CloudRF was developed to offer professional radio planning capabilities to busy individuals and organisations who need to plan networks now and to do it on a budget. It's built from experience in the field so you get the key information you need in open formats you can use and share.
It offers most of the features of premium 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 extortionate training courses. We put our training videos on youtube
CloudRF was developed by Alex Farrant in 2010 as a hobby website and has matured into a commercial business offering multi-platform cloud based services. You can follow progress on twitter at #cloudrfdotcom. 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 servers 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 at https://github.com/Cloud-RF/Signal-Server.