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.


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.

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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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CTS 109: Ekahau Sidekick, Spectrum Analysis, and Finnish Rap

Special guests, Samuel Clements and George Stefanick join the show to discuss the Ekahau Sidekick with Rowell Dionicio and Jussi Kiviniemi.

CTS 109: Ekahau Sidekick, Spectrum Analysis, & Finnish Rap

Ekahau Sidekick

Wireless site surveys have been performed with USB adapters for a long time. Many have had grueling battles with getting these USB adapters working, we’ve had them fail, and have seen varying inconsistencies between adapters. Or if you’re me, I nick my adapters all the time.

Recently, Ekahau came out with a game changer. It replaces all your USB adapters into a shoulder strapped, supercharged, all-in-one measuring device. As said on the product’s website, the Sidekick dramatically streamlines the site survey process by replacing and outperforming the previously-used USB hubs providing greater reliability, accuracy and convenience.

That’s our discussion in this episode regarding the Sidekick. How does it stand out in the field in terms of performance, reliability, and accuracy. The added benefit here is convenience.

In this episode, I start things off by asking why the development and release of the Ekahau Sidekick. You’ll get the response directly from Ekahau but additionally, we hear from two customers – Samuel Clements and George Stefanick.

Some of the reasons why they prefer to use the Ekahau Sidekick:

  • Reliability
  • Consistency
  • Performance
  • Receive sensitivity dial
  • Ease of use

Ekahau decided to build the Sidekick from scratch to produce a device capable performing excellent spectrum analysis and Wi-Fi gathering capabilities. Listen to the episode to hear more of our discussion.

One special treat, Jussi shows us what Wi-Fi sounds like.. Yes you read that right.. what Wi-Fi sounds like. You hear it in this episode.

And finally, Finnish Rap

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