NetAlly Etherscope nXG - Now with Bluetooth & BLE Survey, BERT Layer 2 test, WiFi Survey & Network Mapping
Following NetAlly's announcement in 2019, of a new identity as it completes its separation from NETSCOUT, Etherscope nXG continues as the flagship product with continual development and improvement (See below for WiFi Survey and Network mapping additional functionality). We consider this product to be a game changer. Wired and wireless with connections up to 10Gig in a small form factor.
Deploying and maintaining Wi-Fi and wired network infrastructure without the right tools can be daunting… and costly. The EtherScope™ nXG Portable Network Expert is a multi-technology, all-in-one handheld network that enables engineers and technicians to get more done faster, from deployment to maintenance and documentation of their ever-changing Wi-Fi and Ethernet access networks. With its simple operation, yet in-depth visibility, and the ability to remotely access and control EtherScope nXG, engineers can now fully enable and collaborate with “local hands” of field technicians at remote sites to expedite problem-solving.
The EtherScope™ nXG is the first handheld Android-based network tester that has an Ethernet test interface for testing NBASE-T and 10G and 802.11ac Wi-Fi interfaces. Plus, a wide-set of Ethernet and Wi-Fi management interfaces, which support remote control and additional testing. Android Apps downloaded from the complimentary Link-Live Cloud Service can use these interfaces for testing and communication purposes.
The nXG is a multi-technology, all-in-one handheld network tester that enables engineers and technicians to get more done faster, from deployment to maintenance and documentation of their ever-changing Wi-Fi and Ethernet access networks. With its simple operation, yet in-depth visibility, and the ability to remotely access and control EtherScope nXG, engineers can now fully enable and leverage the “local hands” of field technicians to expedite problem-solving.
NEW - Network Topology Mapping for Etherscope nXG
NetAlly’s EtherScope® nXG automatically discovers both your wired and Wi-Fi networks for instant mapping in NetAlly’s Link-Live Cloud Service. These comprehensive, up-to-the-minute accurate network diagrams show your network as it is NOW, integrating Layer 2 and Layer 3 topology information.
EtherScope nXG’s patented discovery engine gathers data from its wired connection (via SNMP and other methods) and from the air (observing Wi-Fi traffic) to generate comprehensive network connectivity maps.
Identify switch to host, switch to Access Point, AP to Wi-Fi client, switch to switch, switch to router, and router to router hops. Easy to use filters and map controls allow you to see exactly what you want, and how you want it displayed. Quickly spot network and device configuration errors, and see ‘unknown’ switches and rogue devices. Element icons are color-coded to identify errors or warnings; double-clicking on any map element brings up its detailed discovery information, including status, problems, interface information, and more.
NEW - BERT Layer 2 Test for Etherscope nXG
Your copper and fiber cable plant serves as the foundation of your network. But do you know whether it is of sufficient quality to provide the bandwidth required? With the insatiable growth in bandwidth, increasing speeds of Wi-Fi APs (with Multi-Gig 2.5/5Gbps backhauls), 1Gbps to 10Gbps upgrades, and deploying new fiber links, network professionals must have confidence that their network will transport that data error-free at the maximum speed possible. Downtime or intermittent loss and errors is simply not an option.
The quality of components and workmanship of installation is critical, but typical cable certification testers can be very expensive, single-purpose tools – making them cost-prohibitive for many installers and end-users. The new LANBERT media qualification app for NetAlly’s multi-function professional instruments provides a simple and fast method of assessing the quality of transmission and available bandwidth.
Running the LANBERT test using the EtherScope® nXG and/or LinkRunner™ 10G as endpoints over a long duration (up to 24 hours) serves as a “soak test” to identify the presence of intermittent issues and noise events that can corrupt network traffic. With easy-to-read trend graphs and the ability to drill down to 1-second granularity, LANBERT helps you identify exactly when errors occur.
AirMapper Site Survey for Etherscope nXG
Site surveying and complete Wi-Fi analysis in the palm of your hand – no laptop, no dongle, and no tethered device.
With AirMapper, EtherScope nXG users can quickly and easily gather location-based Wi-Fi measurements and create visual heat maps of key performance metrics in the Link-Live Cloud Service.
The AirMapper app is ideal for quick site surveys of new deployments, change validation, and performance verification.
- Complete faster and easier Wi-Fi site surveys with an entirely mobile platform that also features in-depth analysis tools.
- Perform enterprise-grade surveys without the need of a dongle or tethered device.
- View professional SNR and noise measurements on an easy-to-use handheld instrument.
- Examine real-world coverage and gain insight into user experience to avoid performance complaints and costly Wi-Fi network re-design—See what the user is experiencing at that moment!
- Collaborate—Visualize and share survey data through Link-Live Cloud Service (no operating system restrictions).