In: Products 07 Sep 2017 Tags: , , , , , ,

ICS telecom EV w Komendzie Głównej Policji

Filia ATDI w Warszawie dostarczyła właśnie do Komendy Głównej Policji w Polsce, stację z najnowszym oprogramowaniem grupy : ICS telecom EV.
ATDI jest dumne, ze narzędzie będzie mogło zostać wykorzystane przez tę prestiżową jednostkę i dołoży wszelkich starań, aby podzielić się doświadczeniem prawie 30-letniej współpracy ze służbami specjalnymi i policja i żandarmerią.

 

About Komenda Główna Policji

 

In: Products, Services 31 Jul 2017 Tags: , , , , ,

A flexible approach is bringing benefits for the UK’s mobile phone users and network operators.

MLL Telecom is a leading provider of secure managed services for both the mobile service providers and the public sector who work with all of the major network operators in the UK. The company is a long-standing user of ATDI’s planning and modelling tools for planning, modelling and managing its microwave networks. Now MLL has added the capability of hired licenses of the software to its existing lifetime licenses.

 “There are major advantages to us in hiring licenses,” says Nigel Phillips, microwave design manager at MLL. “It gives us instant capacity when our business suddenly grows or when a new network is being brought online. While we will always keep a certain number of perpetual licenses, hired ones mean we can adapt rapidly to business opportunities and our customers’ needs.”

ATDI UK managing director Gilles Missud adds: “Hired licenses are priced to give maximum value to customers who need that extra capacity right now without having to make a longer-term financial commitment. Because ATDI and MLL have such a long-standing relationship, all of us at ATDI are delighted when MLL’s business suddenly jumps and we are always happy to play our part in helping them fulfil their contracts.”

The partnership between ATDI and MLL extends beyond just software as ATDI engineers have trained MLL staff and provide technical support contract to the company. “It means that when MLL suddenly need new people to use ATDI software to the limits of its capabilities, they are often already competent in the use of our software before new licenses have even been hired,” Gilles says.

For more information visit: www.mlltelecom.com

 

In: Products, Resources 25 Jul 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

ATDI announces an innovative method to build digital terrain dedicated to propagation of electromagnetic waves.

How to improve the quality of radio planning:

Actual medium resolution clutter data dedicated to radio planning are based on classification (Dense urban, Suburban, Village, Building blocks, forest, hydro…). With this type of datasets, deterministic propagation models give acceptable results compared to measurements, however, a lot of measurement points cannot be correlated (even with tuning), due to the lack of accurate digital terrain and clutter information (heights and locations of the obstacles, open areas…).

This is why we have developed an innovative method to build more accurate DTM and clutter layers that can be used to create Medium Resolution (10m-20m) and High Resolution datasets (1m-5m).

Different free and commercial sources are combined to create more accurate layers at reduced costs compared to standard datasets.

 

In our example below, on a Medium Resolution dataset (20m)we extracted uncorrelated points from mobile measurement survey, then we performed fixed measurements on these points and built an innovative DTM/Clutter/Building dataset from open data to get better measures/predictions correlation results.

We have used Deygout 1994 / Fine-E propagation model in ICS telecom EV.

Dataset resolution: 20 m.

Test transmitter: 50 W / 138 MHz.

 

Standard Clutter (landcover) model (urban and vegetation contours):

New clutter layer built from Clutter/Building extraction model (Dataset made with ICS telecom EV and ICS map server):

Above, we can see a more realistic urban repartition (in red) than Standard Clutter model.

Building elevations are extracted and medium and high vegetation areas are classified.

Linear (roads, railways, waterways) are added to delineate urban blocks.

Processing time:

< 2 minutes (22 000 km²)

 

Coverage calculation result comparison

Above: Coverage calculation performed on Standard Clutter model

Above: Coverage calculation performed on New Clutter model. We can see a more realistic impact of urban blocks (West), and vegetation (East)

 

Correlation results (originally uncorrelated points only @20 m):

Clutter method Standard deviation Average error Correlation factor
Standard classification 6.78 dB -1.54 dB 0.72
Building extraction 3.81 dB 1.62 dB 0.92
Building extraction + Linear 3.79 dB 1.73 dB 0.92
Buildings transformed to 5 Clutter classes 3.83 dB 1.73 dB 0.92

 

This new method improves significantly the quality of simulations, especially in urban areas. It’s free for Medium resolution datasets and at very affordable price for High Resolution datasets.

We, at ATDI, continue to improve this method. Objectives:

  • Reduce radio planning costs
  • Get always more accurate results
  • Produce data faster

 

Cost:

Resolution Price in Euro
2 m 150 €/km²
5 m 40 €/km²
10 m 5 €/km²
Medium Resolution 0 €/km²

 

ATDI is now building a new China dataset. Will be available soon: www.atdi.com/cartography

 

Thanks to: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, National Geomatics Center of China, U.S Geological Survey, Open Street Map, Malta Communications Authority, DianZhen.