AWE Communications and iBwave Solutions Develop a New Functionality to Import Outdoor Prediction Data into the RF-vu Software

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AWE's WinProp propagation model software allows to import propagation maps from Outdoor software tools into iBwave's RF-vu Software, to bridge the gap between indoor and outdoor wireless network designs

AWE Communications, the Germany-based established software company announces today that its integrated propagation tool will be used by iBwave Solutions, the leading in-building wireless standard software company, to support the import of wireless outdoor prediction data results into iBwave's RF-vu flagship product. The leading outdoor planning companies that are supported through this interface are Forsk and Aircom International.

iBwave's affiliation with AWE dates back to 2007, when AWE and iBwave developed a strategic partnership to use AWE's propagation engine within RF-vu's RF-Propagation add-on Module, to allow RF Engineers to design, manage, maintain and accurately predict wireless indoor networks with true RF visualization. AWE's extensive propagation modeling experience will help once again support iBwave's new feature, allowing to import outdoor 3D prediction maps into RF-vu and to simulate indoor and outdoor networks simultaneously.

"We are thrilled to learn that our propagation software is helping wireless industry leaders like iBwave to develop new features that will help bridge the gap between outdoor and indoor worlds. To also be associated with wireless outdoor software leaders like Forsk and Aircom International definitely shows the flexibility of our product with the wide range of applications it offers," said Gerd Woelfle, CTO of AWE Communications.

The constant evolution of the WinProp propagation software allows iBwave to use the latest technologies propelled by AWE's product. The competitive edge the propagation tool gives iBwave has led to the development of the first integrated indoor/outdoor functionality, where outdoor network data and maps can be imported and integrated into iBwave's RF-vu, offering for the first time the possibility to have a single view of a building's coverage.

"We are proud of our long-term relationship with AWE and are thrilled to enrich our product with new and unique features that better serve the in-building wireless industry. We are confident that AWE's WinProp software will add a new and unique versatility to RF-vu in regards to bridging the gap between indoor and outdoor wireless networks," says Mario Bouchard, President and CEO of iBwave Solutions.

RF-vu's new indoor/outdoor feature will be available with the 4.2 version of its software suite that is planned to be released on February 23, 2009.

About AWE Communications

Founded in 1998, AWE Communications is a leading supplier of wave propagation models and radio network planning tools. AWE Communications provides highly accurate propagation models with very short computation times for rural, urban, indoor and tunnel scenarios. Besides these propagation models, AWE Communications also offers network planning and simulation modules for various air interfaces. With expertise in 2.5G, 3G, B3G cellular networks, LTE, WiMAX, W-LAN, DVB-H and others, AWE Communications delivers software, services and support to the wireless and cellular mobile communications industries.

About iBwave Solutions

iBwave is an international in-building wireless software company that delivers unique planning and design solutions to a client base composed of wireless operators, equipment manufacturers and infrastructure integrators from more than 45 countries on five continents. iBwave offers industry-specific planning and design software to answer the needs of the in-building wireless industry. RF engineers can take in-building network design beyond prediction to improve accuracy and standardize designs that are shared across the in-building community. iBwave's mission is to create an adopted standard within its industry and to set specific guidelines for designing and planning in-building wireless solutions.

For further information, please contact:

iBwave Solutions Inc.
Laurence Trudeau
Marketing and Communications Manager
+ 1.514.397.0606 x.300


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