“Our 1,200 subscribers cover one county completely and a quarter of the surrounding counties. There was no way I would have been able to go through and look at all these addresses. cnHeat makes it easy with a very minimal amount of work.”
Kurt Fankhauser, President, Wavelinc Communications
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cnHeat 2.0 Locate provides the following features:

  • User defines / updates their sites
  • User kicks off their sites’ predictions
  • View building coverage percentage for each prediction

User defines / updates their sites

cnHeat 2.0 provides the user the ability to specify the exact location of the site (latitude / longitude) and the APs that are part of the site.  For each AP the user configures specifics such as height, frequency, antenna used, and SM gain used.

User kicks off their sites’ predictions

Once the site and APs are configured, the user can kick off a cnHeat prediction for the site.  cnHeat predictions share LOS and NLOS coverage results at every square meter of the prediction.

cnHeat 2.0 predictions allow the user to see both LOS or NLOS coverage in a 3D view (Any height between 0’ and 80’ can be shown).  Predictions can be relative to the ground or to the height of the tallest item of clutter.

View building coverage percentage for each prediction

After a prediction is complete, cnHeat 2.0 allows the user to see the number and percentage of buildings covered by LOS, covered by NLOS, and not covered.  The user specifies the signal strength cutoff desired for service (e.g. -72 dBm) along with the type of installation to be supported (i.e. feet above the ground or clutter).

Comparing building coverage percentage by different predictions allows a user to do what-if analysis.  For example, one prediction can be run at 100’ and another at 120’ and the user can see how many more users can be covered to with an increased investment.

Site configuration page, existing prediction to the right
NLOS coverage shown at 13’ above the ground with -72 dBm or better
Prediction coverage results at -72 dBm, 13’ above ground

cnHeat 2.0 Identify finds all the buildings at a site that meet coverage requirements of minimum RSSI and height above the roof or height above the ground. This building information is provided to the user so that they can be used to market to the buildings.  cnHeat IDENTIFY can be ordered only for active cnHeat LOCATE (heatmap) subscriptions.

There are three ways to order cnHeat IDENTIFY

  • IDENTIFY Building Locations to the WISP. Building locations cost $0.10 per building location and are purchased in increments of 100 with a minimum purchase of 300.
  • CASS IDENTIFY Addresses to the WISP. CASS (Coding Accuracy Support System) is a certification system from the United States Postal Service (USPS) for address validation and hence delivery. Addresses cost $0.40 per address and are purchased in increments of 100.
  • IDENTIFY Building Locations to MarketBroadband.com. There is no charge.

cnHeat makes it easy for broadband service providers to efficiently plan reliable service and meet FCC reporting and NTIA BEAD funding requirements with Broadband Data Collection (BDC) capabilities.

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