NetAlly Network Testing Solutions

Link-Live

Platform for Team Collaboration, Reporting, and Analytics

With unified reporting, analysis, and data management, the Link-Live platform streamlines workflows and enables effortless team collaboration. The network analysis tool offers WiFi and Bluetooth/BLE site survey capabilities (with AirMapper™), network topology mapping, and effective data management.

AirMapper™ Site Survey App with InSites™ Intelligence
Create visual heat maps of key performance metrics in Link-Live from site data collected with an AirCheck™ G3 or EtherScope® nXG. The AirMapper™ Site Survey app, known for its user-friendly interface, is ideal for quick site surveys of new deployments, change validation, and performance verification.

InSites simplifies the process of WiFi network validation and troubleshooting by automatically comparing the AirMapper Site Survey data collected on-site to a set of pre-defined (user customizable) thresholds, providing a visual Pass or Fail. With InSites, there is no need to be an expert to analyze WiFi heatmaps and identify wireless network problems. InSites intelligence in Link-Live makes it easy for anyone to quickly identify WiFi network problems.

Key Features

Seamless Collaboration: Link-Live facilitates smooth collaboration between unlimited onsite team members and remote experts or external clients, without any licensing costs.

Free or Private Services: Available as a free cloud service or as the Link-Live Private edition for licensed on-premise or private cloud deployment.

Heatmap Generation: Generate WiFi and Bluetooth/BLE heatmaps with the use of AirMapper™ Site Survey App on EtherScope® nXG or AirCheck™ G3, or CyberScope®.

Problem Identification: Link-Live functions as a WiFi analysis tool and identifies common WiFi network issues swiftly with the use of InSites™ intelligence.

Network Mapping: Conduct a network topology analysis of your wired and WiFi networks using discovery data from devices such as AirCheck G3, EtherScope nXG, CyberScope, or  LinkRunner 10G (requires AllyCare). The feature allows for export to Visio.

Optimized Workflow: Test results are automatically uploaded to a user-friendly dashboard for seamless project management, analysis, collaboration, and reporting.

Advanced Asset Management: The platform enables the linking of serial numbers of installed equipment or cable/wall jack labels to specific tests, optimizing asset management.

Adaptive Hosting: Integrated with internal hosting for test results, analysis, and management, Link-Live Private allows establishments to deploy private instances of the service where public services aren’t permitted.

Over-The-Network Updates: Devices with AllyCare Support can conveniently receive available firmware updates “over-the-network” from Link-Live.

Simplified Reporting: Link-Live makes it easier to generate reports for network deployment documentation and minimizes results management overhead for multiple testers and users.

How to use a network analysis tool?

Test it yourself and see how easy it is to use the Link-Live network analysis tool. Click on the orange dots to explore.

Capabilities

  • Manage multiple teams or clients by creating different “organizations” to organize test result feeds. There is no limit on the number of organizations or test results, and no additional licensing costs enable free sharing and collaboration with as many remote team members or clients as needed.
  • 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. Link-Live auto-detects severity based on the identified errors.
  • Filter through results by unit to track tester utility or team productivity.

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 results to facilitate better documentation and shorten root cause analysis during troubleshooting escalation.

Link-Live provides a simple, fast, and easy way for anyone to generate and share WiFi or Bluetooth/BLE site surveys from site data gathered by EtherScope nXG, AirCheck G3, or CyberScope. Through powerful visualizations of the recorded data, centralized engineers can analyze test results from far-flung remote sites without travel.

