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Unified results, reporting, analysis, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth survey, network mapping, and data management enables free 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 an AirCheck™ G2 or EtherScope® nXG. Simple to use, AirMapper is ideal for quick site surveys of new deployments, change validation, and performance verification.

 

Featuring Network Topology Mapping & Bluetooth/BLE Site Surveys

 


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Key Features

Enables seamless collaboration between site personnel and remote experts or with external clients; no licensing costs means you can collaborate with as many team members as needed.

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

Generate Bluetooth and BLE heatmaps using the AirMapper Site Survey app on the EtherScope nXG

Instantly map your wired and Wi-Fi networks with discovery data from EtherScope nXG or LinkRunner 10G (with AllyCare); speeds troubleshooting, simplifies discovery of unauthorized devices and keeps network documentation up-to-date. Exports to Visio. 

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

Overview

Serving as a centralized site survey, 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.

Virtual Demos

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Result Dashboard

Screen: 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

Screen: 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

Screen: 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

Screen: 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

Screen: 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

Screen: 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

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

 

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

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AppStore

Screen: View available Android applications for any NetAlly Android-based 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

Screen: 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

Screen:
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

Screen: 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. New Bluetooth and BLE site surveys simplifies location services and IoT validation.

 

Benefits: The simplest, fastest, and easiest way to map a Wi-Fi and Bluetooth/BLE 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 surveys, but even the pros will appreciate how fast they can survey with AirMapper.

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Setting Threshold Levels

Screen:
By adjusting the dBm value using the slider or by 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. Clicking the “Values” option in the control box will show the relevant measurement for each survey point.

 

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). These include Noise, SNR, Co-Channel and Adjacent Channel Interference, AP Coverage, Data Rates, Beacon Overhead, and Max Tx/Rx MCS.

Additional customization of the view includes whether to show the survey path, show the key value for each sample point, and show comments. (Comments can be used by the surveyor to communicate key information about the site or survey to the survey analyst, or otherwise document critical information about the survey.)

 

Benefits:
The various visualizations provide fast insight into various factors of Wi-Fi network coverage and performance. Once configured the way you like, the view can instantly be saved as a template for later recall (without having to re-configure the view) or to add 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 filter options 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. Chosen filters are also saved using the “Save Template” option (lower right “toolkit” icon.)

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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 on 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. Each column is sortable, and the number of items shown easily modified. If the data table is present when the heatmap is saved as a view, it will be shown in the template.

 

Benefits:
Useful for configuration confirmation and investigation and analysis of possible problems or network conflicts, the data table is an invaluable validation, analysis, and troubleshooting tool. Also, by providing the detailed information behind the heatmap, it becomes useful documentation for the site.

Capabilities

Organize & Filter Results

– Manage multiple teams or clients by creating different “organizations” to organize testing result feeds. (No limit on the number of organizations or test results, and no additional licensing cost enables 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. Severity is automatically detected by Link-Live based on errors detected.

– Filter through results by unit to track tester utility or team productivity.

AutoTest Results Upload & 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.

AirMapper™ Site Surveying

Link-Live provides a simple, fast, and easy way for anyone to generate and share Wi-Fi or Bluetooth/BLE site surveys from site data gathered by EtherScope nXG or AirCheck G2. Through powerful visualizations of the recorded data, centralized engineers can analyze test results from far-flung remote sites without travel.

 – NEW – Bluetooth and BLE location-based analysis through the use of heat maps

 – Create visual heatmaps of key Wi-Fi 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

 – Project management feature automatically pushes pre-configured floor plans to tester units.

– Supports both passive and active Wi-Fi site surveys to gather critical site metrics and validate client experience and roaming on a single walkthrough. (EtherScope nXG, with its dual radios, supports simultaneous active and passive surveys on a single walkthrough.)

– Collaborate—easily visualize and share survey data through Link-Live Cloud Service; no additional licensing cost enables free sharing and collaboration with remote teams or clients.

– Pass Wi-Fi survey data to AirMagnet Survey PRO for more advanced analysis, planning, and reporting

Data Management & Notifications

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.

Device Management

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.

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
TEST-ACC Includes: (1) Test Accessory for use with AirCheck G2, LinkRunner G2, LinkRunner 10G, EtherScope nXG or OneTouch AT. It can act as an independent iPerf server.
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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