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New TAP™ Mapper Analysis Tools Released

We are pleased to announce today that we have released an update to Terrain Analysis Package (TAP™) Mapper 2016 that includes two new analysis tools:  Data Summation and Intersecting Contours.  Recall that TAP™ Mapper 2016 installs alongside existing TAP™ software and provides an alternative to the current HDMapper for visualizing, exporting, and analyzing coverage study results.  These new …

TAP Engineering Seminar in Charlottesville, VA

  • Event Date: 04/09/2019 - 04/10/2019
  • Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Cost: $1300
  • Location: Residence Inn by Marriott Charlottesville Downtown

Overview This TAP Engineering seminar will be two full days of RF engineering instruction on how to design both coverage and path studies for VHF/UHF, land mobile, PCS, cellular, SCADA, microwave and FM/TV broadcast transmitting facilities, and intermodulation prediction. In the sessions, you will operate the Terrain Analysis Package (TAP) RF system design software to …

TAP™ Mapper 2016 Now Available

TAP™ Mapper 2016 is an all-new analysis and visualization software tool for TAP™ customers with software maintenance dates of July 1, 2016 or later.  It is not a replacement for HDMapper at this time. The HDMapper product remains integrated with TAP™ software for viewing and analyzing coverage study results.  However, as shown below, TAP™ Mapper is an …

New MODIS International Clutter – Land Use Data Available

SoftWright’s Terrain Analysis Package (TAP™) provides RF propagation calculations and analyses for a wide range of applications from 30 MHz to 30 GHz and above.TAP™ path and coverage studies can be made more accurate and more enlightening by including land use / clutter data, which tells TAP™ what is on top of the terrain.  We are …

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 …

SoftWright – VEDP Trade Mission to Brazil

  • Event Date: 04/04/2016 - 04/09/2016
  • Location: Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil

SoftWright will be participating in a Trade Mission to Brazil this spring.  SoftWright has customers throughout Central and South America and this is a great opportunity to personally meet and work with telecommunication companies in Brazil.  The Trade Mission is being organized by the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and will include around ten companies from …

New High-Resolution International Topo Data Available

SoftWright’s Terrain Analysis Package (TAP™) provides well-known, industry accepted RF propagation models, such as Longley-Rice, Bullington, Okumura, Hata-Davidson, and others.  These models have been widely used for many years and demonstrated to be accurate based on measured field strength data.  However, these models calculate RF propagation losses over terrain and the accuracy does depend on …

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 …

SoftWright at Virginia Public Safety Communications Conference

  • Event Date: 10/28/2015 - 10/30/2015
  • Location: The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center

SoftWright participates throughout each year in National, Regional, and State conferences and trade shows related to public safety and other critical communications applications.  We are pleased to announce that we will be attending the Virginia Public Safety Communications Conference and Exposition in Roanoke, VA for the first time.  This is the 7th Annual Virginia APCO – NENA …

TAP 7.3 Released!

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