- Any Apple iPhone or iPod touch running 3.0 OS or higher.
- EaKiu Version 5.4 or higher or MetaGeek Recon for Windows. This must be setup on a network that is accessable from your iPhone or iPod touch and should be running in Server mode with a Wi-Spy device attached.
- First, download and install EaKiu on your computer or laptop.
- On your computer, open iTunes and purchase EaKiu Remote from the App Store.
- Sync your iPhone/iPod touch to install the app on your device. After the sync has completed you should see this icon on your device:
- After the initial installation, we suggest rebooting your device prior to running the first time.
- Attach a Wi-Spy device to your computer and launch the EaKiu program. Once your see your devices spectrum, turn on Server mode and note the port number:
- Setup your iPhone/iPod networking (wifi) or cellular so that it has access to the same network that your computer running EaKiu is on.
- On your iPhone/iPod touch, tap the EaKiu Remote icon to launch the app.
- Tap the green + plus sign near the upper right corner on the EaKiu Remote display:
- Tap the Name field and enter a short name for the session.
- Tap the Address field and enter the IP address or domain name of the computer running EaKiu.
- If the port of the EaKiu Server is anything other than 2401 tap the Port field and enter the correct port setting.
- Now tap the Add This Device button. The device should be added. After a pause the spectrum should appear.
- If nothing appears make sure your iPhone/iPod touch is on the same network as the computer running EaKiu. Also make sure EaKiu is in Server mode for the desired Wi-Spy device and that you can see the spectrum on the EaKiu screen. Double check the IP address and Port. See the troubleshooting section for more assistance.
The Main Screen
Once you launch EaKiu Remote, after a brief display (during which you see the initial splash screen) you will see the following display:
EaKiu Remote has context sensitive help built in. No matter where you are in the application, tapping the question mark (?) in the lower right corner will give you help for that particular place. For example, tapping help while on the Main Screen will show this help page:
To get rid of the help page, simply tap the question mark (?) again.
Below is a brief description for each of the tapable icons on the main screen:
|Tap this icon to add a new remote Wi-Spy feed to EaKiu Remote. Tapping this will cause the Add Device Pane to be displayed.|
|Tap this icon to get help for any pane you are viewing. The help is context sensitive and will be different depending on what you are looking at. To dismiss the help screen, simply click this icon a second time.|
|These three icons control the pausing and playing of devices. Each device can be independently paused or played. When a device is paused, the top most red 'stop' icon is displayed. Tapping the red 'stop' icon will display the yellow play icon as EaKiu Remote goes into Device Discovery Mode and attempt to open the remote device. Once a remote device is successfully opened, the green play button appears. Tapping the green play button will again pause the device and close the connection.|
|Tap this icon to display the Settings Pane. A pane will slide out that lets you set a variety of options. Options are saved automatically to your preferences. To close the Settings Pane, simply select this icon again or the small red X dismiss icon in the pane itself.|
|Tap this icon to show the 2D spectrum of the current device.|
|Tap this icon to show the 2D Chart over-time spectrum of the current device.|
|Tap this icon to show the Interactive 3D over-time spectrum of the current device.|
|If you have more than one device defined, these icons will be green, otherwise they will be greyed out. When you have more than one device defined, tapping the green arrows will go to the next (or previous) device.|
|Tap this icon to take a snapshot of the current screen and have it saved to your Photo Album. As soon as you tap this button, you will hear a camera shutter sound. Once you hear that sound, you can immediatly continue with any other operation. However, the snapshot is not fully saved until you hear a little bell sound, which may be several seconds later - do not leave the program before you hear the bell sound or the image will not be saved (additionally, you can not take another snapshot until you hear the bell sound indicating that the previous snapshot has been saved).|
|Tap this icon to enter Full Screen mode. In this mode, all the buttons and the frame itself will disappear allowing you to see just the signal. To get out of Full Screen mode, select the same place on the screen where this icon used to be (upper left corner). Note that the upper right corner also allows you to take a snapshot while in Full Screen mode (again, where the camera icon was).|
Adding A Device
To add a new device (remote Wi-Spy server) tap the green plus sign (+) near the upper right corner of the screen. When you tap the icon the Add Device Pane will slide into view.
The following shows the Add Device Pane along with the context sensitive help for that pane:
To add a new device, follow these steps:
Once you click the Add This Device button the Add Device pane will slide back off the screen. If you want to dismiss the pane without adding a device, simply click the green plus sign again, or the little red X dismiss icon in the pane itself.
- Tap the Name field and enter a brief name for this device. This is what is visually displayed to you to indicate the device you are monitoring.
- Tap the Address field and enter the IP Address or Domain Name of the remote EaKiu or Recon program that is streaming the Wi-Spy device.
- Tap the Port field and enter the Port Number of the port that the remote EaKiu or Recon is streaming through.
