News & Events

TAP 7.6.4 with Integrated OpenStreetMap Buildings

We are pleased to announce that we have released Terrain Analysis Package (TAP™) 7.6.4 with several exciting new features headlined by the integration of OpenStreetMap (OSM) buildings directly within TAP™ Path, Coverage, AutoPath, and AutoCoverage Studies.  With this latest software release, TAP™ provides the user with the option to import 3D buildings along a path or […]

TAP 7.6.3 with Land Cover Clutter

We are pleased to announce today that we have released Terrain Analysis Package (TAP™) 7.6.3 with an all-new way to include clutter losses based on land cover category in RF path and coverage analyses.  Until now, TAP™ users with licensed Land Cover Module could include losses based on the land cover category at the receiver […]

TAP 7.6 with New AutoCoverage Module

We are pleased to announce that we have released Terrain Analysis Package (TAP™) 7.6 with an all-new AutoCoverage Module.  The AutoCoverage Module facilitates setting up multiple coverage studies using common study settings. An AutoCoverage Study allows users to set up and execute sets of coverage studies using common study settings. The individual studies that comprise […]

SoftWright GSA Schedule 70 Contract Renewed until 2025

SoftWright is pleased to announce that our IT Schedule 70 / MAS Contract (GSA 35F-0530R) has recently been extended five years through April 28, 2025. Did you know that GSA contracts are not just for federal government buyers, but are also available through cooperative purchasing to state and local government agencies? The pricing on our […]

Mapper 2018.1 with New Talkback Analysis Tool Now Available

We are pleased to announce today that we have released Terrain Analysis Package (TAP™) Mapper 2018.1, which includes a new, more tightly integrated and intuitive Talkback analysis feature as well as Aggregate Coverage Desired/Undesired (D/U ratio) aggregation feature. The new Talkback functionality is available to Mapper subscribers and TAP™ licensees with maintenance expiration dates of […]

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.  […]

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 […]