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Technologies

WE ALWAYS IN FLUX AND WE MODEL THE LATEST TECHNOLOGIES.

5G

SUPPORTING A RANGE OF FEATURES SPECIFIC TO 5G NETWORKS

HTZ MODELS 5G NETWORKS ACROSS DIFFERENT ARCHITECTURES AND COMBINATIONS OF BANDS AND BANDWIDTHS

HTZ mobile network planning solutions combine network planning and optimisation and feature functions developed specifically to manage future technologies.

These advanced features include:

  • Carrier aggregation simulations
  • mmWave coverage planning
  • Coverage planning (2D/3D)
  • Interference calculations
  • Capacity planning (DL/UL throughput)
  • Traffic analysis
  • Monte Carlo simulations
  • Automated site planning
  • Automated site optimisation
  • Automated frequency planning
  • Re-farming frequency bands and inter-system coexistence
  • Transport (microwave) planning
  • Multiport antennas
  • Massive MIMO
  • Dynamic Beamforming
  • SNIR / RSRP / RSRQ maps
  • Numerology

Public Safety

HTZ PROVIDES PLANNING AND OPTIMISATION FOR PUBLIC SAFETY NETWORK OPERATORS

HTZ is the public safety network planning solution that combines network planning and optimisation features including:

  • Coverage planning
  • Interference calculations
  • Capacity planning
  • Automated handover, neighbour list planning and analysis
  • Monte Carlo simulations
  • Automatic site planning
  • Automatic site optimisation
  • Automatic frequency planning
  • Traffic & mobility profile editor (end devices)

Public safety operators need a multiple technology tool compatible with TETRA, PMR and public-safety LTE, with the ability to manage coverage, capacity, site parameters and neighbour planning and optimisation.

HTZ features all of these plus propagation models which perform coverage calculations to a high level of accuracy without the use of the automatic model tuning module.

The automatic model tuning module, which can be used at the calibration stage to improve the final AFP result, can be used when drive test measurements are available.

Microwave links

HTZ DESIGNS BACKHAUL, BACKBONE AND MICROWAVE LINK ACCESS

HTZ IS AN ESSENTIAL TOOLBOX FOR RADIO PLANNERS FOR FIXED AND MOBILE SERVICES

HTZ allows microwave link design for networks in any frequency band. Featuring an integral propagation model library which covers the frequency range 30MHz up to 1THz, this multi-functional tool enables users to manage multiple technologies in one project.

Features include:

  • Profile budget calculations
  • Frequency and space diversity
  • Multi-K factor calculations
  • Climate and rain parameters
  • Reliability calculations (ITU-R P.530 and NBS101)
  • Automatic antenna orientation
  • Link optimisation
  • Automated frequency planning
  • Interference calculations
  • Quality objectives calculations – ITU-R F. 1703 and ITU-T G.827
  • Reliability
  • Tropo scattering
  • Best route
  • Protection area

COMMUNICATIONS ELECTRONIC WARFARE

SIMULATING NETWORKS WITHIN A WARFARE ENVIRONMENT SAVES LIVES

HTZ WARFARE IS AN ADVANCED BATTLESPACE RF PLANNING AND MODELLING SOFTWARE AND FEATURES A POWERFUL SPECTRUM ENGINEERING TOOL FOR TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS

HTZ warfare removes the complexity of calculations in the military field and simplifies the user experience intuitively across a wide range of applications, including:

  • Communications and control
  • Special forces
  • Transmission troops
  • Frequency services
  • Drones
  • Radars
  • Direction finders
  • Jamming
  • Interception

HTZ warfare supports all technologies and functions to generate electronic warfare simulations:

  • Path loss analysis
  • Hand-over calculations
  • Path budgets
  • Traffic analysis
  • On The Move computing
  • Spectrum management & interference
  • Optimal routes
  • Repeater deployment
  • Jamming efficiency

MISSION PREPARATION IN AN ENEMY ZONE

CHALLENGE

Keeping in touch with headquarters while in enemy territory is an essential part of many military missions.

SOLUTION

HTZ warfare allows engineers to simulate and evaluate the different route options. For instance, by identifying the areas with no possible communication with headquarters, routes can be chosen for ground vehicles, helicopters and planes moving at different speeds and using different types of equipment.

Broadcast

HTZ FEATURES A COMPREHENSIVE TOOLSET FOR THE DESIGN OF BROADCAST NETWORKS

BROADCAST NETWORKS MUST SERVE THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF USERS AT THE MINIMUM COST

HTZ ENABLES OPERATORS TO ACHIEVE THAT.

