2020 U.S. Census is now available
V-soft released the 2020 US Census files for Probe, AM-Pro and FMCommander programs. Call to find out more. 319 266-8402.
High Resolutions Land Cover Data
High resolution 2011 NLCD Land Cover data is now available.
ATSC 3.0 Calculations Added to Probe 5
This new Probe 5 feature will calculate the required C/N and noise limited field strength for various ModCods (modulation & code rate) and associated values selected for an ATSC 3.0 Physical Layer Pipe (PLP). The C/N calculation is performed as outlined in Annex B of of the ATSC A/327 recommended practice. More Info…
Announcing the release of Probe 5
Some said that it could not be done; nothing can beat Probe 4™ for power and flexibility. Yet, V-Soft Communications has exceeded expectation by developing something better, Probe 5™. With dozens of new useful features Probe 5 has become a fully 64-bit application. This means it can use the entire RAM on your computer and is not limited to just 2GB. The new version contains many new features and enhancements including the addition of the NSMA OHLOSS propagation analysis capability. Click the Probe 5 link to learn more.
AM-Pro 2 Updates for Latest Revitalization Proposals
AM Revitalization with AM-Pro software– New alternative class A night protections have been added.
New very high resolution land-cover database.
V-Soft Communications is pleased to announce the availability of the NLCD High Resolution 30 meter Land Cover database. The National Land Cover Database is the most recent national land cover data released by the Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics Consortium. See examples at this link: Land Cover Data
FCC TVStudy Soft on a PC
TVStudy for Windows is V-Soft Communications’ latest program that combines the FCC’s program for determining interference between TV Stations with an easy to use Windows launching vehicle. The basic TVStudy program was developed by the FCC for assigning channels during the repacking process and for vetting TV applications that are filed after the auction process. Unfortunately, the original TVStudy program runs only on Linux or Mac computer. What we have done is to made it possible to to run the program on a Windows computer. We’ve also vastly simplified the download and install process. By providing the program and all its data on a flash drive, we have saved hours of downloading, joining files together, decompressing, getting all the files into the right place, and figuring out how to handle the programs various dependencies. For more information on what you get please click the TVStudy link.
Also available and an independent application — TVStudy Mapper takes output generated by the FCC’s TVStudy program and displays it on a high quality interactive map.
2017 U.S. Census Estimates (Call us at 319 266-8402)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
V-Soft Communications has released the 2017 U.S. census estimates for its propagation prediction programs, AM-Pro 2 and Probe 4. Each year, the U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Estimates Program (PEP) uses current data on births, deaths, and migration to calculate population changes since the most recent decennial census and with this data it produces a time series of estimates of population, demographic components of change, and housing units. These official U.S. Census estimates go down to the county level and have multipurpose uses. The data we distribute is produced on a block level, using block centroids and density distribution from the 2010 decennial census as a baseline and adjusting that data using the census estimate figures. This data contains all the same major data categories as the 2010 census — i.e. population, county/racial breakdown, housing units, etc.
For more information call us at 800 743-3684 or email
Web Site: www.V-Soft.com
V-Soft Offers a Lease or Purchase Over Time Program (Call for details, 1 319-266-8402)
Our computer programs are now available with terrain elevation databases for anywhere in the world.
We now have Population Data for the entire world together in one database.
The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) 3-arc second enhanced terrain databases for the world from 56 degrees South Latitude to 60 degrees North latitude. Data includes Canada, U.S.A., Mexico, Caribbean, Central and South America, Australia and New Zealand and much of Asia and Europe.
2010 Mexican Census Data (The latest available.)
Canadian AM/FM/TV databases, 2011 block-level Census & Terrain Available
FCC OET-69 Module for Probe – Updated for matching new TVStudy methodology.
RFHaz-3 now available
Expanded LPFM Features in FMCommander
InterMod, a new inter-modulation program. Identifies critical mix locations on a map as well as produces tabular output.
Microwave Pro 2– Search for Radio and TV auxiliary frequencies, plot the desired and interfering STL/microwave paths, prepare link budgets and produce mailing lists for prior notification — all in one new program. Recently updated to do simultaneous bidirectional paths.
Official 2010 U.S. Census, Public Law Data
XField – A new program for determining FM translator interference and IBOC host interference
Our free upgraded on-line Zip Code/Call Sign Database now contains Canadian and Mexican stations heard in the U.S. This database retrieval program is cross-referenced with the AM and FM Station Signal Strengths for the entire US.
Conductivity – A program to organize and graph AM field strength measurements and identify ground conductivity along selected radials.