ICS manager

COMPREHENSIVE SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS FOR RADIO SPECTRUM REGULATORS FOR SPECTRUM MANAGEMENT AND MONITORING

SPECTRUM COORDINATION

SPECTRUM OPTIMISATION

FREQUENCY SHARING

AUTOMATED FREQUENCY ASSIGNMENT

ICS manager INTRODUCTION

ICS manager is a comprehensive SPECTRUM MANAGEMENT and DATABASE MANAGEMENT platform for civil and defence spectrum regulators and radio network operators

ICS Manager features:

  • Automated frequency assignment & allotment
  • Spectrum coordination for the validation of new services to avoid interference with existing systems in accordance with ITU, regional and national plans
  • Management of spectrum licenses and administrative procedures in accordance with national, regional and international rules and processes
  • Generation of documents (report, invoices, receipts), billing and payment follow-up
  • Spectrum optimisation and frequency sharing
  • License fee calculation and collection tracking for the calculation and collection of license fees
  • Efficient information exchange and data sharing with stakeholders
  • Interfaces with spectrum monitoring systems

ICS manager features a powerful DATA ENGINE which managers all data relating to spectrum management easily and in a hierarchically manner, while continuously monitoring the coherence of the data.

ICS manager features a PROCESS CONTROL ENGINE which allows the implementation of automated processes for the purposes of:

  • License management and operatinal management
  • Calculation of fees following the technical and administrative parameters of the frequency assignments and licenses
  • Generation of documents (report, invoices, receipts), billing and payment follow-up
  • International notification and international coordination
  • Spectrum monitoring
  • Spectrum planning and frequency assignments
  • Zone allotments or band attributions
  • Available as web interface, web service or web portal
  • Management of data: antennas, equipment, site, frequency plans, allocation charts (foot notes, services…).

ICS manager can be used to DEVELOP WEB PORTALS which feature dedicated functions, workflows, reporting, data migration, web services and interface with third party systems.

ICS manager FEATURES

  • Spectrum monitoring system interface
  • Management of complaints
  • Inspection capabilities to support spectrum optimisation and frequency sharing
  • Spectrum re-farming and the digital dividend
  • Licensing, billing & tracking
  • Application, licence and procedure management
  • Spectrum auctions and spectrum trading
  • ITU notifications
  • International and regional coordination
  • Frequency allocation tables
  • Spectrum occupancy
  • Geospatial analysis
  • Co-existence of wireless technologies
  • Coordination contours
  • Fast frequency allocation
  • Advanced reporting and data sharing
  • Online access and web portals (intranet and internet)
  • Whitespace database
  • Seamless integration with third party systems
  • Workflow and process automation
  • Network inventory database
  • API and Web services
  • Open Street Maps
  • Bing address over cursor
  • Standalone or client server installation
  • Customisable query editor
  • Evolutionary spectrum management database (SMDB) structure
  • Relational SMDB on Oracle/Access with direct management of rights and adapted user profiles
  • Project management featuring individual work spaces for individual users
  • Multi-language environment
  • Featuring a triple set of tables: “system”, “library” and “spectrum management”
  • Dedicated dialogs and customisable queries for each structure
  • Data exchange files (*.MDB) for each structure
  • Fully integrated cartography management (DTM, maps, geographical coordinate systems including conversion)
  • Integrated module for editing and creating reports
  • ITU notification (electronic & paper) forms
  • Import from standard SMDB: TerraSys, SRS, DACAN, TVA, TVD

ICS manager INSTALLATION

Synchronises with HTZ software

Features plugins, web services and web portals which connect to ICS manager and can be developed by third parties as a result of its powerful API

Adaptable modules for each field of action or service including VHF/UHF analogue and digital broadcast, Microwave, Earth stations including APS4/III form and AP28 coordination contour computation, FWA stations, GSM, PMR, coordination of Fixed services, coordination of Mobile services, notification T11-T17 and spectrum planning

Interfaces with all major monitoring equipment providers

ICS manager COMMAND CORE

Command core within ICS manager can be conditionally divided into two sections:

Tools – Instrumental services which are inherent in any system of this type Shared resources – which are part of the subject area of ICS manager

Tools

Instrumental services are divided into blocks for the purposes of managing the application platform. These blocks also facilitate the performance of basic operations such as registering running services, management of user access rights to services, stored objects and system functions and logging operations in the system.

In addition, tools provide access to the common functions:

  • Map management
  • Management of reminders and notifications
  • File storage
  • Printing
  • Performance monitoring and analysis of historic operations
  • Administration
Shared resources

These services manage the lifecycle of auxiliary entities that are used for data processing across the various radio services and technologies.

These services also support the creation, modification, validation and processing of entity data which accounts for their position under the life-cycle management. These modules are complete and form part of ICSM to support other service modules. The connection of the Platform with other modules is carried out through the Communication Bus.

These services include all types of reference data for the assignment of different radio services and include processes associated with license data, customers, applications, radiocommunication systems, channel plans, allocation, allotments, EFIS, sites, antennas, equipment, frequencies and devices.

Communication Bus

The main task of Communication Bus is the exchange of messages between different services via a single point. If necessary, this point provides transaction control, data transformation and preserves messages.

All settings for processing and sending messages are concentrated at a single point and are collated in terms of services. This removes the need to reconfigure all services when information about a service is changed.

ICS manager FEATURES

  • Supports synchronous and asynchronous methods of calling services
  • Uses protected transport (which supports transactional model) with guaranteed delivery of messages
  • Static and algorithmic message routing
  • Access to data from third-party information systems using template or specially developed adapters
  • Processing and converting messages
  • Various control and management mechanisms for audits and logging
  • Cloud-service is used for storage of poorly structured data with a temporary worth. This can be the intermediate results of a calculation, the results of the measurements of signals and the temporary or intermediate files from documents. This can also be the structure of data designed for exchange between services
  • OLTP is a database designed for input, structure storage and real-time processing of information (operations, documents) to maintain the operational processes of services
  • OLAP is a database designed for data processing, which consists of the preparation of aggregated information based on large data sets structured according to multidimensional principles

TWO OPTIONS for ICS manager 

  • SQL: SQL database required (Oracle, SQL server, SQL lite…)
  • noDB: No SQL database required. This allows connections to external databases such as FCC ULS (Universal Licensing System), BRIFIC, SRS, HTZtable

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