Comsearch Software Now Offers Comprehensive Support For Adaptive Modulation In Microwave Backhaul Planning

HICKORY, NC, April 13, 2010


Comsearch, a CommScope company, has evolved its iQ·link® microwave network planning software into Version 9.1, offering a more comprehensive solution for planning wireless networks using adaptive modulation microwave radios.

With iQ·link Version 9.1, wireless network planners can easily design and deploy adaptive modulation radios, which are able to automatically adjust the capacity and modulation according to the quality and performance of the radio channel. This offers operators the ability to achieve maximum throughput during clear sky conditions, while maintaining a robust, high-priority voice channel during periods of fading.

“The increasing demand for wireless data continues to drive innovation in network design,” said Steve Meador, product line manager, iQ·link, Comsearch. “Operators are looking at adaptive modulation microwave radios as one of the ways to address the need for increased capacity. With iQ·link Version 9.1, network planners have all the tools they need to easily introduce adaptive modulation radios into their networks.”

The benefits of iQ·link Version 9.1 include:

  • Easy import of adaptive modulation radios and their numerous modulation-specific parameters through the use of a simple and flexible import format
  • Comprehensive calculation of link availability and performance for all modulations
  • Highly customizable link designs with voice and data analysis
  • Detailed interference analysis and the ability to automatically determine worst-case modulation combinations
  • Full implementation of adaptive modulation radios with Automatic Transmit Power Control (ATPC)
  • Full consideration of adaptive modulation power adjust and power boost as well as modulation downshift and upshift offsets

Comsearch worked closely with OEM radio vendors and current iQ·link customers to ensure Version 9.1 meets industry needs. The product has been successfully trialed by a major wireless operator and OEM, respectively, and is now available for order globally.

“Operators globally are upgrading their network capacity to handle increasing demands for data,” said Meador. “We are pleased to offer iQ·link Version 9.1—continuing our commitment to network designers worldwide—to give them the ability to properly manage the challenges in today’s complex wireless networks.”

iQ·link is a registered trademark of CommScope, Inc.

About CommScope:

CommScope, Inc. (NYSE: CTV) ( is a world leader in infrastructure solutions for communication networks. Through its Andrew Solutions™ brand, it is a global leader in radio frequency subsystem solutions for wireless networks. Through its SYSTIMAX® and Uniprise® brands, CommScope is a world leader in network infrastructure solutions, delivering a complete end-to-end physical layer solution, including cables and connectivity, enclosures, intelligent software and network design services, for business enterprise applications. CommScope also is the premier manufacturer of coaxial cable for broadband cable television networks and one of the leading North American providers of environmentally secure cabinets for DSL and FTTN applications. Backed by strong research and development, CommScope combines technical expertise and proprietary technology with global manufacturing capability to provide customers with infrastructure solutions for evolving global communications networks in more than 100 countries around the world.

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