NetScout releases next gen AirCheck wireless tester
Written by: Laurence Doe | Published:

NetScout Systems, a service assurance and cybersecurity solutions company, has launched its next generation of the AirCheck handheld wireless tester.

The NetScout AirCheck G2 wireless tester is designed to enable front-line IT to quickly and easily identify issues responsible for variable connections, locating rogue access points, dead zones, slow speeds and unauthorised devices.

This functionality is ideal to support installation and troubleshooting of IoT wireless edge infrastructure for applications, such as the testing of the wireless infrastructure that supports patient monitoring for healthcare, industrial IoT, personalised and immersive experiences for retail, smart buildings and smart homes. Netscout claims that it provides technicians with “a broader range of detailed insights into the wireless network than is currently available using freeware applications or other commercially available software packages”.

The AirCheck G2 comes with free access to a Link-Live Cloud Service, a centralised management, collaboration and archival workspace for network connectivity test results. Link-Live provides greater job visibility, project control and fleet management for larger distributed environments and also works with the LinkSprinter and LinkRunner AT.

The AirCheck G2 is available through NetScout’s recently launched CONNECT360 global channel partner program and includes troubleshooting and diagnosing Wi-Fi networks – built using the increasingly adopted 802.11ac standard, access point backhaul testing and free access to the Link-Live Cloud dashboard for more effective results management.

“NetScout is very excited to be releasing the AirCheck G2, which arms technicians with easy-to-understand insights to 802.11ac wireless networks that help reduce costly escalations,” said Michael Szabados, COO for NetScout. “The AirCheck G2 sports a sleek new look designed with the same quality engineering our customers and the marketplace have come to trust. NetScout is a firm believer that wireless network edge technologies, such as 802.11ac, will play a pivotal role in the evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT) and other industries that require ubiquitous reach and mobility. NetScout’s value proposition has been anchored around helping customers gain the real-time operational intelligence and insight necessary to ensure a high-quality end-user experience, and this new tool embodies this focus by providing front-line technicians with the capability to effectively troubleshoot issues that can impact Wi-Fi network performance.”

New AirCheck G2 enhancements include:

  • 802.11ac 3x3 radio to support next-generation wireless initiatives
  • Link-Live integration for collaboration, reporting and results management
  • 5” touchscreen display for improved ease-of-use
  • Ethernet tests for AP backhaul verification

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