When considering installing a new wireless infrastructure for the first time, it is crucial that a professional wireless site survey is conducted, as this ensures that the customer’s data, video and communicative needs are met for current and future business needs. Amagasia uses the latest industry tools, methodology and techniques to map out the wireless radio frequency coverage of the area. The following details are included in the survey to ensure that a detailed and complete breakdown of the equipment / hardware are recommended for the client’s needs.
A carefully documented Wireless site survey will include the following:
- Detection, measure and recording of the presence of RF Interference that could degrade the performance of a wireless network.
- Calculate the WiFi supported data rates that can be expected throughout the premises.
- Access point locations
- Wireless bridge locations
- Antenna’s and other wireless equipment.
- Co-location of WiFi access points with channel selection and reuse.
- Information such as; antenna selection, orientation and polarisation.
- Look for signs of, reflection, refraction, multipath, hidden nodes, dead spots etc.
- Detailed information on the data gathered from the survey
- Photographs the location of all wireless equipment.
- Maps of the WiFi RF coverage.
- Details of RF interference.
- WiFi Equipment list.
Wireless surveys display and record information from all the key areas of a wireless network including received signal strengths, access point locations, RF interference and noise levels. The reported information enables optimisation of ‘access point’ channels choices of antenna’s, AP transmit power levels and locations creating a more effective wireless network.
Unique software and techniques work in any environment, supporting all WiFi (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac) networks.
If required a wireless network prediction is performed in mapping out RF coverage of offices, saving the cost of initial wireless network viability analysis.
Spectrum Analysis / RF Interference
A full spectrum analysis will include detection, measure and recording of the presence of RF Interference that could degrade the performance of a wireless network. Interference such as microwaves, PIR sensors, Bluetooth and legacy wireless devices can have a profound impact on a wireless network.
- RF Interference
- Measurement of SNR
- RF power peaks
- WiFi Channel interference
- WiFi Channel Overlap