A new release of the LINKPlanner is available from https://support.cambiumnetworks.com/files/linkplanner
The key features of this release are:
New or changed features
- Added support for PTP 820 Release 8.0:
- PTP 820G 1+1 Spatial Diversity (select 1+1 Hot Standby and then Spatial Diversity in Antenna Configuration)
- PTP 820G - added 10 and 20 MHz bandwidths to Canada and FCC regulations
- PTP 820G - added 2048 QAM support for bandwidths above 14 MHz
- PTP 820G - added XPIC support for 50 and 60 MHz
- PTP 820C and PTP 820S ACM now supports adaptive transmit power. Note that this will improve the availability of the lower modes for all existing links planned with ACM, with up to 6 dB additional transmit power available at lower modulation modes.
- PTP 820C - added support for 7 and 14 MHz on 2+0, including XPIC and MC-ABC
- PTP 820C and PTP 820S transmit power at 13 GHz, 256 QAM reduced from 22 to 20 dBm
- PTP 820C New Frequency bands:
- Removed Preliminary from 26 and 38 GHz
- Added 28 GHz ETSI
- Added 11 GHz ETSI T/R 530 MHz
- PTP 820G New Frequency bands:
- Added 26 GHz (ETSI and FCC), 28 GHz (ETSI), 32 GHz (ETSI) and 38 GHz (Canada, FCC and ETSI)
- PTP 820S New Frequency Bands:
- Removed Preliminary from Upper 6 GHz and 15 GHz
- Added 13 and 28 GHz ETSI
- Added 11 GHz ETSI T/R 530 MHz
- Added 200 and 300 Mbps capacity keys for PTP 820G and PTP 820S and 300 Mbps for PTP 820C. This is likely to change the license keys in the BOM for existing projects for mid-range bandwidths and/or lower modulation modes.
- Added PTP 820 NMS parts under Optional Extras in the BOM
- Consolidated 11 GHz to use the T/R 490/500 parts, may result in a change of part number for PTP 820G when using T/R 530 MHz
- PTP 820 - 11 GHz, added Canadian compliance to Andrew 4ft antennas
- Added the `Worst Earth Curvature`, Ke and Excess Path Loss at Ke to Licensed Band Pop-up information window and PTP Links view. This provides additional information to designers of high availability links, to ensure that the antenna heights are sufficient to provide clearance as the earth curvature changes. Links requiring at least 99.99% availability should ensure that there is no Excess Path Loss when K drops to Ke.
- Added new Project Property to define Sector Coverage, allows PMP 450 to be restricted to nominal beamwidth, see the Knowledge Base article on the Cambium Community Forum, http://community.cambiumnetworks.com/t5/LINKPlanner-FAQ/Can-I-limit-the-AP-sector-on-the-map-to-the-antenna-beamwidth/m-p/41534
- Fixed issue with PTP 650 Lowest Telecoms Mode not working
- Reinstated Force 110 antenna option for ePMP Subscriber Modules
- Corrected the coordinates displayed in the PMP reports
- Added capability to include user defined parabolic antennas which can be selected for the United States (Parabolic) regulations at 5 GHz
- Updated BOM parts list for PTP 820C and PTP 820S 1+1 configurations. This adds a Protection Management Splitter cable and associated drop cable, as well as Optical SFP connectors and an optical splitter. The data feed for the 1+1 must use the Optical ports. There is a choice of LX Optical connectors with an SM Optical Splitter, which are automatically added to the BOM, however SX connectors can be also be used with the MM Optical Splitter, these are available via the Optional Extras.
- Convert obstruction heights to 0 if the user tries to import negative obstruction values using copy/paste. If the terrain height is higher than required, the terrain height values should be edited (in a similar manner to editing the obstruction height), rather than trying to add in negative obstruction heights.