Founded in 1985, EDX Wireless, Inc. is headquartered in the United States of America in Eugene, Oregon. A global leader and pioneer in wireless network design and planning tool technology, EDX consistently delivers powerful software products useful in the planning, deployment and optimization of any wireless system.
EDX innovation has resulted in continuous leadership in planning tool development, including "first to market" status for the following and many more:
- Fully functional Mesh Network planning tool
- "Clutter Carving" method of characterizing physical environment for wireless broadband planning (i.e. WiMAX, WiFi, etc.)
- Web-enabled use and analysis of EDX SignalPro® engineering study files
- UTD ray-tracing radio-frequency propagation modeling for Metropolitan Area Networks and In-building environments
- Automatic frequency planning for point-to-multipoint systems
- Bi-direction (uplink/downlink) MMDS studies
- Complete characterization of adaptive "smart" antennas
- Interference analysis considering cross-polarization antennas
EDX is the clear technology leader in advanced wireless system planning solutions. The March/April 2006 issue of Broadband Wireless Business, refers to EDX as "...arguably the gold standard of RF planning tools..."
EDX counts among its customers the leaders in advanced wireless technologies, including Cisco, MediaFLO, AT&T, Clearwire, Motorola, Xplorenet, MVS Net, Aperto, Fujitsu, Covad, Chevron, GE Digital Energy, IBM, LCC, Raytheon, SAIC, and many others.
EDX sustains its leadership position in technical innovation through its highly skilled and experienced staff. Retaining some of the brightest minds in the industry, EDX fosters a company culture that encourages competent, creative solutions to complex problems.
"EDX provides cost effective and technologically advanced wireless network planning, design and management software tools for both outdoor and indoor settings, across all frequency bands, and in support of advanced air interface standards."
A Little History On Our Name
The three letters "EDX" is a registered trademark of EDX Wireless, Inc. This name is a combination of the letter "E" which represents the word "equivalent" and "DX" which is the radio Morse code abbreviation for "distance".
Harry Anderson, the founder of EDX began writing radio design software programs for personal computers in the 1980's. One of his first programs was named "EDX".
The program predicted groundwave field strength at a distance for medium wave (550-1600KHz) transmitters. He liked the combination of the letters and decided to also name his company EDX. The EDX program integrated the ground conductivity tables found in the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. These tables contain families of curves for a variety of ground conductivities. When a radio signal travels across the earth it can encounter multiple areas (zones) of varied ground conductivity. In order to account for these transitions from one conductivity zone to another, the Equivalent Distance Method simply assumes that the signal at the end of a preceding zone determines the amplitude of the signal (from an imaginary transmitter) at the beginning of the new zone. This is described in the FCC rules (47CFR73.183(d)).