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Wilson Electronics Acquires Cell Signal Meter Leader SignalTeQ

SALT LAKE CITY – December 9, 2020 — Wilson Electronics, the industry leader in cellular signal amplifier technology, today announced the successful acquisition of SignalTeQ, creator of the CellLinQ Meter + App. The CellLinQ Meter + App helps professional installers save time and money when conducting cellular site surveys for commercial installations. This acquisition is a result of rapidly increasing demand for Wilson Electronics’ professionally installed products.

“Rapid, comprehensive and correct installations are crucial in guaranteeing our cellular signal amplifiers function properly and provide the full range of user benefits,” said Wilson Electronics’ CEO Bruce Lancaster. “We are confident that the addition of SignalTeQ’s CellLinQ Meter + App into the installation process will provide a more nuanced way for integrators to fine-tune their installations for rapid, dependable commercial installs and increased customer satisfaction.”

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Headquartered in Salt Lake City, SignalTeQ provides the most advanced commercial cellular site surveying tools on the market to aid integrators in the site walk and design of complex enterprise commercial solutions. SignalTeQ’s CellLinQ Meter + App is a comprehensive two-part system that communicates via a Bluetooth connection.

When the scan button is pressed, the meter lists all available cellular tower information within range of its antenna. Towers are located, geo-mapped and pinned based on carrier ID and location. In addition, the CellLinQ Meter + App provides an individual tower or list view of results and data logging of scans.

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The implementation of the CellLinQ Meter + App will reduce the complexity of commercial installs, saving time and money for professional integrators and improving quality for enterprise customers of all types including healthcare facilities, commercial real estate properties, manufacturing buildings and educational institutions, among others.

The system will also be used by OnTech by DISH, Wilson’s partner for installation of its residential weBoost Installed Home Complete cellular signal booster, and the Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association (CEDIA).

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NetAlly Announces Simplified Wi-Fi Multi-Floor Planning and other Improvements in AirMagnet® Survey PRO

Wireless network professionals will now be able to design Wi-Fi 6 networks for multi-floor environments quickly and easily.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Dec. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – NetAlly continues to prove their commitment to support AirMagnet customers by releasing version 10.1 of their Survey PRO software. This new release introduces multiple installation workflow improvements and enhanced support for active surveys while using an Intel Wi-Fi 6 radio, but most importantly it also makes it easier to design Wi-Fi 6 networks in a multi-floor environment by adding the “Advisor Tool” to the AirMagnet Multi-Floor Planner.

“This provides Wi-Fi network professionals using AirMagnet Survey PRO a fast, efficient way to design for multi-floor installations,” says Julio Petrovitch, NetAlly Product Manager. “The Advisor Tool allows you to specify multiple Wi-Fi 6 network requirements, and then automatically calculates the optimal placement of access points throughout an entire multi-floor building in a single step.”

Earlier this year, NetAlly announced AirMapper Site Survey on the AirCheck G2 and EtherScope nXG as the preferred data collection option for AirMagnet Survey PRO. These handheld instruments allow Wi-Fi network professionals to perform a site survey without the need to carry around a laptop, use dongles, or tethered devices.

“The first few AirMagnet Survey PRO releases from NetAlly focused on adding support for newer technologies like Wi-Fi 6, and improving the way site surveys are done by providing unmatched flexibility for data collection and analysis through the interoperability of AirMagnet Survey PRO, AirMapper, and Link-Live,” Petrovitch says. “For this release we focused on adding new functionality to our multi-floor Planner and improving user workflows – from making it easier to perform an active site survey with an Intel Wi-Fi 6 adapter, to making it faster to install and register the software.”

Rick Murphy, CWNE #10 and Curriculum Director for WiTS Wireless Training & Solutions agrees, “While version 10.0 was a major upgrade to AirMagnet Survey Pro, the upcoming v10.1 provides incremental improvements, including new adapters, new antenna patterns and smarter Advisor for Multi Floor Planner. In my tests, the Advisor Tool consistently provided good channel separation even under challenging requirements. It is great to see this continuing commitment for improving Survey Pro by the folks at NetAlly. Much appreciated!”

The new enhancements are also available on other AirMagnet products like Survey Express, Survey on Demand, and Planner. Coverage with NetAlly’s AllyCare™ comprehensive support program provides access to this latest version of the AirMagnet software.

For more information about NetAlly’s AirMagnet product line, please see https://www.netally.com/products/.

About NetAlly
The NetAlly® family of network test and analysis solutions has been helping network engineers and technicians better deploy, manage, and maintain today’s complex wired and wireless networks for decades. Since creating the industry’s first handheld network analyzer in 1993, NetAlly continues to set the standard for portable network analysis. With tools that include EtherScope™ nXGAirMagnet®LinkRunner®LinkSprinter®AirCheck™, and more. NetAlly simplifies the complexities of network testing, provides instant visibility for efficient problem resolution, and enables seamless collaboration between site personnel and remote experts. To learn more and see how NetAlly helps network professionals get their jobs done fast, visit https://netally.com.

