Link-Live

Complimentary Cloud Service

Unified results, reporting, analysis, and data management enables collaboration across your entire team.
  

AirMapper™ Site Survey App
Create visual heat maps of key performance metrics in the Link-Live Cloud Service from site data collected with the EtherScope nXG. Simple to use, AirMapper is ideal for quick site surveys of new deployments, change validation, and performance verification. Learn more.

 

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Key Features

Enables seamless collaboration between site personnel and remote experts

Generate Wi-Fi site surveys using the AirMapper™ Site Survey App on EtherScope™ nXG or AirCheck™ G2

Reduces results management overhead for multiple testers and users

Simplifies report generation for network deployment documentation

For asset management, ability to associate serial numbers of installed devices, and/or cable/wall jack label to specific tests

Instantly map your wired and Wi-Fi networks with discovery data from EtherScope nXG or LinkRunner 10G (with AllyCare); integrated views of network topology can be easily customized and exported to Visio.

Overview

Serving as a centralized test results, analysis and tester management system, the free Link-Live™ Cloud Service transforms team workflows with the ability to quickly and easily log, document, and report test activity from all NetAlly hand-held network testers and analyzers. Once the instrument is connected to the Link-Live Cloud service, your test results are automatically uploaded to the dashboard for project management, analysis, collaboration and reporting. You have the option of uploading additional files, screenshots, images, profiles, packet captures, location information, and comments anytime. Also, certain NetAlly instruments with AllyCare Support can receive firmware updates “over the network” from Link-Live as they become available.

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Result Dashboard

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This is the Link-Live Results dashboard, where all your test results are uploaded to a secure cloud. On the left, results are displayed with the unit’s name, data, and time of test, along with the test type and any folders or labels applied to the result. User can use the left pane to navigate and access other functions of Link-Live.

 

Benefit:
This allows you to easily unify results, reporting, and data management in a secure cloud portal from all your NetAlly Handheld Network Testers to better manage jobs and staff efficiency.

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Result Dashboard - Filtering

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In this example, we have searched for results with the “eastCampus” tag to view all tests that have been done in the east campus area. These tags are manually added. These tags can be manually added to the result from the tester after each test or in Link-Live.

 

Benefits:
Link-Live offers many different ways to organize and filter your results. Search by labels, folders, severity, and even dates.

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Homepage - Attachments

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View or upload images, pdfs, and more to each documented test results.

 

Benefits:
Document the environment or the port itself to better understand network issues related to the tested area

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Units

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View information on your currently claimed testers devices, change the unit name and description, add labels, and modify email addresses that receive test results.

 

Benefits:
Keep track of different testers, assign email addresses to get live updates of testing from certain units, auto-label results from a unit, and change the name of each unit to best track who has been performing tests and optimize collaboration efforts.

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Claim a Unit

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Here you can claim units on this page to be tracked in your Link-Live Organization.

 

Benefits:
Add a unit to your organization to collect and organize multiple devices, assign email addresses to get live updates of testing from certain devices, and change the name of each device to best track who has been performing tests and optimize collaboration efforts.

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Uploaded Files

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On this page, you can view reports you’ve created from Result Dashboard.

 

Benefit:
Instantly generate and view graphical summaries from test results to provide proof of network connectivity and installation.

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Summary Reports

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This is the summary page of the PDF report listing a summary of Ethernet AutoTest results.

 

Benefits:
Easily create and print summary report of project to share with others.

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AppStore

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View available Android applications for any NetAlly Smart Tester.

 

Benefit:
Pick out essential apps to help with other tasks in your workflow, for device configuration, throughput testing, help desk ticketing, and more. customize network testing that best fits your workflow.

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Analysis

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On this page, the AirCheck session files and other discovery result uploaded from testers can be analyzed.

 

Benefits:
Centralize analysis of complex network data collected from testers by remote engineer that may not be easily conducted on the unit by technicians in the field.

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Analysis - Wi-Fi Session File

Benefits:
The engineer can analyze AirCheck session files, apply filters, and drill down to discover rogue devices, AP with abnormal secured setting and impact from interferers.

Benefits:
Centralize analysis of complex network data collected from testers by remote engineer that may not be easily conducted on the unit by technicians in the field.

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AirMapper™ Site Survey

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Quickly create powerful visualizations from location-based site data recorded with the AirMapper Site Survey app on EtherScope nXG or AirCheck G2. Ideal for new deployments, change validation and performance verification. Instantly modify views with custom filters and thresholds.

 

Benefits:
The simplest, fastest, and easiest way to map a Wi-Fi network. AirMapper takes the complexity and time out of creating site surveys, and Link-Live enables complete collaboration on projects across your entire team without any added licensing cost. Now, you don’t have to be a Wi-Fi expert to create professional survey’s, but even the pros will appreciate how fast they can survey with AirMapper.

