Incremental Cloud Sync & Friends - Incredibly improved Ekahau Cloud saving for Ekahau Pro (...or how it should've been all along)
Ekahau Cloud saving (or "syncing", as the big boys say it) now only saves the new changes on the project to Cloud, instead of saving the whole project each time. Headlines: Improved save times! Better collaboration across applications!
Additionally, Ekahau Cloud now lets you know if there are any new changes on the project you're working on and brings them automatically in the next time you sync your project, letting your friends & colleagues know when you've made changes to a project.
Ekahau Pro now creates a distinction between Local, Cloud and Sidekick projects (yes, even Sidekick saving gets a pat on the head). This means, that a project saved/opened from Ekahau Cloud is treated as a Cloud project and will be saved to the Cloud when using the Save-button. No muss, no fuss.
"View as Mobile Device" and adapter offset improvements - A day in the life of a client device
Previously visualization offsets have been around as a semi-secret feature, but now we have turned the spotlight on this feature and dragged it from the shadows to the front stage.
Introducing: A new offset called "View as Mobile Device". This new default offset is designed to offset RSSI values based on how a typical modern cell phone would view Wi-Fi signals. This offset is applied on both simulated and Sidekick survey projects...
...however, if a new default offset sounds like a step too far, never fear! You can also easily turn it off and use the old default settings from previous versions. But please, give the new "View as Mobile Device" offset a spin and see how you like it!
Lastly, the selected offset now also affects Live views and Survey Inspector results as well. This helps Ekahau Pro give you a unified view on how the network environment looks like when viewed through the lense of a typical mobile device or any other type of custom offset.
Custom tags for Ekahau Pro - Tag it like you own it!
New custom tags in Ekahau Pro allow you to add free-form descriptors on APs to identify, categorize and report them better. Tagging can be anything from giving APs serial numbers, flagging their status or just letting people know which one is your personal favorite AP.
You can configure and report each of these signal strength visualizations independently from each other. That helps you to customize these new visualizations to your liking and to make them distinct from each other.
Add multiple tags at once on APs from "Edit Multiple Simulated Access Points", categorize and select APs with certain tags with Quick Select or use the search field to find APs with a particular tag - just a few tips from your friendly neighborhood PM :)
Improved Radio Edit Dialog: Tweak Hard!
We have given our Radio Edit dialog a serious facelift with aim set squarely at better usability, readability and user-friendliness. And better looks to boot!
The beauty is not only skin deep here. We've also added many new handy improvements to the dialog, such as: Ability to change AP model, easy-to-change mounting, search field for antennas and infinitely better tilt control.
Lastly, a quick heads-up on tagging technicalities. The new tags are made up of two parts: tag key and tag value. Knowing the difference helps you better search and report exactly the APs you want. More information on this in What's New and Ekahau Pro User Guide!.
Multi-band requirements for Coverage Requirements - Divorcing 2.4Ghz & 5Ghz requirements (they still stay friends, though)
You can now create requirements with different criteria for 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz bands. This allows you to give different grey-out values for different bands and help you define your network requirements with greater granularity than ever before. Check out the Coverage Requirements dialog to get started!
This improvement also affects the Live Requirements, which is now band-specific as well!
And since we didn't want to be a bother, these separate band requirements and grey-outs will be displayed in the reports without any additional adjustments on reports templates.
Ability to disable/enable requirements - Focusing on what you need
Now you also have the ability to disable the unwanted criteria (even band-specifically) from your coverage requirements. Effectively, this improvement allows you to focus on criteria you actually think are important and to throw the unneeded ones off the zeppelin.
Disabling criteria on a coverage requirement also removes it from the Live Requirements bar, meaning that live results are only shown for the criteria you actually care about (once again, band-specifically if you so desire).
Reworked merging logic - Take your ingredients and put them in our new & improved blender!
While this might not be the most visible change in 10.2.0, we have basically rebuilt our "merge" functionality so it now works better across the board with both simulated and survey projects.
The biggest change with this feature is that you can now also merge simulated-only projects together, where as previously it wasn't quite possible (or worked in odd ways).
