Printer Friendly

WildPackets Announces OmniSpectrum v3.0, a Portable 802.11 Spectrum Analysis Solution for Everyone; Shows the Causes and Effects of WLAN Interference.

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- WildPackets Inc., innovators in advanced network analysis, today announced a significant upgrade to OmniSpectrum, a mobile spectrum analysis solution. OmniSpectrum enables IT engineers to measure RF interference jeopardizing WLAN performance and to identify and locate the sources of that interference. RF interference remains a hidden threat to most enterprise WLANs, creating network congestion and causing network connections to drop suddenly. Without spectrum analysis, IT organizations have no way of measuring interference or identifying the sources of interference, which can be as various as cordless phones and microwave ovens. The OmniSpectrum solution, which runs on a standard Windows laptop, provides advanced spectrum analysis in a low-cost, portable form factor that's ideal for busy network administrators and IT service technicians.

Identifying and quantifying interference is key

OmniSpectrum v3.0 introduces more new graphical displays about channel usage, noise, and interference that augment the charts and graphical plots in earlier OmniSpectrum releases. Administrators can see at a glance which channels are over-utilized, and by what devices, whether the interference sources are 802.11 or non-802.11 devices. Detailed information on what is causing the interferences in each channel is just a mouse-over away. OmniSpectrum also presents unequivocal, real-time data relating the signal strength for each AP to the interference and noise for each 802.11 channel. Taking advantage of OmniSpectrum's new alert features, administrators can quickly identify troublesome interference sources that threaten network performance or security.

OmniSpectrum v3.0 includes significant UI enhancements that make it easier than ever for users to customize the dashboard, to navigate among screens, to access detailed data, and to perform useful actions with a single click. Based on patented spectrum intelligence technology from Cognio, Inc., OmniSpectrum provides the best first line of defense in diagnosing 802.11 problems, and complements WildPackets' wireless network analysis products.

OmniSpectrum, which includes a Windows application and a CardBus PC card, costs $3,995. OmniSpectrum v3.0 will be commercially available within the next 30 days. To request a demo or place an order, please call (925) 937-3200.

About WildPackets, Inc.

Since 1990, WildPackets has been developing innovative, high-quality, easy-to-use and valuable solutions to maintain the health and integrity of critical data-in-motion. From the desktop to the datacenter, wired to wireless, distributed and local, WildPackets products enable IT organizations to monitor, troubleshoot, and secure their network systems. Sold in over 60 countries through a broad network of channel and strategic partners, WildPackets products are deployed in all industrial sectors, including 80% of the Fortune 1000. For further information, please visit www.wildpackets.com.

All trademarks are property of their respective holders.

Web Release: http://www.wildpackets.com/corporate/news/06-08-14
COPYRIGHT 2006 Business Wire
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2006, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.

 Reader Opinion

Title:

Comment:



 

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Business Wire
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Aug 14, 2006
Words:441
Previous Article:Majestic Realty Foundation Links Excess Inventory with Non-Profits; Latest Partnership Provides Curtains for Area Homeless Shelters.
Next Article:MUSICIANS INSTITUTE Launches Non-Profit, Scholarship-Based Organization - THE MUSICIANS FOUNDATION.
Topics:


Related Articles
NIST RESEARCHERS LEAD DEVELOPMENT OF STANDARDS FOR WIRELESS PERSONAL AREA NETWORKS.
Time to say "bye-bye" to WiFi? Faster competition comes faster than expected.
AirMagnet First to Integrate Spectrum Analysis to Dramatically Improve Accuracy of Wireless Site Surveys; New AirMagnet Survey 3.0 and Spectrum...
WildPackets Announces OmniSpectrum, a Portable Solution for Analyzing and Troubleshooting Wi-Fi RF Environments; Identifies Interference from...
RF Interference is a Major Unrecognized Threat for Wi-Fi Networks.
Cisco and Cognio Team up to Improve the WiFi Physical Layer for Better Performance and Security.
Cisco Tackles Enterprise Radio Frequency Challenges.
Planex Communications Selects Bandspeed's AirMaestro(TM) Technology.
Centrino, 802.11n, Vista Support Added to WildPackets' OmniAnalysis Platform.
Cognio and Cisco Expand RF Interference Detection Capabilities for Wireless Networks.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2014 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters