Finally, Meraki is adding a trio of Wi-Fi diagnostic tools: a site survey and coverage testing tool called Heatmapper; Mobile Wi-Fi Stumbler, an Android application that can run on a Wi-Fi equipped smartphone to scan and locate nearby access points (Meraki previously offered this as a laptop application); and Client Insight, which tracks a set of metrics for client Wi-Fi performance over time, creating a centralized store of information for network administrators. Client Insight uses a Meraki agent on a Windows PC or Mac.
All three work with all standard Wi-Fi products.
The new tools are part of the current refresh of the server-based Meraki controller software. They will be rolled out over the current calendar quarter, as enterprise customers decide when they want to upgrade their deployed Meraki access points.
John Cox covers wireless networking and mobile computing for Network World.
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