Ekahau Introduces the Next Generation of Ekahau Site Survey™ 6.0 for IEEE 802.11ac Wi-Fi Network Planning and Optimization

Ekahau Site Survey ESS™ 6.0 provides advanced Wi-Fi tools for planning, analyzing, and measuring 802.11ac network performance

Mar 28, 2013, 09:00 ET from Ekahau Inc.

RESTON, Virginia, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Ekahau Inc., the leader in Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) and innovative Wi-Fi planning and deployment tools, announced today the new Ekahau Site Survey™ version 6.0 (ESS[TM]) with support for 802.11ac devices. ESS[TM] is the leading Wi-Fi design and deployment software tool that enables streamlined Wi-Fi network planning, site surveys, and administration.

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The emerging next generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard will bring a number of improvements resulting in increased data rates and capacity. Taking full advantage of the new features requires an understanding of 802.11ac technology and also makes  network planning and analyzing more challenging. ESS[TM] 6.0 offers both manual and automatic network planning with automated AP placement and channel optimization to minimize interference, channel overlap, and to ensure adequate coverage. In addition, by selecting the AP type, users automatically receive information on the device's 802.11ac capabilities, within the ESS™ software tool.

The ESS™ 6.0 software models the key 802.11ac parameters and allows estimation of network capacity for a set of user-configurable client devices and their applications. ESS™ 6.0 enables Wi-Fi administrators to estimate how network capacity differs, for example, between first and second generation 802.11ac devices.

"The goal of doing a network analysis is to understand network capacity--whether it can support and perform up to required standards with the increasing volume of wireless clients resulting from the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) trend", said Mikko Lauronen, Product Manager, Ekahau Wi-Fi Tools. "The ESS™ capacity analysis feature allows users to accurately estimate the capacity of the planned network with a different set of client devices and traffic patterns," Lauronen continues.

Live Wi-Fi network analysis, a key feature provided by ESS[TM], allows measurement and verification of the 802.11ac APs' capabilities including the number of supported spatial streams, channel bandwidth and other important parameters. ESS[TM] allows customers to enjoy the full benefits of improved network performance resulting from 802.11ac adoption.

Ekahau Site Survey™ 6.0 is now available from the Ekahau Webshop (Americas) and Ekahau resellers and distributors. For more information, visit: http://www.ekahau.com/ess.

About Ekahau Inc.  

Ekahau Inc. is the performance leader in providing Wi-Fi-based Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) and Wi-Fi Planning and Deployment tools. We provide Wi-Fi-based Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS). Ekahau RTLS with Ekahau Vision™ software and Wi-Fi-based smart tags give staff and managers unprecedented visibility into the location, condition and status of assets, people and workflows. Thousands of Fortune 500 companies, hospitals and other facilities rely on Ekahau's patented technology to reveal business intelligence that drives decision-making. Ekahau partners include leading wireless software developers, systems integrators and WLAN providers. Learn more about Business Intelligence Through Location at: http://www.ekahau.com or on the Ekahau Blog, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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