AirMagnet® Spectrum XT

DISCONTINUED

NOTE: The AirMagnet Spectrum XT has been discontinued and will be supported by AllyCare until December 31, 2025.

Customers looking for a replacement product should see the AirCheck™ G3 or EtherScope® nXG with optional NXT-1000 Portable Spectrum Analyzer adapter for full 2.4GHz and 5GHz spectrum analysis.

Capabilities

Automatic Identification and Location of RF Interference Sources

AirMagnet Spectrum XT offers real-time detection and identification of non-Wi-Fi interference sources that lower the performance of wireless networks. The extensive device source list includes Bluetooth devices, cordless phones, microwave ovens, wireless game controllers, digital video converters, baby monitors, RF Jammers, radar, motion detectors, ZigBee devices, and more.

The Spectrum XT also provides detailed information for non-Wi-Fi interference sources that allow the user to decide which interferer device is causing the most problems, and with an additional Bluetooth adapter plugged into the same PC, the analyzer provides ID, name, services, etc. for enhanced interferer analysis.

With the built-in “device locator tool,” users can locate any interference sources operating in the RF environment. Operating like a Geiger counter, the tool beeps louder as users get closer to the location of the device.

Integration with AirMagnet Survey PRO

AirMagnet Survey PRO users running AirMagnet Spectrum XT on the same machine can perform RF Spectrum Surveys or sweeps at the same time as a passive or active site survey, reducing the walk-around time. This information helps users plan the channel settings for the current and planned WLAN infrastructure. Users also get the list of RF interference sources detected by AirMagnet Spectrum XT within AirMagnet Survey.

With this integration, spectrum analyzer users gain access to unique heat maps within the AirMagnet Survey such as:

– Channel power heat map
– Interferer power/location heat map

Integrated Reporting

AirMagnet Spectrum XT’s integrated report engine makes it easy to turn RF Spectrum analysis sessions into professional reports. Customization features allow the Wi-Fi Spectrum Analyzer to generate reports on all the information collected for the current environment. With the wireless spectrum analyzer, reports can be exported in Word, RTF, PDF, or HTML formats for handoff.

"Zero-day" response to any RF interferer

AirMagnet Spectrum XT includes an automated spectrum analysis capability that monitors the RF environment looking for unique and repeating RF interference patterns from “unknown RF interference sources.” Once the pattern of interest is detected and classified, users have the option of creating a customized signature for future alerting.

This wireless spectrum analysis capability provides users with a “zero-day” response to any interference source.This allows the user to have a faster response when troubleshooting performance problems in their network.

Comparison

Models & Accessories

Model Number/NameDescription
AM/B4070 – DiscontinuedAirMagnet Spectrum XT (USB Based)
AM/B4072AirMagnet USB Spectrum Adapter – Replacement Only
AM/D1080NetAlly D1080 802.11A/B/G/N/AC USB Adapter (different versions available depending on regulatory domain)

Supported Adapters

RF Spectrum Analysis (mandatory wireless adapter required to run Spectrum XT)

AirMagnet Spectrum XT Adapter (USB form factor). An omni-directional antenna is included in the package.

Additional Wi-Fi Analysis (Requires optional AirMagnet-supported Wi-Fi adapter)

AirMagnet Spectrum XT offers additional Wi-Fi analysis features in addition to the spectrum features supported by the AirMagnet Spectrum USB adapter. This does NOT remove the requirement for an AirMagnet Spectrum USB adapter, without which the Spectrum XT software will not work.

AirMagnet supports the following wireless adapters for additional analysis:

1. Preferred adapters: Adapters that have been comprehensively tested by AirMagnet and are recommended for use with the AirMagnet products. Click here to learn more.

Additional Bluetooth Analysis
AirMagnet Spectrum XT offers enhanced Bluetooth interferer information using an optional Windows-compatible Bluetooth adapter. The enhanced information includes details on the name, ID, services, etc. for Bluetooth devices. Users can either use the Bluetooth adapter that is built into their PC or can use an external adapter.

System Requirements

Laptop/Notebook PC/Tablet PC
Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows 8 Pro/Enterprise 64-bit, Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro/Enterprise 64-bit, Microsoft Windows 10 Pro/Enterprise 64-bit, or Microsoft Windows 11 Pro/Enterprise 64-bit.
2 GB RAM required (4 GB recommended)
250 MB free hard disk space
USB Port, multiple ports in the PC when using optional wireless adapter
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0

Apple® Macbook® PRO
Operating Systems: MAC OS X v10.9 (or higher) running a supported Windows OS (as noted under Laptop/Notebook PC/Tablet PC section) using Boot Camp
Intel®-based 2.2 GHz Core 2 Duo or higher
2 GB RAM required (4 GB recommended)
250 MB free hard disk space
USB Port, multiple ports in the PC when using optional wireless adapter
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0

AllyCare Support

Model Number/NameDescription
AM/B4070-1YS1 year AllyCare Support for AirMagnet Spectrum XG – AM/B4070
AM/B4070-3YS3 year AllyCare Support for AirMagnet Spectrum XG – AM/B4070
AM/A1480-1YS1 year AllyCare Support for AirMagnet WLAN Design & Analysis Suite Bundle – AM/A1480
AM/A1480-3YS3 year AllyCare Support for AirMagnet WLAN Design and Analysis Suite Bundle – AM/A1480
AM/A1490-1YS1 year AllyCare Support for AirMagnet WLAN Design and Analysis Suite Bundle – AM/A1490
AM/A1490-3YS3 year AllyCare Support for AirMagnet WLAN Design and Analysis Suite Bundle – AM/A1490
AM/A1580-1YS1 year AllyCare Support for AirMagnet Survey PRO/Planner and Spectrum XT Bundle – AM/A1580
AM/A1580-3YS3 year AllyCare Support for AirMagnet Survey PRO/Planner and Spectrum XT Bundle – AM/A1580

Documents

flyers

Title/DescriptionDownload
NXT Portable Spectrum Analyzer
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NetAlly 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 3x3:2 USB Adapter Datasheet
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AMM Preferred Adapters
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brochure

Title/DescriptionDownload
NetAlly Corporate Product Brochure
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manuals

Title/DescriptionDownload
AirMagnet Spectrum XT User Guide
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