Remcom announces a new version of Wireless InSite®, its site-specific radio propagation software for the analysis of wireless communication systems. This version, Release 2.8, supports the import of KMZ and COLLADA geometry files. It also provides several other enhancements, including significant speed improvements to the processing of terrain and city geometry, enabling simulations that include larger or more complex urban scenes.
The ability to import and create KMZ (.kmz) and COLLADA (.dae) geometry files is particularly useful for adding single structures, such as bridges, high resolution buildings, or new construction to a scene. These structures are often missing from urban geometry data. In addition, KMZ files are geo-located and will properly align with imported geometry in the Wireless InSite project.
Ruth Belmonte, product manager for Wireless InSite, said, “The KMZ and COLLADA imports will benefit both government and commercial customers. These international standard formats are widely supported, and will provide users access to an expanded source of data. They can also be easily displayed in third party GIS tools such as Google Earth. In addition, these formats import very quickly into Wireless InSite.”
The release also introduces the concept of the transceiver, which simplifies the co-location of transmitters and receivers. Transceiver Sets streamline the setup of modern wireless networks where points may be ideally simulated as both transmitters and receivers. A co-located transmitter/receiver has independent transmit and receive properties, such as antenna pattern, waveform, and rotations. Remcom has prepared an application example, “Modeling an Ad Hoc Network with Transceivers,” which demonstrates this new capability. The example is available at www.remcom.com/modeling-ad-hoc-network
Other important updates include improved UTD calculations in the Triple Path Geodesic (TPG) and Vertical Plane Urban Propagation (VPUP) models. These models are part of Wireless InSite’s Real Time suite, offering point-to-point calculations in milliseconds. Previously, these models only provided a limited set of output types (path loss or gain). With these improvements, VPUP and TPG provide path data including angles of arrival and departure, delay spread, complex impulse response and complex E-field.
Further details about latest enhancements can be found at www.remcom.com/wireless-insite-features
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