Survey Cellular and Wi-Fi® Networks

A Pocket-Sized Network Scanner

For GSM, CDMA2k, EVDO, UMTS, LTE and Wi-Fi®

Skylight™ is the first commercially available pocket-sized network survey tool. It is available for the Sidekiq™ RF transceiver family and enables comprehensive and flexible cellular and Wi-Fi® network analysis.

  • Multi-technology

    GSM, CDMA2k, EVDO, UMTS, LTE and Wi-Fi®

  • Flexible

    Software-based application

  • Small

    Runs on Matchstiq™ and other Sidekiq-based platforms

  • Easy to Use

    Includes both an Android and a Web-based UI

  • Autonomous

    Can run headless for UAV applications

  • Comprehensive

    Able to operate within all bands

Adaptable to Your Use Case

Skylight can help you get a comprehensive view of the networks around you


    Survey and analyze environment to determine spectrum usage in ways simple RF analysis methods fall short.


    Lock on and monitor single channels and neighbors to analyze network coverage and other QoS metrics.


    Enable a wide range of mobile engineering and test setups without excess or difficult to use equipment.


    Easily verify network configuration independently from network operator.


    Log and export survey information for post- processing and record keeping.


    Locate base stations by aggregating survey information from one or multiple sources.

Runs on a Variety of Host Platforms

Since Skylight takes advantage of Sidekiq, it can go wherever Sidekiq can

Matchstiq S Series

Our popular handheld radio is a great platform for a portable network scanning receiver. Matchstiq can connect to a laptop or tablet via Ethernet or USB for command and control. Learn More

Matchstiq Z Series

The Matchstiq Z Series integrates our smallest RF transceiver + Linux computers, like the Sidekiq Z2,  using a simple carrier card. Attached to a commercial tablet with its magnet-mount enclosure, the Matchstiq Z Series makes a conveniently transportable, complete network scanning receiver. Learn More

Commercial Laptop

Many off-the-shelf laptops and tablets are capable of hosting a Sidekiq, instantly turning them into powerful network scanning receivers when combined with Skylight. Learn More

Easy to Configure and Monitor

The Skylight application can be controlled in several different ways

Web UI

Use any computer with a modern browser to configure and monitor Skylight via a network connection. Skylight can serve its own UI, so there is no additional software required on the computer. Talk to an expert about Skylight's Web UI

Android UI

Use our native Android application to control Skylight via USB or Wi-Fi® dongle. As an alternative, the Web UI can also be used on tablets, reducing the amount of additional software needed to get up and running. Talk to an expert about the Android UI

TCP Interface

Skylight has a text-based command and control interface available via a configurable TCP port. This option gives users the flexibility to develop their own integrations of Skylight or setup automated network scanning. Talk to an engineer about the TCP ICD