Wireless Site Assessment
Site surveys ensure a successful and efficient wireless network deployment. NETSCOUT’ Wireless Site Assessment service helps organizations looking to deploy WLAN and those currently using wireless technologies to assess the environment for optimal wireless network design, management and potential security concerns.
NETSCOUT’ site assessment service uses automated software and industry best practices to locate and map authorized and unauthorized wireless access points, review any corporate access point deployment, analyze the environment for interference and design and plan a WLAN network.NETSCOUT will deliver the following:
What will NETSCOUT do onsite?
Gather requirements—an initial planning session will be held to review preliminary design requirements, confirm your objectives and goals for assessment. We will also identify and confirm the in-scope and out-of-scope areas for design, in-scope areas that have AP mounting restrictions and review floor plans to bring attention to any potential trouble areas
What does the site assessment include?
What are NETSCOUT’ site assessment offerings?
Benefits of Wireless Site Assessments
RF signals are very unpredictable. If an access point is placed in an open environment without obstacles, the signals usually maintain an omni-directional pattern. However, when obstacles and walls are introduced, the RF signals are disrupted and access point coverage varies based on location.Site surveys determine signal coverage, throughput requirements, interfering sources, dead spots, potential roaming behavior, etc. and helps determine:
Without site surveys it is difficult to determine the capital investment needed to deploy the wireless network in a timely and cost efficient manner.
It is important not to generalize every wireless deployment in terms of requirements. For example, in an office environment where file and print services and Internet access are the primary needs, a few dead spots may be tolerable. But in a healthcare environment where medical personnel require unrestricted wireless access to patient information this is unacceptable. Without site surveys it would be virtually impossible to determine if the technical requirements of the business can be supported.
Cost of a Wireless Site Assessment
The Wireless Site Assessment is a custom engagement. Contact your local NETSCOUT’ representative by calling (408-585-6400, Option #1 or send an email for scoping and pricing information.Download Wireless Site Assessment Flyer