SoftWright, developer of the Terrain Analysis Package RF propagation analysis software, has announced that Version 6.2 of the TAP program is available.
The big news is the improved calculation engine that “drastically improves execution speeds,” according to a release.
A release adds, “As a terrestrial RF propagation software tool, TAP is data- and computation-intensive. It has been common for large area coverage studies using high-resolution data to require hours of execution time. However, TAP 6.2 is the first release in the next generation of TAP software that uses an all-new calculation engine to dramatically decrease study execution time.”
According to the company, using the processing engine with a solid-state drive will increase times even more. It notes, “By upgrading to TAP 6.2, Longley-Rice study times may be reduced by 80% and combining TAP 6.2 with SSD data storage may reduce study times by 98%.” It does note, however, that “Your individual results may vary based on your specific computer configuration and other factors.”
The new calculation is not the default processor but will appear as a button to be activated for a calculation in the GUI.
Also, a reminder that SoftWright has a TAP training seminar scheduled for April 16–17, in their hometown of Charlottesville, Va. Todd Summers will be the instructor. Cost is $1,300 but discounts are available. More information can be found here.