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Cape Sensor for monitoring WiFi network performance
Cape Sensor for monitoring WiFi network performance

Test WiFi & apps. Find issues before users complain. Save the day.

The Cape Sensor tests your WiFi network, services, and apps 24/7
Notifications and dashboards alert you if something is wrong and help you troubleshoot
The Cape Sensor behaves like an end-user, associating with WiFi, testing network services like DNS and DHCP, testing applications like Youtube and measuring the experience from the user's perspective. The Cape WiFi Dashboard and Notifications show network performance and proactively highlight any quality issues.
Cape WiFi monitoring Sensor

Test WiFi & apps. Find issues before users complain. Save the day.

The Cape Sensor tests your WiFi network, services, and apps 24x7
The Cape Sensor behaves like an end-user, associating with WiFi, testing network services like DNS and DHCP, testing applications like Youtube and measuring the experience from the user's perspective.
Cape WiFi monitoring Sensor
The Cape WiFi Dashboard and Notifications show network performance and proactively highlight any quality issues.
Notifications and dashboards alert you if something is wrong and help you troubleshoot

The Simplest WiFi Dashboard Ever

Understanding end-user experience just got easier— whether you're a WLAN expert or not.

  • One-glance diagnosis
  • Wifi and apps
  • Rich hover
Simple traffic lights show if there's an issue—and what it is.
Dashboard demonstrating a DHCP issue: DHCP, Network and Experience traffic lights go red
Dashboard running on a laptop
Monitor WiFi, network services, and applications you care about.
Dashboard demonstrating WiFi (RF) and application performance issues: Experience and WiFi traffic lights are yellow, showing a warning with RF conditions. Then the Experience and External Service traffic lights go red, showing an issue with Youtube performance and a warning on Facebook performance.
Move your mouse to see more details. Click for even more info.
Dashboard demonstrating an application performance issue with rish hover: Experience and External Service traffic lights are red; hovering provides more information which helps with troubleshooting.

Re-thinking the network dashboard

It doesn't look like any WiFi monitoring tool you've ever seen, because it isn't.

This dashboard is the product of years of frustration with existing tools, plus decades of usability, information design and software development expertise. Your job is difficult enough already. We want you to have a dashboard that you don't need to learn, and don't need a certification to use.

Cape WiFi monitoring dashboard showing five simple traffic lights

Status without distraction

Five traffic lights show the status of:
  • Experience: overall user experience
  • WiFi: WiFi connectivity and quality
  • Network: core network services
  • Internal: your most critical internal services, like captive portals
  • External: important external services

Under each traffic light, indicators show you the status of each location, SSID, service, and application.

With zero unnecessary charts or clutter, you can focus on what's most important: are your users experiencing great WiFi?

Sensor drill-down screen assists with troubleshooting

Information at your fingertips

The simple dashboard is just the tip of an iceberg of information.

Hover your mouse pointer for a rich summary. Click to drill down into the details.

For each sensor you can see real-time and historical:
  • User Experience Status
  • Warning and Issue details
  • Signal Strength (RSSI)
  • Band
  • Channel
  • BSSID
  • DHCP response time
  • DNS lookup time
  • Latency to each service
  • Jitter to each service
  • Packet loss to each service
  • and more... our team of engineers are adding new features every week.

Monitor and troubleshoot WiFi from your desk

Designed to give you peace of mind wherever you are in the world.

Notifications help to troubleshoot WiFi problems
Cloud-based dashboards show real-time data
Backup mobile connectivity and power provide out-of-band connectivity

Smart Notifications

Our Smart Notification system groups notifications to avoid alert fatigue. If an alert is still bothering you, mute it with one click.

Cloud-based

Our data processing and dashboards are cloud-based: robust, scalable, don't need installation, and can be accessed from anywhere in the world.

Mobile & power backup

Mobile backup connectivity and power backup means you never lose sight of your WiFi.

Smart Notifications

Nobody wants a deluge of alerts when something goes wrong, or when an issue you know about keeps popping up. That's why we've built a host of features to help you only receive the alerts that matter to you.

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Smart grouping

Our algorithm intelligently groups similar notifications before alerting you

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Muting

Suppress notifications from a specific site or app with one click

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Thresholds

Adjust thresholds to match your WiFi environment

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Schedules

Set different notification rules for when you're at work and at home

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Email & SMS

Choose how you want to receive different kinds of notifications

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Integrations

Connect notifications to Slack and PagerDuty

Cloud-based data and dashboards

We use Amazon and Google's cloud platforms to store and process data, keeping it safe, secure, and always available.

