Oxygen, the region’s leading Secure Mobility Value-Added-Distributor (VAD), and Fluke Networks, a world-leading provider of network monitoring and test solutions, announced that Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) the region’s leading destination for exhibitions, conferences and events, through Oxygen have used Fluke Network’s AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester to locate rouge access points.
Rouge AP’s cause a drop in performance and it is technically challenging to isolate it. Even though, DWTC has a wireless sensor system in place, due to the high ceilings, sensors are inaccurate in pinpointing rogue devices. Fluke Networks AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester allowed DWTC to quickly locate and identify rogue AP’s within 5-15 minutes, thus ensuring quality performance and service.
Khalid Laban, CEO, Oxygen said, “We at Oxygen are committed to provide the best breed of technologies to the region and Fluke Network’s AirCheck™ Wi-Fi Tester is one such solution which is of immense value to enterprises. Wi-Fi is a critical service for DWTC’s tradeshows, events and exhibitions, and as DWTC offers a complete set of services, so customers can stay connected, access content or pull data for demonstrations. As, DWTC were upgrading their wireless network from the 2.4Ghz band into a dedicated 5Ghz band, it was more important to combat the rogue AP’s issue and alleviating interference from other sources, like Bluetooth. AirCheck has assisted DWTC to detect rougue AP’s and competing devices on the same channel or band, to avoid impact on their wireless networks”.
Farid Farouq, VP – IT at the Dubai World Trade Centre, “Delivering a wireless network that meets all expectations of our users is a challenge from an IT perspective. At the Dubai World Trade Centre we have leading companies from more than 160 countries attending high profile events at our venue and we need our network to perform at a consistently high level. We could see a drop in performance; it was technically challenging to isolate it. We had a wireless sensor system in place, but due to the high ceilings, the sensors were inaccurate in pinpointing rogue devices and engineers were sent out onto the floor to search for the APs by looking through the show floor, which was incredibly time consuming. We needed a solution that could help us close the loop and ensure quality performance and we are pleased to say AirCheck has assisted us in closing the loop and gives our team confidence that we can ensure quality of service.”
“We must put policies in place to regulate the air. The AirCheck tester is that mechanism. Without it, the quality of service delivered to our customers was not going to be optimal,” said, Farid.
Weerner Heeren, Regional Sales Director, Fluke Networks said, “ Along with our distributor Oxygen, we are pleased to provide DWTC with Fluke Networks’ AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester, which has along provided them with the ability to quickly identify and locate rogue devices and APs. The dedicated handheld tester allows DWTC engineers to quickly determine if a device is authorized or rogue, and its intuitive design made it simple to use and learn. The AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester also has a variety of additional features including a one-button Auto-Test for pass/fail identification of the wireless environment, and delivers an instant view into test results around network availability, connectivity, utilization, security settings, rogues and interference”.
Rohan Daniel Nair | Director – Strategic Marketing
Oxygen Middle East
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