Ekahau Version 9 Released (Finally) - Open Reality

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Ekahau Version 9 Released (Finally)

July 6th, 2017 by Open Reality

After over two years in development the much anticipated new version of Ekahau Site Survey & 3D Planner is finally here.

After releasing version 8.0 the Ekahau team set out with one purpose – to create a solution that makes it easy to design Wi-Fi for today’s and tomorrow’s purposes. Should have been quite easy, right?

Well, no. As is turned out the Ekahau development team had to completely re-write the capacity planning and analysis, auto-planner, and channel-planner areas of the software to achieve their goals. However what has been released certainly looks well worth the wait as the features list is awesome.

Version 9.0.0 is completely free for all users with a valid software maintenance contract, your software should automatically update next time you launch it. If your maintenance contract has expired please contact us on 01235 556 400 about your upgrade options.

Ekahau v9 Airtime Utilization Preview

The release notes are below:

New Features

High Capacity Planner

The easiest yet the most comprehensive Wi-Fi capacity planning tool.

All New Auto-Planner

Avoids AP overpopulation & hallway placement, disables 2.4 GHz radios, and utilizes dual 5 GHz operation mode when possible.

Channel-Planner 2.0

Vastly improved performance and speed! More options for your channel plan!

New & improved capacity visualizations

Both new and reworked capacity visualization for more powerful capacity analysis

Area-specific coverage requirements

Different areas can now each have their own set of coverage requirements, clients, & visualizations

Improvements

Fixed Issues

New Access Points and Antennas



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