MetaGeek Announces Chanalyzer Pro Spectrum Analysis Software for Wi- Spy, Adds Device Classification, Device Finder and Automated Reports

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MetaGeek's new software companion to Wi-Spy, Chanalyzer Pro, includes sought-after features including device classification, device finder and automated reports. Available June 30, 2010, Chanalyzer Pro will be compatible with Wi-Spy 2.4x and the dual-band Wi-Spy DBx.

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MetaGeek, developer of wireless network diagnostic tools, announced today the upcoming release of Chanalyzer Pro software for the Wi-Spy line of spectrum analyzers. With this in hand, the software points users in the direction of interference-causing devices and it will even identify what types of devices are transmitting problematic RF activity in the vicinity. Also added is new Wi-Fi report generation that gives network administrators a detailed snapshot of the current interference situation–useful in both pre- deployment WLAN planning and post-deployment RF spectrum management.

With increased demand for streaming media like Voice over Wi-Fi, businesses need steady and reliable wireless connections to meet productivity requirements. The list of wireless electronics that wreak havoc on Wi-Fi is bottomless and ever-growing. With Chanalyzer Pro, IT professionals can plan a WLAN to support new technology and avoid throughput problems caused by interference. If a business' wireless network is experiencing such issues, Chanalyzer Pro's device finder feature tracks down the culprit quickly. The software logs each wireless network and interfering device for every channel, generating a comprehensive report allowing administrators to make educated and informed network decisions.

"We listened closely to the Wi-Spy community and spent time with WLAN pros in the field", says Ryan Woodings, Chief Geek at MetaGeek. “We then rolled up our sleeves and got to work implementing the feedback we gathered into these new features to make Chanalyzer Pro into what our customers need and want–a professional-grade Wi-Fi spectrum analyzer without the "professional" clunkiness, frustrating user interface or steep learning curve."

Chanalyzer Pro will be available as an upgrade ($499) from Chanalyzer 3.4 for current Wi-Spy 2.4x, DBx owners or can be purchased as part of a bundle with Wi-Spy DBx ($999). It will include three new features on top of the features of Chanalyzer 3.4:

  • Device classification: identifies devices that are transmitting in the band.
  • Device finder: enables the user to track down a transmitting device by graphing the relative distance from the target device. This is further aided by MetaGeek's new purpose-built Directional Antenna ($99).
  • Automated reports: generates powerful reports by combining Wi-Fi and RF spectrum data including an outline of known wireless devices with images of their RF activity, the signal-to-noise-ratio of Wi-Fi access points and the duty cycle of each channel.

Available June 30, 2010.

Based in Boise, Idaho MetaGeek develops troubleshooting tools for wireless network administrators including the award-winning line of Wi-Spy spectrum analyzers. More information is available at http://www.MetaGeek.net.

Contact: Mark Jensen
E-mail: mark(at)metageek(dot)net
Phone: (208) 639-3140

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