Ekahau Addresses Next-Generation Wi-Fi Capacity Issues with New Solution - Version 9.0 of Ekahau Wi-Fi planner simplifies the design of robust Wi-Fi networks
July 06, 2017
RESTON, Va.,В July 6, 2017В /PRNewswire/ —-В Ekahau, the
global leader in Enterprise Wi-Fi network design solutions, today announced the
release of Ekahau Site Survey (ESS) and 3D Planner version 9.0. ESS is the
first-ever easy-to-use Wi-Fi network capacity and coverage planning solution.
ESS 9.0 further allows system integrators and Wi-Fi network owners to design and
maintain robust Wi-Fi networks that do not fail under ever-increasing business
applications and corporate network traffic.
As Wi-Fi has become the de-facto last-mile transport for mission-critical
workloads such as IoT, cloud, cellular offloading, and Wi-Fi calling, the
demands on Wi-Fi networks continue to accelerate. The Ekahau ESS and 3D Planner
9.0 helps network engineers tackle Wi-Fi issues by streamlining Wi-Fi design,
troubleshooting and optimization.
«ESS v9.0 is not only a critical tool for network engineers, it is now a
must-have for all business network owners and operators. With Wi-Fi being
utilized for mission-critical applications in industries including healthcare,
retail and manufacturing, network downtime is not an option. The value ESS 9.0
brings to these network owners and operators is ensuring peak Wi-Fi network
performance that helps to positively impact organizational productivity and in
turn the bottom line," said inTechnology Distribution CEOВ Mark Winter.
Ekahau's ESS version 9.0 enables Wi-Fi network designing to be time-efficient
and user-friendly. It provides a set of powerful new features such as support
for dual-5GHz access points, disabling of unnecessary 2.4GHz radios that degrade
performance, airtime utilization heatmaps and 3D modeling, including
floor-to-floor signal prediction and antenna uptilt/downtilt.
Ekahau's solution calculates the optimal number and placement of access
points and provides the most advantageous AP configuration. In addition,
heatmaps of the expected coverage and capacity are shown in gradient colors,
guiding the user to design for desired signal strength and network
«Based on our interactions with thousands of customers, we've identified
three critical things that network owners and operators as well as network
engineers need from a Wi-Fi design solution: a super-powerful feature set, ease
of use, and to get from zero to a completed network design as quickly as
possible. Combining these three has been Ekahau's goal since 2002, and our
current number one market position is a proof that we are on the right track.
Simply put, we work overtime developing our technology, so that the network
engineers can deliver better Wi-Fi in less time," said Ekahau Senior Vice
PresidentВ Jussi Kiviniemi.
Ekahau Site Survey and 3D Planner version 9.0 runs on Windows laptops/tablets
as well as MacOS devices (beta).
As a complete solution for wireless professionals managing a Wi-Fi network,
Ekahau Site Survey and 3D Planner solution includes network planning,
troubleshooting, site surveying, analysis, optimization and reporting
capabilities. Software ships with a dedicated Wi-Fi measurement hardware to
maximize field work and accurate measurement results.
Ekahau Site Survey and 3D Planner 9.0 is available today. Please visit our
website www.ekahau.com to learn
more about us.