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Fluke Networks and Cisco Team to Help Small Business Customers Plan the Right Wi-Fi Network

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Fluke Networks and Cisco Team to Help Small Business Customers Plan the Right Wi-Fi Network


AirMagnet Planner for Cisco Small Business addresses BYOD phenomenon; need for SMBs to use professional-grade planning and deployment solutions for 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi networks


EVERETT, Wash. – May 9, 2012Fluke Networks today announced that it has teamed with Cisco, the worldwide leader in networking, to offer customers AirMagnet Planner for Cisco Small Business. The solution will help Cisco small business resellers meet the challenges associated with deploying and planning an 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless network, as well as help organizations better address emerging performance challenges associated with the Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) phenomenon.


As the No. 1 Wi-Fi planning solution in the market today, AirMagnet Planner offers predictive modeling to determine the ideal quantity, placement and configuration of Cisco Access Points (APs) for optimal security, performance and compliance. AirMagnet Planner for Cisco Small Business can take into account the wireless properties of more than 10 Cisco Small Business access points and wireless routers, including the newly released WAP121 and WAP321, to accurately design the Cisco Small Business network for maximized coverage and performance.


“Our customers face many of the same issues as enterprise deployments when rolling out a new, or migrating an existing, wireless network. This includes the significant increase in mobile device usage at work and the use of bandwidth-intensive applications,” said Scott Young, president of Houston-based PennComp LLC, a Cisco Small Business Partner. “Fluke Networks’ AirMagnet Planner for Cisco Small Business enables our customers to use a professional, enterprise-class solution specifically tailored to the Cisco Small Business environment. This new solution for the small business market is a welcome addition as the success of a wireless network is dependent upon a solid wireless assessment and planning tool.”


“Wireless is a critical business application not only for the enterprise, but also for SMBs. Ensuring these networks perform at the highest levels possible requires accurate planning and deployment. Fluke Networks AirMagnet Planner is the de facto solution for wireless network planning and we’re excited to join forces with another market leader to offer our solution to SMB customers,” said Chia-Chee Kuan, vice president of the Fluke Networks WLAN business unit.


For more information about AirMagnet Planner for Cisco Small Business or to purchase this solution, please click here.


About PennComp LLC

Houston-based PennComp is a leading outsourced computer services and network integration firm that has been serving small- to medium-sized businesses and organizations since 1988. PennComp provides results-driven network computing solutions and integration services that ensure a high return on technology investments by utilizing an integrated approach to software, hardware, security, networking, and systems design.  For more information, visit www.penncomp.com or call +1 (713) 669-0965.


About Fluke Networks

Fluke Networks is the world-leading provider of network test and monitoring solutions to speed the deployment and improve the performance of networks and applications. Leading enterprises and service providers trust Fluke Networks’ products and expertise to help solve today’s toughest issues and emerging challenges in WLAN security, mobility, unified communications and data centers. Based in Everett, Wash., the company distributes products in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit www.FlukeNetworks.com or call +1 (425) 446-4519.




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