Sapphire Eye Module

#1 in the World for Wireless Network Monitoring

802.11ac Wave 2 Wi-Fi Performance Sensor

Sapphire Eye™ is a state-of-the-art Wi-Fi hardware sensor developed and patented by 7SIGNAL. Sapphire Eye, a module within the 7SIGNAL platform, is uniquely designed to help network and wireless engineers find and fix Wi-Fi issues from anywhere.



Sapphire Eye 2200

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 monitor up to 6 access points at -65dBm or better. This ensures accurate active measurements from a single location.

Sapphire Eye is self-contained, silent and compact.  The module utilizes Power over Ethernet (PoE) while executing active testing for end-user synthetic traffic (Layers 1-7), performs a comprehensive passive analysis (Layers 1-2) and performs a 24/7 spectrum analysis on 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands.

Wi-Fi data is analyzed within the Sapphire Eye and the results are sent to the Amazon cloud where graphically displayed in the dashboard. Sapphire Eye helps engineers find and fix the most complicated Wi-Fi issues relating to:

  • Congestion
  • Coverage
  • Co-channel & radio interference
  • Network services
  • WLAN configuration
  • Roaming

Sapphire Eye is typically ceiling mounted. Each Sensor utilizes a Qualcomm-Atheros QCA9984 radio and low noise RF amplification technologies to enable active tests and maximize the range of operation.

Find and fix Wi-Fi Issues with Sapphire Eye

7SIGNAL Sapphire Eye 2200

Why Sapphire Eye?

  • #1 enterprise Wireless Network Monitoring (WNM) solution in the industry
  • Find and fix Wi-Fi issues from anywhere
  • Get system-wide WLAN visibility and quickly determine if issues are wired, wireless or client device related
  • 24×7 Wi-Fi network benchmarking and service level compliance alerting
  • Complement your access points with end user experience data and service level quality assurance

Monitoring & Assurance Capabilities

Synthetic Tests (L1-L7)

  • Automated, continuous process, Wi-Fi & Ethernet interfaces
  • FTP, PING, HTTP, DHCP, SIP, VOIP
  • Association, authentication, DHCP testing
  • Throughput, packet loss, latency, jitter, MOS
  • 60 performance indicators, separately for each AP/SSID/Sonar pair

RF analysis (L1-L2)

  • Automated, continuous process
  • 40 different performance indicators for each AP, channel, antenna
  • Access point settings, capabilities, signal levels, channels, noise levels

Troubleshooting Passive and actives tests

  • Remote, manual process for troubleshooting purposes
  • Full array of tests may be scheduled manually to each sensor
  • Sensors may be assigned to perform the additional tests without interrupting automated monitoring process

Traffic analysis (L2)

  • Passive test, automated process
  • 500 performance indicators for each client, SSID, AP, band, antenna
  • Radio frame header analysis for traffic flow between clients and access points
  • Data rates, retry rates, air congestion, roaming, frame size, device vendor
  • Statistics for all 802.11 frame types, reason codes and status codes

Spectrum analysis (L1)

  • Automated, continuous process
  • High resolution 2.4 and 5 GHz spectrum analysis
  • Chart types include waterfall, line and 3D
  • Historical spectrum data saved for 3 months

Full packet capture (L1- L2)

  • Remote, manual process for troubleshooting purposes
  • Easy export to packet level analyzer, like Wireshark
  • Performed without interruption to automated monitoring process

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