Wireless Field Day Wrap-Up: The Who, What, Where and When

Photo by Stephen Fosket

Last Wednesday, for the first time, we participated in a Tech Field Day event. We opened up our Walnut Creek offices to 13 wireless industry experts and active bloggers to take part in the third Wireless Field Day . We had a great time getting to know some of the independent thought leaders in the wireless industry. Stephen Foskett of Tech Field Day hosted the event, and he streamed our presentations live at techfieldday.com. If you missed it, not to worry—Steven was good enough to upload all of the presentations online – check them out here!

The day kicked off with a brief introduction of the afternoon’s events by Vincent Sartor, our Director of Engineering. Then, Senior Program Manager Mandana Javaheri took the visiting bloggers through a background story about WildPackets and how we came to be where we are today. Check out Mandana in action:

To wrap-up the afternoon, our Director of Product Management Jay Botelho introduced everyone to the new wireless features in OmniPeek 7.0, including visibility into the Compass Live dashboard with its new wireless signal strength view and Expert event graphing, multi-channel wireless analysis using 3 802.11n 3-stream adapters, roaming detection  to aid in today’s ever more mobile environments, and OmniPeek Remote Assistant, a new capability that allows remote data collection to be initiated by  anyone running a computer, technical capabilities not required. The presentation was based on analyzing the wireless traffic within the conference room, where, with 13 bloggers all with laptops and phones firing, we had plenty of information to work with! The interaction throughout the afternoon was stimulating, and the comments and suggestions from the WFD3 delegates invaluable. Check out Jay’s presentation:

But, with all that, the highlight of the afternoon had to be the homemade pumpkin cupcakes with cinnamon frosting! Delicioso!

All in all, we had a great time hosting everyone, and we owe Stephen a huge thank you for letting us be a part of this event.

Should you have time, you should definitely check out some of the bloggers’ posts about WildPackets:

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