CloudRF was developed to offer professional radio planning capabilities to busy individuals and organisations who need to plan networks but don't need to spend an inordinate amount of time or money getting there. It's built from experience in the field so you get the information you need in open formats you can use and share.
It offers most of the features of premium price 'legacy' desktop software, only on mobile and web interfaces and with a few key advantages...
- No installation - everything is server based
- No laborious setup of reference data - everything is ready
- No expensive license purchase - uses open source software
- Free for macro calculations under 10km
- Clean and intuitive interfaces - simple and to the point
- No $$$$ training courses. We put our training videos on youtube
CloudRF is the work of Alex Farrant, a Telecommunications Engineer by trade and a self taught software developer. It's powered by an open source program derived from SPLAT! created by John Magliacane and uses terrain data from the NASA 2000 Space shuttle mission enriched with high latitude tiles by Jonathan De Ferranti. CloudRF is an internet trading name of Farrant Consulting Ltd, a UK registered company.
The service is powered by dedicated 64 bit Linux servers running open source planning software. All calculations take place on the server and completed layers are stored afterwards for recovery by users or can be linked in to blogs or projects.
CloudRF uses a mixture of open and non-open source software, separated by intermediate protocols. The source code for the open source packages can be viewed and copied where available or in the src folder at https://github.com/Cloud-RF/Signal-Server.