Signal® Radio Planning Family of Tools

EDX

SignalPro® + Network Design

The principal building block of a comprehensive line of wireless network engineering tools, it is appropriate for any system, including broadband wireless WiMAX, LTE & Wi-Fi, cellular, and other mobile radio systems. It offers all of the study types you need to design a basic wireless network, including area studies, link/point-to-point studies and route studies. With the LTE, Mobile/Cellular and WiMAX/WiFi Modules you have a carrier-class design tool, complete with automatic system layout, automatic traffic loading and automatic frequency planning - putting the Power of Smart Planning to work for you.

EDX SignalPro is a rigorous wireless network engineering tool. At the core of the tool, you’ll find a comprehensive set of RF propagation prediction models, appropriate for systems from 30 MHz to 60 GHz. EDX SignalPro lets you select from an extensive set of over 20 published propagation models, customize the coefficients of selected empirical models, or create your own proprietary propagation models with an external dynamic link library. All models have adjustable environmental and reliability parameters. Further, you can select a unique model for every base station sector in your study, or use a single model for the entire study. Additional model options are available in EDX’s Add-On Modules and via connectivity to integrated tools such as Siradel’s VolcanoLAB.

For refined accuracy, the physical/deterministic models can consider the attenuation and height values of underlying clutter databases at the receive location or at each study point.

Signal™

Signal™ is a comprehensive, general-purpose, wireless network engineering tool. It offers all of the study types you need to design a basic wireless network – area studies, link/point-to-point studies, and route studies. SIGNAL also incorporates the finest telecom-specific mapping features, meticulous equipment data storage capabilities, and convenient utility functions.

Mobile and Cellular Module

The Mobile and Cellular Module, an add-on module to EDX® SignalPro®, gives you a fully featured, comprehensive wireless network planning tool. Included in this module is a specific feature set for designing mobile and cellular, nomadic and WCDMA/UMTS networks. Also included is functionality for the design of Positive Train Control (PTC) systems and point-to-multipoint networks. The Mobile & Cellular Module is ideal for all stages of network design - from initial deployment through network maturity, with special emphasis on automatic processes, traffic, and interference considerations.

WiMAX/WiFi Module

The WiMAX/WiFi Module, an add-on module to EDX® SignalPro®, gives you a fully featured, comprehensive wireless network planning tool. Included in this module is a specific feature set for designing Fixed and Mobile WiMAX and WiFi networks. Also included is functionality for the design of point-to-multipoint networks.The WiMAX/WiFi Module is ideal for all stages of network design - from initial deployment through network maturity, with special emphasis on automatic processes, traffic, and interference considerations.

LTE Module

The LTE Design Module, an add-on module to EDX® SignalPro®, gives you a fully featured, comprehensive wireless network planning tool. Included in this module are features, studies and reporting specific to the design of LTE Networks. Also included is functionality for point-to-multipoint networks; particularly useful in backhaul design. The LTE Module is ideal for all stages of network design - from initial deployment through network maturity, with special emphasis on automatic processes, traffic, and interference considerations.

Advanced Propagation Module

The Advanced Propagation Module is an add-on module to SignalPro that offers accurate predictions for indoor, outdoor and indoor/outdoor system design. The new Anderson Outdoor/Indoor Model (AOI) included in this module provides analysis of the effect of outdoor/distant transmitters on your indoor radio systems such as DAS. The Advanced Propagation Module also features deterministic 2D and 3D Ray Tracing for enhanced studies including calculation of the signal’s delay spread and spectral response.

Mesh Network Module

The Mesh Network Module is an add-on module to EDX® SignalPro® for designing, deploying and optimizing Smart Grid AMI, Small Cell, Distribution Automation, Wi-Fi, M2M and other wireless mesh networks. It includes intelligent pre-sales tools, automatic router and repeater selection, real-time repeater selection and traffic loading. The Mesh Network Module supports Small scale mesh networks (2000+ nodes), Large mesh network (200,000 nodes) and MegaMesh™ networks (1 Million+ nodes).

DAS Design Module

The DAS Design Module is a powerful add-on module that enables both indoor and outdoor DAS systems to be designed and visualized in SignalPro. This modules supports detailed design of indoor RF DAS and AP based integrated networks as well as outdoor campus and metro DAS networks. The DAS Design Module accurately portrays both outdoor-to-indoor and indoor-to-outdoor coverage by considering the effect of external transmitters within building environments by including wall attenuation and other factors.

SignalProof™

SignalProof™ maximizes the value of your engineering studies calculated with SignalPro™, making them available for post-processing purposes. Embed this toolkit into your web service and automate service level pre-qualification for your network subscribers. Likewise, use this toolkit to enhance the information provided to your call center customer support team.