Newsletter - March 2024

March 27, 2024

Welcome to the final Newsletter of the quarter! This month, we're covering the latest updates in HTZ and reviewing our newest cartography releases. We will delve into two customer use cases: Tarana Wireless, which uses HTZ to enhance broadband coverage while minimising the number of installations needed without compromising on coverage, and India’s migration to LTE-R using HTZ, chosen by IRISET (Indian Railways of Signal Engineering and Telecommunications).

Don't miss our upcoming webinar. Register now to discover the strategies employed by global mining operators to establish reliable radio network coverage in challenging mining environments. Even if you can't attend, register to receive the event recording afterwards.

We wish you all a peaceful April.
Best regards,
The ATDI Team

HTZ Updates - 2024.3

Best location for jammer

Explore the new features in this month's release: HTZ v.2024.3. Users can access the latest release through the customer portal.

Tactical Radiocommunications:
Jammer CPRA coverage – This feature creates a coverage map showing the interference levels received by a virtual GNSS receiver from the activated jammers on the map. The updated dialogue box can check or modify the max. distance used, the threshold to be considered to display the composite coverage and the propagation model.
Jamming threshold: The parameter 'jamming threshold' has been introduced, and any received signal surpassing this value will be classified as jamming.
Map Data converter/Download file from URLs... / Create URL file...:
this feature creates a download file from URLs to create a temporary text file with URLs built in from line/column indices.
Simultaneous server – delta map: the ‘site by site’ option has been added to generate reports listing for each best server the percentage of overlap with other stations received with a value lower than the delta and for overlap orders from 2 to 10.
User Palette: the addition of 256 colour palettes (servers) have been added and used to display 16-bit best server maps.
Station List view: the RS boost value (for 4G stations) has been added to the ‘nominal power’ column. This value is only displayed if greater than 0.
Clutter settings: the snow/ice clutter class (18) has been replaced by ‘b-wood’.
Clutter settings:
the dB/km model now considers the crossing of construction materials when two buildings are joined together.
Propagation models:
Since the ITU-R P.452-18, P.1812-7, P.2001-4, and P.526-15 propagation models employ different profiles for analysis, we have opted to use a uniform recommendation for all scenarios. For full details see this month’s full release notes.
5G station parameters
– the 5G numerology number 6 has been added.

To download the latest version, click here.

Explore Our Latest Cartography Releases

HTZC - Mapdata

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:

1m resolution – DTM/Clutter/Buildings: Munich, Germany. Houston Int. Airport, USA. Newcastle, UK. Port Isabel TX, USA.
4m resolution – DTM/Clutter: Marshall Islands: Majuro.
5m resolution – DTM/Clutter/Buildings: Hel, Poland.
10m resolution – DTM/Clutter/Buildings: Israel (two datasets – one with buildings, one without).
20m resolution - DTM/Clutter: Bosnia + Croatia. Calgary, Canada.
100m resolution – DTM/Clutter: India + 400km
100m resolution – Population: Oman

We continually refresh our map data library to guarantee your access to the most current maps. To access the ATDI map data library, click here.

Tarana Wireless - rooftop equipment

Broadband update: Tarana Wireless partners with ATDI for coverage analysis

Leading broadband solution provider, Tarana Wireless, has partnered with ATDI to evaluate the coverage footprint of their innovative technology. With HTZ Communications, Tarana Wireless ensures its solution meets key performance targets such as coverage, minimising the number of sites, and meeting the overall reliability of its broadband solution.

While fibre networks have been deployed in numerous nations, they may not always be feasible, particularly in underserved or rural areas. Tarana Wireless relies on HTZ for initial network planning, creating coverage maps to illustrate the potential site installations and analyse the coverage percentages. Additionally, HTZ is instrumental in crafting tender responses, assuring clients of the outstanding performance their solution offers.

According to Stefan Hartung, Director for Global Sales, “HTZ stands out in terms of flexibility. ATDI provides an extensive global map data library accessible instantly through the tool, facilitating network planning worldwide. Our teams benefit from high-resolution clutter and DTM access, leading to time and procurement cost savings.”

Tarana Wireless employs multiple licenses of HTZ Communications on a server basis, enabling diverse teams to use the software across different time zones. This cost-effective strategy ensures that the licenses used by their US team, are also available for their Asia Pacific team at different times, maximising resource utilisation and efficiency.

This strategic collaboration underscores Tarana Wireless's commitment to delivering reliable and high-performance broadband services to their customers. By harnessing the capabilities of HTZ, Tarana Wireless further strengthens its position as a leading provider in the telecommunications industry, showcasing its dedication to quality and customer satisfaction.

Modelling LTE-R for Indian Railways

ATDI successfully secured a contract from an Indian Railway Operator to implement an advanced LTE-R communications System to enhance train safety. Spearheaded by ATDI's regional partner, Fastech
Telecommunications, this achievement represents a significant milestone in the industry. The project is aptly named 'Kavach', meaning 'shield' in Sanskrit, and is being overseen by the Indian Railway Institute for Signal Engineering and Telecommunications, or IRISET.

Recognising the importance of a planning tool for their prototype system, Fastech proposed ATDI's HTZ
Communications. Amidst stiff competition from other market players, Fastech faced a challenging task in showcasing the capabilities of HTZ. They tackled this challenge head-on by adopting a transparent approach and delivering a successful RF plan for a sample section of the railway line using HTZ
Communications. This demonstration effectively highlighted the superior benefits of HTZ over rival tools.

The decision to award the project to the Fastech/ATDI team was based on the identified product advantages like the full deterministic propagation model library, the robust support provided by ATDI, and the cohesive coordination and dedicated effort demonstrated by Fastech throughout the entire process. This success underscores the commitment of both Fastech and ATDI to deliver innovative solutions to
customers in the railway telecommunications sector.


Webinar: Optimising Mining Communications with Advanced Network Planning

Explore how to establish reliable radio network coverage in challenging mining environments. This webinar will delve into the best practices employed by global mining operators to design and manage their networks efficiently.

Date: 23 April 2024
Time: 1 pm Sydney, AUS // 11 am Perth // 10 am Jakarta

Reserve your spot now to acquire practical insights and strategies from industry experts. For the full agenda and registration, click here. Unable to attend? Register for the event and we’ll send you a link to the recording.

Events - April 2024

Milipol- 3-5 April 2024 - Singapore: ATDI will attend this leading public safety and national security for the Asia Pacific region. The event attracts government officials, industry leaders, and academia, and serves as a platform for collaboration and exchanging insights into current technology trends. The ATDI team is set to showcase their RF Planning solution, illustrating its application in managing networks crucial for safety.

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