Ekahau Sidekick


Ekahau Sidekick

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EKAHAU SIDEKICK

An all-in-one Wi-Fi diagnostic and measurement device

Ekahau Sidekick is a professional Wi-Fi device that provides highly accurate and standardized Wi-Fi surveys — by using two Wi-Fi radios and a spectrum analyzer to achieve expert-level Wi-Fi site surveys and troubleshooting across your network.

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All-in-One Wi-Fi Site Diagnostics and Measurement Device

The only professional measurement device for Wi-Fi site surveys and spectrum analysis.

Ekahau Sidekick sets the industry benchmark for advanced precision with 2.4 and 5 GHz Wi-Fi spectrum combined with automated interference source detection.

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Optimized for Wi-Fi Heatmapping and Troubleshooting

Ekahau Sidekick, custom-built to connect with the Ekahau ProTM site survey tool, is the industry standard for designing, analyzing, optimizing and troubleshooting Wi-Fi networks.

Supports all Wi-Fi standards, including the new 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6).

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Designed for Wireless Professionals

A must-have professional Wi-Fi measurement device for enterprise network engineers, system integrators, and Wi-Fi professionals who design and maintain wireless networks.

Measurement Powerhouse

Unbeatable interference measurement with dual band high end spectrum analyzer.

Leverage seven factory tested antennas, placed in the optimum orientation, to deliver the most precise and consistent measurement accuracy.

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Cut Onsite Time by 50%

Simple plug and play delivers 2x faster site surveys, 4-10x faster spectrum analysis (compared to other Wi-Fi spectrum analyzers), and 8 hours of survey time.

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Two Enterprise-Grade Wi-Fi Radios

Two enterprise-grade, dual-band Wi-Fi radios minimize Wi-Fi site survey and troubleshooting time.

Both radios are capable of surveying all 802.11 Wi-Fi networks, including 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) networks.

The World’s Most Advanced Wi-Fi Spectrum Analyzer

An ultra-high resolution spectrum analyzer provides unforeseen clarity and unbeatable, instant interference analysis to Wi-Fi spectrum.

The spectrum analyzer operates on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands simultaneously, both at 20 sweeps per second.

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Wear it Your Way

Ekahau Sidekick was designed to be worn any way you like. A messenger style strap is shipped with the unit. Want to “MacGyverize” a backpack strap? There’s strap holes for that – or anything else. Camera mounting equipment, such as a belt clip, can be connected to the standard camera mounting screw.

Ekahau Sidekick is lightweight and convenient to carry, which minimizes fatigue and maximizes productivity.

It lasts for 8 hours. So will your laptop.

Ekahau Sidekick houses a built-in battery with 8 hours of uninterrupted work means less downtime so projects can be completed up to 30% faster.

Unlike other solutions, Ekahau Sidekick will not consume your laptop battery. All-day battery life removes the need for interrupting work to recharge devices at larger sites.

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Enable Simultaneous Active and Passive Site Surveys

While Ekahau Sidekick analyzes 2.4 and 5 GHz Wi-Fi spectrum and measures Wi-Fi signals with automated interference source identification, the Wi-Fi adapter in your laptop or tablet remains free for active and throughput surveys.

Windows, iPad or macOS. The choice is yours.

Ekahau Sidekick is the only device that enables professional Wi-Fi site surveys on Windows, iOS, and macOS.

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Package Contents

  • Ekahau Sidekick™ unit
  • USB Connection Cable
  • Carrying Strap (messenger style)
  • Power Supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • User Manual

General

  • Weight: 2.2 lbs (1020 grams)
  • Battery: 6400 mAh
  • Power Supply: 24V 3.75A
  • Battery life: 8 hours (with typical use)
  • Operating temperature: +5 to +35° C
  • Storage temperature: -20 to +50° C
  • Hardware warranty: 1 year

System Requirements

  • Compatible Mac or Windows device
  • Ekahau Pro 9.1 or higher

Wi-Fi

  • 2x dual-band (2.4 & 5GHz) high performance Wi-Fi adapters
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax for site surveys
  • Configurable scanning channels
  • Supports all regulatory domains
  • Wi-Fi amplitude range: -20 to -95 dBm
  • Integrated antennas

Spectrum Analyzer

  • Dual-band high resolution spectrum analyzer 2.4 & 5 GHz
  • HW max sweep speed: 20 per sec (both 2.4 & 5 GHz @ max accuracy)
  • Amplitude range: -20 … -92 dBm
  • Frequency range / 2.4 GHz: 2400…2495 MHz
  • Frequency resolution / 2.4 GHz: 39 kHz
  • Frequency range / 5 GHz: 5000…5950 MHz
  • Frequency resolution / 5 GHz: 39 kHz
  • Integrated antenna

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