Fluke Networks has introduced the OptiView XG, a network analysis tablet that the company says provides the fastest solutions for network and application problems for both wireless and wired access – anywhere in the network. The tablet expedites network and application problem solving by automating root cause analysis and providing guided troubleshooting to address problem areas.
The tablet includes an integrated WLAN solution and its three-radio design reduces deployment and troubleshooting time with simultaneous network discovery, wireless performance analysis and interference detection using industry-leading AirMagnet technologies. When mobile, this allows users to monitor the health of key network devices, while performing real-time analysis of Wi-Fi environments.
This portable tablet has a 10.25 inch, 1024 X 768 screen. The whole tablet is two inches thick and weighs less than 5lb. Two hot-swappable batteries deliver up to three hours of operation. The tablet’s I/Os are a 10G SFP+ port, 10/100/1000M RJ-45 ports and 100/1000M SFP+ port. It also features embedded dual 802.11N (3X3) Wi-Fi radios and an on-board spectrum analysis radio.
The OptiView XG also features an intuitive user interface and customisable dashboards. These can be personalised for each user or help transform data into reports for employees at all levels of the organisation – from technicians to managers. The tablet provides path and application infrastructure analysis; it automatically discovers the path between two points in the network and monitors performance along that link to identify network issues that can impact application performance. This decreases the time required to isolate network versus application problems.
The OptiView XG also provides guided/proactive troubleshooting, providing a head start on solving problems by collecting and analysing granular data (including NetFlow) collected for 24 hours, so users can go back in time to analyse when the problem surfaced. It also automatically identifies more than 40 different network problems and offers possible causes, impacts and solutions.