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Version 3.0.7 Released

A maintenance release of VisiWave (v3.0.7) is now available for download. If you already own v3.0 of VisiWave, just download the eval version and install it over-top of your current version. Your existing license will continue to work. If you would like to evaluate VisiWave, just download the eval version and try it out.

New features in v3.0.7:

  • Point-by-Point Capture Issue

    A race condition introduced in v3.0.6 could prevent
    point-by-point capture mode from working.
    (Fixed in v3.0.7)

  • Interference Heatmaps Didn't Display in v3.0.5

    A bug introduced in v3.0.5 made it so interference
    heatmaps were not displaying. This has been fixed.
    (Fixed in v3.0.6)

  • Accommodate Occasional Scans that Terminate Early

    When collecting survey data under Windows Vista/7 in
    continuous mode, occasionally a data point would be
    collected much faster than all the rest. This was due
    to Windows telling VisiWave that scan results were
    available when, in fact, they weren't quite ready yet.
    This situation is now detected and handled properly.
    (Fixed in v3.0.6)

  • Prompt to Save Changed File

    If the only change you made to a survey file is collecting
    survey data using continuous mode and you double clicked
    to start collecting, then you weren't prompted to save
    your changes.
    (Fixed in v3.0.6)


Version 3.0.6 Released

A maintenance release of VisiWave (v3.0.6) is now available for download. If you already own v3.0 of VisiWave, just download the eval version and install it over-top of your current version. Your existing license will continue to work. If you would like to evaluate VisiWave, just download the eval version and try it out.

New features in v3.0.6:

  • Interference Heatmaps Didn't Display in v3.0.5

    A bug introduced in v3.0.5 made it so interference
    heatmaps were not displaying. This has been fixed.
    (Fixed in v3.0.6)

  • Accommodate Occasional Scans that Terminate Early

    When collecting survey data under Windows Vista/7 in
    continuous mode, occasionally a data point would be
    collected much faster than all the rest. This was due
    to Windows telling VisiWave that scan results were
    available when, in fact, they weren't quite ready yet.
    This situation is now detected and handled properly.
    (Fixed in v3.0.6)

  • Prompt to Save Changed File

    If the only change you made to a survey file is collecting
    survey data using continuous mode and you double clicked
    to start collecting, then you weren't prompted to save
    your changes.
    (Fixed in v3.0.6)


Version 3.0.5 Released

A maintenance release of VisiWave (v3.0.5) is now available for download. If you already own v3.0 of VisiWave, just download the eval version and install it over-top of your current version. Your existing license will continue to work. If you would like to evaluate VisiWave, just download the eval version and try it out.

New features in v3.0.5:

  • Improved Heatmaps with Merged Survey Files

    The algorithm used to create heatmaps when dealing with
    survey files that were merged together was improved. The
    heatmaps now better represent the real signal values.
    (Fixed in v3.0.5)

  • Improved use of Confidence Radius in Merged Survey Files

    The confidence area in merged survey files now only
    includes areas around data points that were actually used
    to create the heatmap. In previous versions, all data
    points were used to show the confidence area even when
    they didn't contribute to the heatmap.
    (Fixed in v3.0.5)


Version 3.0.4 Released

A maintenance release of VisiWave (v3.0.4) is now available for download. If you already own v3.0 of VisiWave, just download the eval version and install it over-top of your current version. Your existing license will continue to work. If you would like to evaluate VisiWave, just download the eval version and try it out.

