Assess real-world Wi-Fi performance—at scale Product MenuOverview IxVeriWave solutions provide world-leading Wi-Fi performance testing during product and network design, development, and deployment. From the lab to live networks, IxVeriWave delivers all critical components of wireless LAN (WLAN) test: WLAN access point (AP) and controller testing Wi-Fi device testing Site readiness / field assessments Carrier offload / HetNet testing Simulating complex networking environments, IxVeriWave enables efficient custom testing virtually impossible to execute by any other means. Wi-Fi test systems and Ixia professional assessments provide actionable insight into real-world performance. Benefits include: Faster time to market: reduces development, test, QA cycles Expanded test coverage with reduced cost and complexity: combines traffic generation, client / AP emulation, interference generation, roaming simulation, in-depth performance analysis Comprehensive assessments: capacity, roaming, interoperability, scalability, Quality of Experience (QoE Proactive problem resolution: rapidly identifies and isolates issues Superior performance: optimizes product, network, service, and application design Ixia Wi-Fi test solutions deliver unrivaled advantages throughout the product and network lifecycle: Comprehensive RF, protocol, and stress testing capabilities improve performance and introduce efficiencies throughout the product lifecycle Breakthrough 4 x 4 MIMO 802.11ac solution fast-tracks next-generation offerings Vital & Unique MU-MIMO testing, only product to offer Beamforming accuracy Client-centric model measures QoE from the customer point of view Large-scale assessments determine true network capacity and model “what if” scenarios Automation enables repeatability while speeding test cycles and reducing cost Detailed performance metrics maximize performance of voice, video, unified communications (UC), Web, and industry-specific applications (healthcare, finance, retail) Ixia delivers world-leading IxVeriWave Wi-Fi test solutions to: WLAN infrastructure and Wi-Fi chipset manufacturers Service providers Enterprise IT departments IxVeriWave solutions include: WaveTest 9- and 2-slot chassis WaveBlade traffic generation / performance analyzer modules WaveDevice mobile client device testing WaveDeploy site readiness assessments Targeted test suites for roaming, interoperability, voice QoE, video quality, QoS, Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS), and more Features World-leading L1-7 802.11ac testing: Validates RF capabilities, conformance, functionality, performance Used by Wi-Fi chipset, access point (AP), wireless LAN (WLAN) controller manufacturers, service providers, and enterprises worldwide Test cycles and cost of test reduced by integrated RF and performance testing Large-scale testing of wireless LAN (WLAN) infrastructures: Generates thousands of clients and traffic flows used in stress and performance testing Highly realistic client and application traffic generation enables testing of BYOD, DPI, and policy engines at scale Client-centric model measures QoE from the user point of view True network capacity assessed versus merely mapping RF coverage Comprehensive testing of Wi-Fi-enabled devices: Range / roaming Interoperability Performance: End-user QoE by application: voice, video, unified communications (UC), specialized (medical, retail, financial) Complements basic certification testing Innovative “golden AP” streamlines testing against hundreds of WLAN scenarios Breakthrough field assessment Eclipses site surveys to assess true readiness for mobility Uses real and simulated clients to validate true network capacity Generate maps of voice/video/data quality from real devices on deployed network Quickly pinpoints issues to specific networks or devices Lifecycle solution maintains satisfaction as networks and applications evolve HetNet / carrier offload testing Measure performance, client capacity, quality of end-user experience on operator networks Resources IxVeriWave Test Suites White Paper BYOD Mitigation Starts in the WLAN: Evolving Best Practices for Validating APs and ControllersThis white paper takes a timely look at the mobile “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) phenomenon and what wireless LAN (WLAN) manufacturers and administrators are doing to mitigate its impact on application performance. Includes insights into the latest best practices for validating device fingerprinting, DPI, and other new capabilities being designed into Wi-Fi access points (APs) and controllers.Request Now 802.11n Access Point Performance GoalsAvoid the pitfalls of 802.11n AP. Learn how to navigate the complexities of 802.11n and how to verify performance is as expected. Actionable Insight into Wi-Fi Device PerformanceNot all Wi-Fi devices are created equal. In this paper, Ixia shares expertise and methodologies for maximizing mobile device performance and quality. Are Mobile Medical Devices "Hospital Grade"? Meeting the Challenge of Today's Healthcare WLANsPatients' lives now rely on Wi-Fi, along with the reputations of those providing mobile healthcare equipment and services. Are Your Mobile Medical Devices “Hospital Grade”Patients' lives now rely on Wi-Fi, along with the reputations of those providing mobile healthcare equipment and services. Asking the Right Questions When Considering an 802.11ac Test Solution This document arms you with questions that need to be considered when evaluating test equipment to assess complex 802.11ac-based wireless initiatives. Areas highlighted include; traffic generation, traffic analysis, traffic capture, channel emulation, roaming and mobility. Cellular Offload: Site Deployment Best Practices GuideThis document examines the best practices that the leading service providers are adopting to upgrade their Wi-Fi deployments from a hot spot convenience service to a critical 3G/4G offload infrastructure solution. IxVeriWave Express Evaluation Test Plan Site Assessment in Healthcare: Evolving "Best Practices" for Optimizing Wi-Fi Deployments WLAN Site Assessment - Best Practices for Pre and Post Deployment VerificationThe Best Practices Guide offers solution providers and corporate IT administrators test plans and target evaluation criteria for challenging applications such as voice, video conferencing, hospital patient monitoring, retail transactions, and even standard web downloads. Solution