You’ve heard of a smog index? Cisco’s taking the same idea and applying it to network management.
With its new Clean Air technology, Cisco is offering its customers the ability to monitor their wireless networks for sources of interference, providing visibility into the potential bottlenecks that are consuming their Wi-Fi spectrum.
Wi-Fi Planet has the details on Cisco’s Clean Air offering.
Enterprise Wi-Fi networks can face interference from plenty of source. Now, networking vendor Cisco wants provide enterprises with better visibility into what’s using their Wi-Fi spectrum with its new Clean Air technology.
With Clean Air visibility, Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is aiming to identify potential wireless LAN deployment issues with the goal of working around the sources of interference. Clean Air is being delivered as a silicon-based enhancement that runs on the new Cisco Aironet 3500 Series Access points.
“Much like a smog index, when the smog index is bad, you don’t want to go outside and run a marathon,” David Stiff, a product marketing manager at Cisco, told InternetNews.com. “Air quality for Wi-Fi is the same thing, but there is something we can do about it. We can take actions to mitigate the air quality issues to get rid of the interference that is out there.”