Touchstone-Pro -- RF Spectrum Analyzer Software for RF Explorer (Cost: $49 USD)
Touchstone-Pro software turns data collected from RF Explorer spectrum analyzers into highly graphical charts and displays, enabling users to more readily visualize the RF environment, monitor RF signals, troubleshoot RF issues, and detect sources of RF interference.
In addition to running as a standalone, handheld device, RF Explorer can be connected to a PC where software (e.g. Touchstone) is used to provide enhanced functionality and data analysis. The connection is made using a mini USB cable. (NOTE: A high quality USB cable should be used in order to limit EMC interference from the PC that could influence your measurements.)
Touchstone-Pro runs natively under Windows and MacOS architectures -- both Intel x64 and Apple Silicon (M1/M2). When you register a license key it becomes associated with the serial number (S/N) of a specific RF Explorer device and NOT a machine. As a result, you can install the Windows and MacOS software on as many machines as you like.
Touchstone-Pro offers a variety of diagnostic views of the data captured by the RF Explorer device. Employing multiple views of the data enhances your ability to gain a better understanding of the local, RF landscape.
The RF Explorer hand-held spectrum analyzer is an amazing and unique device. Combined with Touchstone-Pro software you now have an RF diagnostic tool unmatched in price and performance. Armed with the ability to monitor RF signals, detect RF interference and view all RF activity that occurs in your environment, solving wireless problems just got a whole lot easier.
Free Trial Version
|Trial Period:||3 application launches per RF Explorer device (i.e. serial number).|
If you do not have a license key and the software has not been previously registered on your PC, then you will be prompted to run in "Trial" mode. "Trial" mode is fully functional -- the only limitation is the application is limited to 3 launches per RF Explorer device (i.e. serial number). After 3 launches the "Trial" mode ends and a license key is required to continue using the application.
Purchase / Download
|Digital license key for software registration. Unlimited installations -- however,
each RF Explorer device (i.e. serial number) requires its own license key.
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|Download MacOS (Intel Core)|
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Touchstone-Pro runs natively under Windows and MacOS architectures -- both Intel x64 and Apple Silicon (M1/M2). When you register a license key it becomes associated with the serial number (S/N) of a specific RF Explorer device and NOT a machine. You are permitted to install the Windows and MacOS versions of the software on as many machines as you like. However, during the registration process the license key you purchased becomes associated with a particular RF Explorer device and its serial number. If you have only one RF Explorer device then you are good to go. But if you have more than one RF Explorer device then each will require its own license key.
Spectrum Trace View
Continuously scans and samples the signal strength (dBm) of frequencies in the range the user has specified. In the 'Spectrum Trace' view the signal strength data (in dBm) is displayed as a function of frequency. Both LoRes and HiRes views are available.
Provides a color-based visualization of the RF level and activity over time. As signal levels for specific frequencies or frequency ranges increase and decrease, the waterfall map varies its colors. This feature provides a quick glance back into the sweep history to identify aberrations or fluctuation in frequency levels.
Displays accumulated RF energy as a function of frequency. The power of the signal strength in dBm is shown across the frequency span. Over time, this spectral view will approximate the steady-state RF energy signature of a given environment.
Highlights those frequencies whose signal strength exceeds a user-defined threshold. This feature is especially useful for visually emphasizing strong signals (and deemphasizing weak ones), where the user gets to define 'strong' and 'weak' according to where they set the threshold.
Used to view small (or large) changes in the RF spectrum over time. Plotting the data in this way makes it easy to detect RF changes that occurred since the initial 'snapshot'.
Similar to 'Delta Trace', used to view changes in the RF spectrum compared to a user-supplied 'Reference' trace. Plotting the data in this way makes it easy to detect RF changes that differ from the Reference trace.
Monitor specific frequencies over time and highlight occurrences where signal strength exceeds a user-defined threshold.
Monitor specific bands over time and highlight occurrences where signal strength exceeds a user-defined threshold.