New features in v3.0.4:

  • New Value Chart Options

    You can now include the Average Noise level in each cell
    in a Value Chart. And you can include the average signal
    strength of each selected AP.
    (Added in v3.0.4)

  • Resizeable Windows in Report View

    You can now resize the width of the left panel in the
    Report View as well as the height of the list of Report
    Items, Report Properties, and AP Filter.
    (Added in v3.0.4)

  • Difference Heatmaps

    A new report type was added: Difference Heatmaps. This
    gives you the ability to compare two heatmaps. The
    resulting heatmap shows the areas where the two heatmaps
    are different (positive/stronger areas are blue,
    negative/weaker areas are red, and nearly the same areas
    are gray). You can compare two heatmaps from the same
    survey or one heatmap from the current survey and one
    heatmap from a different survey. For example, you can
    compare a recent survey heatmap to one collected a year
    ago.
    (Added in v3.0.4)

  • Clear All Issue

    Selecting menu item Survey->Clear->All after adding survey
    data and then immediately adding more survey data would
    cause VisiWave to crash. This has been fixed.
    (Fixed in v3.0.4)


Version 3.0.3 Released

A maintenance release of VisiWave (v3.0.3) is now available for download. If you already own v3.0 of VisiWave, just download the eval version and install it over-top of your current version. Your existing license will continue to work. If you would like to evaluate VisiWave, just download the eval version and try it out.

New features in v3.0.3:

  • Show AP Markers with Labels Option

    Setting "Show AP Markers" to "Yes, with labels" was not
    working. It would label each AP Marker with the same
    value. This now works.
    (Fixed in v3.0.3)

  • Survey File Corruption

    Fixed an issue where the report portion of the survey file
    would become corrupt. This happened in some cases when
    you saved the survey file and then immediately changed a
    report item property (without clicking anywhere else
    first).
    (Fixed in v3.0.3)

  • Improved Results on Quiet Pre-Deployment Surveys

    The first dozen or so data points were sometimes skipped
    in very quiet survey areas such as pre-deployment
    surveys. This skipping of data is no longer necessary.
    (Fixed in v3.0.3)

  • Stretched Graphs When Origin Not on Survey Map

    If the map origin--position (0, 0)--is not located
    somewhere on the survey map, then contour graphs were
    stretched. Normally the origin is always located
    somewhere on the survey map so this isn't an issue. Now
    the origin can be located anywhere without issue.
    (Fixed in v3.0.3)

  • Crash in Google Earth Reports

    Fixed a crash when exporting a Google Earth report file
    that happens when two SSIDs are exactly the same except
    for the case of one or more characters.
    (Fixed in v3.0.3)

Version 2.1.10 Released

A new release of VisiWave Site Survey is now available.

Those that hold a license to versions before 2.1 can upgrade to version 2.1 for a small fee. See the bottom of the Purchase page on our website for details. To try out the new version, download the eval version and install it over-top of your current version. You can then either purchase upgrade codes or re-install your previous version.

New features in v2.1.10:

  • Serial GPS Devices

    An issue existed when using serial GPS devices and a
    wireless adapter that took many seconds to capture data.
    The position information could end up being very far
    behind your current location.
    (Fixed in v2.1.10)



Version 3.0.1 Released

A maintenance release of VisiWave (v3.0.1) is now available for download. If you already own v3.0 of VisiWave, just download the eval version and install it over-top of your current version. Your existing license will continue to work. If you would like to evaluate VisiWave, just download the eval version and try it out.

New features in v3.0.1:

  • Drag and Drop Issue

    If you re-ordered report items quickly using your mouse,
    you could cause VisiWave to stop responding.
    (Fixed in v3.0.1)

  • Re-Emphasize the Need for an Accurate Scale

    The user documentation was updated to further emphasize
    the importance of setting an accurate scale for your
    survey map image. In previous versions, this could be
    estimated if you weren't using GPS to collect data and
    you weren't creating Google Earth reports. Now with the
    new concept of a Confidence Radius, ALL surveys need to
    have an accurate scale set.
    (Fixed in v3.0.1)

  • Minor PDF Report Formatting Issues

    Image report pages were ignoring the Maximize property and
    always maximizing the image even when this wasn't
    requested. Also, if the caption property for a report
    item was blank but the figure number was still included
    then the figure number wasn't formatted correctly.
    (Fixed in v3.0.1)

