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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

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