Compare Ekahau Site Survey vs. iBwave Wi-Fi

Ekahau Site Survey is ranked 1st in Network Modeling with 2 reviews while iBwave Wi-Fi is ranked 3rd in Network Modeling with 5 reviews. Ekahau Site Survey is rated 9.6, while iBwave Wi-Fi is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Ekahau Site Survey writes "Easily troubleshoots problems stemming from interference". On the other hand, the top reviewer of iBwave Wi-Fi writes "High-quality heatmap generation helps with pre-sales and final deliverables". Ekahau Site Survey is most compared with AirMagnet Survey, iBwave Wi-Fi and Fortinet FortiPlanner, whereas iBwave Wi-Fi is most compared with Ekahau Site Survey, AirMagnet Survey and Fortinet FortiPlanner. See our Ekahau Site Survey vs. iBwave Wi-Fi report.
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The ability to perform dual-band spectrum analysis while conducting the standard WiFi site survey is a tremendous time saver.

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The 3D Coverage is a good feature that shows the signal propagation in three dimensions.The stability and feature set of the application are top notch and can't be matched.I find the high-quality Heatmap generation, multi-floor, and wire mapping features to be most valuable.It can speed up design.

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I find the power button hard to access with just one hand.

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I would like to be able to see two buildings at the same time so that you can create a campus view.It would do iBwave well to become more involved with their clients.Areas of improvement would include more functionality in the Mobile App, expanded reporting features, and some shortcut features.I am currently looking for an alternative due to my reluctance with the reliability of this product.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
This solution is not cheap. If you only need an occasional site survey, you are better off contracting a wireless engineering professional that has one.

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

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Over 12 years in the making, ESSTM maintains its reputation as the easiest to use, enterprise-grade Wi-Fi design and maintenance tool for Wi-Fi professionals. With crystal clear heat maps and easy-to-use reports, ESS makes it simple to optimize Wi-Fi.

ESS allows you to plan and create Wi-Fi networks according to your performance and capacity requirements—taking into consideration the increasing amount of wireless clients and applications such as VoIP, HD video streaming and web browsing.

iBwave has been the industry standard software for designing indoor wireless network for over 13 years. Used by hundreds of operators, OEMs, enterprises and system integrators around the world. The iBwave Wi-Fi Suite is a powerful Wi-Fi network design solution that gives you a significantly more productive way to design carrier-grade indoor Wi-Fi networks. Consisting of a mobile app, a powerful PC based software and 10GB of cloud connectivity to easily share and synchronize project information.

Key Features include:

  • Advanced 3D Predictive design
  • Advanced capacity planning
  • Calibrated prediction for extremely accurate prediction results
  • Ability to model incline surfaces
  • Comprehensive reporting
  • Cloud connectivity to easily share and access projects anytime
  • Free read-only project viewer for customers and project partners

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Sample Customers
Presidio, Planet Earth, RuckusARRIS
Top Industries
Comms Service Provider26%
Software R&D Company23%
Manufacturing Company13%
Comms Service Provider57%
Software R&D Company11%
Wireless Company4%
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