Link-Live

Collaboration, Reporting, and Analysis Platform

Unified results, reporting, analysis, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth/BLE site survey (with AirMapper™), network topology mapping, and data management speeds workflows and enables free collaboration across your entire team.”

AirMapper™ Site Survey App – Now with InSites™ Intelligence
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.

InSites simplifies the process of Wi-Fi 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 indication on the heatmap. With InSites, there is no need to be an expert to analyze Wi-Fi heatmaps and identify wireless network problems anymore. The InSites intelligence in Link-Live now makes it easy for anyone to quickly identify Wi-Fi network problems.

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.

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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.

  • 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.
  • NEW - 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 Wi-Fi 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 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.

Model Number/Name Description
TEST-ACC Includes: (1) Test Accessory for use with AirCheck G2, LinkRunner G2, LinkRunner 10G or  EtherScope nXG. It can also 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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