differences.
Benefits: Save time when validating if your new Wi-Fi network will improve upon an old design.

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Reports

Generates reports. Provides the option to use an existing template or custom reports.
Benefits: Quickly generate reports as required while having the option to easily create custom reports. Simplifies the process of generating Bill of Material Reports and Planner Reports.

Capabilities

Sophisticated WLAN Modeling

AirMagnet Planner makes it easy to build a detailed model of any wireless environment – even before the network is deployed or the building is constructed. Simply load in a map of the location and use the built-in library of walls, doors and windows to precisely match the building’s characteristics.

AirMagnet Planner allows users to add AP’s to any location and experiment to find the ideal placement for the environment based on their requirements. AirMagnet Planner also provides independent settings for 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radios. Users can set the AP channel, IP address, transmit power, antenna type, orientation, height, and 802.11 specifications. When the planning session is complete, users can generate a professional Bill of Materials report with all the information that is needed to properly install the network. Along with RF coverage information, users can access performance metrics such as data rates and throughput.

Automatic Wall Extraction (AWE)

Users can reduce the amount of time spent preparing a floorplan for wireless deployment by quickly importing walls from CAD floorplans with only a few clicks of the mouse. Each CAD layer can be individually selected and given a unique attenuation type.

Integration with WLAN Infratructure Vendors

Users can create and export planner projects directly to Cisco Prime. This saves time and resources needed for setting up maps, AP placement locations and other WLAN deployment modeling activities by eliminating the need to repeat these tasks within Cisco Prime. This integration dramatically increases operational efficiencies for both AirMagnet and Cisco Prime users by eliminating the need to repeat wireless planning and site survey tasks commonly associated with deployment and ongoing management of a WLAN network.

802.11 Modeling

With AirMagnet Planner, users can design new 802.11 networks, as well as plan their migration strategies for existing legacy networks, including one-to-one replacements or the phased introduction of devices into their legacy network. Users can plan their deployments for user capacity or performance without any physical AP rollout. AirMagnet Planner provides unique coverage maps for WLAN throughput and other technology specific heat maps such as signal coverage, Operating Modes, MCS Transmit Rate, Channel Width and Channel Overlap, to predict the WLAN performance at every location on the floor and offer the best design that minimizes any rework once the network is deployed. Since AirMagnet Planner is part of a single, seamless application with AirMagnet Survey PRO, users can validate “modeled” 802.11 results against “real-world active” post-deployment surveys.

Multi-Floor Modeling

As users plan and design wireless access in multi-floor buildings, it makes economic sense to reuse services of APs to lower equipment deployment costs. With AirMagnet Planner’s multi-floor planning capability, 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 empowered with visualizations of signal strength, data rates, Operating Mode, MCS Transmit Rate, Channel Width, and Channel Overlap between floors and more.

Models & Accessories
Model Number/Name Description
AM/A4012 AirMagnet Planner (Standalone)
AM/A4012-1YS 1 year AllyCare Support for AirMagnet Planner – AM/A4012
AM/A4012-3YS 3 year AllyCare Support for AirMagnet Planner  – AM/A4012
AM/A4018 AirMagnet Survey PRO (includes Planner)
AM/A4018-1YS 1 year AllyCare Support for AirMagnet Survey PRO (includes Planner) – AM/A4012
AM/A4018-3YS 3 year AllyCare Support for AirMagnet Survey PRO (includes Planner) – AM/A4012
Bundles
Model Number/Name Contents
AM/A1480 AirMagnet WLAN Design and Analysis Suite Bundle (Survey PRO/Planner, WiFi Analyzer PRO and Spectrum XT)
AM/A1480-1YS 1 year AllyCare Support for AirMagnet WLAN Design and Analysis Suite Bundle – AM/A1489
AM/A1480-3YS 3 year AllyCare Support for AirMagnet WLAN Design and Analysis Suite Bundle  – AM/A1489
AM/A1490 AirMagnet WLAN Design and Analysis Suite Bundle with Multi Adapter Kit (Survey PRO/Planner, WiFi Analyzer PRO and Spectrum XT, and (3) NETSCOUT 11ac USB adapters). Available in US & Canada only.
AM/A1490-1YS 1 year AllyCare Support for AirMagnet WLAN Design and Analysis Suite Bundle – AM/A1490
AM/A1490-3YS 3 year AllyCare Support for AirMagnet WLAN Design and Analysis Suite Bundle – AM/A1490
AM/A1580 AirMagnet Survey PRO/Planner and Spectrum XT Bundle
AM/A1580-1YS 1 year AllyCare Support for AirMagnet Survey PRO/Planner and Spectrum XT Bundle – AM/A1580
AM/A1580-3YS 3 year AllyCare Support for AirMagnet Survey PRO/Planner and Spectrum XT Bundle – AM/A1580
AM/A1481 AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer and Survey PRO/Planner
AM/A1481-1YS 1 year AllyCare Support for AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer and Survey PRO/Planner – AM/1481
AM/A1481-3YS 3 year AllyCare Support for AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer and Survey PRO/Planner  – AM/1481
System Requirements

Laptop/Notebook PC/Tablet PC
Operating Systems: Microsoft® Windows 7 Enterprise/PROfessional/Ultimate or Microsoft Windows 8 PRO/Enterprise 64-bit, Microsoft Windows 8.1 PRO/Enterprise 64-bit, or Microsoft Windows 10 PRO/Enterprise 64-bit
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 2.00 GHz (Intel® Core™ i5 or higher recommended)
4 GB or higher
800 MB free hard disk space
A site map in a format supported by AirMagnet Survey (supported formats are: .bmp, .dib, .dwg, .dxf, .emf, .gif, vsd, .jpg, .wmf, .vdx or .png)

Apple® Macbook® PRO
Operating Systems: MAC OS X v10.5 (Leopard™) or higher running a supported Windows OS (as noted under Laptop/Notebook PC/Tablet PC section) using Boot Camp®
Intel®-based CPU 1.6 GHz or higher
4 GB or higher
800 MB free hard disk space
A site map in a format supported by AirMagnet Survey (supported formats are: .bmp, .dib, .dwg, .dxf, .emf, .gif, vsd, .jpg, .wmf, .vdx or .png)

Documents

brochure

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NetAlly Network Test Solutions
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datasheet

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AirMagnet Planner Datasheet
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manuals

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AirMagnet Survey PRO/ Planner User Manual - English
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flyers

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AirMagnet Planner FlyerAccurately plan and design a/b/g/n/ac wireless networks without rolling out any APs physically
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AllyCare Support
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AMM Preferred Adapters
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