AirMagnet® Survey PRO

Wireless Site Survey Software

Design and deploy wireless 802.11a/b/g/n/ac LANs for optimal performance, security and compliance with comprehensive wireless site survey software.

Key Features

Plan and design WLAN networks without physically rolling out any APs

Collect real-world data by performing true end-user experience measurements using any Wi-Fi adapter

Generate heatmaps that provide full visibility of WLAN coverage, interference, throughput, data rates, retries, loss, Voice-over-Wi-Fi MOS, and more

Save time by performing active, passive, and spectrum surveys in a single walk-through

Overview

AirMagnet Survey PRO enables network professionals to design, deploy, and validate 802.11 wireless LAN networks for optimal performance, security, and compliance. It also calculates the ideal quantity, placement, and configuration of APs for a successful wireless LAN deployment. This solution goes beyond simply verifying RF coverage, by plotting actual end-user network performance in terms of connection speed, throughput, and packet statistics. Survey PRO helps you get Wi-Fi installations right the first time, preventing costly rework and user complaints.

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Home screen

AirMagnet Survey Pro allows you to design a new Wi-Fi network or perform Pre/Post Site Surveys. It also allows you to simulate changes to an existing network, compare surveys side-by-side, automatically validate requirements, or generate custom reports.

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Planner

Allows you to provide information on building materials, attenuation areas, and AP’s. Select the Advisor tool.
Benefits: Uses information about the physical environment to accurately calculate how many Access Points you need and where to place them.

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Planner Advisor

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

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Multi Floor Planner

Allows you to provide information on building materials, attenuation areas, and AP’s for an entire building. Click on the Refresh button.
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 AP’s propagates throughout the building.
Benefits: Simplify the process of validating coverage or troubleshooting co-channel interference problems throughout the entire building before installing the AP’s.

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Survey

Gives you the option to perform Active, Passive, Spectrum, or VoFi surveys. Can be used for Pre-Site Surveys or Post-Site Surveys.
Benefits: Quickly and easily validate network performance and connectivity. Identify problems with inteference, roaming, throughput, retries, and lots more.

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Passive & Spectrum Surveys

Provides visibility of both Wi-Fi devices and non-Wi-Fi interferers in the environment on a single walkthrough.
Benefits: Gain full visibility of the RF environment and save time by performing multiple site surveys in parallel, or by scanning multiple bands at the same time.

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Display

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

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Channel Interference Heatmap

Highlights areas of the floor plan on which APs are interfering with each other. Includes both co-channel and adjacent channel interference.
Benefits: Quickly and easily identify areas of the building on which your APs are interfering with each other, or identify if neighboring Wi-Fi networks are interfering with yours.

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Simulation

Allows you to simulate changes to an existing Wi-Fi network.
Benefits: Simplify the process of making Wi-Fi network enhancements by validating how changes will work on a simulated environment.

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Add a Simulated AP

Simulate adding a new AP on areas with poor coverage.
Benefits: Quickly determne if adding a new AP is enough to resolve Wi-Fi coverage problems on your network from the comfort of your office.

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MultiView

Perform a survey on multiple floors and see how the signal of an AP on one floor can propagate to multiple floors.
Benefits: Quickly and easily gain visibility on how the Wi-Fi network signal is propagating throughout your entire building.

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Select an Access Point

Select a single AP to see how its signal propagates throughout the building.
Benefits: Easily keep track of where each test was performed or add comments that can help identify the root cause of the problem.

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DiffView

Allows you to compare two site surveys side-by-side, and highlights the differences between them.
Benefits: Simplify the process of comparing a Pre-Survey to a Post-Survey, or a Plan against a Survey. 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 is performing better then your old network. Simplify the process of making sure the changes you made are working.

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AirWISE

Automatically validates network compliance using customizable thresholds.
Benefits: Quickly and easily validate that your Wi-Fi network complies with your requirements. No need to spend hours analyzing heatmaps.

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Identify Problem Areas

Automatically compares your survey or plan to your requirements and highlights areas of the floor plan that don’t comply.
Benefits: Simplifies the process of identifying problem areas, saving you the time it takes to manually analyze each heatmap. It also provides recommended courses of action, thus improving time to resolution.

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Reports

Generates different types of reports. Provides the option to use existing templates or custom reports.
Benefits: Quickly generate reports as required while having the option to easily create custom reports. Simplify the process of generating Bill of Material Reports, Planner Reports, Active Survey reports, Passive Survey reports, Spectrum reports, and more.

