Fast, straightforward resources to install and use Vantage on your Mac.
Is your RF Explorer® using the correct firmware version? Version 1.12B24 is the most reliable version. Older versions may or may not work. New versions will not work. Confirm which firmware you have by powering up RF Explorer with the USB cable disconnected. The version is listed on the opening screen. You can also confirm by navigating to the home screen from within RF Explorer's menu. If you have any version other than Version 1.12B24, an upgrade or fallback is required. Download Version 1.12B24 by clicking here. Then, follow the procedure here.
Is the driver installed, and installed properly? Before opening Vantage, you must have the Silicon Labs driver installed. Click here to install the driver. This download is unzipped and mounted to your hard drive—for a step-by-step tutorial of this process, please watch the beginning of instructional video #1.
Have you watched the instructional video manuals? Nearly all questions are answered by watching this brief explainer video (#2). Other questions, including a step-by-step installation walkthrough are answered by videos #1 and #3. Vantage does not have a written manual.
What versions of Mac OS is VANTAGE compatible with?
Vantage works with Mac OS 10.10.x (Yosemite) and 10.11.x (El Capitan). Vantage will NOT work with 10.9 or earlier.
What RF Explorer models is Vantage compatible with?
All of them. Every single RF Explorer handheld spectrum analyzer, as well as the rack-mounted RF Explorer RackPRO. THE RF EXPLORER MUST BE UPDATED TO FIRMWARE VERSION 1.12 b24. This version may be installed on your device, or you may need to upgrade or downgrade it here. Scroll down to "Free Firmware Upgrade downloads," "Firmware for RF Explorer Spectrum Analyzer - old version."
Where is the manual for Vantage?
All instructions for installing and operating Vantage are in video form.
What frequency range is Vantage capable of scanning?
The frequency range (bandwidth) of Vantage is determined by the model RF Explorer connected to your mac. For example, using Vantage with the RF Explorer WSUB1G allows scans between 240-960 MHz. Using a RF Explorer 3G will allow scanning between 15-2700 MHz. The 6G model scans as high as 6.10 GHz.
Does Vantage come included with the RF Explorer RackPRO?
No, it does not. Users need to purchase Vantage separately for use with the RF Explorer RackPRO.
Does Vantage export files for use with third party coordination programs?
Yep. CSV files compatible with PWS' IAS or Shure's Wireless Workbench® are easily generated from within Vantage. Make sure to check out video #3!
Does Vantage export files compatible with Sennheiser's Wireless System Manager® (WSM)?
No. Vantage supports file exports of scan data to WWB and IAS only.
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