Enterprise Networking: AirMagnet Survey Pro 8.0 Uses Two Sensors to Speed WiFi Survey and Planning
AirMagnet Survey Pro 8.0 delivers multiadapter support, allowing administrators or WiFi consultants to complete surveys faster and cheaper by conducting passive and active surveys at the same time. Wireless implementers can also perform iPerf bandwidth measurements during a survey, sampling real network performance from the field and viewing those results in a heat map, getting a better understanding of how 802.11n technologies such as MIMO (multiple input, multiple output), spatial multiplexing, and beamforming affect real performance results. New reporting tools also allow administrators to customize the look and contents of reports generated by Survey Pro to better suit WiFi objectives or initiatives. Survey Pro 8.0 costs $3,995, but customers using previous versions of Survey Pro that have an up-to-date support contract may upgrade to the new version for free. If you have experience with Survey Pro 8.0, share your thoughts at http://labs.eweek.com.