AirMagnet® Spectrum XT

Network Interference Analyzer

Proactively identify and locate any radio frequency (RF) interference source impacting Wi-Fi network performance.

Key Features

Simplify interference troubleshooting by eliminating the need to interpret squiggly lines or manually match classification patterns

Locate any Wi-Fi or non-Wi-Fi interference sources operating in the RF environment with the built-in device locator tool

Prioritize Wi-Fi interference troubleshooting activities and reduce time to locate and fix wireless network issues

Secure the Wi-Fi network by inspecting No Wireless Zones and detecting intentional RF interference sources such as RF jammers

Overview

Trying to pinpoint the source of Wi-Fi interference on a wireless network is hit or miss with the wrong tools. AirMagnet Spectrum XT is a Wi-Fi spectrum analyzer that offers a combined view of impact analysis of RF interference on the wireless network’s overall performance. This versatile solution is available in a universal USB form factor, and works on any Microsoft Windows notebook, netbook or tablet PC

AirMagnet Spectrum XT

Home Screen

AirMagnet Spectrum XT provides full visibility into the Wi-Fi radio frequency spectrum and is designed to simplify the process of detecting, identifying, and locating sources of interference.

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Channel Summary

Provides information on how much energy/traffic there is on each Wi-Fi channel.
Benefits: Quickly identify the root cause of connectivity and performance problems by visualizing if the Wi-Fi channels being used by your AP’s are overloaded.

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Interferers and Devices

Lists all of the devices on the area and provides more details. Including Wi-Fi devices, non-Wi-Fi devices, and Bluetooth devices.
Benefits: Quickly identify the root cause of interference problems without having to manually analyze graphs.

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Graphs

Provides access to multiple graphs and charts. Anything from FFT, Spectrogram, Spectrum Density, and more.
Benefits: By gaining full visibility you can easily identify problems on the Wi-Fi radio frequency spectrum.

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Recording

Create a recording of your session and replay it at any time. Allows you to jump in time to specific events.
Benefits: Interference can happen randomly throughout the day. Simplify the process of capturing interference events by monitoring a problem area and recording the capture. Come back later and do your analysis at any time.

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Find Device

Helps you to physically locate interferering devices or Access Points, provides details about the device and recommended courses of action.
Benefits: Quickly and easily locate the root cause of connectivity and performance problems.

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File

Provides access to other options like radar detection tools and remote access.

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Radar Detection Tool

Allows you to detect and record radar events on the DFS channels.
Benefits: Identify the root cause of random connection disconnect problems throughout the day by simplifying the process of discovering radar events.

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Configure

Provides access to multiple configuration and customization settings like Custom Device Classification Signatures.

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Custom Signatures

Create custom interferer signatures.
Benefits: Simplify the process of detecting, identifying, and locating interferer devices by creating custom signatures that will help you to find the rarest sources of interference.

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Reports

Automatically generates reports and allows for custom report generation.
Benefits: Quickly generate reports that allow you to easily share your findings with customers and team members.

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.

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 AirMagnet Survey such as:

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

High-resolution RF Spectrum Diagnostic Views

Key graphs and charts include:

Real-Time FFT – Provides a real-time view into the environment.

Spectrum Density – Displays real-time analysis on signals that are common during the current capture session.

Spectrogram – Shows intermittent spikes of RF energy that may be causing wireless network problems.

Duty Cycle – Displays how often an interfering signal is present.

Event Spectrogram – Provides a visual presentation of interfering devices that are detected.

Channel Power – Shows the maximum and average power levels across all the channels in the selected radio band.

Interference – Displays the average power readings of interfering devices on the selected channel or channels.

Integrated Reporting

AirMagnet Spectrum XT’s integrated report engine makes it easy to turn RF spectrum analysis sessions into professional reports. Customization features allow this 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.

Model & Accessories
Model Number/Name Description
AM/B4070 AirMagnet Spectrum XT (USB Based)
AM/B4070-1YS 1 year AllyCare Support for AirMagnet Spectrum XG – AM/B4070
AM/B4070-3YS 3 year AllyCare Support for AirMagnet Spectrum XG  – AM/B4070
AM/B4072 AirMagnet USB Spectrum Adapter – Replacement Only
AM/A4040 AirMagnet Directional Antenna
AM/D1080 NETSCOUT D1080 802.11A/B/G/N/AC USB Adapter (different versions available depending on regulatory domain)
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 & Analysis Suite Bundle – AM/A1480
AM/A1480-3YS 3 year AllyCare Support for AirMagnet WLAN Design and Analysis Suite Bundle – AM/A1480
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
Specification
DC power Voltage supply 5 volts; Active Power: 2 Watts
Capture Limit Dependent on Hard disk space
Amplitude accuracy +/- 2 dB
Resolution Bandwidth 156.3 KHz
Max Input 0 dbm
Sweep time 64 msec per 20 MHz or 64m sec per channel
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.

AirMagnet Directional Antenna (Optional)
The AirMagnet Directional Antenna will enhance the RF detection and capabilities of AirMagnet Spectrum XT in a single direction helping narrow down the search pattern far more effectively. It is small, light and portable.

System Requirements

Laptop/Notebook PC/Tablet PC
Operating Systems: Microsoft® Windows 7 Enterprise/PROfessional/Ultimate 64-bit, or 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)
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

Documents

brochure

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datasheet

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AirMagnet Spectrum XT Flyer Industry’s only professional and USB-based RF interference wireless spectrum analyzer software for the Wi-Fi band (2.4/5/4.9 GHz).
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