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"I don't consider the pricing to be a problem. It's not a cheap device, but it's a very capable device for the money. It's a good value.""If you're in the networking world, this product makes great sense very quickly, if you're going to use it more than a few times a week... If you are just looking at a handheld device unit for specific, wireless or wired testing and not much else, the cost may be a little more prohibitive than what you have in your budget.""The stuff is expensive. I really do wish the price would come down. I don't really call support. I haven't had a problem. But it's really expensive and every year I have to pay them a ton of money. I don't want to make up reasons to justify that cost, but I'm not using the support.""The cost is not cheap but it totally pays for itself because it can do so much.""For the average network shop, the cost is a bit high. In a lot of organizations, people don't share test devices between teams. Generally, you need a device for the network team and a device for the system team, the security team, etc. While the cost is a little on the high side, that is offset by the regular updates and continued improvements that NetAlly adds to the device. Those improvements continue to increase the perceived value of the device.""It's a pricey device, but I see value in it from a business perspective.""We paid for the additional maintenance on it (for an extra year) to get that extra coverage. This was the first time that we had this solution in-house, and it was pretty pricey. So, we wanted to make sure that anything went wrong, then we could get it repaired."

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Top Answer: One of the key measurements that we use out of the device is the channel utilization measurement, how much traffic is on the air in a given channel. That's the most valuable feature for us. The… more »
Top Answer: I don't consider the pricing to be a problem. It's not a cheap device, but it's a very capable device for the money. It's a good value.
Top Answer: The one thing that it doesn't do well, when it's doing airtime utilization measurements, is that it will classify things as non-802.11, and that isn't correct. What it could do better is make sure… more »
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EtherScope nXG, EtherScope, netAlly EtherScope
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Overview

Multi-technology, all-in-one handheld network tester that enables engineers and technicians to get more done faster, from deployment to maintenance and documentation of their ever-changing Wi-Fi and Ethernet access networks.

OptiView XG is the first network analysis tablet designed specifically for the network engineer. It combines critical functions necessary to automate root-cause analysis of both wired and wireless network performance issues – whether network or application related to reduce time for problem identification. OptiView XG supports repeatable, effective troubleshooting – whether pre- or post-deployment.

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XG is used in all industries. Example customers include: Republic National Distributing Company, Titelive, CitiGroup, Los Angeles Unified School District, Saudi German Hospital, DeKalb County Schools, Valdosta State University, The Everett Clinic, Bio-Reference, Miami-Dade Library, Mitel, Borsa Istanbul, Cimarex, Air National Guard Lowndes County, High Point City, Carrollton City Schools, Kern County, Pruitt Communications and Bosch Group.
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NetAlly EtherScope nXG is ranked 3rd in Network Troubleshooting with 8 reviews while OptiView XG is ranked 10th in Network Troubleshooting. NetAlly EtherScope nXG is rated 9.0, while OptiView XG is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of NetAlly EtherScope nXG writes "Does packet capture at line rate gig or 10 gig without dropping a packet". On the other hand, NetAlly EtherScope nXG is most compared with AirCheck, LinkRunner and OneTouch AT Network Assistant, whereas OptiView XG is most compared with AirCheck, OneTouch AT Network Assistant, NETSCOUT InfiniStreamNG, Wireshark and AirMagnet Survey.

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