Example TAP Configurations

TAP™ is comprised of 27 different software modules, which may be purchased in almost any combination depending on user requirements for area coverage studies, path profiles, interference studies, presentation of results, and budget. The Intermodulation Products and Asset Manager modules are standalone applications that may be purchased and used individually.

Popular TAP™ configurations for path and coverage studies are described below.  Please contact sales@softwright.com and we will be happy to help you select the ideal TAP™ configuration for your applications and provide you with a detailed formal quote to facilitate your purchasing process.

Package A: TAP™ Minimum for Basic Coverage Studies and Path Profiles

Tap Module Brief Description
Basic Mapping Catalogs and retrieves topographical data (required for all TAP™ users)
RF Facilities Saves fixed and mobile facility descriptions in a database for reuse
Longley-Rice Propagation Most popular and flexible propagation model for frequencies from 30 MHz to 30 GHz

Package B: TAP™ Minimum for Path Analysis

Tap Module Brief Description
Basic Mapping Catalogs and retrieves topographical data (required for all TAP™ users)
RF Facilities Saves fixed and mobile facility descriptions in a database for reuse
Microwave Reliability Estimates microwave link reliability
VHF/UHF Reliability Estimates link reliability in UHF and VHF bands

Package C: Most Popular TAP™ Package for Area Coverage Studies

Tap Module Brief Description
Basic Mapping Catalogs and retrieves topographical data (required for all TAP™ users)
RF Facilities Saves fixed and mobile facility descriptions in a database for reuse
Longley-Rice Propagation Most popular and flexible propagation model for frequencies from 30 MHz to 30 GHz
Bullington Propagation Knife-edge diffraction propagation model, recommended in rugged terrain and for air-to-ground studies
Land Use Imports USGS Land Use Land Cover files and Global Land Cover files and then uses them in the analysis
3D Display Exports 3D coverage maps and path studies to Google Earth, Maptitude, ArcGis, and other mapping software
Pattern Distortion Models the horizontal plane pattern distortion of an omni-directional antenna mounted on the side of a metal tower
AutoCoverage Automates setting up coverage studies, reducing manual data entry
Aggregate Coverage Uses multiple area coverage studies to calculate a resultant composite area coverage

Package D: Most Popular TAP™ Package for Microwave/VHF/UHF Path Analysis

Tap Module Brief Description
Basic Mapping Catalogs and retrieves topographical data (required for all TAP™ users)
RF Facilities Saves fixed and mobile facility descriptions in a database for reuse
Microwave Reliability Estimates microwave link reliability
VHF/UHF Reliability Estimates link reliability in UHF and VHF bands
Land Use Imports USGS Land Use Land Cover files and Global Land Cover files and then uses them in the analysis
3D Display Exports 3D coverage maps and path studies to Google Earth, Maptitude, ArcGis, and other mapping software
AutoPath Automates setting up path specifications, reducing manual data entry
Reflection Analysis Locates potentially problematic reflection points along a path
Shadow Map Quickly identifies areas with line-of-sight and Fresnel zone clearance