Remcom announced the release of a new version of Wireless InSite, its electromagnetic wave propagation and RF planning software. Wireless InSite Release 2.4 offers many enhancements, including a Communication System Analysis Module, improved analysis of wideband signal propagation, modeling of atmospheric ducting effects and plane wave sources for modeling airborne- and satellite-based transmitters. Another new feature is the recently announced Real Time Module for obtaining nearly instantaneous physics-based path loss predictions for communication links in urban environments.
"Most of the enhancements in Wireless InSite Release 2.4 are aimed at providing fast and accurate EM propagation solutions to engineers engaged in the analysis and design of wireless communication systems," said Joseph Schuster, project supervisor. "Improvements to the interface and the way that information is organized, as well as the availability of several time-saving modules, enable users to achieve faster results."
Wireless InSite allows RF communications engineers to accurately analyze the impact of the physical environment on the performance of wireless communication systems. The software provides a broad range of site-specific predictions of propagation and communication channel characteristics in complex urban, indoor, rural and mixed path environments. In addition to modeling the blockage and scattering of the signal produced by the physical environment, the solutions also account for any changes in the received signal due to using directional transmitting and receiving antennas.
A key advantage of Wireless InSite is its usefulness for a wide variety of purposes. These range from communication system planning to performing more fundamental electromagnetic wave propagation analyses. The software's flexibility is the result of combining physics-based numerical methods with a user interface that is well-stocked with features.
The Release 2.4 user interface module runs on the Windows XP and Vista operating systems. The propagation analysis modules run on both Windows and Linux operating systems and can take advantage of multiple processors to reduce the computation time.
For more information about Wireless InSite Release 2.4 and a comprehensive feature list, please visit the Wireless InSite Overview on Remcom's web site.