V-Soft‘s Probe line of signal coverage and interference measurement software has a new lead dog, Probe 4. Building on Probe 3 and adding features and upgrades, Probe 4 will make its NAB Show debut.
Probe 4 also has rewritten functions for smoother and more expansive operations. Highlights include dual-core and quad-core threading for significantly greater processing power and speed. Mao rendering should be much faster.
A new GUI will aid users. City names on a map can now be moved. The rewritten Terrain Profile Viewer is improved for better viewing. New is the Service Counting tool, an application tallying communication outlets in a given area.
Also fresh from V-Soft is AM-Pro 2. The latest version of the AM allocations and mapping program, AM-Pro 2 adds an enhanced equivalent distance methodology. The AM database can be edited. In calculating interference maps, areas over water can now be excluded. Daytime allocation studies can be refined to show only station contours that are relevant to selected stations. The contour map overlay has been improved.
AM-Pro 2 also has the ability to move city names around the map. Boundaries can be set for nighttime studies. Also new is an Add Multiple Contours tool for adding a contour to several transmitters at the same time. And an automatic updater has been added.