We are pleased to announce that SoundPLANessential 5.1 has been released, and more great news, for SoundPLANessential 5.0 users, it’s free of charge!
The main highlights of SoundPLANessential 5.1 include:
- Now compatible with NoizCalc (d&b audiotechnik);
- The adaptation of Building Acoustics to new versions of the DIN ISO 12345-3:2017 standard.
All changes, new features and improvements are described in detail in the SoundPLANessential 5.1 release notes.
The high value option
Essential 5.1 is our increasingly popular, high value option for those users that want maximum processing power, but don’t mind compromising on some of the flexibility that its sister software provides. Essential combines the legendary SoundPLAN calculation core with a simple data input editor that has no artificial limitation on job size, is very intuitive to use, and provides striking results in a very short time. Essential includes road, rail and industrial source types and can include noise barriers for assessment of remedial measures.
Projects that do not require the same complexity as is being offered in the full-strength noise planning software products such as Noise 8.2 can be handled with Essential.
Anyone wishing to upgrade to Essential 5.1 from earlier versions please do not hesitate to contact the team for a quotation.
For SoundPLANessential 5.0 customers, it is free of charge! From within the software simply go to:
Help > Updates and Downloads
You can then install the new version by clicking the update link.
For Existing Users of earlier versions of SoundPLANessential
If you have an earlier version before SoundPLANessential 5.0, please get in touch with us for an upgrade quote as you will be entitled to a considerable discount!
For New Users
£2,295 + VAT
£2,678 + VAT (with Building Acoustics)
SoundPLANessential 5.1 is installed parallel to earlier SoundPLANessential versions, so you do not need to uninstall any previous versions. Also note that earlier version projects can be automatically converted with ease to be used with SoundPLANessential 5.1.
Essential vs Version 8.2 capabilities
|Features||Noise 8.2||Essential 5|
|Calculation of Digital Ground Model|
|Calculation of Road, Rail and Industry noise and noise from Parking Lots|
|Distributed Computing – calculation with multiple PCs in a network|
|Single Frequencies, Octave and Third Octave Bands|
|Hourly Time History|
|Coordinate and Attribute Data Import|
|Indoor Noise Calculations|
|Calculation of Room Acoustics|
|Single Receiver Calculation|
|Noise Contour Maps|
|Cross Sectional Noise Maps|
|3D Solid View of Model|
|3D Model Outputs and Animations|