Greenlee recently announced the addition of GigaCheck to the AirScout line of wireless analyzers. Controlled via a smartphone app, GigaCheck tests WiFi coverage as seen from the residential gateway, and tests wired Ethernet connection upload and download speeds up to 1 Gbit/sec in real time.
Oleg Fishel, director of product line management for Greenlee Communications, said, “Today’s customer demands dependable, high-speed services and expects their service provider will deliver the speed they pay for. AirScout GigaCheck gives technicians the tools needed to quickly and easily validate connection speeds on both wireless and Ethernet networks.”
AirScout GigaCheck measures signal-to-noise ratio, PHY rate, and transmit/receive success rates on wireless networks using the Ookla Speedtest. Upload/download and ping tests are performed on both Ethernet and WiFi for real-time speed testing.
The AirScout unit connects to the wireless router with a single click, and is controlled via a smartphone app. According to Greenlee, the app’s simple connection and intuitive user interface make it easy for technicians to verify customers are receiving the connection speeds they pay for and expect. Technicians define pass/fail thresholds based upon their service level agreement. Through the app, technicians can generate and save reports.