October 09, 2006 21:54 ET

EDX Wireless Releases EDX SignalPro® Version 6.1 Specifically Designed for WiMAX Network Design

EDX® SignalPro® With the Network Design Module is a Feature-Rich, Carrier-Class, Wireless Network Planning Tool That Is the Ideal Solution for Designing, Maintaining and Optimizing Fixed, Nomadic, and Mobile Networks

EUGENE, OR -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 9, 2006 -- EDX Wireless LLC has announced the availability of EDX SignalPro version 6.1 as well as an updated Network Design Module, each containing features specific to WiMAX. The new tools will be on display this week at the WiMAX World Conference and Expo 2006 at the World Trade Center in Boston, MA, running from October 10-12. Ongoing demonstrations will be held in the EDX booth, and EDX SignalPro with the Network Design Module will be used in the on-site WiMAX University™ WiMAX Network Designer™ Certification Boot Camp as the RF modeling tool for hands-on design experience.

"EDX has been working with the leaders of the broadband industry since the mid 1990s. As WiMAX and other broadband wireless technologies have entered the marketplace, EDX has continued to work closely with the deployment leaders to assure that we have an accurate and flexible tool that will meet and exceed the needs of today's WiMAX deployment experts," said Jennifer Duncan, Executive Director of Business Development & Strategy for EDX. "Moreover, in our spirit of ongoing innovation, we are further addressing the needs of today's network operators by providing exciting new tools such as SignalMX® for mesh network architecture and SignalProof™ for automated subscriber pre-qualification."

New features in EDX SignalPro version 6.1 include:

--  802.16 & OFDM-Specific Equipment Settings
--  TD-SCDMA ,802.16 & OFDM-Specific Automatic System Settings
--  Uplink and downlink Data Rate Studies that consider the effects of
    adaptive modulation
--  Expanded Clutter Code Limits
--  Expanded Route Study Limits
--  Expanded Measurement Data Limits
--  Propagation Model Improvements
--  Faster Mapping
--  User-Friendly Equipment Controls for placing multiple types of
    equipment at the same location, for example mesh routers and backhaul CPEs
--  Expanded Frequency Planning Controls
--  SignalMX®, an add-on module specific to mesh network design

SignalPro 6.1 and the enhanced Network Design Module are immediately available.


EDX network design tools are some of the most widely used engineering software products for designing wireless communications networks, including wireless broadband, WiMAX, Wi-Fi, public safety, and other mobile wireless systems. This mature suite of tools is the result of over 20 years of development effort, including the pioneering of some of the most important innovations in propagation modeling such as ray-tracing. These highly accurate propagation and planning tools have been used in more than 55 countries worldwide for the successful design and deployment of wireless networks.

© 2006 EDX Wireless LLC, EDX® and SignalPro® are registered trademarks of EDX Wireless LLC.

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