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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 …

Kentucky Emergency Services Conference

  • Event Date: 09/08/2015 - 09/10/2015
  • Location: The Crown Plaza - Airport

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 Kentucky Emergency Services Conference (KESC) in Louisville, KY for the first time.  These smaller gatherings tend to offer more time for …

Accelerated Contour Studies Now Available in TAP 6.3

SoftWright’s Terrain Analysis Package (TAP™) provides several options for selecting the study type for RF area coverage studies.  Options include Radials, Tiles, Boundaries, and Contours.  Recall that recent releases of TAP™ have featured increasing functionality of an all-new, accelerated calculation engine.  In today’s TAP™ release, we have added the ability to conduct Contour Studies for all TAP™ field strength models. TAP™ …

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 at DistribuTECH 2016 in Orlando, FL

  • Event Date: 02/09/2016 - 02/11/2016
  • Location: Orange County Convention Center

SoftWright has always participated in key industry trade shows and 2016 will be no different.  It is a great opportunity to personally meet new and existing TAP™ customers and exchange ideas on the features and functionality of TAP™.  We will be exhibiting at the DistribuTECH Conference & Exhibition at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, …

TAP 7.1 Released!

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