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We handle setup

No on-premises servers means no setup

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Web-based

Dashboards are accessible via Chrome and Safari

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Scalable

No limit to the number of sensors

Backup 3G connection for out-of-band communication

Backup mobile connection

The fully managed onboard mobile connection makes setup seamless by removing the need to manually set up each sensor. It also provides connectivity to the device when it cannot connect to WiFi, cannot authenticate, or when the WiFi's backhaul is down.

A mobile connection means the sensor is always online and always uploading data, so you never lose sight of your network.

Backup power to test WLAN when power is down

Last gasp power backup

It happens—someone uplugs the power adapter or the POE port goes down. Without backup power you can't tell the difference between a power issue and a network issue. With your sensors installed at remote locations you can't afford to worry about their status.

An array of supercapacitors provides backup power for the sensor to notify you of the power issue, make sure the network is still up, and enter sleep mode gracefully.

Monitor WiFi, apps and more

To users, WiFi is the Internet. So "the WiFi is broken" could mean there is a WiFi issue, or it could mean something else is wrong: LAN, DHCP, DNS, Authentication, print servers, captive portal, Active Directory, an AWS instance, YouTube, Google... the list goes on. Cape Sensors can test all of these and more.

Backup mobile connection

To users, WiFi is the Internet. So "the WiFi is broken" could mean there is a WiFi issue, or it could mean something else is wrong: LAN, DHCP, DNS, Authentication, print servers, captive portal, Active Directory, an AWS instance, YouTube, Google... the list goes on. Cape Sensors can test all of these and more.

Captive portal

How do you test your captive portal today? One of our customers had no idea their captive portal failure rate was 89%

Internal and external apps and services

Select from testing templates or define custom tests to monitor the most important applications for your users.

Vendor neutral

We're not affiliated with any equipment vendor—our data and reports are unbiased. Perfect for multi-vendor networks.

Ready for anywhere

Your users expect great WiFi everywhere they go, which is why we've designed devices and dashboards to fit into any environment.

Backup mobile connection

Your users expect great WiFi everywhere they go, which is why we've designed devices and dashboards to fit into any environment.

Powerful testing sensor

Looks good in a conference room, classroom, or 5-star lounge.

Cape Sensor is designed with aesthetics in mind

Sleek, compact, silent

A device you'll want in your office, hotel, hospital, school, store, stadium...

Powerful hardware and software

Full Linux stack, powerful tests and remote software updates.

Three network interfaces

Dual-band MIMO WiFi, gigabit Ethernet and backup mobile connection.

Technical Specs

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WiFi

802.11 a/b/g/n dual-band WiFi (2.4 & 5GHz) with dual-stream MIMO

Backup connectivity

Gigabit ethernet 10/100/1000
3G (HSPA+) connection with fully managed SIM card and service

Power

Power over Ethernet: 802.3af POE
or AC power adapter

Backup power

Last-gasp power backup using an array of supercapacitors provides extra connectivity when there is no power

Mounting

Wall and ceiling mounting bracket with adhesive backing for quick install. Adhesive: no-residue 3M Command Strips.
Recommended mounting location: near users, on a wall or pillar ±4-5 feet (±1.5m) off the ground

Secure mounting

Mounting bracket can be screwed to wall or ceiling for added security.
Included security fins prevent removal from mounting bracket without a screwdriver.

Size

6 x 6 x 1.6 inches / 152 x 152 x 40mm

Color

White and charcoal

Status indicators

Full color status LED on side
Green power LED on underside

Environment

Indoors. Click here to enquire about future outdoor models.
14 to 113 degrees Fahrenheit / -10 to 45 degrees Celcius

Processor

Dual core ARM Cortex A9 operating at 1.6GHz

Operating system

Linux

WiFi test suite

Scan, Association, Ping, HPing, HTTP Throughput, Video throughput, VOIP MOS, Iperf, Traceroute, DHCP, DNS.
More coming via remote software update.

Electronic security

SSL encryption. Learn more about security

In the box

Cape Sensor
Power adapter
Wall and ceiling mounting bracket
For secure mounting: Security flaps, Drilling stencil, 6x Mounting screws, 6x Wall anchors

Warranty

1 year on manufacturing defects

Availability

Currently available in USA and South Africa. Coming to more countries soon. Put your name down on our waiting list to be notified when Cape will come to your country

Seamless setup: Plug in, start testing

From the mobile connection to the adhesive mount, everything has been designed for the easiest, fastest setup.

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Adhesive for tool-free mounting in 2 minutes

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Mobile connection auto downloads settings in minutes

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Web-based setup to enter SSID details

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Standard tests and thresholds come preconfigured

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Secure mount included for public locations

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So easy you can mail to a remote site

What our customers say

Drew

Managed service provider, Texas

Larry

IT head at multinational, San Francisco

Dean

Network engineer at national WiFi provider with >2,000 locations, Cape Town

Cape Sensor - simple WiFi monitoring tool