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AirMagnet Awarded Patent for Wireless LAN Performance Measurement

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Sunnyvale, CA -- AirMagnet Inc., the award-winning leader in wireless network assurance solutions, today announced the company has received a U.S. Patent that covers the testing and measurement of throughput from a wireless client to an access point (AP) in a wireless LAN. With this technology, AirMagnet is the only WLAN vendor to actively test the network from the end-user perspective, providing critical information on client performance.

Developed by AirMagnet’s CTO, Chia-Chee Kuan, as well as Chief Architect, Miles Wu, and President and CEO, Dean Au, this patent, number 7,009,957, further strengthens the company’s intellectual property and product portfolio, and delivers a key technique for determining the performance of clients in a wireless environment.

"The ability to actively calculate throughput based on data that is in the 802.11 standard allows us to ensure client performance on a WLAN," said Chia-Chee Kuan, CTO of AirMagnet. "We are the only vendor that offers this active testing from the perspective of an end-user laptop, enabling us to accurately report on client performance in real-time."

This technology continues to promote AirMagnet’s leadership in the WLAN space and strengthens the company’s wireless network assurance product suite. More specifically, the patent technology allows AirMagnet to conduct a throughput test by having a client send a set number of data frames to an access point. AirMagnet then measures the acknowledgements returned from the access point (AP) in order to evaluate performance. This delivers a true indication of throughput between the client and the AP.

AirMagnet offers a holistic product suite designed to meet every challenge associated with the WLAN design, deployment, security and management, even in highly variable environments. The company’s innovative products include AirMagnet Enterprise, the leading 24x7 WLAN security and performance management solution, and AirMagnet Laptop Analyzer—the de facto tool for wireless LAN troubleshooting and analysis. Other products provide WLAN site survey and design, RF interference detection, remote diagnostics, and the world’s first voice over Wi-Fi analysis solution.

About AirMagnet Inc.

AirMagnet Inc. is the world leader in wireless network security, performance and compliance solutions. The company’s products—available in handheld, laptop and enterprise configurations—provide an integrated set of solutions to plan, set up, secure and manage wireless networks. AirMagnet has more than 6,000 customers worldwide in industries as diverse as manufacturing, financial, retail, service, health care, utility, transportation, education, government and technology, including 75 of the U.S. Fortune 100. AirMagnet solutions solve Wi-Fi connection problems, block unauthorized access, simplify site surveys and guarantee WLAN performance, compliance and security. Additional information about AirMagnet and its products is available at

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