Ekahau Introduces Enterprise-Grade Wi-Fi Network Analysis for Mobile Phones and Tablets

By Ekahau Inc., PRNE
Monday, December 6, 2010

Ekahau Mobile Survey for Android Smartphones and Tablet Computers Puts Professional Wi-Fi Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting Tools in the Pockets of IT Administrators

RESTON, Virginia, December 7, 2010 - Ekahau Inc., the worldwide leader in high performance Wi-Fi-based Real
Time Location Systems (RTLS) (
www.ekahau.com/products/real-time-location-system/overview.html) and
innovative Wi-Fi network planning and optimization tools, today introduced
Ekahau Mobile Survey (www.ekahau.com/mobilesurvey), the first
enterprise-grade Wi-Fi toolkit designed specifically to operate on mobile
phones and tablets. This professional application - which is designed for
monitoring, analyzing and troubleshooting Wi-Fi networks - is now available
for Android-based smartphones and tablet computers.

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Ekahau Mobile Survey provides a powerful tool for analyzing Wi-Fi
networks in real-time via a smartphone or tablet computer, minimizing the
need for IT managers to carry separate devices. Ekahau Mobile Survey performs
active and passive tests to determine if a Wi-Fi network is functional and
meets the requirements for coverage and performance for different services,
such as VoIP, video, data and real-time location tracking. It measures
coverage, data rate, packet delay and packet loss to ensure that the network
can meet the performance needs for the various services running across it.
Additionally, Ekahau Mobile Survey can detect rogue access points.

When the user is not actively using Ekahau Mobile Survey, the application
continues monitoring the network in the background without impacting the
ability to use the mobile device for other tasks. If the user visits a
location where the network is not performing or doesn't otherwise meet the
service requirements, an alarm will sound to alert the user to the problem.
All errors are then logged for detailed analysis later.

"Ekahau Mobile Survey is like a Swiss army knife for Wi-Fi analysis that
makes it easier and more convenient for IT administrators to analyze and
monitor their WLAN networks," said Jussi Kiviniemi, senior product manager at
Ekahau. "By placing our industry-leading, enterprise-grade Wi-Fi analysis
technology inside an Android application, we're minimizing the need for
individuals to tote around dedicated Wi-Fi analyzer hardware. With Mobile
Survey, users can start analyzing network configuration or troubleshooting
immediately from their handsets or tablet computers, using an intuitive
touch-screen interface. And the application allows the mobile devices to
continue monitoring the network by transparently conducting periodic
connectivity tests, and proactively alerting users to errors."

Ekahau Mobile Survey also integrates with Ekahau Site Survey (ESS)
(www.ekahau.com/products/ekahau-site-survey/overview.html), the
leading laptop-based Wi-Fi design and deployment tool. When used together
with ESS, the infrastructure layout and configurations on the map can be
viewed directly on the smartphone or tablet. This map-view also shows the
status of nearby access points in real-time. Purchasing ESS is recommended
for professional users, but not required for using Ekahau Mobile Survey in a
stand-alone mode.

Ekahau Mobile Survey is available for $299 now from Ekahau and through
its distributors and resellers worldwide. For more information, contact
sales@ekahau.com or visit www.ekahau.com.

About Ekahau Inc.

Ekahau Inc. is the industry leader in providing Wi-Fi-based RTLS
solutions, as well as Wi-Fi planning and deployment tools. 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 RTLS solutions are being used in
more than 300 hospitals around the world, as well as by manufacturers,
mining/oil/gas companies, government agencies and the military. Ekahau's
Wi-Fi analysis products have more than 300,000 users. 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 www.ekahau.com.

(c) Copyright 2010, Ekahau, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

U.S. Media Contact: Juliet Travis, Rocket Science PR, for Ekahau, +1-415-464-8110 x 215, juliet(at)rocketscience.com, Annina Pierson, Marketing Director, Ekahau, +358-20-743-5910, annina.pierson(at)Ekahau.com

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