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WildPackets Intros WiFi RF Environments Analyzer
[April 28, 2006]

WildPackets Intros WiFi RF Environments Analyzer

TMCnet Contributing Editor
VoIP analysis technology provider WildPackets announced on Friday that it introduced the OmniSpectrum, a portable RF spectrum analyzer that runs in a standard Windows laptop PC and identifies the devices causing interference on a WiFi (News - Alert) network.

OmniSpectrum extends the existing capabilities of the OmniAnalysis Platform by making the 802.11 physical layer visible and intelligible, enabling network engineers to see which devices, WiFi and non-WiFi, are causing interference.

OmniSpectrum identifies 802.11 devices, others that are generating signals in the 802.11 frequency band, and those that are unauthorized or transient. The system also identifies the class of the interfering device, like a cordless phone, and the manufacturers and model numbers of the offending equipment. This facilitates problem identification and resolution.
OmniSpectrum, which includes a Windows application and a CardBus PC card is currently available for $3,995.
WildPackets introduced the version 4.0 of the OmniAnalysis Platform on Tuesday. The new version features fully integrated enhancements for Application Analysis, distributed Network Forensics Analysis and VoIP Expert Analysis.
The system supports industry-standard Apdex scores. The OmniAnalysis Platform v4.0 allows a single installation of WildPackets' technology to grow into a system that requires no additional training or new technology.
WildPackets' OmniAnalysis Platform is a distributed network analysis system for optimizing network services and maximizing uptime on enterprise networks. The platform uses analytical techniques, including network forensics and application performance indexing, to troubleshoot network problems.
The platform is comprised of an integrated set of hardware and software components that range from portable deployments to the analysis of distributed networks that serve a large number of users and deliver mission-critical services. The platform provides simultaneous, real-time network analysis on traffic from multiple network interfaces, including 10/100 Ethernet, 802.11 wireless, full-duplex Gigabit, and WAN.
WildPackets, Inc.
Johanne Torres is contributing editor for TMCnet and Internet Telephony magazine. To see more articles by Johanne Torres, please visit Johanne Torres' columnist page.

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