AirMagnet Inc. has introduced the fourth generation of its popular laptop and handheld-based products. The AirMagnet Mobile 4.0 suite, called Laptop “Trio” and AirMagnet Handheld, comes with more than 20 new features, including expanded authentication support, advanced policy management, Voice over Wireless LAN quality assurance tools and 19 new event alarms.
Voice over WLAN use is growing among enterprises and selected verticals such as healthcare, and requires far stricter quality of service than data traffic, because minimal packet loss or interrupted signals can completely disrupt a phone call. AirMagnet Mobile 4.0 provides users with diagnostics tools to help early adopters understand and troubleshoot VoWLAN on their networks. In order to maintain the quality of VoWLAN calls, Mobile 4.0 offers a Jitter Tool to monitor the level of variation in frequency to ensure that it does not degrade connections. Additionally, Mobile 4.0 brings a Roaming Tool to monitor the time delay as users move between Access Points (APs). If the roam time is too long, calls will most likely drop.
Laptop Trio 4.0 also offers expanded authentication support to include every major WLAN authentication mechanism in use today and supports key features of the recently ratified 802.11i security standard. Users have a selection of active troubleshooting tools whether they authenticate using WEP, LEAP and FAST, WPA or a VPN.
AirMagnet Laptop Trio starts at US$3,495, and AirMagnet Handheld 4.0 at US$2,995.
UpdateKalooma is the NZ distributor of AirMagnet products.