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Motorola Unveils Suite of Wireless Network Design and Deployment Software

This week at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2008, Motorola unveiled the One Point Wireless Suite, a set of software offerings designed to make wireless network deployment, provisioning, and management more intuitive and user-friendly. The company also announced the upcoming release of its Wireless Manager 2.0, providing a unified management solution for Motorola wireless networks.

According to the announcement, the One Point Wireless Suite is intended to help move costly, time-consuming manual network design to more efficient, software-based plans. The company said the new solution will help provide optimal design, reduced deployment costs, and faster setup.

Components that make up the suite include:

  • Mesh Planner, providing the ability to design and measure mesh networks;
  • PTPLink Planner, intended to enhance the link planning process for better overall performance;
  • LANPlanner, providing software based WLAN planning, designed to reduce both cost and time investment requirements;
  • Wireless manager, designed to maximize deployment and provisioning of wireless networks through software-based management and troubleshooting; and
  • RF Management Suite, intended to give network administrators full control over the deployment, management, and security of their indoor wireless networks.

The company's Wireless Manager 2.0, slated for release in the first quarter of 2009, uses a mash-up interface to provide users a real-time, visual representation of their network. Network information--in the form of icons--is laid over satellite images, providing comprehensive information in a familiar environment. The solution also provides historical data to show administrators how a network has performed over time.

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