  • Licensing Issue on Windows 7 64bit

    Licensing VisiWave in Report Only mode on Windows 7 64bit
    computers wasn't working. It would ask if you wanted to
    be in report only mode, but would stay in evaluation
    mode.
    (Fixed in v3.0.1)


Version 3.0 Released

We are excited to report that VisiWave Site Survey v3.0 is now available. Download the evaluation version and start trying out this major new release. If you already own a license to VisiWave, go to the Purchase page on our website and "Upgrade to Version 3.0". If you purchased VisiWave in 2011 or upgraded your VisiWave license in 2011, you are eligible for a free upgrade (if you haven't already received your new license code, then email support@visiwave.com).

New features in v3.0:

  • Survey Reports Now Integrated Within the Main Application

    You now perform data collection and reporting within the
    same application. The entire reporting interface was
    redesigned to be easier to use and to provide more
    effective views of your wireless network.

  • Report Files (.VWR) are No Longer Created

    Your reports are now saved as part of your survey files
    (.VWS) as one integrated storage solution. You can
    migrate your existing report files using the "Migrate Old
    Report Files" menu option found under the Report menu.

  • Application Menu Items have been Restructured

    To accommodate combining both data collection and
    reporting into one program, some menu items have moved to
    new locations.

  • Keyboard Shortcuts

    Many new keyboard shortcuts were added. See the key
    assignments listed next to the menu items.


Thanks for your interest in VisiWave and let us know what you think. Drop a comment to support@visiwave.com.

Version 2.1.9 Released

A new release of VisiWave Site Survey is now available.

Those that hold a license to versions before 2.1 can upgrade to version 2.1 for a small fee. See the bottom of the Purchase page on our website for details. To try out the new version, download the eval version and install it over-top of your current version. You can then either purchase upgrade codes or re-install your previous version.

New features in v2.1.9:

  • Out-of-Date GPS Locations

    In cases where the quality of the GPS signal was
    steadily decreasing, VisiWave might use a very out-of-
    date GPS position.
    (Fixed in v2.1.9)

  • Support for Intel 5300 Internal Wireless Adapter

    The Intel 5300 wireless adapter--and possibly some other
    adapters--can take up to 6.5 seconds to complete a scan.
    VisiWave now allows for these much longer scans to
    complete under Windows Vista and 7. It is not
    recommended to use this adapter under Windows XP.
    (Fixed in v2.1.9)

  • Report File Vulnerability

    Survey report files (.VWR) could be crafted in a way that
    could crash VisiWave Report and open the possibility of
    arbitrary code execution. Thanks go to StratSec
    (http://www.stratsec.net/) for pointing out this issue.
    (Fixed in v2.1.9)

  • Support for Version 3.0 Survey Files

    This version allows you to read in survey files edited
    under version 3.0 of VisiWave.
    (Added in v2.1.9)



Version 3.0 Beta Released

A new release of VisiWave Site Survey is now available.

Try out the new beta version of VisiWave 3.0. If you already have a license to version 2.1, you can install this beta version over-top of your current version and continue to use it fully licensed. Otherwise, you can still try out the product by installing the eval version.

Those that purchase a license to VisiWave or upgrade to v2.1 at any time during 2011 can upgrade to version 3.0 for free. So buy your license now and upgrade for free when the product is released.

New features in v3.0 Beta:

  • Survey Reports Now Integrated Within the Main Application

    You now perform data collection and reporting within the
    same application. The entire reporting interface was
    redesigned to be easier to use and to provide more
    effective views of your wireless network.

  • Report Files (.VWR) are No Longer Created

    Your reports are now saved as part of your survey files
    (.VWS) as one integrated storage solution. You can
    migrate your existing report files using the "Migrate Old
    Report Files" menu option found under the Report menu.

