LINKPlanner V4.2.5 Release Now Available

A new release of the LINKPlanner is available from

The key features of this release are:

New or Changed features

  • Added the ability to plan 80 MHz bandwidth links using PTP 820 narrow radios, this results in lower capacity than using the PTP 820 wide radios. The product list now includes both narrow and wide options for both PTP 820C and PTP 820S in the affected frequency bands (11 and 18 GHz). Selecting “Wide” only allows access to the 80MHz bandwidth with full capacity.
  • Added PTP 820 sub-band prioritization to reduce the number of sub-band options for single frequency links.
    • This may change the sub-band for some links in existing projects, existing sub-bands are still valid
  • Added the AP Lite parts to the Optional Extras for PMP 450
  • Added a Summary table to the Access Point Installation Reports
  • Added the capability to export the project level BOM to a single Excel Workbook with each PTP link on a separate sheet
  • Added an export file with the FCC device registration information for PMP/PTP 450 3.65 GHz devices
  • Added bearing to magnetic north and magnetic declination information to installation reports
  • Offline Map enhancements:
    • Previously, sites were difficult to select if they appeared to overlap in the offline map. Overlapping sites now pop-out when clicked so that the correct site can be chosen.
    • The context-sensitive menu for access points has been extended with an “Edit hub” command so that the hub can be edited from any of the APs.
    • The visibility of individual items can now be controlled in the offline map. The various context-sensitive menus throughout LINKPlanner include the “Hide/Show” command to control the visibility of the current selection. This functionality complements the existing “Display” settings and the visibility control through link formatting rules.
    • Multiple items can be selected using the new selection window. This selection window provides the ability to hide, show, copy or delete multiple items through the map.
  • The project context-sensitive menu now includes the “Show in map” command to make it easy to locate items in the offline map. When the command is chosen, the project map is displayed, then zoomed and centred on the selected object.
  • Added ability to control whether profile previews appear in the Google Earth Export, the control can be found under Tools, Options (Preferences), Path Profile, called “Profiles in KMZ/KML?”
  • Added a search bar to the main toolbar to make it easier to locate items in the project navigation tree.
  • There have been several performance improvements when working with large PMP projects:
    • Certain calculated values are now cached in the project file so that they do not need to be recalculated when the project is opened.
      • The project file must be saved with the latest version of LINKPlanner to see the benefit of this feature.
    • Adding large numbers of subscribers to an access point is now quicker
    • Speed up path profile requests for PMP links
  • The Gabriel antennas in the unlicensed band PTP antennas list are now obsolete, as they are no longer available for purchase. Existing projects using these antennas are still valid, however for new projects these antennas are now in the greyed out section at the bottom of the list

Bug Fixes

  • Added support for adjacent 30 MHz bandwidth channels in FCC Lower 6 GHz for PTP 820 (actual separation is 29.65 MHz)
  • Made AP name unique when copying and pasting APs into the same project and allow reports to be created with duplicate AP names
  • Updated frequency stability and wide bandwidth TtoI curves for PTP 800 and PTP 810 PathLoss equipment files
  • Added support for Brazil power supply cords in the PTP 450 options. The default power supply is selected under Tools, Options (Preferences), Bill of Materials, Power lead for region (PTP links)