AirMapper Site Survey

Now with native Wi-Fi 6 and 6GHz support with EtherScope nXG

  • Create visual heat maps of key performance metrics in the Link-Live collaboration, reporting, and analysis platform or AirMagnet Survey PRO from site data collected with an AirCheck™ G2 or EtherScope® nXG
  • With the introduction of Wi-Fi 6/6E the way WLAN validation and troubleshooting is done has changed. New technologies designed to improve traffic management efficiency and support for the 6 GHz band were introduced, allowing for higher throughput and better performance in environments where a high user capacity is required – necessitating new technology to test and validate these networks.
  • The EXG-300, the latest version of the EtherScope nXG with a native Wi-Fi 6/6E radio, allows you to perform both active and passive Wi-Fi 6/6E surveys.

Key Features

Native Wi-Fi 6 and 6 GHz band active and passive survey support on EtherScope nXG.

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.

Simplifies the process of validating new installations or locating rogue devices by automatically triangulating the position of access points on a floor plan through the use of Link-Live.

Automatically identify common Wi-Fi network problems using the InSites™ intelligence in Link-Live.

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™ collaboration, reporting, and analysis platform 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.

Comprehensive Wi-Fi Surveys, Passive & Active

AirMapper supports both passive and active Wi-Fi 6/6E surveys with the latest EtherScope nXG (EXG-300) models. 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.

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. In a response to the growing market need to perform located-based surveying and heatmapping of Bluetooth beacons, NetAlly was the first to introduce a Bluetooth/BLE site survey solutions.

The  functionality allows 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 2.4 GHz 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 complimentary 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 available on the EtherScope nXG only.

Simplified Project Management & Coordination

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.


Access Point Location on Floor Plan – you can document new Wi-Fi installations, infrastructure changes, and rogue device location while performing a site survey. Using the AirMapper app users can document access point location on a floor plan through Link-Live.

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.

InSites™ Intelligence

There is no need to be an expert to analyze Wi-Fi heatmaps and identify wireless network problems anymore. The AirMapper Site Survey app now makes it easy for anyone to quickly identify Wi-Fi network problems using the new InSites intelligence on Link-Live. InSites simplifies the process of Wi-Fi network troubleshooting by automatically comparing the AirMapper Site Survey data collected on-site to a set of pre-defined thresholds, providing a visual Pass or Fail indication on the heatmap.

Link-Live™ Collaboration, Reporting, & Analysis Platform

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.
 

AllyCare Premium Support Services

AllyCare is a comprehensive support and maintenance service for NetAlly’s Network Tools that offer 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, plus others) and filtering are only available to customers with AllyCare support on their EtherScope nXG. Click here for information about AllyCare Premium Support Services.

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