Wireless Network Spectrum Analysis and Site Surveys
Wireless networks are a great way to extend mobile users and devices. The normal business wireless network is very busy...and only getting busier. And since these networks are quite reliable, owners rarely take a close look at what's really going on in and around them. Why worry as long as the network is "working", and IT says it's secure. Wouldn't you really like to know if your wireless network is really working to its fullest capacity and how "secure" it is, or how far your wireless network extends into public areas like parking lots, neighboring suites, residential areas? Ever consider what the liability is if your business data were breeched?
Medical Imaging Technologies can conduct site and spectrum analysis surveys for your facility. Pre-deployment surveys will help identify existing noise and provide necessary information to plan your wireless network layout, or help with any new wireless equipment being installed. This is a critical test to perform when introducing mission-critical devices such as Wireless DR panels, patient monitoring devices, etc. Post-deployment surveys will identify existing trouble areas using real-time data. A thorough site survey is necessary to ensure your ever changing wireless network performance and coverage meet the expected requirements.
Below is from a "Signal Level" report where a survey was performed. There are many different tests that we can done, the most thorough includes 3 levels: Passive, Active, and Spectrum Analysis. Wireless analysis reports include:
- Signal Level
- Signal to Noise Ratio
- Signal to Interference Ratio
- Wireless Access Point tracing and coverage area
- Expected/Actual Physical Layer Rate (speed)
- Channel Bandwidth being used
- Actual Round-trip-Time of data packets
- Wireless Access Point hopping layout
- Spectrum Analysis Survey at critical positions within facility
- Wireless reach outside the facility (how far your data gets broadcast)
"The growing ubiquity of wireless devices combined with the advent of mobility applications requires businesses to be diligent in managing inference throughout their wireless network deployments. The many wireless technologies and commonplace electric devices already in use impede wireless performance. RF interference can be a major inhibitor to wireless performance, creating security vulnerabilities and wireless network instability."