iBwave Integrates AWE Communications Propagation Module

iBwave Integrates AWE Communications Propagation Module into iBwave Design. Partnership Creates the Most Complete In-Building Design Tool on the Market

Cape Town, South Africa, February 27th, 2007 iBwave, a worldwide provider of in-building wireless design software, and German-based AWE Communications, an established software company spun off from Stuttgart University, announces a strategic partnership to integrate AWE’s propagation engine within iBwave’s flagship product, iBwave Design. The addition of this advanced module enables iBwave Design to become the first in-building design software to offer simultaneous, multi-band prediction. The combined software is the only vendor-neutral, end-to-end solution for engineers to design, manage, maintain and accurately predict wireless networks with true RF visualization.

iBwave’s President, Mario Bouchard states, “Our partnership with AWE Communications, and their extensive propagation modeling experience, solidifies our strategy to take all guesswork out of in-building design. AWE Communications continuously pushes boundaries by creating faster, more accurate algorithms which is what it takes to remain a market leader. With iBwave Design’s comprehensive planning capabilities, complete parts database and the new propagation module, we can provide the in-building industry with the most comprehensive software tool for in-building design.”

The new RF-Propagation module offers:

  • Improved accuracy: utilizes different propagation models such as Cost 231 and Dominant Path, an optimized ray tracing model.
  • One tool: for simultaneous multi-band, multi-technology prediction analysis
  • Flexibility: large materials database and automatic wall detection
  • Wide range of applications: 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi, PMR and more
  • Application areas: picocells, radiating cable, passive and/or active distributed antenna systems
  • Same user-friendly interface as iBwave Design: become “prediction-proficient” within hours
  • Simultaneous system comparisons: compare propagation behaviors between different technologies and frequency bands

The result is one tool that optimizes design productivity and consistency to create a rapid Return on Investment (ROI).

AWE Communication’s CTO, Gerd Woelfle further comments, "This partnership takes in-building design in the right direction by giving network designers a tool set that meets their growing requirements. The joining of iBwave and AWE Communications’ experienced engineers ensures we stay ahead of in-building market needs in all areas of design.”


Founded in 1998, AWE Communications is a leading supplier of wave propagation models and radio network planning tools. With expertise in 2.5G, 3G, B3G cellular networks as well as W-LANs, WiMax and broadcasting, AWE Communications delivers software, services and support to the wireless and cellular mobile communications industries.

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About iBwave
iBwave Solutions, the standard for converged indoor network planning is the power behind great in-building wireless experience, enabling billions of end users and devices to connect inside a wide range of venues. As the global industry reference, our software solutions allow for smarter planning, design and deployment of any project regardless of size, complexity or technology. Along with innovative software, we are recognized for world class support in 90 countries, industry’s most comprehensive components database and a well-established certification program. For more information visit: www.ibwave.com

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