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Directeur Supports et Formation at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 06 2017

What is most valuable?

* Planning. * "What-if" scenarios. * Spectrum analyzer integration allows reviewing measurements on the survey paths. * iPerf integration allows conducting a throughput continuous test along the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Planning design allows us to provide faster quotes to the customer. We take a safety margin but in the end, we are very close to the quote and we save time and travel. The SpecAn and the throughput… more»

What needs improvement?

I wish we could have an "offline" version of Ekahau in order to give the customer some kind of interactive report where he could find all the measured values. What I mean is that today, we can only… more»

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

Choose the PRO + Spectrum version. The Basic version doesn't have the planning features.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We previously used AirMagnet some years ago. We changed because of the slowness of the software.

What other advice do I have?

It's a great product; regular updates make it dynamic and bring us new possibilities.
Christy Miller, CEO At Bcl, BI Csi Rcdd
Consultant
Consultant at a consultancy with 1-10 employees
Apr 06 2017

What is most valuable?

Importing DWG files that identify the types of walls, doors, glass, and other structural materials is valuable. The other useful tool is the ability to enter the exact model number of an access point… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We can do a predictive survey in half the time it used to take, now that we can import CAD files and identify wall types.

What needs improvement?

* Being able to import BIM files

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

This product is priced aggressively compared to other products; well worth the investment.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did not previously use a different solution.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing this product, we also evaluated AirMagnet.
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Consultant
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Apr 06 2017

What is most valuable?

* Importing DXF/DWG floor plans * Autoplanner * Customizable report templates

How has it helped my organization?

Importing more than 200 floor plans of 50 buildings has been easily accomplished because layers could be deselected before importing. The Autoplanner feature gave us the opportunity to sketch a… more»

What needs improvement?

* Batch reporting for large projects with many project files

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

If in doubt, buy the Professional Edition to have all features activated (e.g., 3D planning). Have NIC-300 USB stick (multiple NICs recommended for several measurements in parallel) as well… more»

What other advice do I have?

From my experience, Ekauhau has always been very interested in improving their software by listening to users' demands and requirements. From my point of view, they successfully ease the complex… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing this product, we also evaluated AirMagnet and NetPlanner.
Claudio Rosa
Real User
System Engineer at a mining and metals company with 10,001+ employees
Apr 05 2017

What is most valuable?

When you have a new site to plan, with ESS you can easily create a good plan to begin to understand the solution and the challenges. This way, you can create a Bill of Materials to buy what will work… more»

How has it helped my organization?

With ESS, we were able to understand what will be necessary to create a plan to support the company headquarters building with more than 2000 people in a high-density environment.

What needs improvement?

Today, ESS doesn't support mixed outdoor-indoor environments. We have port and railroad environments that can't be created and exported to the WiFi management solution because ESS can´t support it. In… more»

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

This is a professional solution that can be very useful for planning and troubleshooting, but it is not cheap. It can make sense when you are a WiFi Engineering Company or you have médium-large WiFi… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We previously we worked on a project with AirMagnet Survey. This tool was provided by the company that was supporting us on the project.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing this product, we did not evaluate other options.
Consultant
Ingeniero de sistemas at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Apr 05 2017

What do you think of Ekahau Site Survey?

What is most valuable?

Planning a WiFi network: You can estimate the number of APs you need without error. It works fine! It is perfect for knowing the problems of a WiFi network. You can see the radio state.

How has it helped my organization?

With this tool, you can plan the WiFi network without error.

What needs improvement?

This tool needs too many of the resources (RAM) of your PC.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used it for five years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

We have not encountered any deployment issues.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have not encountered any stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have not encountered any scalability issues.

How

Consultant
Sr. Wireless Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 05 2017

What do you think of Ekahau Site Survey?

What is most valuable?

Import Autocad layers into Ekahau

How has it helped my organization?

The speed, accuracy, and reliability has improved the way my organization functions.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used it for two years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

We have not encountered any deployment issues.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have not encountered any stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have not encountered any scalability issues.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service: Customer service is good. Technical Support: Technical support is good.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We have replaced all…
Vendor
WLAN & Route/Switch Network Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 31 2017

What is most valuable?

Recent upgrades allows opacity view on the heat maps, allowing the floor plan to have better visibility. What I like is that Ekahau regularly takes the advice of real users and categorizes these point and adds them in product version… more»

What needs improvement?

One area would be to allow several files to be opened and the ability to close only one of the files. At present, if you have several files open, you must close the entire program to close the one file. A workaround is to open a new… more»

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

Site survey software is not inexpensive. But it is vital for the WLAN professional. Call Ekahau and get a trial version and if pricing is an issue, ask them what they can do.

What other advice do I have?

Just a customer service story: I needed an AP listed for a predictive model that was not listed in ESS. I sent a request to have this one added to ESS and within three hours, the response came back with the file I needed to copy and paste… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have used trial versions of all leading site survey software. All have a bit of a learning curve. (AirMagnet, Tamosoft, iBwave).

What is Ekahau Site Survey?

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.

Ekahau Site Survey customers

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