Microwave backhaul planning gets easier with Comsearch’s iQ.linkXG software solution
Date: Fri, 03/06/2009 - 11:28
Wireless operators deploying next generation technologies will be evaluating upgrades to their backhaul networks for better enabling bandwidth-intensive communications, a process simplified by the next generation microwave planning software solution, iQ.link®XG Version 9.0, from Comsearch, a CommScope, Inc. company
iQ.linkXG helps network engineers easily deploy microwave links by analyzing, designing, optimizing and maintaining a comprehensive database of their network. Backed by over 30 years of Comsearch’s leadership in spectrum management and the expert technical team that supports the software, iQ.linkXG helps wireless operators minimize expenses by getting the most productivity from their engineering resources and avoiding costly mistakes during the planning process. iQ.linkXG promotes efficient use of available spectrum by limiting interference in congested areas, effectively future-proofing against wasted spectrum in the backhaul networks that support high data rates.
“As LTE and WiMAX technologies are being evaluated, operators are looking at their backhaul networks’ capabilities to see if they can support higher data rates,” said Chris Hardy, vice president and general manager, Comsearch. “Those who need new microwave backhaul networks—whether it’s 50 links or over 40,000—will find the upgraded iQ.linkXG a robust tool for effectively planning, optimizing and managing their spectrum.”
iQ.linkXG has been redesigned for multi-platform compatibility, allowing the software to be installed on both Microsoft Windows and Sun Solaris (UNIX) servers and PCs. The new, user-friendly interface further enhances the user’s interaction with the software. These upgrades to an already efficient, trusted and proven product translate into an even more flexible, easier-to-use tool for today’s demanding fixed network projects. Operators can rest assured that the latest industry recommendations are incorporated in iQ.linkXG, as Comsearch participates in International Telecommunication Union (ITU) study group meetings regularly.
iQ.link was created in 1989 and became an industry-leading point-to-point and point-to-multipoint tool, offering detailed line of sight analysis (LOS), availability, outage and performance assessment, and fast, accurate interference analysis. It has been deployed in over 150 locations worldwide with a growing community of loyal and highly satisfied users and has been responsible for the design of over a quarter million microwave links.
Comsearch, a CommScope company, has over 30 years of experience providing spectrum management, software, and data solutions to the wireless markets. Solutions focus on key areas of spectrum management including strategic consultation, wireless engineering, frequency planning and administration, spectrum sharing and microwave relocation, and interference monitoring and measurements. Its experienced engineers, software products, and information databases have addressed the specific challenges of network design and spectrum management for the evolving wireless industry. For over 20 years, the industry’s leading operators have been using iQ.link’s robust capabilities to plan, create, deploy, optimize, and manage some of the world’s largest networks.
Comsearch will demo its iQ.linkXG microwave planning software at the Andrew stand (Hall C4, Booth 7547) at CTIA WIRELESS 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 1 – 3, 2009.