“We are no longer flying blind. My goal was to have a system that enabled us to take proactive steps to improve Wi-Fi performance and resolve issues before people complained. 7signal delivered on its promises and our team is now equipped to support more applications and more devices as we move forward.”
7signal is The Wi-Fi Performance Company
7signal’s mission is to improve the Wi-Fi experience for end users everywhere. We help our customers achieve peak Wi-Fi performance and WLAN service assurance in support of initiatives that help their business grow, increase operational efficiency and elevate productivity. While there are plenty of network performance solutions for wired networks, there are no Wi-Fi performance management solutions on the market that provide Wi-Fi analytics and insights, like 7signal’s solution.
The Time is Now
Wireless collaboration and communication is now ubiquitous. Organizations depend on it to quickly and easily access information anywhere, anytime to help customers and coworkers get work done. It’s no longer good enough to simply have Wi-Fi. In this Age of Connectedness, Wi-Fi is a strategic infrastructure asset that has to work well, all the time.
7signal was founded by WLAN and RF engineers in Finland who worked for Nokia and were tasked with improving cellular networks for carriers. While improving the reliability and stability of the hardware that makes up the cellular network’s infrastructure was of paramount importance, it was not enough to overcome the most common customer issues and complaints, which were lack of coverage, poor voice quality and dropped calls.
Born out of the public’s need for dependable wireless service that provided a productive, high quality user experience, the concept of continuous end-user experience testing was established as the best way to improve the network. 7signal’s founders recognized that wireless networks inside organizations suffered from similar end-user experience performance issues and wanted to help. They created the 7signal Wi-Fi Performance Management System to manage, optimize and assure Wi-Fi networks for organizations that were growing increasingly dependent on the need for reliable, high performance Wi-Fi to increase productivity and decrease costs.
The Wi-Fi Performance Cycle
7signal created a methodology for Wi-Fi performance testing which it uses today to improve networks. It begins with sophisticated sensors that measure over 600 different aspects of the WLAN environment. These key performance indicators are analyzed by the system’s software before generating a Wi-Fi network optimization plan. Once the plan is executed, the system verifies performance results with continuous end-user experience testing. This ongoing process verifies the health of the Wi-Fi network and assures workers that the network can provide the level of service required for maximum productivity.
As a permanent system you put in place, it keeps close watch through continuous testing and alerts administrators when there are any changes to the environment that may potentially impact the user’s Wi-Fi experience. These alerts offer a proactive way to manage Wi-Fi, which is now a mission critical asset in many organizations.
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“I am very positive about these guys [7signal]. They know WiFi inside out, are vendor neutral and have a hands-on, pragmatic approach.”
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