The Sapphire Eye module is a state-of-the-art Wi-Fi sensor developed and patented by 7SIGNAL. Sapphire Eye is uniquely designed to measure wireless network connectivity and the quality of the end-user experience on Wi-Fi networks.
The 802.11ac Wave 2 Sapphire Eye 2200 utilizes 8 MIMO Yagi gain antennas (four at 2.4GHz and four at 5GHz). The antennas provide signal amplification and enable connecting to 4 to 6 access points at -65dBm or better. This ensures accurate active measurements from a single location.
Sapphire Eye from 7SIGNAL are self-contained, compact units utilizing Power over Ethernet (PoE) and execute active testing, cyclic end-user synthetic test traffic (Layers 1-7), perform a comprehensive passive analysis (Layers 1-2) as well as 2.4GHz and 5GHz spectrum analysis. The tests are defined in a custom automated test profile which can include communication with premises and cloud servers.
Wi-Fi data is analyzed within the Eye and the results are stored in the cloud. Here are just a few of the key performance indicators that can be measured and tracked around the clock.
Sapphire Eye is typically ceiling mounted. Each Eye utilizes a Qualcomm-Atheros QCA9984 radio and low noise RF amplification technologies to enable active tests and maximize the range of operation.
On the 2200, beam steering provides amplification in the target direction and suppresses interference from other directions. This enables Eyes to make accurate active measurements from a single location. The use of client end beam steering technology essentially creates virtual test points in each beam direction.
For the most detailed Wi-Fi performance analysis, use 7SIGNAL’s Analyzer interface. You can view a quick introductory video below.