Ghostbusters and Cisco CleanAir technology
What do Ghostbusters and CleanAir technology have in common? New York City and detecting phantom interference! In 1984 Drs. Venkman, Stantz, and Spengler walked around with proton packs in Manhattan looking for Ghosts. Nearly 26 years later, on October 20-21, 2010, Cisco CleanAir technology will be demonstrated at Interop New York in booth #121. While CleanAir technology doesn’t really find “Ghosts” in the true sense of paranormal activity, it can help you chase down “phantom” interference in your wireless network. So stop by to visit me at booth #121 and I’ll demonstrate how CleanAir technology can help you:
- Detect RF interference that other wireless systems can’t see
- Identify interference sources and locate them on a floor plan
- Provide automatic adjustments to optimize wireless coverage around interference
For those of you who aren’t lucky enough to travel to Gotham City to see a live demonstration, you can watch this CleanAir Flash to get a preview of what CleanAir technology can do detect, classify and mitigate the “ghosts” in your wireless network.
One other note, 26 years later, Dan Aykroyd and team no longer need to travel to the physical location of a ghost to zap it and deposit it into a “containment unit”. Now IT managers can use the Cisco Aironet 3500 Series (Cisco’s version of the Proton Pack) to detect interference. They can use a webbrowser to remotely view and troubleshoot their network with no chance of getting slimed by a rogue AP or interference from a microwave oven.