Network Planning Software provides optimal Wi-Fi layouts.

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Ekahau Site Survey v5.0 features Auto-Planner, which delivers 3D network plan, enabling users to visualize optimal placement of wireless access points in multifloor environments. This feature also optimizes network design for different applications, such as voice over Wi-Fi, location tracking, or high-speed data. Supporting CAD and vector-based floor plans, program also provides comprehensive list of Wi-Fi equipment to choose from, including 400 WLAN antennas.

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Ekahau Introduces Industry's Fastest Automated Wi-Fi Network Planning Tool

Ekahau Site Survey 5.0 Provides Optimal Wireless Network Layout Based on User Requirements

RESTON, Virginia - Ekahau Inc. (, the worldwide high performance leader of Wi-Fi-based Real Time Location Systems ( (RTLS), today announced that it has enhanced its industry-leading, Wi-Fi (WLAN) site survey and planning tool, Ekahau Site Survey, with automated network planning capabilities. Ekahau Site Survey 5.0 introduces Auto-Planner, which assists users in designing a corporate Wi-Fi network by suggesting optimal access point locations and channel assignments.

"Ekahau Site Survey is widely considered the quickest and easiest Wi-Fi site survey and planning tool on the market. The addition of Auto-Planner continues our mission of providing simple-to-use, enterprise-grade tools for Wi-Fi administrators," said Jussi Kiviniemi, senior product manager at Ekahau. "An earlier version of the Ekahau Site Survey enabled users to cut on-site survey time in half with the introduction of Hybrid Site Survey technology. This latest release of the tool makes the solution even more efficient. With Auto-Planner, we're able to reduce off-site network design time to one-tenth of the time it typically would take. Ekahau Site Survey 5.0 enables users to indicate where Wi-Fi coverage is needed, select the application - such as voice over Wi-Fi - that will be running over the network, and let the Auto-Planner optimize network configuration."

The Auto-Planner in Ekahau Site Survey 5.0 delivers a 3-D network plan, enabling users to visualize the optimal placement of wireless access points in multi-floor environments. This unique capability allows users to maximize network coverage while minimizing the interference and number of Wi-Fi access points needed in a multi-floor building. In addition, the Auto-Planner will optimize networks design for different applications, such as voice over Wi-Fi, location tracking or high-speed data.

Ekahau Site Survey 5.0 also brings more flexibility and granularity to the network planning and site surveys by supporting CAD and vector-based floor plans. Other improvements include performance enhancements, and additional antennas and access points from various Wi-Fi manufacturers. Ekahau Site Survey provides a comprehensive list of Wi-Fi equipment to choose from, including 400 WLAN antennas.

Ekahau Site Survey has been used by more than 10,000 customers worldwide to optimize their enterprise Wi-Fi networks. These customers vary from professional services groups of the world's largest companies to IT administrators at small companies.

Ekahau Site Survey 5.0 will be available in June 2010. Introductory pre-order pricing is available from certified Ekahau channel partners globally. For more information about Ekahau Site Survey, please visit at

About Ekahau Inc.

Ekahau Inc. is the industry leader in providing Wi-Fi-based RTLS solutions. Ekahau's RTLS technology is routinely recognized for its superior performance in customer benchmarking and competitive evaluations of Wi-Fi-based location tracking solutions. Ekahau's customers, including several Fortune 500 companies worldwide, are realizing the benefits of Wi-Fi based location services and innovative Wi-Fi network planning and optimization tools. Ekahau's solutions are being used in more than 150 hospitals around the world, as well as by manufacturers, mining/oil/gas companies, government agencies and the military. Ekahau partners include wireless software developers, leading system integrators and international OEM partners, who develop and market wireless enterprise applications. Ekahau is a U.S. based corporation, with offices in Saratoga, Calif.; Reston, Va.; Helsinki, Finland; and Hong Kong, China. For more information about Ekahau, please visit at

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