Capabilities

802.11 Site Surveys

AirMagnet Survey is a wireless network deployment solution that enables users to measure, as well as assess, true end-user experience of a wireless network using any 802.11 adapter.

AirMagnet Survey goes beyond just verifying RF coverage by plotting actual end-user network performance in terms of throughput and PHY data rates, taking MIMO and other environmental situations/network configurations into account. This wireless site survey solution shows the coverage of specific 802.11 parameters that boost performance, such as higher MCS schemes and wider channels, and where interference and legacy devices may impact performance. The end result is a complete Wi-Fi “weather map” of all critical RF and end-user performance metrics. These “real world” measurements allow IT staff to design and deploy WLAN accurately from the get go and help save time and money by avoiding end-user network complaints and costly redesigns of the network.

"Real-world" Survey Data Collection and Solution of "What-If" Scenarios

AirMagnet Survey’s simultaneous wireless site surveying capability leverages multiple adapters plugged into the same PC to provide users with a solution to emulate real-world client behavior (using active and iPerf surveys) – reducing site surveying time, effort and cutting costs by half as users only have to walk the floor once to collect all required data.

With this wireless 802.11 site survey tool, users can create “what-if” scenarios to simulate a variety of changes to the network and preview the impacts. This includes changing AP transmit power, channel, SSID settings or the addition of environmental noise. Users can also simulate moving APs to new locations and preview the effect of adding additional APs. AirMagnet Survey empowers users with an automated channel plan for APs that avoids interference and over-allocation.

Integration with AirMagnet Planner

AirMagnet Planner is built into AirMagnet Survey PRO, providing a single, seamless application with one of the industry’s most complete approaches to wireless LAN design, deployment and ongoing optimization for 802.11a/b/g/n/ac networks. With this integrated solution, AirMagnet Planner can be used to accurately design WLANs by modeling building construction materials/obstructions, 802.11 APs and visualizing coverage across multiple floors, then validating the results with real-world data in AirMagnet Survey PRO. Using active end-user performance metrics, users can further perfect their planning models over time.

Users also gain additional planning capabilities with the ability to test network plans against the AirWISE® engine for design requirements. AirMagnet Planner also integrates with AirMagnet Survey Express.

Outdoor Wireless Site Surveys

With the combination of GPS support and integration with Google Earth, AirMagnet Survey PRO provides a clear path to fast, fully-automated outdoor wireless site surveys. Users can leverage their NMEA-compliant GPS device to automatically collect outdoor wireless data. Users can import street maps of any city in the world, allowing results to be analyzed in the AirMagnet Survey user interface or exported into Google Earth for a zoomed-in view to any street within the city.

RF Spectrum and Voice-over-WLAN Surveys

Before making any design and deployment decisions, it is important to account for RF interference from non Wi-Fi devices. Users who own AirMagnet Spectrum XT can collect both Wi-Fi and spectrum analysis data in a single survey. With this integration, users can visualize the RF energy at any location and identify and display the presence of non-802.11 devices interfering with the WLAN.

AirMagnet Survey addresses challenges faced by network installers and IT staff while deploying VoWLAN networks, and empowers them with a built-in voice readiness verification system that allows users to ensure that their network design is inline with the recommendations of the phone vendor. It also allows them to perform real-world voice surveys. With this unique survey capability, users can validate and plot the phone call quality, capacity and other voice specific parameters at every location on a floor map, to help identify and minimize issues.

Model & Accessories
Model Number/Name Description
AM/A4018 AirMagnet Survey PRO (includes Planner)
AM/A4018-1YS 1 year AllyCare Support for AirMagnet Survey PRO (includes Planner) – AM/A4018
AM/A4018-3YS 3 year AllyCare Support for AirMagnet Survey PRO (includes Planner)  – AM/A4018
AM/B4010 AirMagnet Survey Express
AM/B4010-1YS 1 year AllyCare Support for AirMagnet Survey PRO – AM/B4010
AM/B4010-3YS 3 year AllyCare Support for AirMagnet Survey PRO – AM/B4010
AM/A4016G AirMagnet Survey Express to Survey PRO (upgrade model)
AM/A4016G-1YS 1 year AllyCare Support for AirMagnet Survey Express to Survey PRO – AM/A4016G
AM/A4016G-3YS 3 year AllyCare Support for  AirMagnet Survey Express to Survey PRO – AM/A4016G
AM/B4070 AirMagnet Spectrum XT (optional)
AM/B4070-1YS 1 year AllyCare Support for AirMagnet Spectrum XT – AM/B4070
AM/B4070-3YS 3 year AllyCare Support for AirMagnet Spectrum XT – AM/B4070
AM/D1095 AirMagnet Multi-adapter kit for Survey (different versions available depending on regulatory domain)
Bundles
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
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/A1481
AM/A1481-3YS 3 year AllyCare Support for AirMagnet WiFi Analyzer and Survey PRO/Planner – AM/A1481
Supported Adapters

