Great networks start with great design
Before any actual AP deployment, ZonePlanner lets installers determine the correct quantity, placement and configuration required to deliver full coverage for end-users while minimizing signal bleed into unsecured areas. Users can preview the network by channel or SSID ensuring the network conforms to any specification.
Powered by AirMagnet technology, ZonePlanner is Ruckus-specific Wi-Fi planning and modeling software that integrates unique antenna patterns generated from our patented intelligent array integrated into every Smart Wi-Fi access point. ZonePlanner is available for a variety of Microsoft ® platforms and can be run on Apple® platforms using Boot Camp.
ZonePlanner accounts for building materials, obstructions, access point configurations, antenna patterns, and a host of other variables to provide a reliable predictive map of Wi-Fi signal and performance.
Wi-Fi tailored to your environment
Simply load in a map of the location and use the built-in library of walls, doors and windows to precisely match the building’s characteristics. The environment can be further customized
to account for cubicles, offices, elevators and a variety of warehouse obstructions. All environmental settings are fully customizable and custom materials can be created from scratch to meet your specifications.
Build your network
ZonePlanner provides full control over all Ruckus AP settings with independent settings for 802.11a/b/g/n radios. Users can set the AP channel, transmit power, antenna type, orientation, height and 802.11n specifications. When the planning session is
complete, users can generate a professional report with all the information needed to properly install the network, complete with a list of required Ruckus APs, their ideal placement and configuration settings. Administrators can also use ZonePlanner to predict network data rate information.
With ZonePlanner, network managers can design new 802.11n “greenfield networks,” as well as one-to-one replacements or the phased introduction of 802.11n devices into their existing legacy
network. Users plan their 802.11n deployments for maximized performance without any physical AP roll-out because the ZonePlanner is powered with unique coverage maps for 802.11n
WLAN throughput and other coverage maps, such as operating mode, MCS transmit rate and channel width, to predict the WLAN performance at every location on the floor.
Automated WLAN modeling
ZonePlanner also includes the “advisor feature” to automatically place Ruckus APs on site floor plans. Users can specify the minimum signal coverage expected, the transmit power, media
type of the Ruckus AP, etc., and mark Wi-Fi coverage areas and areas where Ruckus APs cannot be placed.
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