AirMagnet has announced the latest version of AirMagnet Surveyor, its popular WLAN (Wireless LAN) site survey tool and customizing the solution to meet the needs of two
distinct user groups. Surveyor 2.0 Standard Edition is designed to meet the requirements of network managers who set up their own wireless LANs and routinely perform their own site surveys. Surveyor 2.0 PRO adds reporting of extremely thorough, in-depth survey data that is a key component of professional WLAN installations.
AirMagnet Surveyor 2.0 allows users to cover survey areas of many square miles. It now supports large scale DWG Auto CAD file format and can print out maps of up to 30-by-30 inches. Surveyor 2.0 includes an enhanced floor map zoom feature, giving users the ability to zoom in to any level of detail and maintain fine resolution and a consistent scale.
Surveyor 2.0 adds a range of new simulation features to allow users to explore a wide variety of installation options without physically testing each scenario. The new features enable users to virtually move an AP or simulate adding an AP to a new location and then predict the impact of the change based on real propagation data. It can automatically assess which channel is best for each AP and automatically disable redundant APs during simulation. Surveyor 2.0 visually displays ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures of the simulation and generates reports based on the simulated results. Simulated results can also be exported as an AP configuration worksheet, which supports a variety of third party
One of the new features in this version is a GPS Survey, which can be used with any GPS device for outdoor site surveys. The Surveyor application will automatically know where the user is and automatically record data, without the need for the user to manually map locations during the survey. It also provides for multi
The product is available in New Zealand from Kalooma, or overseas directly from AirMagnet.