AirMagnet Survey supports two categories of wireless adapters:
1. Preferred Adapters: These adapters have been comprehensively tested by AirMagnet and are recommended for use with AirMagnet Survey PRO. Drivers have been customized for extended feature support. Click here to learn more.
2. Other Adapters: These adapters can be used with AirMagnet Survey PRO but have not been tested by AirMagnet. Drivers have not been customized, will provide limited features, and could provide inaccurate data.
Note: NetAlly is not responsible for the quality of the test results collected using Wi-Fi adapters not included on the Preferred category.
Note: Authentications supported by various adapters could be limited by their own capabilities, Windows wireless zero configurations and various other reasons. Click here to learn more about the Preferred Adapters.

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
An ExpressCard slot or USB port, multiple ports in the PC when using multiple adapters. AirMagnet recommends the use of its MULTI-ADAPTER KIT.
AirMagnet-supported wireless network adapter(s)
Optional , an AirMagnet Spectrum XT Adapter and license (required for viewing spectrum data and heat map; Survey PRO only)
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)
Google Earth must be installed in order to export the GPS data for outdoor surveys to Google Earth (Survey PRO only)
Supported GPS device. Here is a list of GPS devices that have been approved for use with the AirMagnet Survey product.
Garmin eTrex LEGEND HCx
Garmin GPS18X USB
Microsoft GPS-500 SIRF III
Garmin GPSMap 60
DeLormeEarthmate GPS LT-20
DeLormeEarthmate GPS LT-40
Garmin eTrex
Garmin eTrex Legend
Garmin GPS 18 Deluxe
Magellan eXplorist 500
Pharos iGPS-180
US GlobalSat BU-353-S4 (Recommended)

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
USB Port, multiple ports when using multiple adapters. AirMagnet recommends the use of its MULTI-ADAPTER KIT.
AirMagnet-supported wireless network adapter(s)
Optional ,an AirMagnet Spectrum XT Adapter and license (required for viewing spectrum data and heat map; Survey PRO only)
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)
Google Earth™ must be installed in order to export the GPS data for outdoor surveys to Google Earth (Survey PRO only)
Supported GPS device. Here is a list of GPS devices that have been approved for use with the AirMagnet Survey product.
Garmin eTrex LEGEND HCx
Garmin GPS18X USB
Microsoft GPS-500 SIRF III
Garmin GPSMap 60
DeLormeEarthmate GPS LT-20
DeLormeEarthmate GPS LT-40
Garmin eTrex
Garmin eTrex Legend
Garmin GPS 18 Deluxe
Magellan eXplorist 500
Pharos iGPS-180
US GlobalSat BU-353-S4 (Recommended)

Documents

brochure

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NetAlly Network Test Solutions
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datasheet

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AirMagnet Survey PRO Datasheet
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AirMagnet Survey Datasheet
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manuals

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AirMagnet Survey PRO/ Planner User Manual
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flyers

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AirMagnet ® Survey PRO Wireless Site Survey Software
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AM Survey Product Comparison
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AllyCare Support
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software

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WiFi Adapter Check Utility for Survey AirMagnet Survey Adapter Check Utility is intended to provide you with an easy way to verify whether your current OS, adapter(s) and driver(s) combination is supported by AirMagnet software. Utility also provides links to information about supported OS, adapters and AirMagnet drivers. Before running the utility, please make sure you have all the drivers and WiFi cards installed and functioning correctly.
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AMM Preferred AdaptersAirMagnet supports two categories of wireless adapters: Preferred Adapters: These adapters have been comprehensively tested by AirMagnet and are recommended for use with AirMagnet Survey PRO. Drivers have been customized for extended feature support. Other Adapters: These adapters can be used with AirMagnet Survey PRO but have not been tested by AirMagnet. Drivers have not been customized, will provide limited features, and could provide inaccurate data. Note: NetAlly is not responsible for the quality of the test results collected using Wi-Fi adapters not included on the Preferred category. Authentications supported by various adapters could be limited by their own capabilities, Windows wireless zero configurations and various other reasons. Click on Preferred Adapters below to get detailed comparison information on all Preferred adapters.
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