  • Creating Reports on a Second Computer

    You can still work with reports on a computer different
    from the one you use to perform a survey. Just install
    VisiWave on the computer that already has version 2.1's
    reporting tool registered. If version 3.0 sees a
    valid report code, but not a valid survey code, then
    you can still use the reporting features on that
    computer. You just can't collect survey data on that
    computer. This is indicated by all three of the
    Capture Modes always being grayed out.

  • Application Menu Items have been Restructured

    To accommodate combining both data collection and
    reporting into one program, some menu items have moved to
    new locations.

  • Keyboard Shortcuts

    Many new keyboard shortcuts were added. See the key
    assignments listed next to the menu items.



Features Not Ready for Beta:

  • PDF Reports

    With this beta version of VisiWave, you can only generate
    HTML reports. PDF report generation is de-activated for
    now.

  • Report Templates

    Pressing the Templates button in the beta version has no
    effect. Templates will allow you to create standard
    reports that can be loaded into new surveys so you can
    re-use the report templates you've previously created.

  • Default Legend

    The "Set As Legend Default" menu item found when right-
    clicking on the legend at the bottom of a heatmap graph
    is not yet implemented.

  • Documentation

    The Users Guide provided with this version has not been
    updated from version 2.1. Also, the built-in help isn't
    provided for reporting.

  • Other Features

    The behavior of any feature found in the beta may be
    modified (or even removed) in the final release.

  • Provide Feedback

    This beta version is fairly stable, but you may still
    encounter issues. Please provide feedback by emailing
    support@visiwave.com with issues or comments. The more
    detail you provide, the more likely we will be able to
    assist you.



Version 2.1.8 Released

A new release of VisiWave Site Survey is now available.

Those that hold a license to versions before 2.1 can upgrade to version 2.1 for a small fee. See the bottom of the Purchase page on our website for details. To try out the new version, download the eval version and install it over-top of your current version. You can then either purchase upgrade codes or re-install your previous version.

New features in v2.1.8:

  • Wi-Spy DBx + 2.4x Firmware Update Support

    Support was added for the new firmware update provided
    by MetaGeek for the Wi-Spy DBx and Wi-Spy 2.4x devices.
    Without this update, Wi-Spy devices running the updated
    firmware will not be recognized by VisiWave.
    (Added in v2.1.8 )

  • Selecting Many APs in the AP List

    If you selected hundreds of APs in the AP List that is
    shown on the right side of the data collection window and
    saved that survey file, you couldn't re-load that survey
    file again.
    (Fixed in v2.1.8 )

  • Collecting Data with Duplicate APs or New Channel Numbers

    In rare cases, VisiWave would report that the same AP was
    heard multiple times at the same data point. Or it would
    list a channel number different from the channel listed
    for that AP in the master list of APs.
    (Fixed in v2.1.8 )

  • Wi-Spy Noise Level Readings Improved

    The way in which noise levels are obtained from an
    installed Wi-Spy device was improved to minimize possible
    interference from Wi-Fi traffic generated by the survey
    laptop.
    (Fixed in v2.1.8 )



Where to start with VisiWave?

If you are just starting out with VisiWave Site Survey, the best place to look for help is to view one of our online tutorials. Each lasts just a few minutes, but they show you the most important features of the product.

You probably want to start with the "Collecting Survey Data" tutorial. It goes over loading a survey map, setting the scale, collecting survey data using two common methods, and exporting graph data to Google Earth.

You will also want to look through our Quick Start Guide. This short guide goes over collecting survey data and creating reports.

You can also always read the manual. It is installed as part of the product (even with the eval version). Just go to the Start menu, click on All Programs and then on VisiWave Site Survey. You'll see a link labeled User's Guide. This brings up the guide in your PDF viewer.

VisiWave also has a lot of help built into the application. Just press F1 or select help from the Help menu. Most every feature, button, and field in the program is explained in the built-in help system.

Of course, you can always email us for help as well. We do our best to give you thorough and timely answers to all support emails.