Enterprise Networking: AirMagnet Survey Pro 8.0 Uses Two Sensors to Speed WiFi Survey and Planning

By Andrew Garcia  |  Posted 2010-11-29 Print this article Print
AirMagnet Survey Pro 8.0 Uses Two Sensors to Speed WiFi Survey and Planning

AirMagnet Survey Pro 8.0 Uses Two Sensors to Speed WiFi Survey and Planning

by Andrew Garcia
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.
Andrew cut his teeth as a systems administrator at the University of California, learning the ins and outs of server migration, Windows desktop management, Unix and Novell administration. After a tour of duty as a team leader for PC Magazine's Labs, Andrew turned to system integration - providing network, server, and desktop consulting services for small businesses throughout the Bay Area. With eWEEK Labs since 2003, Andrew concentrates on wireless networking technologies while moonlighting with Microsoft Windows, mobile devices and management, and unified communications. He produces product reviews, technology analysis and opinion pieces for eWEEK.com, eWEEK magazine, and the Labs' Release Notes blog. Follow Andrew on Twitter at andrewrgarcia, or reach him by email at agarcia@eweek.com.

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