ekahau connect

Ekahau Unveils New Products

In the next generation of Ekahau Wi-Fi solutions, they have announced a suite of products which is aptly named Ekahau Connect.

To enhance the Wi-Fi design & troubleshooting process there are many parts under Ekahau Connect:

Ekahau Pro

Version 10 is rebranded as Ekahau Pro. It’s faster with a new user interface. It also supports Wi-Fi 6.

Ekahau Sidekick

The hardware itself isn’t new but Ekahau will be unlocking some features within the Sidekick such as the internal hard drive which can be used to store your surveys.

Ekahau Survey for iPad

Brand new and highly requested. A new way to perform site surveys using an iPad. The Ekahau Sidekick plugs into the Apple iPad and you or your team member is ready to collect survey data.

Ekahau Capture

Need to do a frame capture? By leveraging the Ekahau Sidekick, the internal network cards are at your disposal to capture frames on multiple channels. The pcaps are saved locally to your computer and can be used for troubleshooting in Wireshark or your favorite protocol analyzer.

Ekahau Cloud

The collaboration of Ekahau site surveys is made easier with Ekahau Cloud. Your surveys are saved, backed up, and synced across multiple devices. Switching between cloud and local is a breeze.

If you’re brand new to Ekahau here are your options:

Ekahau Connect

  • Ekahau Connect Pack (EC-PACK)
    • Ekahau Pro
    • Ekahau Sidekick
  • Ekahau Connect Subscription (ECS-1YR/ECS-3YR)
    • Ekahau Survey for iPad
    • Ekahau Capture
    • Ekahau Cloud
    • Ekahau Support
    • Ekahau Connect Training

Ekahau Pro (Just Ekahau Pro survey application)

  • Ekahau Pro (ESS-PRO)
  • Ekahau Support (

If you want to see a demo or get an estimate – contact your Clear To Send hosts:

Rowell Dionicio
ekahau@packet6.com
https://packet6.com/ekahau
United States

François Vergès
hello@semfionetworks.com
https://semfionetworks.com/products
Canada/International

CTS 165: Ekahau Unveils New Products (Sponsored)

Ekahau Connect

Jussi joins us on the show to talk about the latest announcement of Ekahau Connect and new products. Jussi has been on the show multiple times before:

New Ekahau Products

There are 5 new products under the suite of Ekahau Connect that are now available. Let’s take a look at what’s new from Ekahau:

ESS becomes Ekahau Pro (v10) and comes with interference detection (placed them on the map). There’s faster heatmap calculations, support for 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6).

New Features on the Sidekick includes 128 GB of storage unlocked. They Sidekick has always had the storage internally but now it can be used to store projects and other files. And as long as you’re using Ekahau Pro 10, you’ll be able to survey for Wi-Fi 6.

Ekahau Survey for iPad has been in development for a while and is now ready to be used in production. Carrying a laptop has been always a struggle. Now survey data can be collected by using an Ekahau Survey iPad app. It’s a lighter version of Ekahau focused on data collection only. You will not be able to do any design work on the iPad app. The Ekahau Survey for iPad requires the Sidekick to collect Wi-Fi data. The Sidekick connects to the iPad using a USB-C to Micro USB cable. It’s easy enough for anyone to collect survey data. Wi-Fi experts will be doing more designing and optimization and another team member can perform the actual data collection.

Ekahau Cloud allows users to easily collaborate with any Ekahau project file. You can share project files through the Ekahau Cloud and collaborate in real time. The project uploads to the cloud automatically.

Ekahau Capture will allow a user to perform frame captures using the Sidekick. The pcap files can be stored on the Sidekick or locally on the laptop. There is a standalone tool to allow someone to select which channels they want to perform a capture on. It’s a dead simple capture tool.

Ekahau University is a course to learn how to use the new Ekahau Connect suite of applications. Joel Crane will be the instructor for Ekahau University.

Licensing

If you’re new to Ekahau, here are your options:

Ekahau Connect

  • Ekahau Connect Pack (SKU: EC-PACK)
    • Ekahau Pro
    • Ekahau Sidekick
  • Ekahau Connect Subscription (SKU: ECS-1YR or ECS-3YR)
    • Ekahau Survey for iPad
    • Ekahau Capture
    • Ekahau Cloud
    • Ekahau Support
    • Ekahau Connect Training

For Current Customers:

Currently have Ekahau Pro

  • Ekahau Sidekick (ESK-1)
  • Ekahau Connect Subscription (ECS-1YR or ECS-3YR)
    • Ekahau Survey for iPad
    • Ekahau Capture
    • Ekahau Cloud
    • Ekahau Connect Training
    • Ekahau Support

Currently have Ekahau Pro and Sidekick

  • Ekahau Connect Subscription (ECS-1YR or ECS-3YR)
    • Ekahau Survey for iPad
    • Ekahau Capture
    • Ekahau Cloud
    • Ekahau Connect Training
    • Ekahau Support

Upgrading to Ekahau Connect

If you have Ekahau Support you can upgrade to the Ekahau Connect Subscription get access to the applications and services immediately. The remaining time left on your Ekahau Support + Ekahau Connect will be the time left on your Ekahau Support plus the 12 months or 36 months of Ekahau Connect.

Want To Know More About Ekahau Connect?

Fill out the contact form below to get more information about Ekahau, whether it’s an estimate, a demo, or just a general question. Rowell or François will get back to you.

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Giveaway

Jussi has graciously offered to provide two lucky winners with a giveaway if they provide a selfie in the funniest way using Ekahau. You’ll win some Ekahau swag and a surprise! Be sure to tag us on Twitter with your selfie using the hashtag #cts165 and fill out the form below.

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