Overall, we have also made the "Merge" feature comb its hair, straighten its tie and mind its manners better, because previously the "Merge" logic behavior was a little dodgy in places and its rules were a bit messy and undefined.
New criteria added to coverage requirements: Tertiary Signal Strength & Number of APs (disabled by default, though). Sorry, you guys just missed your spot in "New Features" section, but you get the first place in "Improvements" as a consolation price!
Live Requirements now show the selected SSID and bands directly on the tool bar.
Improved Channel Interference on Live Requirements so the results are ACTUALLY related to the selected SSID and its channels. Previously Live Requirements tried to show the worst case channel interference across all networks - and it didn't really work out.
Removed the PING from Mini-views in the upper right corner of the application. It was effectively a duplicate of RTT field in Live Requirements (literally its next door neighbour). So, if you want to see live Ping results, look for them in Live Requirements instead.
Changed how wall & floor attenuation is handled in Ekahau Pro. This brings the simulated results closer to reality, especially with multi-floor buildings.
Added the ability to freely combine measured radios in different combinations. We've been playing a strict school matron for too long with arbitrary combination rules, and now it's time for us to loosen up about this!
Added "Building Coordinates" to Actions-menu in Building-tab. Name and locate your favorite building!
Changed default "Voice+Data" coverage requirement to "Ekahau Best Practices" and gave it new and sensible band-specific values. Yep, when uncertain about naming, slap your own name on it!
Changed Network Health & Issues pass condition default from "2.4 OR 5" --> "2.4 AND 5".
Specific values are now shown in the visualization tooltip headers, instead of value range (if spacing is >1). Heatmaps still show their results according to value ranges and spacing, though.
Improved Scale Tool dialog to dynamically dodge out of the way when drawing the scale. This tool learned some tricks from its cousin in CAD import.
Manually relocated measured APs no longer revert to their original, measured locations when the radios are separated.
Updated GPS map projection to Mercator projection method. That is the scientific way of saying your GPS projects only need two reference points from now on!
Ekahau Pro now checks whether the about-to-be-created document is locked BEFORE starting the report generation.
Added ability to pick up the radio TX power from Mist and potentially other AP vendors. Previously this functionality was limited to only Cisco APs in Ekahau Pro.
Improved Mist grouping logic.
Improved Meraki grouping logic. Good thing that some things don't change even in these unprecedented times.
Removed ELP listener option from Preferences. What's an ELP listener? Exactly.
Other miscellaneous improvements.
Deleting all GPS points from the project at once no longer makes the project go haywire.
Editing survey points while in Surveys-list no longer happens in SLOOOOOW motion. It's cool as a special effect, but not so much when you want to get things actually done.
Visualization legend now responds better to coverage requirement changes in Area options.
Packet Loss and RTT visualizations now get properly toggled off when surveys are disabled. You rascals, you.
New antenna height will be based on the Wi-Fi radios, not the BLE radios, when linking radios together and determining their new height.
Extended the display time of certain tooltips from five seconds to 20 seconds. No more lessons in speedreading, sorry.
Selecting individual radios on the map works more responsively now.
AP notes no longer disappear if you happen to add them on an AP after changing the AP model.
Fixed an issue where Survey notes always only showed the note from the first viewed survey, when accessed through right-click menu. So if you felt like you're in Groundhog Day, this might've been one reason (but not necessarily the only reason) for that.
Other miscellaneous fixes.
New access points and BLE Beacons:
ExtremeWireless AP310i, AP310e, AP460i, AP460e and AP460C
Meraki MR46E, MR76 and MR86. Improved Meraki patterns on MR42, MR45, MR46, MR52, MR53, MR55, MR56, MA-ANT-25 and MA-ANT-27
Arista C-260, O-105E and improved C-250 patterns.
Cambium Networks e510 and XV3-8
FortiAP 321E, 431F and 433F
H3C WA5320 and WA5320H
HFCL ion4e and ion8e
Huawei AirEngine 5760-10, 5760-51, 6760-X1, 6760R-51, 8760-X1-PRO and 8760R-X1