- Set the Monitor button to ON (green) if you want the device to immediately be connected to, or OFF (red) if you just want to add the device but don't want to start monitoring.
- Click the Add This Device button (this button will not be tapable until Name, Address, and Port have been entered.
You can add as many devices as you want. Devices are saved to your preferences as soon as you add them.
Displaying A Device
Once you have one or more devices defined to EaKiu Remote, you can display and monitor those devices.
If you have more than one device defined, use the green arrows at the top to bring up the device you want to view (for only one device, it will default to that view).
On the left side, the Run/Pause icon will be in one of these three modes:
If you see the Red Pause icon, EaKiu Remote is in pause mode and is not monitoring the current device.
Clicking the Red Pause icon will change it to the Yellow Discoveryicon. This indicates that EaKiu Remote is attempting to connect to the remote EaKiu or Recon server.
If the connection fails, the Red Pause icon will re-appear and you will receive an alert message that the device could not be contacted. Note that the discovery phase can take 30 to 45 seconds as the software attempts to contact the remote server several times during this phase.
Once a remote server is successfully connected, the Yellow Discovery icon will change to the Green Running icon and you should start to see the spectrum display.
The 2D View
By default the EaKiu Remote software selects the 2D Spectrum View as the default view. If you are in another view, you can change it to this view by tapping this icon:
The 2D Spectrum view is a live view from the remote streaming device. This view will look something like this on your screen:
When in 2D Spectrum View, three pieces of information are displayed. The bright colored spectrum is the current live spectrum.
The fainter colored spectrum is the 2D Fast Peak. It decays over a period of 3 seconds behind the real-time display.
The white line is the 2D Slow Peak and it decays over a period of 10 seconds behind the real-time display.
Both the Fast and Slow Peaks can be turned off in the Settings Pane.
Along the bottom of the 2D Spectrum View are the channel numbers. These will be either 2.4 GHz or 5.0 GHz channel numbers depending on the spectrum (and Wi-Spy device) you are viewing.
Along the right side of the screen are the DBm values and associated colors.
The 2D Chart View
To access the 2D Chart View, select the 2D Chart icon:
The 2D Chart View shows you the current data and the previous 100 samples as a scrolling chart. The bottom-most line of the chart is the current real-time value, with lines further up in the chart being progressively older:
As with the 2D Spectrum View, the 2D Chart View has the channel numbers along the bottom corresponding to the positions of those channels. These will change based on whether the feed is 2.4 GHz or 5.0 GHz. The DBm colors on the right are for reference to the colors in the strip.
The Interactive 3D View
The Interactive 3D View can be accessed by clicking the 3D View icon:
The Interactive 3D View shows the current data and the previous 100 samples as a 3D field. The higher the peaks the higher the DBm value for that sample:
The 3D View is fully interactive. Use the following gestures to rotate, move, and scale the view:
- Rotate Left and Right - Use one finger to swipe the chart left and right
- Rotate Up and Down - Use one finger to swipe the chart up and down
- Move Left and Right - Use two fingers, to swipe the chart left and right
- Move Up and Down - Use two fingers to swipe the chart up and down
- Zoom Out and In - Use two fingers to pinch or widen
- Reset The View - To reset the view to the default settings tap the screen with three fingers
Editing A Device and Getting Device Statistics
You can make changes to any device that you have defined and view device statistics by tapping the Device Name Field in the top middle of the screen:
When you tap the Device Name Field, a Device Selection Pane slides down with a list of your currently defined devices:
Selecting any of the devices displays the Device Edit and Stastics Pane:
The Device Edit and Stastics Pane is divided into two sections. The top half allows you to edit the device, the bottom half contains the current device statistics.
If you make any of the above changes, you must click the blue Save button otherwise the changes will not be made.
- To change the name of the device, tap the Name field.
- To change the IP address or domain name of the device, tap the Address field.
- To change the Port of the device, tap the Port field.
- To change the monitor mode tap the Monitor button.
You can delete the device by clicking the red delete button (deleting happens as soon as you click the button).
If you turn the Monitor button to the OFF position, and then exit and restart EaKiu Remote, that device will not be monitored until you either turn it back on or click the pause button for that device. Likewise, if you turn the Monitor button to the ON position, and then exit and restart EaKiu Remote, that device will immediately be connected if possible. Note that it is this Monitor button that controls the action upon restart, not the actual status of the Pause/Run button.
The lower half of the Device Edit and Statistics Pane contains statistics about the current device.
To the right of the statistics is a picture of the particular model of Wi-Spy that you are monitoring.
- Start MHz - This is the lowest (starting) MHz of the device being monitored.
- End MHz - This is the highest (ending) MHz of the device being monitored.
- Lowest dBm - This is the lowest dBm of the device being monitored. The first value is the current lowest dBm and the vlaue in parenthesis is the all time lowest. These two values will be identical except when using EaKiu in Locked Base mode.
