AnalyzeAir software provides IT network professionals with the vision they need into the hidden world of RF, providing them with the ability to see the spectrum in a visible and intelligible format. AnalyzeAir software lets you see, monitor, analyze, and manage all the RF sources and wireless devices that influence your Wi-Fi network’s performance and security, even if those devices are unauthorized or transient.
AnalyzeAir software takes the cost and complexity out of spectrum analysis.
Unlike single-function RF analyzers or expensive tools that provide RF information without device identification and location, AnalyzeAir provides an easy to understand, fast-start solution allowing users to quickly resolve RF problems that prevent WLAN connectivity and impact performance.
Physical layer (RF) visibility
AnalyzeAir Wi-Fi Spectrum Analyzer provides clear visibility of the unlicensed 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequencies used by 802.11b/g and 802.11a WLANs. You do not have to be an RF engineer to quickly locate and solve problems on your wireless network. AnalyzeAir software wraps the tools RF experts use in an easy-to-use interface putting the power of automated RF analysis into your hands.
With AnalyzeAir software you have the ability to determine what could be causing connectivity problems on the network by identifying them by type and location. It helps you solve plaguing performance problems caused by interference by looking at the RF spectrum in real-time. When the interference occurs, you can quickly identify the offending devices and determine their physical locations.
Device listing and impact statistics
AnalyzeAir software interprets the RF energy in the spectrum or channel and lists the devices that are transmitting – associating real devices on the energy pulses. With AnalyzeAir software you know what the problem is immediately and can quickly identify it. To find out more information about a device, simple click on it. AnalyzeAir software’s user-friendly interface puts valuable information at your fingertips, so you can troubleshoot your network quickly. AnalyzeAir automatically identifies Bluetooth devices, cordless phones, microwave ovens, analog video cameras, and RF jammers.
AnalyzeAir software lists the devices using your RF spectrum and shows the impact of each device on your network. How much is a microwave oven affecting your network? Which channels is it degrading? AnalyzeAir Wi-Fi Spectrum Analyzer will show you.
Device Information and Action Plan
Quickly see extensive details regarding interfering devices affecting your wireless network.
Device information includes:
- Type of interferer with a description of the interference
- Power and severity of interference
- Examples of what type of devices this interferer could be
- Provides a course of action on how to eliminate or minimize the interferer effects on your wireless network.
Device Finder makes it easy to locate troublesome or unauthorized devices. Just click on the offending device and Device Finder will tell you its signal strength. As you move closer or farther away from the device, Device Finder’s signal strength will change. Using this dynamically changing signal, you can quickly narrow in on the offending device and determine its exact location.
Spectrum Captures & Graph Types
Save spectrum information for later analysis
Capture and save spectrum information for later analysis similar to protocol analyzers.
Technicians can record events in the field, save them to a file and take the results back to the central network operations center. Need to track your spectrum behavior? Use AnalyzeAir software to create a baseline and periodically log new events to track changes across your network.
View multiple charts & plots
You can create custom diagnostic view configurations, choosing from 10 available plots and charts. Each plot or chart may be customized to display only the specific data that you require. Available plots and charts include:
- Real Time FFT
- FFT Duty Cycle
- Swept Spectrogram
- Power vs. Freqruency
- Power vs. Time
- Active Devices
- Devices vs. Channel
- Devices vs. Time
- Channel Utilization
- Channel Utilization vs. Time
- Interference Power
- Signal-to-noise Ratio
Rewind and review previous spectrum activity for events that you may have missed and are not saved to a data file. Review the most recent 65 minutes of data and save the data to a file allowing the data to be shared with others or viewed later.
Do you have unauthorized wireless devices transmitting? Use AnalyzeAir software to track and label all types of unlicensed band transmissions to help you eliminate backdoors and quickly stop physical denial of service attacks.
AnalyzeAir software leverages your existing OptiView INA or laptop (with an available Cardbus slot) so you do not have to carry additional devices. Its small size and weight allow you to carry it all the time, and data capture is limited only by the amount of storage space on your OptiView INA or laptop.
You can troubleshoot wireless problems faster since AnalyzeAir software can always be with you. You no longer have to track down a spectrum analyzer and an RF engineer to interpret the data.
OptiView Integrated Network Analyzer’s available cardbus slot allows you to easily run AnalyzeAir software in real-time. Now you can increase OptiView analyzer‘s power to provide you with real-time spectrum analysis in addition to it’s wired-side network analysis and monitoring capabilities to give you complete network vision in one power-packed portable tool.
In addition to AnalyzeAir, you can equip your OptiView analyzer with the optional Wireless Network Analyzer, letting you analyze your airwaves like you analyze your wires. See your WLAN networks, including the results of seven layer protocol analysis, active discovery, SNMP device analysis, RMON2 traffic analysis and physical layer testing.
The Wireless option extends OptiView's capabilities; monitoring all 802.11a/b/g channels to capture and decode data packets, identify rejected association requests and pinpoint access-point conflicts.
Device and Security Alerts
AnalyzeAir provides color coded flags to identify interfering devices that are impacting your network or possible security risks. Easily customize AnalyzeAir's alerts and their levels to fit your needs.
Quickly determine which channels contain 802.11 network devices, the number of interfering devices on those channels and the channel's current max power in dBm. With this information, you can quickly determine which of your channels are being impacted by interference.