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In coverage calculations using the ITU-R P.1238-11 + Diffraction propagation model, due to numerous requests from users, the calculation radius has been expanded to 3 km.

Considering that when calculating using this model, the dimensions of each building are taken into account, we recommend not setting an excessive calculation radius for this model, since a huge number of buildings can be loaded and the calculation time increases significantly.

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We continue to add features to RadioPlanner 3.0 for planning fixed wireless access (FWA) networks.

RadioPlanner 3.0 now allows you to map coverage of fixed wireless access (FWA) networks and Internet of Things (IoT) networks such as LoRa, SigFox and others.

The algorithm used to calculate coverage for CPEs or IoT sensors differs from the one used for mobile units. This difference stems from the fact that while calculating mobile network coverage, the characteristics of one of two typical mobile units (UE1 or UE2) are considered. However, when calculating FWA coverage, the individual characteristics of each CPE or sensor are taken into account. These include antenna height, antenna gain, antenna pattern, transmitter power, losses in the cable, and building penetration losses. As a result, coverage prediction results are more accurate.

Upon calculation, a small circle will appear at the location of each CPE or sensor. The color of this circle will correspond to the result of the selected study type. The study type can be chosen from the menu of the corresponding network, and the calculation can be initiated there using a new tool ‘Calculate FWA Coverage’.

More details in the updated User Manual.

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Introducing RadioPlanner 3.0 Light version for just $99 for a one-year license or $199 for a three-year license (excluding VAT). The software is already available on the purchase page.

In the RadioPlanner 3.0 Light version, you will have access to all the features of the full RadioPlanner 3.0, the project file format is also compatible. The only difference from the full version is that a project in RadioPlanner 3.0 Light cannot contain more than three base station sites.

If you need to get coverage from one to three LTE/5G base stations, LoRaWAN BSs, VHF/UHF public safety BSs, BSs for precision agriculture systems, TV and radio broadcasting transmitters, or BSs for communication with UAVs, then the RadioPlanner light version will be sufficient for your work.

All new features that will appear in the future in the main version of RadioPlanner will also appear in the Light version.

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