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New Fluke Wi-Fi sensor eases BYOD challenge and reduces installation costs by up to two-thirds

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Fluke Australia  announces the release of a new dedicated sensor for Wi-Fi networks that eliminates the need for Ethernet cabling.

The AirMagnet Enterprise SmartEdge Sensor Series 4 introduced by Fluke Networks helps reduce the cost by up to two-thirds in situations where cable installation is restricted from a time, cost or logistics perspective.

With its quick and easy installation, three internal radios and Wireless Connect feature, the SmartEdge Sensor Series 4 for AirMagnet Enterprise instantly extends Wi-Fi security and performance monitoring, providing immediate coverage in the face of explosive wireless LAN (WLAN) and the Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) growth.

With WLAN growth approaching $1-billion-per-quarter and the dramatic increase in BYOD, Wayne Allen, program manager, Fluke Networks explains that the areas in which organisations need Wi-Fi performance and monitoring coverage are increasing exponentially.

He adds that the SmartEdge Wi-Fi sensors provide a solution to help secure and monitor the network by eliminating roadblocks caused by Ethernet cabling.

At installations where Ethernet cable is already available or not cost restricted to install, the new SmartEdge sensor can leverage its internal radios (two 802.11n 3x3 MIMO 450 Mbps plus one for dedicated spectrum analysis) for 24x7 security monitoring, scanning and rogue detection, combined with client performance verification via AirMagnet Enterprise’s Automated Health Check (AHC) feature. AHC proactively tests and verifies WLAN network health from the end-user device all the way to the cloud and identifies issues before they impact the organisation.

The SmartEdge sensor has been completely redesigned with an unobtrusive enclosure, an integrated drop ceiling mount and recessed cable entry. The sensor also features increased memory capacity and support for 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet.

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