Fluke, Cisco team on Wi-Fi planning for SMBs

Fluke Networks has teamed with Cisco to offer a professional-grade planning and deployment platform for 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi networks.

Fluke Networks has teamed with Cisco to jointly offer its customers the AirMagnet Planner for Cisco Small Business platform. The Wi-Fi planning platform is designed to help Cisco small business resellers meet challenges associated with deploying and planning an 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless network.

"Fluke Networks AirMagnet Planner is the de facto solution for wireless network planning and we’re excited to join forces with another market leader to offer our solution to SMB customers,” comments Chia-Chee Kuan, vice president of the Fluke Networks WLAN business unit. “Wireless is a critical business application not only for the enterprise, but also for SMBs. Ensuring these networks perform at the highest levels possible requires accurate planning and deployment."

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According to the companies, AirMagnet Planner offers predictive modeling to determine the ideal quantity, placement and configuration of Cisco Access Points (APs) for optimal security, performance and compliance. The platform can take into account the wireless properties of more than 10 Cisco Small Business access points and wireless routers, including the newly released WAP121 and WAP321, to accurately design the Cisco Small Business network for maximized coverage and performance.

The platform is also designed to help organizations better address emerging performance challenges associated with the Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) phenomenon.

“Our customers face many of the same issues as enterprise deployments when rolling out a new, or migrating an existing, wireless network. This includes the significant increase in mobile device usage at work and the use of bandwidth-intensive applications,” asserts Scott Young, president of Houston-based PennComp LLC, a Cisco Small Business Partner. “Fluke Networks’ AirMagnet Planner for Cisco Small Business enables our customers to use a professional, enterprise-class solution specifically tailored to the Cisco Small Business environment."

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