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Setting Threshold Levels

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By clicking in the db value bar or entering a value in the box below, set the threshold level for the visualization shown. Areas on the survey that do not meet the threshold value will turn gray.

 

Benefits:
Validating your network meets minimum requirements ensures coverage and performance for all users. By varying the threshold value, you can easily see which areas of the site would be impacted first by a degradation of service. The simplicity of threshold settings in AirMapper provides quick visibility into potential problem areas

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Heatmap Visualization Options

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Selecting the Options dropdown shows the visualizations available. By default, every user has access to the Signal (coverage) heatmap. The additional visualizations are AllyCare-enabled (NetAlly’s extended customer support subscription program).

 

Benefits:
The various visualizations provide fast insight into various factors of Wi-Fi network coverage and performance, including noise and data rates. Once selected, the visualization can be instantly added to a report (icon at lower right), making network documentation fast and easy.

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Heatmap Filters

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Selecting the Filters dropdown shows the many filter options available. By default, every user has access to the SSID filter. The additional visualizations are AllyCare-enabled (NetAlly’s extended customer support subscription program).

 

Benefits:
The filter selections enable significant customization of the data presented in the heatmap, allowing focus on just the elements desired (or a broader set of results). Useful for configuration confirmation and investigation of possible problems.

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Closest Point Data Table

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By clicking inside any sample area on the heatmap, the Closest Point Data table is presented. The table shows all the data behind the sample result shown in the map. The table is easily searched using the smart filter – simply start typing a value and the table instantly updates for all appearances of the filter value.

 

Benefits:
Useful for configuration confirmation and investigation and analysis of possible problems or network conflicts, the data table is an invaluable validation and troubleshooting tool.

Capabilities

Organize and Filter Results

– Manage several divisions or teams by creating organizations to organize testing result feeds.
– Add labels and folders for grouping related tests and future ease of access.
– Prioritize tasks easily by filtering results by level of severity and date. Severity is automatically detected by Link-Live based on errors detected.
– Filter through results by unit to track tester utility.

AutoTest Results Upload and Annotation

AutoTest results can be set to automatically upload to Link-Live ensuring documentation of troubleshooting results. Additional comments and images of the on-site environment can be added to the test result to facilitate better documentation and shorten root cause analysis during troubleshooting escalation.

Data Management

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.

Device Management

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.

AllyCare Enabled Features

Essential functions are free to all users for results storage, management, and reporting.

Additional features are only available to customers with AllyCare support on their instrument, such as additional heatmap visualizations in AirMapper and web remote control. For information about AllyCare, click here.

Cloud Security

Relax knowing your data is safe with us. All data transmitted between customers and NetAlly are encrypted using 256-bit AES. Browser connections are also encrypted, via SSL3, ensuring a secure connections between the customers and Link-Live. All customer data is stored in the Amazon AWS secure, highly available, multi-zoned cloud infrastructure, and is replicated to prevent data loss. With AWS’s ISO 27001 certification and validation as a Level 1 service provider under the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS), users can rest assure their data is stored safely. In addition, user credentials are not stored, and are processed by a third-party service for authentication and authorization.

– All authentication calls occur via 256-bit AES extended validation SSL encryption.
– High-entropy password security using SHA-512 and HMAC hashing algorithms
– Third-party services are used to conduct periodic vulnerability scans of Link-Live.

Models Supported by Link-Live
Model Number/Name Description
LSPRNTR-300 Includes: (1) LinkSprinter and wrist strap
LRAT-1000 Includes: (1) LinkRunner AT – 1000 tester with AA battery pack, 4 AA batteries, USB cable, Quick Start Guide, and small soft carrying case.
LRAT-2000 Includes: (1) LinkRunner AT – 2000 tester with Li-ION battery, WireView wire mapper #1, RJ-45 coupler, USB cable, Quick Start Guide, and small soft carrying case.
LR-G2 Includes: (1) LinkRunner G2 with Li-ION battery, power supply with regional power plugs,  WireView wire mapper #1, Inline RJ-45 coupler, USB 2.0 to Micro USB cable, 8 G Micro SD card, small soft case, coupler, and Quick Start Guide.
AIRCHECK G2 Includes: (1) AIRCHECK G2 Wireless tester,  soft case, AC charger, USB cable, Quick Start Guide.
LRG-10G LinkRunner 10G Advanced Ethernet Tester Includes: (1) LR10G mainframe with Li-ION battery, G3-PWRADAPTER, SFP+MR-10G850, Inline RJ-45 coupler, WireView wire mapper #1, Quick Start Guide, and small softcase.
EXG-200 Includes: (1) EXG-200 mainframe with Li-ION battery, G3-PWRADAPTER, SFP+MR-10G850, Inline RJ-45 coupler, WireView wire mapper #1, Quick Start Guide, and small softcase.
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