VisiWave Site Survey
The following items are included in this package:
- VisiWave Site Survey Application
This software application runs on a Windows laptop computer and is responsible for both collecting the survey information in the field and creating reports that clearly document the results of the survey and the state of your wireless environment.
- Support and Maintenance
Each VisiWave license includes free support for the lifetime of the product. Support includes email and call-back technical support along with free access to maintenance releases (release where only the third number in the version number changes).
- Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10
The data collection application requires a laptop PC running Microsoft Windows version Vista/7/8/8.1/10 that is portable enough to be carried while performing a site survey. Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10 provides support for many wireless network adapters.
- Portable Document File (PDF) viewer such as Acrobat or FoxIt Reader
Viewing the user's guide requires a PDF viewer application such as Adobe's Acrobat Reader or FoxIt Software's FoxIt Reader. Also, site survey reports generated in the PDF format require a viewer to be viewed. You can optionally generate reports in HTML format which do not require this viewer. To download Adobe Acrobat Reader, visit Adobe's Web site at: http://www.adobe.com/. To download FoxIt Reader, go to http://www.foxitsoftware.com/.
- Supported Wireless Adapter
A supported external USB or integrated wireless network adapter is required. A free utility called VisiWave CheckAdapter is available for download. This utility tests your wireless adapter to see if it is supported.
View a partial list of support adapters. In some cases, the latest drivers from the adapter manufacturer may be required.
- Supported Floor Plan Image
You will need a "top view" or "bird's eye view" of the survey area. This image can be in GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, or Windows BMP format. If you currently have a CAD drawing of your area, most CAD programs can export a floor plan view in JPEG format. Or, you can scan in a paper-version of your floor plan. Or, you can take a digital picture of a floor plan sign, such as a building directory or the fire-escape map found on the back of hotel room doors. In the worst case, you can create a rough drawing by hand of the walls of the area being surveyed. If you are surveying an outside area, you can use screen captures of any of the many online mapping services or scanned in images of printed maps.
- Wi-Spy Spectrum Analyzer
This USB device is required in order to collect spectrum (interference) data using VisiWave.
- Utility Cart
A utility cart of some type works very well for carrying your laptop while conducting an indoor site survey. Placing the laptop on the cart allows you to easily click on the screen and gets rid of the burden of having to carry the laptop.