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
in the main application menu.
The report generation dialog allows you to configure the following
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 model, data from this model 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 models
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,
ODT (OpenDocument Text format that you can edit in
Microsoft® Word or OpenOffice),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, A3, or Letter. You can
also select a Page orientation: Portrait or
Landscape. 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
(fonts, colors, logos, etc.) by clicking
and then clicking
to select the file name and have TamoGraph generate the report.
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
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).