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Aug 20, 2018 1:44:28 PM

The Largest Database in the Wireless Industry Today

iBwave's Components Database is the Largest Database in the Wireless Industry Today

With over 28,000 components and materials and growing daily.

Those who design wireless networks with iBwave know that it's pure gold to be able to easily find the parts and materials you need from the online database of components, where the majority of wireless network components that exist, available there. But the value of the database is not only about the number of components and the simplicity of using them within the network designs - there is more to its glory!

The iBwave Components Database also allows you to create your own parts and materials, customize existing ones, limit parts availability to approved ones only, and since it exists separate from the design software - is updated regularly as new parts are available, or as our customers add new parts are added via our support team.

Sounds good, eh? Let's go through all the above mentioned in a bit more detail.

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Jul 30, 2018 1:04:43 PM

The Impact on Prediction of Modeling Body Loss in High-Density Venues

Forever on a quest to improve the accuracy of network predictions in our software, we recently released a new feature called "Body Loss Modeling." With Body Loss Modeling, you can now account for the attenuation caused by bodies packed into a tight space together in your design - most useful for high-density venues like stadiums, arenas, or conference centers.

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Jul 13, 2018 2:14:55 PM

Feature Spotlight: generating an Automatic Design Plan in ibwave wi-fi

In this week’s Feature Spotlight blog I look at how to generate an automatic Design Plan with iBwave Wi-Fi.

Why is this feature such a useful one?

A few different reasons but ultimately, this feature does three things:

1) Gives you a single place to view and update your entire network design

2) Eliminates the need to do this manually in Visio or Excel

3) Eliminates the risk of human error when creating it manually

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Aug 24, 2017 1:00:00 PM

R9 Sneak Peek: 3D Antenna Patterns #ComingSoon

One of the most recognizable features of any iBwave network design software is the 3D modeling capabilities within it. And while the 3D aspect of the software looks great and helps many of our customers to impress their own customers in the bid process, the 3D modeling capabilities are about much more than just looking impressive. It’s part of our dedication to providing our customers with the best software to accurately predict network performance. 

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May 30, 2017 1:00:00 PM

3 Features that Increase Prediction Accuracy

There are many things that can throw off the results of a network’s performance prediction during the design phase of a wireless network deployment.  Anything from setting the scale a little bit incorrectly, to using the wrong wall material type, to not knowing what is behind the venue's walls that may impact signal loss, to using flat surfaces where there are incline surfaces – and the list goes on and on. Needless to say, accurately predicting the performance of a network before it goes live, can be hard to do because so many different factors impact it.

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Apr 26, 2017 1:00:00 PM

What reports do you find the most valuable when designing wireless networks?

Documentation is a crucial part of most in-building wireless network design projects. So it makes sense then that one of the capabilities our customers tend to really like in iBwave products are the reports that come with it, the ease with which you can generate them and the different formats that they come in.

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Mar 30, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Why 3D Network Design Is More Than Cool

One of the features that always catches people’s eye when they see our software is the incredible 3D modeling that comes with it.

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Mar 22, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Collaborating On Network Design Projects with the iBwave Cloud

Ever been frustrated trying to share files with someone working on the same wireless network design project as you? Or ever found that even once you get the files, information is missing or incorrect? Ever made this face trying to collaborate with someone on a project?

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Mar 15, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Feature Spotlight: Adding/Modifying Network Parts Yourself

While we have a very large database of network components (over 25,000 and counting!), we know that parts are not always you need them when you design networks, and that maybe we are missing an AP, or switch, or router, or two that is new or just has not been added.

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Mar 14, 2017 12:00:00 AM

No, Not All Prediction Methods Are The Same

At the WLPC Conference in Phoenix, 2017 (a great conference for Wi-Fi professionals) our Director of Research – Vladan, gave a talk called 'Algorithms Behind the Heatmaps: A Deeper Dive' on the different type of prediction algorithms in our iBwave Wi-Fi planning and design software.

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