Ekahau Introduces Industry's Fastest Automated Wi-Fi Network Planning ToolBy Ekahau Inc., PRNE
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Ekahau Site Survey 5.0 Provides Optimal Wireless Network Layout Based on User Requirements
RESTON, Virginia, May 5, 2010 - Ekahau Inc. (www.ekahau.com/), the worldwide high
performance leader of Wi-Fi-based Real Time Location Systems
(RTLS), today announced that it has enhanced its industry-leading, Wi-Fi
(WLAN) site survey and planning tool, Ekahau Site Survey, with automated
network planning capabilities. Ekahau Site Survey 5.0 introduces
Auto-Planner, which assists users in designing a corporate Wi-Fi network by
suggesting optimal access point locations and channel assignments.
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"Ekahau Site Survey is widely considered the quickest and
easiest Wi-Fi site survey and planning tool on the market. The addition of
Auto-Planner continues our mission of providing simple-to-use,
enterprise-grade tools for Wi-Fi administrators," said Jussi Kiviniemi,
senior product manager at Ekahau. "An earlier version of the Ekahau Site
Survey enabled users to cut on-site survey time in half with the introduction
of Hybrid Site Survey technology. This latest release of the tool makes the
solution even more efficient. With Auto-Planner, we're able to reduce
off-site network design time to one-tenth of the time it typically would
take. Ekahau Site Survey 5.0 enables users to indicate where Wi-Fi coverage
is needed, select the application - such as voice over Wi-Fi - that will be
running over the network, and let the Auto-Planner optimize network
The Auto-Planner in Ekahau Site Survey 5.0 delivers a 3-D
network plan, enabling users to visualize the optimal placement of wireless
access points in multi-floor environments. This unique capability allows
users to maximize network coverage while minimizing the interference and
number of Wi-Fi access points needed in a multi-floor building. In addition,
the Auto-Planner will optimize networks design for different applications,
such as voice over Wi-Fi, location tracking or high-speed data.
Ekahau Site Survey 5.0 also brings more flexibility and
granularity to the network planning and site surveys by supporting CAD and
vector-based floor plans. Other improvements include performance
enhancements, and additional antennas and access points from various Wi-Fi
manufacturers. Ekahau Site Survey provides a comprehensive list of Wi-Fi
equipment to choose from, including 400 WLAN antennas.
Ekahau Site Survey has been used by more than 10,000 customers
worldwide to optimize their enterprise Wi-Fi networks. These customers vary
from professional services groups of the world's largest companies to IT
administrators at small companies.
Ekahau Site Survey 5.0 will be available in June 2010.
Introductory pre-order pricing is available from certified Ekahau channel
partners globally. For more information about Ekahau Site Survey, please
visit at www.ekahau.com/ess.
About Ekahau Inc.
Ekahau Inc. is the industry leader in providing Wi-Fi-based
RTLS solutions. Ekahau's RTLS technology is routinely recognized for its
superior performance in customer benchmarking and competitive evaluations of
Wi-Fi-based location tracking 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 150
hospitals around the world, as well as by manufacturers, mining/oil/gas
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 offices in Saratoga, Calif.; Reston, Va.;
Helsinki, Finland; and Hong Kong, China. For more information about Ekahau,
please visit at 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
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