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Cape, formerly Asimmetric, introduces the Aruba User Experience Insight Sensor and Dashboard, announces new name

San Francisco — Nov. 2, 2016 — Cape today introduced the all-new Aruba User Experience Insight Sensor and Dashboard, the simplest way for IT and network professionals to monitor Wi-Fi network and application quality. The company also announced that it has changed its name from Asimmetric to Cape.

"Wi-Fi has become a mission critical service for millions of people, but remains plagued by anecdotal complaints of issues that are difficult to diagnose, making life difficult for IT and network professionals," says David Wilson, co-founder and CEO of Cape.

"Most network tools are intimidating, aimed only at experts, and don't even measure performance from the perspective of end-users," continues Wilson. Furthermore, most users attribute their entire end-to-end Internet experience to Wi-Fi. "If users experience any kind of problem—with DHCP, DNS, captive portals or applications—they think 'the Wi-Fi sucks.'"

"IT and network professionals need a simple way to assure their Wi-Fi network and applications are working perfectly for users."

Cape Sensors and Dashboard

All new Aruba User Experience Insight Sensor and Dashboard.

Cape has introduced a new, simple way for IT and network professionals to monitor their Wi-Fi network and application quality.

The Aruba User Experience Insight Sensor monitors Wi-Fi network and application performance 24/7 by behaving like a real user and reporting issues in real-time before users complain. Cape's philosophy is that testing from an end-user's perspective is the only way to ensure users experience excellent quality Wi-Fi without disruptions.

Cape Sensors take seconds to install and are designed with aesthetics suitable for offices, hotels, hospitals, shopping centers and other venues where people rely on Wi-Fi. The sensors come packed with useful features such as mobile connectivity and power backup. These make installation easy and mean network managers never lose sight of their networks, making Cape Sensors perfect for remote offices and locations.

The Cape Dashboard is the simplest Wi-Fi dashboard for IT and network professionals. With just five main traffic lights, the dashboard is a radical departure from traditional monitoring tools. Network managers can see consolidated network issues at glance. Instant, rich hovers and drill-downs enable rapid, remote troubleshooting. The dashboard is cloud based and requires no on-premises installation.

Cape Sensors are available immediately for ordering on and will begin shipping to new customers in January 2017.

The Aruba User Experience Insight Sensor and Dashboard is a ground-up redesign of every element of Cape's previous Wi-Fi monitoring product, which is used in the United States, South Africa and several other countries.

Name change

"We changed our name to Cape because we want our name to reflect the simplicity we're striving for every day with our product," says Wilson. "Cape also honors our origin—we founded our company in Cape Town, South Africa, where we spent more than a year designing, coding and soldering in a friend's basement, and where we continue to grow our engineering teams."

"Finally, a cape symbolizes heroism. As Wi-Fi becomes ever more critical we're all relying on IT and network pros working behind the scenes, often without thanks, to fix problems, improve quality and make the Internet work better for all of us. We think that's heroic."

About Cape

Cape is a venture-backed SaaS and hardware company based in San Francisco and Cape Town on a mission to make the Internet better. We’re building the simplest Wi-Fi monitoring product ever. Our beautiful, easy to use product is helping experts and non-experts alike to monitor and improve their networks. We’re founded by telecoms and software veterans, backed by great Silicon Valley investors, and we’re on the lookout for excellent people to join us on our mission: engineers, designers, marketers and salespeople. If you’re as passionate about improving the Internet as we are, we'd love to hear from you.