Ruckus Releases Mobile WiFi Applications For iOS, Android
With the four applications, network managers are able to determine where to best place WiFi access points for optimal coverage and performance.Wireless systems specialist Ruckus Wireless unveiled a suite of four WiFi mobile applications designed to assist system integrators, value-added resellers and network administrators in conducting site surveys and wireless LAN (WLAN) performance tests. The applications also help with remotely monitoring Ruckus Smart WLAN environments and conducting performance comparisons between Ruckus and third-party WiFi access points. The applications, which include the SpeedFlex, S.W.A.T., Zapper and ZD Remote apps, are each available for free on the Apple iTunes App Store and will be available for Android smartphones by the end of March through the Google Play store. With the applications, network managers are able to determine where to best place WiFi access points (APs) for optimal coverage and performance. In addition, users can use Ruckus tools, such as Zapper, as a mechanism for making statistically valid performance comparisons between different vendor systems, with the ability to view all the comparative performance data on the same screen.
The SpeedFlex app is a wireless throughput performance-testing tool based on the Ruckus open source performance test platform that gives users a way to collect site performance data. This throughput-based analysis tool can be used to validate the performance of an existing installation, or assist in planning a new site deployment. The app also captures real-time throughput (uplink/downlink), packet loss and site data, and lets users take pictures and send an email with the results packaged in a PDF file.