LINKPlanner v5.6.2 Now Available

A new release of the LINKPlanner is available from the download site.

The key features of 5.6.2 are:


  • Added support for TX1012 switch

The generic name for adding, deleting and editing the switches has now changed to Tower Switches to cover both the TX1000 and TX2000 series of switches.
Note that the TX1012 switch does not support Sync and so cannot be used as Sync option on PTP 670.


  • Added support for XE3-4 to BOM Estimator

PTP 820/850

  • Added support for PTP 850 products to choose PoE or DC power option

The PTP 850C, 850E and 850S products now have the option for the user to choose whether to power from PoE or DC independently of the data cable choice. The options available are dependent on the antenna height, link configuration and throughput.


In the majority of cases the BOM for existing projects will not change, but this release also includes some corrections on PoE drop length for PTP 850E, which will switch configurations above 90m antenna height from PoE to DC.

  • Added support for PTP 850C 4+0 with L1 Link Bonding

The existing 4+0 Link Types shown in LINKPlanner are referred to as 2x2+0 in the technical documentation and use two data drop cables per end. This new 4+0 only uses one data drop cable per end and is configured in LINKPlanner by setting the Ethernet Configuration to L1 Link Bonding

This functionality is only available on the PTP 850C. The data rate for Link Bonding is slightly lower than the existing options as additional overheads and segmentation are required to divide the traffic between the radios.

  • Updated PTP 850C to the wideband radios at 23 GHz

These new radios are a direct replacement for the existing radios but also support bandwidths greater than 112 MHz. The performance in existing bandwidths is the same as the narrow radios.

  • Added new 3ft 6 GHz antenna

There is a new Sentinel 3ft antenna available in the 6 GHz band. This antenna is only available as a remote mount antenna, therefore ensure that Remote Mount is either set to Both or the end required and then choose the new antenna from the list.

PTP 670/700

  • Added new 4.4 to 5.9 GHz 2, 3, 4 and 6ft TAA antennas for PTP 700, where the 2, 3 and 4ft dishes have radomes
  • Added new 7.1 to 8.5 GHz 2, 3 and 4 ft TAA antennas with radomes for PTP 700


  • Minor updates to report formats
  • Added the default cable loss tooltip to the AP

Bug Fixes

  • ePMP – ensure the default SM matches the same WiFi mode (11n or 11ac) as the AP
  • ePMP Force 130 corrected power limits in the 5.1 GHz band

The maximum power limit on the Force 130 is 27 dBm, some countries (Other and CIS States) were exceeding this and have now been restricted to the product limit. This only affects the Force 130 radio.