iBwave Wi-Fi Overview

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What is iBwave Wi-Fi?

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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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.

Pros and Cons

  • "I find the high-quality Heatmap generation, multi-floor, and wire mapping features to be most valuable."
  • "Areas of improvement would include more functionality in the Mobile App, expanded reporting features, and some shortcut features."
Real User
The most valuable features are being able to model venues closely to the real world

What is our primary use case?

Its primary use is building WiFi/DAS designs for customers.  Creating 3D modeling to better run propagation analysis.

How has it helped my organization?

iBwave has improved the efficiency of bidding on WiFi and DAS projects. The only tool for DAS/WiFi.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are being able to model venues closely to the real world. This helps when running propagation studies to see how signals will work in a real-world environment. Less guessing. 

What needs improvement?

More features to speed up the design process Macros for part IDs Hotkeys for more commands and parts It's still a slow process to model venues and even rename components.
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Project Engineer at a construction company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
An unstable product that lacks speed

What is most valuable?

It can speed up design of a Wi-Fi network.

What needs improvement?

It could be improved by improving the speed of the product. 

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It crashes often, and is not quite stable. 

How is customer service and technical support?

Yes, I used tech support. 

How was the initial setup?

I implemented the product. It was straightforward.

What other advice do I have?

I am currently looking for an alternative due to my reluctance with the reliability of this product.
Assistenza tecnica at a media company
Full functionality was available for testing.

What other advice do I have?

iBwave were the only ones that gave me a fully functional demo (30 days). That's why I decided to buy iBwave WiFi; the only ones to give me a fully functional demo to test all the features.
Senior RF Engineer at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
The new UI has a better layout.

What other advice do I have?

Keep going in the same direction!! Really good teamwork.
Senior DAS Engineer at a comms service provider with 1-10 employees
Provides AutoCAD import and 3D representation.

What other advice do I have?

Although the interface is user friendly, it's better to get well trained to use the solution in order to benefit from its detailed feature set.
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