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Fluke’s InterpretAir WLAN survey software reduces time, cost of deploying wireless networks

Fluke Networks Canada today released InterpretAir WLAN Survey software, a laptop-based wireless LAN survey tool tha...


January 16, 2006  


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Fluke Networks Canada today released InterpretAir WLAN Survey software, a laptop-based wireless LAN survey tool that helps network engineers and system integrators plan network deployments, verify actual performance and optimize access point placement.

InterpretAir displays visual results rather than listing complicated RF signal data, clearly identifying problems and specifying the actions needed to fix them. It can, for example, show a map indicating where an additional access point may be needed.

In addition to serving as a planning tool, InterpretAir provides visual representation of actual RF health metrics, making it easier to tune the networks for optimal performance and discover potential problems before they affect mobile applications.

The product supports a variety of optional WLAN network interface cards, enabling it to be used across 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies and in mixed-mode environments where 802.11a and 802.11b/g networks co-exist.

Customizable thresholds can be set for variables such as signal strength, signal-to-noise ratio and access point overlap. Survey results will then show the degree to which the WLAN achieves an IT department’s own performance goals. Should InterpretAir detect a failure, the user can see which criteria were not met for that portion of the WLAN.

The suggested Canadian list price is $5,109.