iBwave Wi-Fi Review

High-quality heatmap generation helps with pre-sales and final deliverables


What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case for iBwave is for high-quality heatmap generation. We use these high-quality maps and the database functions for both pre-sales and final deliverables.

How has it helped my organization?

Before iBwave, we used a number of tools to collect and report RF data, and also Visio to create some of the visuals. iBwave replaced most/all of the other programs needed.

What is most valuable?

I find the high-quality heatmap generation, multi-floor, and wire mapping features to be most valuable. We have also started using the mobile app and it is proving to save us time.

What needs improvement?

Areas of improvement would include more functionality in the mobile app, expanded reporting features, and some shortcut features.

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It has proven to be stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I am very impressed with the scalability of this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer support is very good. Fast and effective.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We did use AirMagnet as our standard but have switched based on iBwave's ease of use and extended toolset.

How was the initial setup?

This initial setup is straightforward. We have seen database location issues during upgrades.

What about the implementation team?

Our deployment was in-house. The skill level in our company is high.

What was our ROI?

We find the yearly ROI is found in a single project with a size of >1000 APs (Access points).

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I advise others to treat the cost as you would any tooling cost and use the monthly option as needed.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did evaluate AirMagnet and Ekahau.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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