Contact: Dan Klimke, NetAlly
Email: marketing@netally.com

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NetAlly Case Study: COVID Impacts Require Accurate Network Testing

PROBLEM:
With the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare systems around the world needed to rapidly expand capacity to effectively treat a large number of critical care patients. With this possible exponential growth in the numbers of patients needing treatment, this healthcare provider embarked on a plan to convert standard patient wards in their hospitals to ICU-level (intensive care unit) emergency overflow wards, which required reassigning data jacks to the critical care patient VLAN.

The problem was that they had no quick and accurate way to identify the port assignments. Manual methods, such as utilizing a cumbersome laptop, hand-writing the information (including the room, wall-plate, and jack numbers), and collating that data for the report to the network team was time-consuming and open to error. In the delivery of patient care, errors are simply unacceptable, and time of the essence.

SOLUTION:
Their biomed technician team turned to the NetAlly LinkSprinter® Pocket Network Tester and the secure Link-Live cloud service. Find out how this solution saved hours of time and ensured error-free changes.

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Click here for the full case study download.

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NetAlly® EtherScope® nXG Awarded Testing/Monitoring Product of the Year!

Network Computing 2020 reviews are out and they have voted NetAlly’s EtherScope nXG the Testing/Monitoring Product of the Year!

“NetAlly’s EtherScope nXG sets new standards for network analysis as it delivers a remarkably powerful set of diagnostics and troubleshooting features in a ruggedised handheld device. Ease of use is another key feature as it runs an Android based OS, so if you can use a smartphone
you’ll have no problems with the EtherScope nXG, making it ideal for network technicians and engineers alike.”

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NetAlly Announces New LinkRunner® Instrument for Cost-Effective Testing of Multi-Gig and 10Gig Ethernet

LinkRunner® 10G Advanced Ethernet Tester provides line-rate testing on copper and fiber networks to assure network managers and installers of infrastructure quality and capacity

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Sept. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The fast pace of product development at NetAlly continues with today’s announcement of two new network testing hardware platforms, the LinkRunner® 10G and EtherScope™ nXG CE (Controlled Edition). “This pace of innovative releases underscores our ability to focus on our core customers and quickly develop products that provide the visibility network professionals require,” said Mike Parrottino, NetAlly CEO.

The LinkRunner 10G is an advanced Ethernet tester, with complete diagnostics for both copper and fiber network links. A pre-programed AutoTest covers OSI layers 1-7 and enables any technician to more easily find problems on high-speed networks. Customers with AllyCare (NetAlly’s premium customer support service) also get access to LinkRunner 10G’s network discovery features, with the ability to discover what devices are on the network, where they are connected, and their connection path.

“With the growth of edge computing and Wi-Fi 6, bandwidth demands in the access layer continue to increase. This is driving significant growth in multi-gig (1, 2.5, 5 gigabit) and 10Gig switching,” Says company CTO, James Kahkoska. “Also, the growth of devices utilizing high-power PoE up to 90 watts is driving the need for tools that can prove the ability of the infrastructure to deliver the required power.”

As a complement to the company’s flagship network analyzer, the EtherScope™ nXG, LinkRunner 10G acts as a test peer for 10G performance testing. “As a kit, these two products provide the most cost-effective combination of wired and Wi-Fi testing on the market today, to validate overall network infrastructure capacity, service provider SLAs, and ensure QoS from end-to-end,” claims Dan Klimke, Director of Product Marketing.

The other platform launched today is a ‘controlled version’ of the EtherScope nXG. The EtherScope nXG CE has been designed for use in facilities where heightened security postures restrict the use of certain features, such as Wi-Fi and packet capture. The CE version gives administrators the ability to temporarily or permanently disable select features. The Controlled Edition is ideal for military and agency use, as well as for highly secure enterprises.

About NetAlly
The NetAlly® family of network test and analysis solutions have been helping network engineers and technicians better deploy, manage, and maintain today’s complex wired and wireless networks for decades. Since creating the industry’s first handheld network analyzer in 1993, NetAlly continues to set the standard for portable network analysis. With tools that include EtherScope™ nXG, AirMagnet®LinkRunner®LinkSprinter®AirCheck™, and more, NetAlly simplifies the complexities of network testing, provides instant visibility for efficient problem resolution, and enables seamless collaboration between site personnel and remote experts. To learn more and see how NetAlly helps network professionals get their jobs done fast, visit https://netally.com.

Contact: Dan Klimke, NetAlly
Email: marketing@netally.com

The Most Cost-Effective Wi-Fi Site Survey Solution


NetAlly Announcing AirMapper™ Site Survey for AirCheck™ G2 Wi-Fi Tester

Introducing the AirMapper Site Survey for AirCheck G2

Users of the AirCheck G2 can now quickly and easily gather location-based Wi-Fi measurements and create visual heat maps of key performance metrics in the Link-Live Cloud Service or AirMagnet Survey PRO. Simple to use, the AirMapper app is ideal for quick site surveys of new deployments, change validation, and troubleshooting.

