Walnut Creek, Calif. – April 30, 2013 – WildPackets, Inc., a leading provider of network and application performance analysis solutions, today announced the release of Omni Distributed Analysis Platform 7.5. Omni Distributed Analysis Platform 7.5 is the only commercially available wireless network analysis solution to operate on the most current 802.11 standard (802.11ac), maximizing high-speed WLAN uptime and quickly identifying the root cause of WLAN problems.
802.11ac is the first WLAN specification to break the gigabit barrier, putting wireless networking speeds on par with those of wired networks. These higher speeds create problems for traditional wireless analysis techniques that use consumer-grade USB WLAN adapters.
To address this challenge, Omni Distributed Analysis Platform 7.5 adds support for capturing wireless 802.11ac data directly from supported access points. WildPackets is working with a broad group of WLAN equipment vendors, including Aerohive, Ruckus and Ubiquiti, to ensure that WLAN traffic can be reliably captured for detailed analysis. Omni Distributed Analysis Platform 7.5 is the only commercially available solution to fully support the wireless analysis demands of 802.11ac in this way.
"802.11ac is the most complex wireless standard to date, so the need for a solution that can monitor, analyze and troubleshoot equipment and networks is imperative," said Tim McCreery, President and CEO of WildPackets. "Our new product ensures that problems like incompatibilities with legacy WLAN technology, oversubscription, and poorly configured devices can quickly and effectively be addressed."
Omni Distributed Analysis Platform 7.5 addresses all WLAN troubleshooting needs, from initial chipset design and OEM QA testing, to field service for equipment vendors and end user troubleshooting. WLAN equipment vendors can now perform internal quality assurance testing to ensure they are offering the highest quality products to their enterprise customers.
In addition to 802.11ac support, Omni Distributed Analysis Platform 7.5 provides enterprises detailed information on WLAN roaming, voice over Wi-Fi (VoFi), and application performance over wireless networks, reducing problem identification from days to hours or even minutes.
WildPackets develops hardware and software solutions that drive network performance, enabling organizations of all sizes to analyze, troubleshoot, optimize, and secure their wired and wireless networks. WildPackets products are sold in over 60 countries and deployed in all industrial sectors. Customers include Boeing, Chrysler, Motorola, Nationwide, and over 80 percent of the Fortune 1000. WildPackets is a Cisco Technical Development Partner (CTDP). For more information, visit www.wildpackets.com.