- Highest dBm - This is the highest dBm of the device being monitored. The first value is the current highest dBm and the vlaue in parenthesis is the all time highest. These two values will be identical except when using EaKiu in Locked Base mode.
- Samples - This is the number of total samples received from the stream. This is a quickly incrementing number.
- Samp/sec - This is the number of samples per second from the stream.
The Settings Pane
In the lower left corner is a gear icon which represents the Settings Pane:
The Settings Pane allows you to set various options used by EaKiu Remote. Options are immediately saved to your preferences as you change them:
Below the settings is the current version number of EaKiu Remote. You can dismiss the Settings Pane by tapping the settings icon again or the little red X in the pane itself.
- 2D Fast Peak - When ON this shows the 2D Fast Peak dim gradient in the 2D View. When OFF, this is not displayed. The default is ON..
- 2D Slow Peak - When ON this shows the 2D Slow Peak white line in the 2D View. When OFF, this is not displayed. The default is ON.
- 2D Grid - When ON this shows the background grid in the 2D View. When OFF, the grid is not displayed. The default is ON.
- Channel Text - When ON this shows the channel text in all views. When OFF, the channel text is not displayed. The default is ON.
- DBm Text - When ON this shows the DBm text in all views. When OFF, the DBm text is not displayed. The default is ON.
- Auto Pause - When ON any device that is not currently being viewed is automatically put into pause mode. When OFF, all devices that are active are constantly being monitored. The default is OFF. If you are monitoring multiple feeds and your phone performance slows down too much, turning this option ON will help to speed it up.
Important Note: Recon is a MetaGeek program. EaKiu Remote provides limited interface to Recon (as outlined below). Cookware Inc. does not support Recon and any questions as to using Recon and proper setup should be directed to MetaGeek (setup on EaKiu Remote for Recon is identical to setup for EaKiu).
EaKiu Remote is designed to work with both Cookware Inc. EaKiu and MetaGeek Recon. However, there are a few notes on using Recon with EaKiu Remote:
- Recon supports multiple device, however, EaKiu Remote will only recognize the first device that Recon lists. If you are using EaKiu Remote with Recon we recommend only plugging one device into Recon.
- Recon is still in development by MetaGeek and we expect it to change and improve over time. Because of this you might experience hangups in Recon when connecting and disconnecting EaKiu Remote sessions. These hangs are within Recon and are not caused by a problem in EaKiu Remote.
- Cookware Inc. reserves the right to remove Recon support if we determine that it is no longer supported or offered by MetaGeek.
Hints and Tips
- Battery Life - Because EaKiu Remote is constantly receiving one or more device streams, battery life can be shortened while using the program. To improve battery life try pausing all streams you are not actively monitoring. If you are using EaKiu Remote over Cellular, turn of WiFi, and if you are using EaKiu Remote over WiFi, turn off Cellular. Turning off Location Services will also help prolong battery life.
- Lagged Feed - If you suspect that your feed is not keeping up with the realtime data, this may be due to a slow WiFi or Cellular connection (especially cellular). If this happens, simply pause the device and restart it - this will automatically sync to the real-time feed again.
- Stuck Feed - If a feed seems to stick or becomes stuck, it most likely is due to the WiFi or Cellular signal dropping to the point where the connection drops or becomes intermittant. If this happens, simply pause the device, move to a better area, and start the device running again.
- 3D View Missing - If you manipulate your 3D View to the point where it has disappeared, you can reset the 3D View by tapping near the center of the screen with 3 fingers.
- Snapshot Delay - Remember that when you take a screen snapshot, there is a delay of up to several seconds while the snapshot is being saved to your photo album. The initial shutter sound tells that the image has been taken, but you need to listen for the ping sound a few seconds later that confirms it has been written to the photo album. Do not leave the program until you hear the confirmation ping or the image will not be saved.
- Full Screen Mode - To get the screen out of Full Screen Mode, tap the very upper left corner of the screen (the same place that the icon for Full Screen mode used to be).
If you do not see your issue in the points below, check above in Hints and Tips. If you still can't find the solution, feel free to Contact Us.
- EaKiu Remote Doesn't Connect - If you are unable to connect to the remote system, check the following items:
- Is the remote EaKiu in server mode?
- Is your iPhone/iPod touch on the same network as the remote EaKiu (or able to access that network?) Is networking turned on?
- Do you have the port number set to the same as what EaKiu is using?
- Are you using the most recent version of EaKiu?
- Are you using the most recent version of EaKiu Remote?
- Application crashes - Power your iPhone off completely (push and hold the top power button until a "swipe to power off" bar appears, swipe the bar to power down). Start it back up, relaunch EaKiu Remote. Usually crashes of this type are caused by other programs you have run prior to running EaKiu Remote.