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"The most valuable features are the survey, spectrum analysis, and reporting."

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"The most valuable feature for us is management of the systems. We can easily access all features.""Cisco Wireless is mostly stable with a low downrate and the signal rate is good. It is also easy to use.""The initial setup was quite easy. We have a very good relationship with our integrator and our integrator has a good relationship with Cisco. The integrator that installs Cisco is quite knowledgeable about the technology. They are trained and have a good relationship with their tech. We cannot be experts in each domain and we have to be supported by an integrator.""You need to learn the technology but after that the setup is easy.""It helps with the visibility on our network.""Security is an important feature for my customers, and I am able to offer this to them with our Cisco products.""This increased mobility has helped our organization. We can talk to one another from different locations and stay in constant contact and with employees across the enterprise. Everyone has access to up-to-the-minute communications and all documents and applications on our network.""Wireless access has enabled users to be mobile and as a result, more productive."

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"The surveying features are in need of improvement, along with general usability."

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"Probably more in terms of how much power it's using. Right now it just seems like it doesn't have enough power. Maybe that is all indicated, but says exactly how much power it's using.""One of our customers complained about the ripple, that some of the data was incorrect. We opened a ticket and brought it to their attention that maybe some of the data was not correct. As of now, it has been two months since we opened the ticket and the issue still hasn't been resolved.""No product can be a ten out of ten and there are some security issues.""When you integrate a network access control with authentication with an ISE engine it's really complicated to put in place.""The configuration interface could be easier. They should make roaming easier and should fix it so that when you cross a building you can keep the signal.""The classic Cisco wireless interface is difficult for users to learn.""Improvements can be made to the telemetry. The licensing gets in the way here. It makes it impossible to record the different flows across the wireless network.""The new licensing has no added value and seems to be Cisco's effort to take advantage of customers."

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"This product is very expensive."

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"It's a bit expensive but it's professional and works properly.""Cisco WiFi 1572 is very expensive locally and our budget for this year is used.""I think that the solution is expensive because the customer has to pay for a full year, at a minimum, in up-front costs.""The cost model is expensive.""Cisco licensing is usually provided on a yearly basis rather than monthly. You can get a hardware SLA or hardware and software SLA for a period of years. Longer terms influence the level of support that you get when it comes to Cisco SLA.""Cost is one of the reasons why we are switching to Aruba. Aruba is significantly lower than Cisco in price. We do the licensing on a three-year basis. Cisco makes licensing very difficult.""The price of this product is reasonable.""This is an expensive product."

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Overview

AirMagnet Survey is a software-based site survey solution that allows IT and network professionals to plan and deploy wireless 802.11n/a/b/g/ac LAN for optimal performance, security and compliance. The tool provides users the ability to visualize RF coverage, collect real world performance data, and map interferers. The new Survey Mobile app allows for design and validation of lower end BYOD on Android phones and tablets.

With Cisco Wireless you will successfully plan, deploy, monitor, troubleshoot, and report on indoor and outdoor wireless networks - all from a centralized location.
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Houston Methodist Hospital, Love's Travel StopsAegean Motorway, Baylor Scott & White Health, Beachbody, Bellevue, Brunel University London, Bucks County Intermediate Unit , Chartwell School, Children's Hospital Colorado, Cisco Live Milan, City of Biel, City of Mississauga, Dundee Precious Metals, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, Erickson Living, Goldcorp, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Grupo Industrial Saltillo (GIS)
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Manufacturing Company6%
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Comms Service Provider17%
Computer Software Company10%
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AirMagnet Survey is ranked 2nd in Network Modeling with 2 reviews while Cisco Wireless is ranked 3rd in Wireless LAN with 26 reviews. AirMagnet Survey is rated 6.6, while Cisco Wireless is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of AirMagnet Survey writes "Good spectrum analysis and reporting features, but the antenna options could be improved and the price reduced". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Wireless writes "Has good durability, we can rely on this solution and it is easy to configure". AirMagnet Survey is most compared with Ekahau Site Survey, iBwave Wi-Fi, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Aruba Wireless and AirCheck, whereas Cisco Wireless is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Fortinet FortiWLM and Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess Stellar.

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