LINKPlanner v4.4.0 Release Now Available

A new release of the LINKPlanner is available from

The key features of V4.4.0 are:

New or changed features

  • Added ePMP 2000 in non-beamforming mode

ePMP 2000 is only available at the AP in the 5 GHz band and supports all existing SM product types. The additional beamforming antenna, if required, is available through the Optional Extras in the BOM.


  • Added PTP 700 HCMP at 4.9 GHz

PTP 700 HCMP is supported in the PMP side of LINKPlanner where the Master is used at the AP and the Slaves are used at the SM.

  • Added support for 450 family Rel 14.2
    • Added 15 and 30 MHz bandwidths in non-DFS regions
    • Updated capacity algorithms to improve prediction against measured

    This results in a slight reduction in the predicted throughput compared with earlier releases, which is more pronounced at smaller bandwidths. This only affects the prediction in LINKPlanner and DOES NOT change the performance of the product from one release to another.

    • Updated sensitivity and noise figures

    In the majority of cases this will improve the performance, especially for PMP/PTP 450 in the presence of interference.

    • Updated 900 MHz regulations for Australia and New Zealand

    This increases the frequency range of the 900 MHz band for both countries. In New Zealand most of the channels are limited to 30 dBm EIRP, however a few at the top of the band for 5 and 7 MHz are supported up to 36 dBm EIRP. To activate the 36 dBm EIRP, please configure a channel plan using the supported channels.

  • Updated PMP 450i Integrated Antenna to use Cambium sector antenna

The previous integrated antenna is still available in LINKPlanner, although it is now shown as obsolete. Existing designs will continue to use the previous antenna and it can be selected from the antenna selection list.

  • Added ability to export only selected columns from table views to csv file

There is now an additional selection available in the Reports section of the Options/Preferences menu which you can tick to “Only export visible columns to CSV file”. This reduces the export to only the columns of interest shown in the selected table.

  • Improved performance of batch changes in the table views

This speeds up group changes of parameters in the table views, especially on large projects.

  • Replaced chm help with on-line help
  • Added electrical tilt information to AP antenna tilt hover help

The new Cambium sector antenna used for ePMP and the new PMP 450i Integrated and the PMP 450m sector antenna all have 2 degrees of electrical downtilt which needs to be taken account of when setting the mechanical tilt angle at the AP. To help this the hover help for antennas with electrical downtilt include this information. When replacing an existing antenna with one of these antennas the mechanical tilt needs to be adjusted to offset the built in electrical tilt.


  • Changed default licensed band product to PTP 820S
  • Obsolete PTP800 and PTP810 at 26 - 38 GHz
  • Added a measuring tool to the offline map, which shows the range and bearing from a selected point

In the Offline map there is a new ruler feature which allows you to measure range and bearing from any position on the map view.

To activate the function select the ruler icon on the map toolbar:


Select a point on the map and “draw” a line to the required end point:


Bug Fixes

  • PTP 820 - removed 200 and 300m optical cables from optional extras
  • PTP 820 - corrections to Cambium antennas and pattern files

This makes small changes to the frequency range or gain of antennas at 11 GHz (3ft only) and 26, 28 and 32 GHz or to the antenna pattern which can be saved from the PTP Antennas list.

  • PTP 820 - RFU-A corrected minimum transmit power

This increases the minimum transmit power to 10 dBm at 6 and 7 GHz and 7 dBm at 11 GHz

  • PTP 450 / 450i set max range limit to 200 km
  • Corrected heading and AP BOM on PMP BOM Estimate dialog
  • ePMP removed CMM as synchronization source options at 40 MHz bandwidth

The CMM only supports 100 Base-T and therefore could limit throughput at 40 MHz bandwidth

  • ePMP - updated noise figures

This improves performance in interference limited environments for the majority of products, although Force 180 and the 2.4 GHz Force 200 may see a slight reduction.

  • Corrected sort option by product name in table view
  • Fixed PMP Templates so that new subscriber modules follow template

When a template is applied to an access point then it will be used for each new subscriber module providing that the template configuration still matches the access points. If the template does not match the access point then the current default template will be used for new SMs if it matches the access point configuration. If no templates match the AP configuration then the first SM will be used as the default SM configuration.

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