With New Analyzer, Users Can Easily Discover Previously Undetected Wi-Fi
RESTON, VA, May 14 /CNW/ - Ekahau Inc., a leading provider of Wi-Fi-based
Real Time Location Systems (RTLS), today announced that it will be adding
Wi-Fi (802.11 WLAN) spectrum analysis capabilities to the Ekahau Site Survey
solution. The spectrum analyzer allows users to detect and visualize
interference issues that cannot be detected with standard Wi-Fi adapters, such
as wireless video cameras, cordless phones, radar, Bluetooth devices and
microwave ovens that can impact network throughput and performance.
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The new spectrum analysis tool is optimized for simultaneous operation
with Ekahau Site Survey. The spectrum analysis functionality can be initiated
from Ekahau Site Survey user interface when using Ekahau Site Survey version
4.5.9 or later.
The dual-band spectrum analyzer is able to analyze the 2.4 GHz frequency
band, as well as the 5 GHz frequency space, which is becoming increasingly
important with the new 802.11n WLAN standard.
"Finding and eliminating interference has become a challenge for all
Wi-Fi networks users, such as those in healthcare, manufacturing and
logistics. The new 802.11n technology increases throughput and reliability
significantly, but applications like voice and video are still vulnerable to
non-Wi-Fi interference," said Jussi Kiviniemi, senior product manager at
Ekahau. "The addition of our spectrum analysis tool ensures that Ekahau
customers can continue designing and maintaining the world's best performing
Wi-Fi networks for data, voice, sensors and real-time location applications."
"Spectrum analysis is essential in deploying and troubleshooting
corporate Wi-Fi networks," said Devin Akin, CTO of the CWNP Program, the
industry's de facto standard for Wi-Fi training and certification. "As an
Ekahau partner, CWNP and its global training channel are delighted to see that
Ekahau is providing an easy-to-use and cost-effective spectrum analysis
The spectrum analyzer will be sold as an optional feature for purchasers
of Ekahau Site Survey Pro or Standard editions. Current Ekahau Site Survey
users can purchase the analysis tool as an upgrade to their existing software.
The solution is available directly from Ekahau or through certified Ekahau
distributors and resellers.
Introductory pricing for the site survey and spectrum analysis bundle is
available until June 30, 2009. For more information, please visit to
About Ekahau Inc.
Ekahau Inc. is the industry leader in providing Wi-Fi-based RTLS and site
survey solutions. Ekahau Site Survey is being used by thousands of network
administrators and wireless engineers around the world. Ekahau's RTLS
technology is routinely recognized for its superior performance in customer
benchmarking and competitive evaluations of Wi-Fi-based location tracking
solutions. Ekahau RTLS is being used in more than 150 hospitals around the
world, as well as by Fortune 500 companies, manufacturers, mining/oil/gas
companies, government agencies and the military. Ekahau partners include
wireless software developers, leading system integrators and international OEM
partners, who develop and market wireless enterprise applications. Ekahau is a
U.S. based corporation, with offices in Saratoga, Calif.; Reston, Va.;
Helsinki, Finland; and Hong Kong, China. For more information about Ekahau,
please visit at http://www.ekahau.com.
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