Newsletter - December 2023

December 13, 2023

As the year concludes, we reflect on a journey marked by challenges, growth opportunities, and achievements for our team. Adaptability and success in meeting industry demands are evident in key highlights, including inspiring customer success stories that reinforce our commitment to exceptional products and enduring partnerships.

Focused on areas like renewable energy and emerging technologies, we confronted the technological evolution by excelling in dynamic environments across private 4G/5G, FRMCS, Satellite, Drones/Anti-drones and more.

In product development, HTZ, our versatile modelling tool, achieved strategic milestones. Innovations included an evolved web API, seamless HTZ integration into larger systems, and support for RF planning automation. These developments showcase our commitment to cutting-edge solutions.

Enhancements to our product offering, including integration with MaXar map data and flexible spectrum management solutions, drew attention globally.

Looking ahead, we anticipate a future of innovation and growth. To our valued customers, we extend our deepest gratitude, wishing you a joyful holiday season and a New Year filled with prosperity and accomplishments.

Here's to a bright future!

HTZ Release v. 2023.11.1

Propagation models, MW and PMP
For MW options, the Ellipsoid clearance calculations and Fresnel zone fraction are saved in the PRM file, which denotes K for ellipsoid calculations and FZ for sub-path attenuation calculations.

This function allows users to set the FZ parameters using the Fresnel Ellipsoid setting function.

Propagation models > ITU-R P.1812-7
This latest model has been implemented in HTZ. For full details of the ITU remarks on the troposcatter model, see the full HTZ release list.

Interface > SQL Table
The DivMod field is considered when two frequencies are defined for a MW link. If DivMod is equal to 0, the MW link is defined in "2+0" mode. If DivMod is equal to 1, the MW link is defined in frequency diversity ("FD") mode.

Network frequency assignment > mobile radio
The "Delta Freq. between neighbours" option has been added to the "Forbid same frequency if same neighbour" option. If checked the delta between two given frequencies of two neighbouring stations will be forced to be greater than the minimum required value. If this is not achievable, no frequency will be assigned.

Calculations > CCTV coverage
A new module has been implemented. For further information, consult the help guide.

Explore Our Latest Cartography Releases

Check out the latest cartographic datasets released. These royalty-free datasets are a valuable addition to your cartographic toolkit and are accessible to the customer portal.  Here's a summary of the data resolutions and their locations:

2m resolution (DTM/Clutter/Buildings): Buckingham, UK
20m resolution (DTM/Clutter): Uganda
100m resolution (DTM/Clutter) Romania + 1000km (SRTM)

We continually refresh our map data library to guarantee your access to the most current maps. Stay tuned for updates!

Customer focus: ATDI supplies cutting-edge technology and experience to the Wind farm industry

Semco Maritime, a prominent maritime service provider, looked to ATDI for expertise and cutting-edge technology to manage radio communications in wind farms. Operating in some of the world's most demanding environments, Semco specialises in supporting the offshore energy sector with a dedicated focus on renewable energy.

Semco has incorporated ATDI's flagship RF planning software, HTZ Communications, into its operations. This strategic move underscores Semco's commitment to leveraging state-of-the-art technology for the comprehensive design, planning, and optimisation of radio networks, specifically catering to private 4G networks.

Semco's use of HTZ Communications spans the entire network lifecycle from pre-design stages to ongoing network optimisation. The software allows them to assess the feasibility of network deployment, determine equipment requirements, and achieve key network performance indicators (KPIs) like data rates, coverage, and capacity. By leveraging HTZ, Semco optimises network designs before rollout, resulting in cost savings and minimising equipment costs.

Wind farms cover expansive areas often up to 200 km² and present unique challenges because of their susceptibility to extreme weather conditions, including high winds, temperature extremes, and lightning strikes. Semco relies on HTZ to conduct network designs focussing on interference analysis and coexistence. They assess local conditions and coordinate interference levels for up to 12 nautical miles, ensuring resilient network coverage and effective coexistence with other service users in the area.

Beyond improved data transfer rates, Semco recognises the broader benefits of 4G/5G private networks and highlights the introduction of new services, like the use of drones in wind farms. Drones play a crucial role in tower and blade inspections, as well as facilitating tasks like providing medical packs to injured personnel or supporting remote patient sensors.

HTZ is instrumental in Semco's validation and verification services. By gathering data using internal Customer Premises Equipment (CP) on vessels, Semco compares the finished network with original projections. The data gathered during the validation and verification process is then reused, serving as a baseline for future deployments based on previous experience and results.

Semco Maritime's strategic use of HTZ Communications underscores its commitment to providing robust and optimised private 4G networks. HTZ’s capabilities to manage interference analysis, coexistence, and perform network optimisation contribute significantly to Semco's success in delivering robust network solutions.

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