Ekahau Launches Next-Generation Android-Based Wi-Fi Tool for Wireless Engineers and IT Managers

Ekahau Mobile Survey 2.0 for Android Brings Walk-Through WLAN Site Surveys and Network Heat-mapping to SmartPhones and Tablets

RESTON, VA, Jan. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - Ekahau, the market leader in Wi-Fi site-survey tools and real-time location systems (RTLS), today announced a new version of its Ekahau Mobile Survey for the Android operating system. Ekahau Mobile Survey 2.0 introduces fully-featured site survey and heat-mapping capabilities for enterprise Wi-Fi networks, previously available only for laptop-based tools.

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Ekahau Mobile Survey 2.0 is the industry's first touch-operated enterprise-grade site survey tool designed for use on tablets and phones, making it easier and faster to use as compared to traditional competitive solutions in the market. For IT administrators and wireless engineers, this translates into faster, more efficient deployments and a simplified approach to troubleshooting and optimization of Wi-Fi networks. It also brings professional Wi-Fi verification and analysis into a price range suitable for administrators of small and medium-scale Wi-Fi networks.

Data gathered utilizing Mobile Survey 2.0 can be integrated with Ekahau Site Survey (ESS), which is the leading laptop-based site survey and planning tool for Wi-Fi networks. The user can perform walk-through site surveys with a light-weight Android tablet or smart phone, and export the information to a laptop for more in-depth data and network analysis and reporting. Although recommended, Ekahau Site Survey is not required as all the features in Ekahau Mobile Survey 2.0 can be operated without ESS.

"Performing site surveys by carrying a laptop computer around for extended periods may not be ideal for some people. The touch-operated Ekahau Mobile Survey for Smartphones and tablets changes the way Wi-Fi networks are deployed." said Jussi Kiviniemi, director of product marketing at Ekahau. "The operation could not be much simpler: import a floor plan image, or take a photo of the fire escape plan. Then walk around the area, tapping your location on the touch screen. You will immediately see the network infrastructure layout as well as coverage heatmaps on your tablet or phone."

The key features of the previous Ekahau Mobile Survey are also present in version 2.0. These include: - Active and passive on-the-spot network testing for data, voice and location tracking systems (RTLS) - Touch-operated map view with wireless access point locations, configurations, and current status - Continuous network monitoring, from the client device perspective, including error logging.

Ekahau Mobile Survey 2.0 is now available from Ekahau and its distribution partners for $399. For more information, please contact sales@ekahau.com.

About Ekahau Inc.

Ekahau Inc. is the industry leader in providing Wi-Fi-based RTLS solutions. Ekahau's customers, including several Fortune 500 companies worldwide, are realizing the benefits of Wi-Fi based location services and innovative Wi-Fi network planning and optimization tools. Ekahau's solutions are being used in more than 300 hospitals around the world, as well as by manufacturing, retail and industrial 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 headquarters in Reston, Va., and other offices in Saratoga, Calif.; Helsinki, Finland; Tokyo; and Hong Kong. For more information about Ekahau, please visit http://www.ekahau.com.

SOURCE Ekahau, Inc.

For further information:

Media Contact: Cindi Loveall, Marketing Director, Ekahau, +1-703-860-2850 x 1008, cindi.loveall@ekahau.com

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