Siklu Communication Ltd

Siklu SmartHaul™ Wireless Network Design Engine, WiNDE – Introductory Launch Webinar

SmartHaul™ WiNDE takes as input all the locations to be served in a given mmWave network, and using cost and performance as factors automatically recommends some cost effective and robust implementations to choose from, complete with RF planning and detailed Bill of Materials

Watch this interactive webinar and you’ll find out everything you need to know about the new application and how you can benefit from using it to efficiently design mmWave networks:

 

SmartHaul™ WiNDE – Q&A:

All participants can receive a login, if they have not received one already. Please fill in the form below or contact planner-support@siklu.com.

WiNDE and our Link Budget Calculator do not share the same user database. However, your user ID is set to your email address on both sites. You can simply change your password on both sites to be the same.

WiNDE comes with a rich on-line user manual under the help menu. You can also contact us via email planner-support@siklu.com.

If you think you have encountered a bug, or would like a new feature added, please use the report problem button under the search area in the top left corner.

Siklu mmW radios are deployed in many countries for small cell backhaul, leveraging their gigabit+ capacity in an aesthetic compact form factor. Line of Sight (LOS) is achieved from pole to pole or pole to roof depending on local considerations.

There is presently no direct way to specify capacity per location, or define the desired radio (or spectrum). We are going to roll out additional features in the next few months to support this level of detail and interactive planning.

WiNDE presents up to 20 different solutions after the design phase. Each solution is ranked for cost and performance (called limitations). The user can select the solution(s) with lowest cost.

WiNDE is the result of hundreds of designs performed by Siklu engineers during the last 10Y. The precursors to WiNDE, our own internal tools, have been used extensively during the last 4 years. WiNDE as a SaaS platform has been in trials with select customers in recent months. Their designs are going to rollout out during next quarters.

The link summary file exported in step #5 will provide most of the information for registration of the links. We plan to add a feature in the next few months to facilitate direct communication with registrars.

Testing for LOS with Google Earth is very easy and effective, as WiNDE exports paths aligned correctly between the antenna center points, including altitude. The reliability of the test depends on the accuracy of the data available in Google Earth, which is very good in some regions, and less so in others. Some additional factors to consider are construction activity and vegetation in the locations under study.

We are currently using Google Maps for rendering, and export data to Google Earth for visual checks of LOS. Our own internal tools support LIDAR analysis and we are going to include them in WiNDE over the next few months. The LIDAR data for WiNDE could come from commercial enterprises, local government or user provided.

The pricing structure is that of a typical SaaS application, starting with an evaluation level at no charge. The chargeable tiers start at $149/month for 2 planners with unlimited project and size with annual pricing options. Full information is available on our web-site : https://www.siklu.com/plans/

WiNDE can design rings for redundancy, and configure the Ethernet Ring Protection (ERP/ERPS) as needed.

WiNDE is a SaaS application, accessed over the Internet by mean of a browser such as Chrome. There is no on-site installation.

Yes, we plan to conduct additional webinars in response to the interests or design practices of specialized audiences (example: WISPs, wireless integrators) or regional practices. Please contact us at planner-support@siklu.com with your special interest.

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