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Visualize Your Wi-Fi Network … a new, smart affordable solution

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AirMapper Site Survey “Ecosystem” Launch

AirCheck G2 (version 5) is part of an announcement that also encompasses new software releases for EtherScope™ nXG (version 1.3), AirMagnet® Survey PRO (version 10), and the Link-Live Cloud Service. This interoperable ecosystem allows you to prescribe the best solution for your customers’ needs, from the now MOST cost-effective survey solution in the market, to a fully enabled collaboration platform for overall Wi-Fi network maintenance. Note: Current owners with AllyCare (formerly GoldSupport) will be able to upgrade to these latest product upgrades free of charge.

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weBoost’s New Commercial Fleet Connectivity Solutions are Now Here

With the Drive Reach OTR Fleet and Drive X OTR Fleet,* drivers enjoy the use of enhanced cell signal coverage throughout their vehicles; while fleet managers and dispatchers stay informed about the location of every van or truck throughout their organization in real time. With the versatile, modular design of their OTR Truck Edition antennas, the OTR versions of our popular Drive Reach Fleet and Drive X Fleet boosters configure to the mounting needs of almost any fleet vehicle; elevating up to 45” above any rooftop obstruction. If the nonstop operation of cell-based telematics tracking systems and staying in constant contact with drivers in remote rural locales and densely populated urban centers alike matter, contact your authorized weBoost sales rep today.
*Drive Reach OTR Fleet and Drive X OTR Fleet adhere to our new MAP policy for commercial fleet products.

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Why your bad cell signal isn’t necessarily the carrier’s fault – Troy Media

By Jeff Gudewicz on April 24, 2020

“If you find yourself cursing your cellular provider for the lack of cell signal, remember that it just might be the fault of your car or building’s construction materials or even that leafy tree to your right.

However, there is something the average consumer can do to reduce both 4G and 5G dead zones: install cellular signal boosters in their homes and vehicles. Cellular signal boosters from providers like Wilson Electronics and their consumer line, weBoost, capture existing outdoor signal, transmit it to the booster, and then amplify the cellular signal throughout indoor spaces so that dead zones are a thing of the past. For commercial businesses and buildings, there are cell signal amplifier solutions from Wilson Electronics’ commercial-grade brand, WilsonPro, that can improve cellular signal for entire office buildings, apartment buildings and other large spaces.”

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NetAlly Announces AirMagnet is Back with Software Updates

As part of our commitment to your AirMagnet customers, we are pleased to announce the release of multiple AirMagnet software updates on April 14, 2020:

Software Updates
- Survey PRO v9.3
- Survey Express v9.3
- Survey on Demand v9.3
- Survey Mobile v1.1.2
- Planner v9.3
- Spectrum XT v3.10
- WiFi Analyzer PRO v11.3.2

Not only will all the AirMagnet products be rebranded as part of this release, we will also introduce multiple product enhancements:

Survey PRO
- Wi-Fi 6 Survey Support
- iPerf 3 and Test Accessory Support
- Lots of new Antenna Patterns
- AP Name Support for More Vendors
- Extreme Networks
- Mist Networks
Spectrum XT
- Wi-Fi 6 Support

This will be a great time to follow up with your old AirMagnet customers whose AllyCare support contract expired or is about to expire. You should also take this opportunity to approach users that are not happy with other solutions on the market. To help with this effort, the NetAlly marketing and product management teams are providing the following:

- Rebranded customer-facing resources
- Partner enablement sessions
- Social Media and Email announcements
- Customer-facing “AirMagnet – What’s New” webinar

You will be able to find all the rebranded AirMagnet customer-facing resources on the Partner Portal in the ”Sales Tools” tab in the Playbook “AirMagnet Software Releases”.

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NetAlly Launches New AllyRewards Program

Today is the NetAlly launch of AllyRewards! AllyRewards is a great way for your customers to get even more value from their purchase of NetAlly products, and for YOU – our valued partner – to sell even more.

How does it work?

The program offer is simple: For a limited time (April 6th – September 30th, 2020), purchasers of a NetAlly AirCheck™ G2 Wi-Fi Tester or LinkRunner® G2 Smart Network Tester are eligible to receive a FREE* reward for each tester purchased. Your customers can choose from either a Test Accessory Pocket iPerf Server or LinkSprinter® Pocket Network Tester as their reward – either one helps them get more done! All they have to do is to claim their free reward after purchase via this link.

Benefits to Your Customers – Why they should care…

More than just a “free gift” (both more than $400 USD), the AllyRewards program gives your customers a valuable, useful add-on to their purchase that makes them and their team more productive.

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