Ekahau addresses next-generation Wi-Fi capacity issues

Ekahau, a provider of enterprise Wi-Fi network design solutions, has released Ekahau Site Survey (ESS) and 3D Planner version 9.0. ESS is the first-ever easy-to-use Wi-Fi network capacity and coverage planning solution, the company said.

ESS 9.0 further allows system integrators and Wi-Fi network owners to design and maintain robust Wi-Fi networks that do not fail under ever-increasing business applications and corporate network traffic.

As Wi-Fi has become the de-facto last-mile transport for mission-critical workloads such as IoT, cloud, cellular offloading, and Wi-Fi calling, the demands on Wi-Fi networks continue to accelerate. The Ekahau ESS and 3D Planner 9.0 helps network engineers tackle Wi-Fi issues by streamlining Wi-Fi design, troubleshooting and optimization.

Ekahau´s ESS version 9.0 enables Wi-Fi network designing to be time-efficient and user-friendly. It provides a set of powerful new features such as support for dual-5GHz access points, disabling of unnecessary 2.4GHz radios that degrade performance, airtime utilization heatmaps and 3D modeling, including floor-to-floor signal prediction and antenna uptilt/downtilt.

Ekahau provides Wi-Fi network design tools, from WLAN network planning to site surveys and troubleshooting. A pioneer in Wi-Fi tools, Ekahau made the first enterprise-grade site survey tool.