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Introduction
Overview
System Requirements
Driver Installation
Licensing and Trial Version Limitations
Interface Overview
Access Point List
Floor Plan / Site Map
Plans and Surveys, Properties, and Options Panel
Main Menu
Performing a Site Survey
New Project Wizard
Calibration
Configuration
Data Collection
Understanding Survey Types: Passive, Active, and Predictive
Active Survey Configuration
Best Practices, Tips, and Tricks
Survey Job Splitting
Predictive Surveys
Drawing Walls and Other Obstructions
Drawing Attenuation Zones
Placing and Configuring Virtual APs
Working with Presets
Applying Visualizations
Working with Multi-floor Sites
Mixing Real and Virtual Data
Best Practices, Tips, and Tricks
Analyzing Data – Passive and Predictive Surveys
Selecting Data for Analysis
Adjusting AP Locations After Passive Surveys
Splitting an AP into Multiple Unique APs
Working with Multi-SSID APs
Visualization Types
Signal Level
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Signal-to-Interference Ratio
AP Coverage Areas
Number of APs
Expected PHY Rate
Frame Format
Channel Bandwidth
Channel Map
Requirements
Analyzing Data – Active Surveys
Selecting Data for Analysis
Visualization Types
Actual PHY Rate
TCP Upstream and Downstream Rate
UDP Upstream and Downstream Rate
UDP Upstream and Downstream Loss
Round-trip Time
Associated AP
Requirements
Spectrum Analysis
Hardware Requirements
Spectrum Data Graphs
Performing Spectrum Analysis Surveys
Viewing Collected Spectrum Data
Exporting Spectrum Data
Reporting and Printing
Customizing Reports
Google Earth Integration
Configuring TamoGraph
Plans and Surveys
Properties
Plan / Map
Environment
Client Capabilities
Requirements
Scanner
Options
Colors and Value Ranges
AP Detection and Placement
Visualization Settings
Miscellaneous
Configuring GPS Receiver
Using GPS Configuration Dialog
Finding the GPS Receiver Port Number
Taking Photographs
Voice Control
Using TamoGraph in a Virtual Machine
Frequently Asked Questions
Sales and Support

Reporting and Printing

After performing a site survey and viewing its results in the main application window, you can create a report that contains all the information and visualizations related to your survey. To configure the report options and generate a report, click Project => Generate Report in the main application menu.

The report generation dialog allows you to configure the following report options:

· Plans and Surveys. This frame lists the available floor plans and survey paths to be included in the report. Depending on where and when the surveys were conducted, you may want to check all or only some of the survey checkboxes. By default, the selection is the same as in the main application window. If you are working with a predictive survey, data from this survey is shown as a “Virtual Data” item. If you are working with a survey that contains spectrum analysis data, that data is shown as a “Spectrum Data” item. At the bottom of this frame, you can also see the indication of the Current AP selection mode, which tells you if the report will be generated for all or for only the selected APs. Again, the selection is the same as in the main application window. If you want to change the AP selection mode, close the report dialog and change the mode, using the corresponding buttons on the tool bar of the main window. By default, TamoGraph merges the data collected during all the selected surveys. Check Don't merge surveys if you want to get a separate report for each of the survey paths. This might be useful if you want to generate a report illustrating the changes in WLAN characteristics depending on varying conditions, e.g. multiple surveys of the same office when you test different AP placements at the deployment stage. Normally, Don't merge surveys should not be checked.
· Project information. Use the Surveyor, Location, and Description fields to specify additional information about your project.
· Visualizations. This list allows you to select which visualizations you would like to see in the report by checking or unchecking the corresponding boxes. Check Map with no visualizations if you would like to have the original site map / floor plan included. Add per-AP visualizations is an important option that allows you to add additional visualizations for each of the selected APs. For example, if you want to create a report for five APs and include the Signal Level visualization with the Add per-AP visualizations option, the report will contain one cumulative signal level visualization for all of the five APs and, additionally, five separate visualizations for each of the APs. Without the Add per-AP visualizations option, the report will contain only one cumulative signal level visualization that includes data on all of the five APs. The Add per-AP visualizations option is available only when the Don't merge surveys option is turned off.
· Additional items to include. Check the corresponding boxes to include additional information pertaining to your site survey. Checking Walkabout paths will add survey paths to the site map(s) (not available if you do not include the Map with no visualizations item); checking AP list will add the table that lists all of the APs observed during the survey; checking Map descriptions will add the descriptions (if any) of the floor plan(s) entered by the user; checking Survey comments will add the comments (if any) for specific surveys entered by the user; checking Virtual Obstructions will display virtual obstructions, such as walls or attenuation areas, on the floor plan. This option is applicable to predictive surveys only. Checking Media Objects will add photographs taken during the surveys.
· Output settings. Use the Format drop-down list to select the report format. You can choose between PDF, HTML, HTML (single file), and KMZ (Google Earth™) formats. The difference between the HTML and HTML (single file) is that in the former, images are stored in a separate subfolder, whereas in the latter, images are embedded into a single .MHT file, which can be natively viewed only in Microsoft Internet Explorer. KMZ files can be used for viewing results of GPS surveys in Google Earth; see the Google Earth Integration chapter for details. The Paper size drop-down list can be used to specify the size of the report pages: A4 or Letter. If you generate reports in PDF format, you can control the JPEG quality (the higher the quality is, the larger the file size will be) and the Embed fonts option. Embedding fonts increases the output file size considerably, but ensures that the file looks correct on any system, even if the fonts used in that file are not installed.

Once you have configured all the options, you may want to customize its look (fonts, colors, logos, etc.) by clicking Customize and then clicking Save to select the file name and have TamoGraph generate the report. Check the Open report after generation box to have the file opened by the associated viewer upon generation. If you would like to print the report without saving it to a file, click Print. Alternatively, you can first save the report and then print it from the associated viewer (Adobe Acrobat in the case of PDF files or your favorite browser in the case of HTML files).