IMMI technology has multiple applications -- not only in the area of WiFi diagnostic tools but also running as an embedded process in any device that includes an 802.11 chipset (e.g. client station or access point) to provide real-time monitoring of channel performance with the possibility of dynamically switching to the channel with the best throughput performance
Redmond, WA (PRWEB) July 15, 2009
Nuts About Nets, LLC, an innovator and leading provider of WiFi diagnostic tools, recently filed for patent protection for its revolutionary Indirect Measurement of Microwave Interference (IMMI) technology, which will further advance its product lines of PC-based tools used for troubleshooting wireless networks. This unique technology enables off-the-shelf, 802.11 devices to be used as RF analyzers for quantifying the throughput performance of 802.11 channels. The result is a more accurate predictor of each 802.11 channel's performance in the current RF environment and in the presence of other wireless devices whose transmissions could interfere with the performance of an 802.11 wireless network.
Nuts About Nets, LLC also announced that this technology has been deployed in its latest product line, the WifiEagle 802.11 channel analyzer series. WifiEagle sees the RF world through the eyes of an 802.11 device, hence the diagnostic information it provides more closely mirrors the performance one would expect from 802.11 client adapters actually in use at a particular site. Also, since the technology relies on inexpensive, off-the-shelf 802.11 devices then the cost to the end user is a fraction of that usually associated with RF spectrum analyzers that rely on proprietary hardware devices.
When installing an 802.11 wireless network or troubleshooting one that performs poorly, it is important to select a channel that is not subject to RF interference from other devices. With wireless systems, it is difficult to predict the propagation of radio waves and to detect the presence of interfering signals without the use of test equipment. RF spectrum analyzers are typically used as the tool of choice when it comes to detecting and identifying sources of interference and for providing information that allows optimal configuration of a WiFi network. But since they are not themselves 802.11 devices, spectrum analyzers cannot predict how each WiFi channel will be affected by different patterns of RF interference, nor can they quantify the expected improvement (or decline) in throughput performance when reconfiguring an access point to use a different 802.11 channel.
"IMMI technology has multiple applications -- not only in the area of WiFi diagnostic tools but also running as an embedded process in any device that includes an 802.11 chipset (e.g. client station or access point) to provide real-time monitoring of channel performance with the possibility of dynamically switching to the channel with the best throughput performance," stated Steve Leytus, President of Nuts About Nets, LLC. "Ultimately, when it comes to 802.11 networks the bottom line is performance, as measured by throughput (i.e. bytes / sec). IMMI technology provides greater value because it uses an actual 802.11 device to detect interference and predict and quantify the throughput performance of each 802.11 channel and, it is inexpensive--by virtue of the fact that it uses off-the-shelf 802.11 hardware."
From its inception, IMMI technology was designed to be deployed in Nuts About Nets' latest product line--WifiEagle. WifiEagle employs IMMI technology paired with 802.11 hardware to perform data acquisition, so the results truly reflect how RF interference in the local environment will affect 802.11 channels, which is not possible using an RF spectrum analyzer. IMMI technology and WifiEagle are the only solution on the market today that allows both experts and non-experts to quantify and predict throughput performance of each 802.11 channel. This makes it easier to troubleshoot and fix problems and allows users to make better-informed decisions on how best to configure their wireless network for optimal throughput performance. IMMI technology and WifiEagle represent a true breakthrough in the area of WiFi diagnostics--not only because they predict throughput performance, but also from a cost standpoint.
IMMI technology and WifiEagle offer a variety of features including the following:
- Support for both 2.4x and 5x GHz ISM bands
- Compliant with IEEE 802.11 standards
- Simple and easy-to-use graphical UI with multiple diagnostic views and charts
- Data recording and playback
- PDF report generation
- Low-cost - uses off-the-shelf 802.11 wireless devices, compared with expensive, proprietary wireless analyzers
Currently there are two products included in the WifiEagle line of channel analyzers--WifiEagle 2.4x & 5.x GHz Dual-Band Channel Analyzer, and WifiEagle 2.4x GHz Single-Band Channel Analyzer. Their MSRP are $349.95 USD and $249.95 USD, respectively.
Nuts About Nets, LLC
Nuts About Nets, LLC is a leading innovator of low-cost, WiFi diagnostic tools used for installing, optimizing and troubleshooting 802.11 (Wi-Fi) wireless networks. The company continually strives to develop new and easy-to-use tools that professionals and non-professionals alike apply in the real world to gain optimal performance from their wireless networks. Large organizations, small companies, WiFi-installers and individuals worldwide rely on Nuts About Nets' products and solutions for solving wireless problems associated with RF interference. From the introduction of the Sleuth and Invisible Waves series of RF spectrum analyzers to the unique AirHORN series of channel / signal generators, and now the recent addition of IMMI technology and WifiEagle channel analyzers, Nuts About Nets has demonstrated a track record of creative solutions for helping solve interference-related wireless problems.
For more information about IMMI technology and WifiEagle, contact Nuts About Nets, LLC, 2855 152nd Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052, (425) 881-6506 or Michele D'Amour at Capacity Group, (425) 761-3033.
Web Site: http://www.NutsAboutNets.com
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