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RF automation comparison

A Data-Driven Comparison of Cisco and Aruba’s RF Automation – Part 2

by Veli-Pekka Ketonen

In part 1 of our blog on RF automation, we began to compare Cisco and Aruba’s RF automation features using 7signal’s system of Sapphire Eyes and Mobile Eyes for Wi-Fi performance Management. We looked at power levels and channel balance. Today, we are going to continue our comparison by taking a closer look at channel stability, Read More

RF Automation showdown

A Data-Driven Comparison of Cisco and Aruba’s RF Automation – Part 1

by Veli-Pekka Ketonen

Wi-Fi RF automation is a hot topic. Not because it’s new (it’s not) but because there are strong believers and non-believers. The discussion lacks facts and measurement data, which we will cover in this 2-part blog. 7signal worked in cooperation with Avans University of Applied Science to characterize 802.11ac Wi-Fi performance and behavior in their environment. Read More

Tame the Wi-Fi beast

WLAN Performance Optimization: Learn to Tame that Wi-Fi Beast!

by Marko Pirinen

As you may already know, your Wi-Fi environment is like a living creature. It changes all the time as different devices move in and around the environment. Performance one hour ago can be completely different than it is right now. It is not enough to take a snapshot from a single location and then mark Read More

Marvin at CiscoLive

Attendees Wow’ed by Mobile Eye at CiscoLive 2016

by Eric Camulli

The team is back from CiscoLive and wow, what a tremendous event. We launched Mobile Eye, our new app for measuring the Wi-Fi performance of mobile devices. The new product is in strong response to our customers who asked for visibility into the performance of their constituents’ smartphones and tablets, whether corporate owned and managed, or Read More

Wi-Fi monitoring

Access Points Fall Short On Wi-Fi Monitoring

by Jeff Reedy

Enterprise WLAN vendors have long had the ability to turn access points (APs) into Wi-Fi monitoring sensors, and recent announcements by the major vendors have renewed interest into whether this makes “sense” (no pun intended). Certainly as Wi-Fi transitions from a nice-to-have to a must-have infrastructure asset, WLAN vendors see the market need to create Read More

retail wi-fi better customer experience

Retail Wi-Fi with No Strategy, a Waste of Time and Money

by Eric Camulli

To complete my weekend Honey-Do list, I generally have to visit a variety of local retail establishments. Amazon.com is typically my go-to retailer. However, some items I need right now. Other items require a little hands-on interaction in order to make the right selection.  Retail is challenged right now. Brick and mortar stores are expensive to Read More

high density Wi-Fi at indoor arenas

Solving High Density Wi-Fi Issues Takes Teamwork

by Eric Camulli

Network engineers across all industries call 7signal when they need help monitoring and measuring the Wi-Fi experience in support of initiatives that improve efficiency, effectiveness and overall customer satisfaction. With a seating capacity of over 20,000 this challenge is none more true than at indoor arenas where enhancing the fan experience with high performance, high Read More

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