Business-critical ASDs are specialized devices that require specialized software to deliver the security, trouble-free operation, and manageability that customers require. Summit software includes drivers, an integrated supplicant, and a full-featured management and monitoring utility called the Summit Client Utility (SCU). Key software capabilities include operating system support, security, Wi-Fi® certification, Cisco Client Extensions support, and administration. This page provides an in-depth look at SCU.
SCU is an integrated application designed for end users and administrators of ASDs that use a Summit brand radio module. Using SCU, an end user can view:
After completing an administrator login to SCU, an administrator can perform these additional tasks:
SCU provides a graphical user interface (GUI) for access to all of its functions. This GUI consists of five windows, with tabs for easy selection of each window. The five windows are: Main, Profile, Status, Diagnostics, and Global Settings.
Below are highlights of the Main Window:
Here are highlights of the Profile (formerly referred to as "Config." in previous versions of SCU) window:
The Status window provides status information on the radio connection between the client device and the access point to which it's associated. Status items include IP address and MAC address for the client and the access point, connection channel and data rate and received signal strength and signal quality from the access point.
The Diagnostics (Diags), or troubleshooting window provides the following functions:
The Global Settings window enables a user to view, and an administrator to configure, settings that apply globally to radio and application operation. Global Settings apply equally across all profiles.
Adjustment of Global Settings from their default values enables administrators to fine-tune the operation of the Summit radio and SCU to optimize performance and usability for specific wireless infrastructures, applications, and device types. Typically, changing Global Settings from the defaults should only be performed by trained wireless networking professionals.
SCU provides a GUI for access to all of its functions. Access to these functions also is available through an application programming interface (API) that is provided to every Summit brand radio customer as part of our Software Development Kit (SDK). A Summit brand radio customer can use the API to manage the adapter from another utility, such as one that the customer provides with its mobile devices. Wavelink Avalanche also uses this API.
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