AirMapper Site Survey

Now with Bluetooth/BLE Surveys on EtherScope nXG

  • Site surveying and complete Wi-Fi or Bluetooth analysis in the palm of your hand – no laptop, no dongle, and no tethered device
  • Measure signal/AP coverage, SNR, interference, beacon overhead, and Tx/Rx rates, and much more!
  • Validate Wi-Fi networks from mobile user device point-of-view, including Active surveys and roaming analysis
  • Identify access points, Bluetooth beacons, and their properties
  • Upload and visualize Wi-Fi and Bluetooth survey results in Link-Live Cloud Service
  • Import AirMapper Wi-Fi survey data to AirMagnet Survey PRO for detailed analysis and reporting

*AllyCare support required for some functionality. Bluetooth functionality on EtherScope nxG only.

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Key Features

Complete faster and easier Wi-Fi site surveys with handy mobile platforms that also feature in-depth analysis tools.

Perform enterprise-grade surveys without the need of a dongle or tethered device.

Conduct Bluetooth/BLE surveys using EtherScope nXG to visualize coverage or reach of individual beacons and quickly spot provisioning errors.

View professional SNR, noise, and interference measurements on an easy-to-use handheld instrument.

Examine real-world coverage and gain insight into user experience to avoid performance complaints and costly Wi-Fi network re-design—See what the user is experiencing at that moment!

Collaborate—Visualize and freely share survey data with others through Link-Live Cloud Service (no operating system restrictions) or AirMagnet® Survey PRO.

Overview

AirMapper Site Survey on AirCheck G2 or EtherScope nXG provides accurate and complete heat maps by measuring Wi-Fi performance from the perspective of other mobile devices WITHOUT the need for cumbersome laptops, dongles, or tethered devices. Users can map RF signal coverage, noise, interference – and more! – and visualize Wi-Fi network performance at every location on the floor. The ease and portability of this solution enables technicians to quickly troubleshoot or validate the Wi-Fi network by measuring the real-world experience of mobile device users.

With the cloud-based Link-Live service or AirMagnet Survey PRO creating powerful visualizations of the recorded Wi-Fi data, centralized engineers can analyze test results from far-flung remote sites without travel.

EtherScope nXG users can perform a passive Bluetooth or BLE site survey using the AirMapper app and internal radio, thus providing full visibility into Bluetooth network coverage and performance through Link-Live.

Capabilities

Comprehensive Wi-Fi Surveys, Passive & Active

AirMapper supports both passive and active Wi-Fi surveys. Different from passive surveys, active surveys allow you to perform a site survey while being actively connected to a Wi-Fi network. Active surveys are commonly used to validate Wi-Fi network performance and roaming. With its dual radios, EtherScope nXG enables simultaneous passive and active surveys to gather critical site metrics and validate end-user device experience and roaming on a single walkthrough.

Pre-configured heatmaps:
• Signal (dBm)
• Noise (dBm), SNR (dB)
• Co-Channel Interference
• Adjacent Channel Interference
• AP Coverage
• Min Basic Rate (Mbps)
• Beacon Overhead
• Max Tx, Max Rx Rates (Mbps)
• Max, Min MCS

Bluetooth/BLE Surveys

Bluetooth is the second most popular wireless technology in the world, used for many applications from indoor location services to IoT device connectivity. But to this point, there were no solutions in the market to perform location-based surveying and heatmapping of Bluetooth beacons. In response to this market need, NetAlly is introducing the first Bluetooth and BLE site survey solution on the market.

The new functionality will allow EtherScope nXG users to perform a passive Bluetooth or BLE site survey using the AirMapper app and internal radio, thus providing full visibility into Bluetooth network coverage and performance through Link-Live. It will also allow users to perform both Wi-Fi (active and passive) and Bluetooth surveys on the same walkthrough, making it quick and easy to validate Wi-Fi network performance while at the same time validating indoor location services or IoT deployments, as well as possible 2.4GHz Wi-Fi interference caused by BT co-existence in the same band.

The NetAlly AirMapper Site Survey app on EtherScope nXG collects data from the three main beacon types: Eddystone UID, Eddystone URL, and iBeacon. Measured RSSI data from all observed beacons is displayed in a visual heatmap in the company’s free Link-Live Cloud Service. An accompanying data table contains all location specific details such as beacon type, RSSI, Tx power, class name, services, beacon ID numbers, and more. This data can be easily and quickly filtered, sorted, and included in reports similar to Wi-Fi surveys.

Note: Bluetooth/BLE functionality is only available on the EtherScope nXG

Simplified Project Management & Collaboration

The AirMapper Ecosystem now supports the creation and calibration of floorplans in Link-Live in the Survey Projects menu. Once created, the floorplan(s) can be automatically sent to any of the AirMapper collectors (AirCheck G2 or EtherScope nXG units) in the user’s organization.

Ensure Complete Record Keeping
Add Comments on Floor Plan – you can document network issues and changes while performing a site survey. AirMapper allows you to add comments anywhere on the floor plan to record observations or notes, which will be uploaded to Link-Live along with the survey measurements.

 

Comprehensive Visualizations Speed Validation & Troubleshooting

Link-Live features a complete set of pre-configured visualizations to help you ensure coverage, connectivity, and performance. Adjusting threshold values indicates areas where measured metrics fail to meet network requirements. The “auto-scale” feature provides more granularity and instant visibility in variations of key Wi-Fi metrics.

AllyCare Premium Support Services

AllyCare is a comprehensive support and maintenance service for NetAlly’s Network Tools that offers significant value over standard warranty. Membership of AllyCare can be purchased as either a 1-year membership or the value-added 3-year.

NOTE: Enhanced AirMapper site survey visualizations (Noise, SNR, Co-Channel Interference, Adjacent Channel Interference, AP Coverage, Max Tx/Rx Rates, Max Tx/Rx MCS) and filtering are only available to customers with AllyCare support on their AirCheck G2 or EtherScope nXG. If you are interested in the latest AirCheck G2 or EtherScope nXG software releases and would like to extend your AllyCare Support contract, please contact us at 1-844-878-2559 or click here.

Link-Live Cloud Service

With the cloud-based Link-Live service users can quickly and easily visualize location-based Wi-Fi and Bluetooth/BLE measurements by creating powerful visualizations of the recorded data that allow centralized engineers to analyze test results from far-flung remote sites without travel.

Link-Live acts as a repository for latest firmware for NetAlly Testers that are under AllyCare to download/update.
– Configure and push profiles to testing devices to ensure all test settings are uniform during network testing.
– Claim units into different organizations to track device usage and manage role permissions.
– Remotely update software for all your units using Link-Live.
– Project management feature in AirMapper automatically pushes pre-configured floor plans to tester units.

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