iBwave Design   

WHAT'S NEW IN
iBWAVE DESIGN ENTERPRISE

New LTE and 5GNR Bands

New support has been added for multiple technologies and bands:

New LTE and 5GNR Bands

 

Gradient Options for LTE MADR Map

  • A new legend type is now available for MADR maps that will allow a consistent ‘gradient’ color to be shown rather than static colors for each level of the data rate. You can optionally choose to select a gradient for MADR, much like heatmaps. Lower speeds can be marked as a color, and as the speed increases the color will shift to upper levels without static steps. For now this only applies to the LTE MADR map, but additional ones will be added in upcoming releases.

EMF Report Update

  • For field strength maps where the configuration is not ‘combined’ EMF Reporting will now indicate the safety distance of both each individual source and the total EMF (denoted by 'All Systems' on the report).

New Connector Support for Components

  • Support has been added for various different connector types. Full details of the new connector types can be found in the release notes.

5GHz Wi-Fi Channels Update

  • The following channels for 5GHz Wi-Fi USA have been added: CH120, CH124, CH128, CH144, CH167 and CH169. Auto channel assignment feature will consider these channels as well.

Active Survey Improvements

Active survey collection has been improved with the following changes:

  • TCP and UDP data transfer mechanisms has been remodeled to produce more accurate results
  • TCP socket size has been increased to 128KB to match iPerf results
  • UDP socket size has been increased to 8KB to match iPerf results
  • Fixed issue with data transfer results not showing sometimes on Active Survey Server
  • To have optimal results turn off Windows Firewall for iBwave Design and Active Survey Server

New Technologies for Public Safety Field

The following technologies and their band have been added:

  • TETRA (previously as a represented as a band; now this is a technology)
    • • 390MHz
  • TEDS
    • • 390MHz
  • DMR
    • • VHF
    • • UHF

Support of P25, TETRA and DMR Surveys

  • P25, TETRA and DMR Surveys are now supported. A full list of KPIs can be found in the release notes.

Upload of Generated Reports to Unity

  • Generated reports can now be directly uploaded to Unity from the report view window. To work, your iBwave software must be already connected to a valid Unity server and the current project must be present on Unity. Uploaded reports can be found in “Reports” folder in the iBwave Drive.

iBwave Mobile Survey   

WHAT'S NEW IN
iBWAVE MOBILE (SURVEY, PLANNER)

Active Survey Improvements

Active survey collection has been improved with the following changes:

  • Button to switch between different throughput readings has been restored. Located in the bottom right corner of the screen when active survey throughput KPI is selected on the floor plan
  • Fixed issue with UDP download not capturing any data
  • TCP and UDP data transfer mechanisms has been remodeled to produce more accurate results
  • TCP socket size has been increased to 128KB to match iPerf results
  • Fixed issue with data transfer results not showing sometimes on Active Survey Server
  • Fixed issue with throughput legends colors do not correspond to points colors

5GHz Wi-Fi Channels for USA Update

  • The following channels for 5GHz Wi-Fi USA have been added: CH120, CH124, CH128, CH144, CH167 and CH169. Auto channel assignment feature will consider these channels as well.

Support of P25, TETRA and DMR Surveys

  • P25, TETRA and DMR Surveys are now supported. A full list of KPIs can be found in the release notes.

iBwave Mobile Survey   

WHAT'S NEW IN
iBWAVE MOBILE (Wi-Fi)

Save All Projects to Device

  • You can now save all your projects at the same time to your device.

Multi-Select Extension to Parts and Routes

  • With this release you can now multi-select parts and routes in addition to the modeling and mark-up objects you can already multi-select.

Expandable Canvas

  • The white-space canvas on your mobile floorplans and outdoor plans can now be manually adjusted to create more plan space for design expansion or additional notes.

iBwave Wi-Fi   

WHAT'S NEW IN
iBWAVE Wi-Fi®

Cartesian Coordinates on AP Report

  • The AP report will now display the X,Y coordinates of your APs.

Save/Load Template Reports To/From Unity

  • You can now upload your custom report templates to Unity when saving a "New Server Template" project.

Project Subtype Support in Save to Server Dialog

  • You now have the option to select a project subtype value when saving projects to Unity.

MAC Address and Serial Number Added to Cross-Reference Report

  • Cross Reference report now includes the parts MAC Address and Serial Number properties in the "Description" column.

iBwave Public Safety   

WHAT'S NEW IN
iBWAVE PUBLIC SAFETY

New Technologies for Public Safety Field

The following technologies and their band have been added:

  • TETRA (previously as a represented as a band; now this is a technology)
    • • 390MHz
  • TEDS
    • • 390MHz
  • DMR
    • • VHF
    • • UHF

Support of P25, TETRA and DMR Surveys

  • P25, TETRA and DMR Surveys are now supported. A full list of KPIs can be found in the release notes.

EMF Report Update

  • For field strength maps where the configuration is not ‘combined’ EMF Reporting will now indicate the safety distance of both each individual source and the total EMF (denoted by ‘All Systems’ on the report).

Gradient Options for LTE MADR Map

  • A new legend type is now available for MADR maps that will allow a consistent ‘gradient’ color to be shown rather than static colors for each level of the data rate. You can optionally choose to select a gradient for MADR, much like heatmaps. Lower speeds can be marked as a color, and as the speed increases the color will shift to upper levels without static steps. For now this only applies to the LTE MADR map, but additional ones will be added in upcoming releases.

New Connector Support for Components

  • Support has been added for various different connector types. Full details of the new connector types can be found in the release notes.

Upload of Generated Reports to Unity

  • Generated reports can now be directly uploaded to Unity from the report view window. To work, your iBwave software must be already connected to a valid Unity server and the current project must be present on Unity. Uploaded reports can be found in “Reports” folder in the iBwave Drive.

iBwave FiberPass   

WHAT'S NEW IN
iBWAVE FIBERPASS

Riser Zones

  • With the 17.0 release, additional automation was added to the Riser Design view in Mobile. Those features are now available when importing the Mobile FiberPass file into Desktop.

This includes:

Fixed Riser Zones

  • In previous versions, the building layout in the Riser View would be sized to fit the page. This often resulted in misshapen floor/riser zones as the application stretched/shrunk to fit. Now, Riser Zones are of fixed dimensions. This makes layout and object positioning more predictable and the resulting graphic more representative of the actual building.

Floor and Riser Labels

  • Floor and Riser labels have been adjusted so that they are properly positioned on the building layout.

Unit Range Labels

  • The Mobile enhancement to the Riser Design workflow included a virtual unit configuration. Instead of having to place all the units on the floorplan to account for them in the Living Unit list, the user can assign the Range simply from the Unit Configurator in the Riser Diagram. In Desktop, this Unit Range now appears in the Riser View as label inside of the Riser Zone.

Save/Load Template Reports to/from Unity

  • You can now upload your iBwave custom report templates to Unity when saving a "New Server Template" project.