A new release of the LINKPlanner is available from https://support.cambiumnetworks.com/files/linkplanner
The key features of V4.6.1 and V4.6.2 are:
New or changed features
To plan HCMP networks please use the PMP side of LINKPlanner.
Please note that projects containing PTP 670 HCMP can only be opened in V4.6.1 or later.
The following new antennas are now available for use with PTP 700
These updates change the EIRP back-offs at some channels in the 5.1, 5.2 and 5.4 GHz bands for FCC.
To add multiple items from New Extras to the Bill of Materials tick the boxes for each item in the New Extra window. To filter items, type into the Filter box and the list will reduce to match the text entered. LINKPlanner will remember your selections from one filter as you move to a new one. To add your selected items to the BOM select OK, select Cancel to exist from the New Extras window without updating the BOM.
To delete multiple optional extras from the BOM, highlight the rows required and then select Delete Extra.
In any of the table views in LINKPlanner which contain multiple columns you can now select multiple columns at once to add or delete and search for items in the list. To see the new dialog box right click on the heading of the table. In the new dialog the right hand side shows the items already displayed in the table and the left hand side shows any additional items that can be displayed. To move items between the two sides use the highlighted buttons in the centre. To move some selected items, highlight the ones required and then use the top two buttons (> to add items to the table or < to remove from items from the table). To move all items from one side to the other select >> or <<.
To reorder the items on the right hand side use the up and down arrow buttons at the side of the window (or the up and down arrow keys). The items will then appear in the table in the same order as in the list.
These is a filter option on both sides of the table, which work the same as other filters in LINKPlanner. When you use the filter the reduced list is indicated with a yellow background. Within the filtered list you can continue to select and move using the single move buttons, however using the move all buttons (double arrow) will only move across what has been filtered, i.e. 6 items in the case below.
To use spatial diversity with dual polarization antennas, select the antenna and then tick the Spatial Diversity box below it. This will then add two of these antennas to the BOM.
Please note that you will only use one port on each antenna at the same end of the link and they must be of opposite polarizations. The other port must be terminated (terminations are not supplied by Cambium Networks).
The range of antennas listed as 5.25 to 5.85 GHz or as simply 5.2 are offered for use by the manufacturer in the 4.9 and 5.9 GHz band with some reduction in performance. Based on recent data Cambium Networks considers that the match on these antennas to our radios may cause performance issues and therefore these antennas are no longer recommended for use in the 4.9 and 5.9 GHz bands. A warning is now shown if they are selected in these bands.
This prevents the negative throughput rates that were being shown
Fixed tuned connectors for the antenna were not included in the BOM only for the radio end
This prevents angles larger than 360° being shown in the AP Equipment
In the Force 190 webinar, they mentioned that the next release of LINKPlanner will have the Force 190. However, in this release, there is no Force 190.
Any idea when the Force 190 will be added in the latest LINKPlanner?
The Force 190 will be in the V4.6.3 release of LINKPlanner which will be available in the next two weeks.
Thanks very much. Will look forward to its release. I guess this release is a bit behind schedule.
Any time frame on when you expect the next release?
Sorry, LINKPlanner was only showing the v4.6.2 was available. But when I clicked on it, it took me to v4.6.3, which is showing 08-Sep-17 as the release date.