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WIFI Coverage Study
A WiFi heatmap is a visual representation of the wireless signal coverage and strength. Wi-Fi heatmaps are generally overlaid on top of a building or facility floor plan to help give network owners a clear idea of where problem areas are located in relation to the collected survey data and access point locations.
Companies increasingly rely on WiFi to connect people, devices, and equipment around the world, whether it’s mobile phones, medical equipment, manufacturing sensors, or the Internet of Things (IoT), among others. Nowadays, business WiFi networks are an important part of most organizations’ daily business operations. One of the main drivers of Wi-Fi adoption has been its ability to streamline existing business processes or services while enabling a much more flexible environment through the mobile experience. People are no longer tied to their desks to do business. In many industries, Wi-Fi is critical systems need, essential for customer satisfaction and employee expectations. These notions could be taken into account to justify this need:
Having a strong WiFi connection is great, but at the same time, a good WiFi coverage study is a cause for concern, especially in industries and businesses that have a high level of security system connected to WiFi. These security systems include video surveillance, drone systems, access control systems, integrated security systems, radio transmitters, satellites, time and attendance systems, and more. The WLAN must always be connected for everything to work smoothly. In addition, problems occur when the WiFi connection cannot reach these devices, is blank, and does not work at all. All of the above tools and devices are data-oriented and these technologies require a powerful WiFi system that can work effectively by sending data to the owner. In this way, the owner is thoroughly informed of everything that is happening in and around the office space. All of this is done to promote a safer working environment. However, it requires a lot of WiFi coverage study and the location can be well protected with higher performance.
Why do you need a wifi coverage study?
The Internet of Things is transforming how people interact with these technologies – and the way it sees connectivity. Now, our connectivity needs surpass simply connecting gadgets to access points. Smart gadgets need to be able to connect with each other, and this requires a strong and consistent WiFi connection at all times.
Using a wifi coverage study properly design the coverage of your WiFi network enables your business to effortlessly scale as your operations change and grow.
Larger buildings understandably contain more materials, and each of these materials like brick, concrete, metal, and more – can interfere with RF signals in a variety of ways. Our highly skilled and experienced team can map out and factor each of these materials and their interference into your wireless coverage. And coverage studies help to ensure that your network functions reliably.
With the rise of BYOD culture (bring your own devices) more employees can bring multiple devices to the workplace every day. So, companies need to have a WiFi site survey performed to factor in these devices along with those used in your office to ensure that your network can support them all.
If your premises have large outdoor areas, an outdoor coverage study can assist you in determining the best, most cost-effective way to cover the entire space. Outdoor spaces can pose a range of challenges for WiFi coverage, and other networks can also interfere with your own. Our professional wireless coverage study services will ensure that your outdoor coverage and operates perfectly without interference or downtime.
Wi-Fi coverage study using Acrylic Wi-Fi heatmaps
The Wi-Fi coverage study is performed using Acrylic WiFi Heatmaps software. Acrylic WiFi Heat map software can design, optimize, and maintain Wi-Fi networks of any size. This software verifies performance and includes capacity, planning, and analysis. The software modelling study for wireless LAN network was performed to qualify the positions of wireless access points. The wireless LAN coverage design process using Acrylic Wi-Fi Heatmaps site survey software is as follows:
The Acrylic Wi-Fi Heat maps site survey software allows to import of layouts in the PDF
Import the blueprint of the architectural plan of each layout one by one.
Calibrate the layouts to the correct scale for proper measurements.
Create the structural walls and partition walls using materials and thickness as per the architectural plan.
Enter the Wireless Access Point Radio Frequency parameters to plot the Wi-Fi coverage map.
Place the access points for optimum coverage
Run the software and check the Heatmap.
Repeat the simulation placing the AP'sto minimum quantities to different locations to achieve optimum coverage.
Run the software to get the Wi-Fi coverage report (Heatmaps).
Our technical team uses Acrylic Suite software for Wi-Fi coverage study services. Acrylic wifi heatmaps are an important tool for organizations to understand the performance of their WiFi networks, both indoors and outdoors. This site surveying tool is designed for providing wireless network coverage mapping and RF spectrum analysis. Using Acrylic Wi-Fi Heatmaps, we get Wi-Fi infrastructure measurements to analyze actual Wireless network coverage and performance. We use the collected data to identify, quantify and diagnose all found issues and limitations affecting wireless communication under current working configurations. From the discovered results, organizations can optimize their wifi networks for better performance and improved user experience. Acrylic Suite makes WiFi analysis, site survey & troubleshooting easier and generates reports, contact us today