Recent General News Posts

TIA TR-8.18 and TSB-88 Update

SoftWright has been active in the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) TR-8.18 engineering subcommittee since 2014.  This subcommittee establishes standardized methodologies for modeling and simulating wireless communications in public safety systems.  Over the past two years, it has undertaken the update of Telecommunications Systems Bulletin (TSB)-88.2 and the creation of TSB-88.4 and TSB-88.5 to address the …

Accelerated Coverage Studies with Surface Features Now Available in TAP 6.3

SoftWright’s Terrain Analysis Package (TAP™) models the effects of obstructions, vegetation, and clutter as surface features.  In today’s TAP 6.3 release 2532 , coverage studies with surface features can now be run with the accelerated run engine, truly making your studies both faster and more accurate. Also included in today’s release is the ability to …

Case Study: Modeling the Effect of Vegetation on Radar

The National Weather Service in Louisville, KY operates a weather radar at Fort Knox.  It does sweeps at elevation angles of 0.5º, 1.0º, 1.5º, etc. at a frequency of 2.895 GHz.  When initially installed nearly 20 years ago, there were no issues with blockages due to terrain or vegetation.  Recently, seasonal blockages have emerged in …

New FAQ Posted for P25 Coverage Mapping and Coverage Statistics

We are always adding to our extensive, best-in-industry online Knowledgebase and FAQ repository.  Today, SoftWright added an enlightening FAQ specifically addressing procedures for using TAP to design, analyze, and map coverage for multi-site P25 systems.  The FAQ includes the use of a bounded tile study to calculate coverage statistics over a municipal boundary of interest.  …

SoftWright GSA Schedule 70 Contract Renewed until 2020

SoftWright is pleased to announce that our IT Schedule 70 Contract (GSA 35F-0530R) has recently been extended five years through April 28, 2020.  In addition, the latest terrain and land use data for the U.S. have been added to our GSA product list.  These data sets are now available to GSA eligible customers at a …

TAP 6.2 Aiding Fight Against Rhino Poaching in South Africa

We are pleased to announce that SoftWright has teamed up with researchers at Stellenbosch University in the Western Cape of South Africa to use TAP™ 6.2 to aid the development of wireless health monitoring and radio tracking technology for endangered rhinos.  It is well documented that rhino poaching is an urgent threat to both black …

New Demo Quick Tour Now Available

We have always had full-featured, free demo software available for download from our website.  In order to help existing customers and new users just evaluating TAP, we have created a new Demo Quick Tour.  Admittedly, at over 80 pages, the tour may not seem “Quick”, but there are many screen captures and step-by-step instructions that …

TAP 5 Upgrade Deadline January 1, 2014

For our TAP 5 customers, we hope that you continue to use your TAP™ software productively; however, your software is likely over 10 years old and soon will no longer be supported by SoftWright.  Many of the third party components required for your software to operate are no longer available and SoftWright has no capacity …

TAP 4.x Upgrade Deadline Sept 1, 2013

For our many TAP 4.x customers, we hope that you continue to use your TAP™ software productively; however, your software is likely over 10 years old and soon will no longer be supported by SoftWright.  Many of the third party components required for your software to operate are no longer available and SoftWright has no …

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