Features of AirMapper™ Site Surveying

  • Create visual heatmaps of key WiFi performance metrics including Signal Coverage, Noise, SNR, Co-Channel and Adjacent Channel Interference (CCI,ACI), AP Coverage, Data Rates, TX/RX MCS, Beacon Overhead, Active Signal Strength, and Active Tx Rate.
  • Simplify the process of validating new installations or locating rogue devices by automatically triangulating the position of Access Points on a floor plan.
  • Automatically identify common WiFi network problems using the InSites™ intelligence in Link-Live.
  • Bluetooth and BLE location-based analysis through the use of heat maps
  • Project management feature automatically pushes pre-configured floor plans to tester units.
  • Supports both passive and active WiFi site surveys to gather critical site metrics and validate client experience and roaming on a single walkthrough.
  • Collaborate – easily visualize and share survey data through Link-Live; no additional licensing cost enables free sharing and collaboration with remote teams or clients.
  • Pass WiFi survey data to AirMagnet Survey PRO for more advanced analysis, planning, and reporting.

Link-Live acts as a powerful aggregator of test, discovery, analysis, and topology data from your NetAlly instruments.

  • Automatically generate pre-made or custom reports into PDFs or CSV files to share with your team or clients.
  • Available API enables seamless data integration between Link-Live and trouble-ticket or network management systems (NMS) to track performance trends or issues.
  • Upload and store additional files, such as: documents, photos, screenshots, packet captures, and more.
  • Automated problem notification via email can be enabled per instrument, by severity.

Link-Live acts as a repository for the 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.

Essential functions are available 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 heat map visualizations in AirMapper and web remote control. For information about AllyCare, click here.

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 connection 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 assured 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.

Link-Live is available as a free cloud service, but for organizations desiring a private installation or where public services are not allowed, the new Link-Live Private edition is a containerized, licensed subscription version for on-premise or private cloud deployment.

 

ModelsDescriptionLink-Live™ CloudLink-Live™ Private
LSPRINT-300LinkSprinter® Pocket Network Testern/a
LRAT-1000LinkRunner® AT Network Auto Testern/a
LRAT-2000LinkRunner® AT Network Auto Testern/a
LR-G2LinkRunner® G2 Smart Network Testern/a
LR10G-100 / 200LinkRunner® 10G Advanced Ethernet Tester
AIRCHECK-G2AirCheck™ G2 WiFi Tester
AIRCHECK-G3AirCheck™ G3 Pro Wireless Analyzer
EXG-300 / EXG-200EtherScope® nXG Portable Network Expert
CYBERSCOPE-CECyberScope® CyberSecurity Analyzer

Documents

flyers

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Link-Live Product Flyer
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AirMapper Site Survey Flyer
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AllyCare Premium Support Services Flyer
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Link-Live Security Overview
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manuals

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Link-Live Private Quick Start Guide
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Link-Live Private Device Claiming Process
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Software

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Link-Live Results API Guide
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brochure

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NetAlly Corporate Product Brochure
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Models - Link-Live™ Private

ModelsDescription
LL-PRVT-GLink-Live Private Edition, software download includes AllyCare Premium Support. Requires annual subscription LL-PRVT-SUB. (Note: both items are required for complete installation and use.)
LL-PRVT-SUBLink-Live Private Edition, yearly subscription includes AllyCare Premium Support. (Note: both items are required for complete installation and use.)

ModelsDescriptionLink-Live™ CloudLink-Live™ Private
LSPRINT-300LinkSprinter® Pocket Network Testern/a
LRAT-1000LinkRunner® AT Network Auto Testern/a
LRAT-2000LinkRunner® AT Network Auto Testern/a
LR-G2LinkRunner® G2 Smart Network Testern/a
LR10G-100 / 200LinkRunner® 10G Advanced Ethernet Tester
AIRCHECK-G2AirCheck™ G2 WiFi Tester
AIRCHECK-G3AirCheck™ G3 Pro Wireless Analyzer
EXG-300 / EXG-200EtherScope® nXG Portable Network Expert
CYBERSCOPE-CECyberScope® CyberSecurity Analyzer

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Server Requirements - Live-Live™ Private

Hardware Minimum RequirementsRecommended
Disk Space150GB300GB
Memory12GB24GB
Processor4 Cores @1.4GHz8 Cores @2.0GHz or faster
SoftwareTechnology Minimum Verison
LinuxUbuntu20.04
DockerClient/Server20.10.2
DockerCompose1.25.0

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