Brief BYOD Wi-Fi Testing IxVeriWave Mobile Client Testing Testing Wi-Fi Client Devices Using AP Simulation Verifying 802.11n Access Points Wireless Medical Device Manufacturers Data Sheet IxVeriWave BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Testing RF WaveBlade for 802.11 RF and L1-7 Testing WaveBlade Traffic Generation and Analysis (TGA) Modules WaveDevice Wi-Fi Client TestingTest suite/software used to perform comprehensive Wi-Fi device testing. WaveChamber RF Isolation EnclosureRF isolation enclosures provide a high degree of isolation and filtered interface connectivity to a wide variety of enterprise, mesh and consumer Access Points. WaveDeploy Site and Performance AssessmentAssesses and ensures wireless network readiness. WaveTest Multi-client Traffic Generator / Performance Analyzer2 slot and 9 slot multi-user high density networked chassis. Application Note 802.11ac Receiver TestingWhy the Tools You Own Today Will Fail You 802.11ac Transmitter Testing Accessing the USB-Based Administration Menu of the WB1000 Management Blade Black Book 802.11ac Wi-Fi BenchmarkingThis black book provides an overview of 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology and shows detailed methodology and procedures to measure the performance of 802.11ac access points (AP). Case Study Ensuring Life-Critical Communications at Madera Community HospitalMadera Community Hospital was faced with the daunting job of expanding and improving service including optimizing existing AP locations, evaluating upgrades to 802.11n, and assessing the network's readiness for additional clients and services. Leading Medical Equipment Manufacturer Evaluates Patient Vital Signs MonitorOne of the world's leading medical equipment manufacturers was faced with the challenge of making critical patient data available seamlessly on a hospital's wireless infrastructure network. Los Angeles County Museum of Art Case Study - Pre-Qualifying a Wireless Campus NetworkThe Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) was evaluating a number of WLAN infrastructure equipment vendors before deploying a new network. Service Provider Case Study - Evaluating the Performance of Wireless Broadband GatewaysA leading regional provider of voice, video, and data services for residential and business communities, as well as government agencies, needed to qualify Wireless Broadband Gateways (WBG) from two vendors in order to guarantee superior customer satisfaction. Test Plan Enterprise Master Test PlanThe Enterprise Wireless Master Test Plan addresses the various challenges facing IT engineers and managers in the lifecycle management of their wireless networks. Essential Testing for WLAN Networks Master Test PlanThe Master Test Plan for Wireless LAN Networks establishes guidelines, best practices, and baseline evaluation criteria for testing the performance and scalability of wireless equipment. Essential Testing of 802.11n ControllersThe Master Test Plan for WLAN Controllers establishes guidelines, best practices, and baseline evaluation criteria for testing the performance and scalability of WLAN Controllers. Service Provider WLAN Master Test PlanThe Service Provider Master Test Plan for Wireless LAN Networks establishes guidelines, best practices and baseline evaluation criteria for testing the performance and scalability of wireless equipment used and deployed by service providers. Test Suites IxVeriWave is used by WLAN manufacturers, makers of mobile devices, service providers, and enterprises worldwide to measure and optimize Wi-Fi performance. Test configurations typically include a 9- or 2-slot WaveTest chassis, RF or Layer 2-7 traffic generation modules, and a mix of Ixia’s comprehensive wireless test suites. Individual test suites and tools include: IEEE P802.11.2 Standard WLAN Benchmarking TestCharacterizes the performance and scalability of WLAN networks and network to IEEE standards. VoIP QoS Assurance TestDetermines the networks ability to handle mixed voice and data traffic, including call quality and service prioritization. WaveAgent - Network Device Performance CharacterizationWaveAgent is a test utility loaded onto a networking device that provides device-specific measurements of forwarding rate, throughput, loss, round-trip latency, and jitter when enabled by IxVeriWave’s WaveDynamix and WaveClient applications. WaveAnalyze True 4x4 MIMO Wi-Fi Signal Analyzer with Real-time Signal Processing and Analysis WaveAutomationAutomation framework for the WaveTest system as well as the System Under Test facilitating long term regression testing. WaveClient Handset, Wireless Enabled Medical, Industrial, and Retail Device Test SuiteWaveClient allows clients to be tested and optimized for real-world wireless environments and "what-if" scenarios in a controlled environment. WaveDevice Wi-Fi Client Testing ModuleHardware used in conjunction with WaveDevice Wi-Fi Client Testing test suite to thoroughly text client devices during development. WaveDFSAn automated and simple-to-use application that tests compliance of 802.11 Access Points (APs) to the Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) regulations. WaveDynamixVerifies every aspect of the functional behavior and performance of the WLAN network, under user-controlled changing network conditions. WaveGen True 4x4 MIMO Signal Generator with Integrated Channel EmulatorAllows the tester to create every conceivable combination of 802.11 a/b/g/n frames and present them to the device under test from a point-and-click GUI. WaveInsite Mobile WLAN Client Interoperability and Performance TestingThe fastest way to conduct "over the air" Wi-Fi interoperability & performance testing. WaveIOTInteroperability testing enabling fast, automated assessment of Wi-Fi performance over distance using real wireless LAN (WLAN) access points and client devices. "Expert Analysis" delivers actionable insight for enhancing performance. WaveQoE End-user Quality of Experience TestAnalyzes network behavior in the presence of traffic mixtures representative of end user, vertical markets and reports end user quality of experience. WaveVideo - SDTV / HDTV Wireless Video TestAllows users to create hundreds of independent video flows, measure their individual quality and view the actual effects of the network on real video clips. WLAN Roaming TestAnalyzes the ability of WLAN networks to handle hundreds of mobile clients roaming between Access Points.