Site Survey Tool - TamoGraph

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System Requirements
Differences between the Windows and macOS Versions
Driver Installation - Microsoft Windows
Wi-Fi Capture Engine Installation - macOS
Licensing and Trial Version Limitations
Interface Overview
Access Point List
Floor Plan / Site Map
Plans and Surveys, Properties, and Options Panel
Main Menu
Spectrum and Networks Panel
Performing a Site Survey
New Project Wizard
Adapter Signal Level Correction
Data Collection
Understanding Survey Types: Passive, Active, and Predictive
Active Survey Configuration
Best Practices, Tips, and Tricks
Survey Job Splitting
RF Predictive Modeling
Drawing Walls and Other Obstructions
Drawing Attenuation Zones
Copying, Pasting, and Deleting Multiple Objects
Undo and Redo
Virtual APs Placement Methods
Manual Placing and Configuring Virtual APs
Antenna Selection
Adjusting Horizontal Antenna Orientation
Creating Vendor-Specific AP Presets
Automatic Placing and Configuring Virtual APs
Reconfiguring Virtual APs
Applying Visualizations
Working with Multi-floor Sites
Mixing Real and Virtual Data
Best Practices, Tips, and Tricks
Analyzing Data – Passive Surveys and Predictive Models
Selecting Data for Analysis
Adjusting AP Locations After Passive Surveys
Splitting an AP into Multiple Unique APs
Working with Multi-SSID APs
AP Rank and Secondary Coverage
Visualization Types
Signal Level
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
AP Coverage Areas
Signal-to-Interference Ratio
Number of APs
Expected PHY Rate
Frame Format
Channel Bandwidth
Channel Map
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
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
Plan / Map
Client Capabilities
Colors and Value Ranges
AP Detection and Placement
Visualization Settings
Tips Panel
Configuring GPS Receiver
Using GPS Configuration Dialog
Finding the GPS Receiver Port Number
Taking Photographs
Voice Control
Using TamoGraph in a Virtual Machine
Command-Line Options and Configuration Settings
Frequently Asked Questions
Sales and Support

Taking Photographs

If you would like to add photos to your survey: e.g., images of APs, cabling, or other objects of interest, you can do so by using a video camera integrated into your laptop or tablet. To configure your video camera, click Settings  => Camera and Voice Settings in TamoGraph and select the Video Camera tab. You can select the camera you want to use if there is more than one camera, as well as select the resolution of the photos that will be taken. Remember that while higher resolutions provide better image quality, such photos are much larger in size, which means that your project file might become much larger.

Once you have configured your camera, you can add photos to a floor plan. To take a photo, click on the webcam button on the toolbar or press Ctrl + P (on Windows computers) or CMD + P (on macOS computers). A preview window will appear. When you are ready to take a shot, press Enter or click on the preview window.  To cancel, press Esc or click outside the preview window. The photo that you have taken appears as a small camera icon on the floor plan. The position of the icon depends on when you took the photo:

  • While you were surveying: You may want to take photos while you are conducting a survey. The best method is to pause the survey, take a photo, and resume the survey. In this scenario, the photo icon is placed at your current location on the floor plan.
  • While you were not surveying: You can take photos while you are inspecting the facility without conducting a survey at the same time. In this scenario, the photo icon is placed in the center of the floor plan image, as the application is not aware of your current location, unless you have configured a GPS receiver and your current map has been GPS-calibrated, in which case the photo icon is placed at your current GPS location on the map.

Regardless of the initial photo icon position, you can move the icon to any location on the floor plan by dragging it with the mouse. When you hover the mouse over the photo icon, you can see a small preview window. To see the full size photo, click on the preview window. If you do not want to see photo icons on the floor plan, use the View => Media Objects menu command to turn them on or off. To delete a photo, drag it off the floor plan image or press Del while viewing the full-size photo.

Photos can also be included in the reports. If the Media Objects checkbox in the report configuration window is checked, your photos will be appended to the report. For each photo, its location on the floor plan will be indicated.