HTZ guarantees efficiency and cost-effectiveness at all stages of the network’s lifecycle:

  • Coverage planning
  • Interference calculation (ITU C/I tables, NFD matrices…)
  • Population analysis
  • ITU procedures
  • Automated site planning
  • Automated site optimisation
  • Automated frequency planning
  • SFN network optimisation
  • Reforming frequency bands and inter system coexistence (LTE, ILS, White spaces)
  • Transport (MW) planning
  • SFN and MFN networks
  • Location probability maps
  • Power sum methods: Power sum, Monte-Carlo, t-lnm, k-lnm
  • Launch delay assignment
  • Frequency assignment

HTZ & ICS facilitate the design of analog and digital broadcast networks across a number of standards:

  • DVB-T/T2
  • DVB-S/S2
  • ISDB-T
  • DTMB
  • MMDS
  • T-DAB/DAB+/DMB
  • FM mono/stereo
  • IBOC
  • ATSC V3

Dynamic Spectrum / White Spaces

FEATURING A COMPREHENSIVE SET OF WHITE SPACE FUNCTIONS TO FACILITATE THE EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE SPECTRUM USE.

USING COVERAGE CALCULATIONS AND SUBSCRIBERS, HTZ COMPUTES WHERE WHITE SPACE MAY BE ADDED AND THE IMPACT THIS HAS ON EXISTING LICENSED SERVICES

HTZ benefits from decades of experience in signal propagation and coexistence resulting in a comprehensive set features for White Space:

  • DTT coverage
  • Reserved channels
  • Allotments, assignments, PSME, international coordination & protected areas (polygons)
  • DTT white-space calculations
  • TVWS availability calculations
  • Produces spectrum maps
  • WSD channel assignments
  • WSD to DTT interference calculations
  • Data storage: Location / channel / WSD class / permitted power level / online access
  • All technologies (Coverage and Point to point modes)

HTZ & ICS features a wide set of multi-technology oriented functions to exploit potential applications in white spaces:

  • Devices or routers vs licensed service areas (C/I mode)
  • Licensed services vs devices or routers (IRF and C/I modes)
  • Licensed services vs earth satellite Rx (GSO, NGSO, Constellations)
  • Devices vs devices or routers vs routers or devices vs routers (IRF mode)
  • Devices or routers vs polygons or routes (PFD)

IoT technologies

CONNECTING AND DRIVING BUSINESSES – INTERNET OF THINGS, M2M, SMART CITIES, CONNECTED HOMES, CARS, MHEALTH & WEARABLES

DESIGNS STATE-OF-THE-ART INTERNET OF OBJECTS NETWORK

HTZ supports all IoT technologies and proprietary standards currently available.

Advanced IoT features include:

  • Automated site planning
  • Automated cell optimisation
  • Mesh network clustering
  • Traffic & mobility profile editor for end devices
  • Gateway/Hube/e-nodeB setting parameters -duty cycle, power, bandwidth, antenna
  • Traffic modelling – aggregated traffic with related QoS and reliability targets
  • IoT DL/UL link budgets
  • Coverage, interference, capacity and reliability analysis
  • Geolocation analysis

IoT networks and services are very different from classic radiocommunication networks, particularly from a planning perspective.

HTZ facilitates:

  • Radio network planning
  • Interactive 3D city models and urban information
  • IoT application platforms and cloud-based solutions
  • Services for integrators, operators and public entities including business & technical consulting
  • Accurate deterministic propagation models adapted to IoT standards – LPWAN, IEEE 802.15.4, 3GPP
  • Intuitive software interface supporting ease of use

Mobile Networks

STREAMLINING NETWORK PLANNING AND OPTIMISATION FOR MOBILE NETWORK OPERATORS

STATE OF THE ART RADIO NETWORK PLANNING AND OPTIMISATION FOR MOBILE NETWORKS

HTZ is the first mobile network planning solution that combines mobile network planning and optimisation functions.

These advanced mobile features include:

  • Link budget calculations
  • Coverage planning (RSRP, 2D/3D)
  • Interference calculations (RSRQ, SINR)
  • Capacity planning (DL/UL throughput)
  • Traffic analysis
  • PCI planning
  • RSI/PRACH planning
  • Automated handover, neighbour list planning and analysis – intra/inter RAT
  • Monte Carlo simulations
  • Automated site planning
  • Automated site optimisation
  • Automated frequency planning
  • Re-farming frequency bands and inter-system coexistence
  • Transport (MW) planning
  • MIMO

HTZ is a multi-technology tool capable of planning 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G, Wi-Fi for coverage, capacity, site parameters and neighbour relations planning and network optimisation.

With a host of universal functions, HTZ manages nearly every radio technology. The propagation models used in the software support coverage  features a high level of accuracy with or without the automatic digital map tuning module.

In addition, at the calibration stage, results can be managed to improve the final AFP with the addition of drive-test measurement files.

Aviation & UAVS

HTZ DESIGNS RADIO NETWORKS TO BE DEPLOYED AT AIRPORTS

 

AS A RESULT OF ITS ARCHITECTURE, HTZ IS TECHNOLOGY-NEUTRAL. WHICH MEANS ANY TYPE OF SYSTEM WITHIN THE RADIO SPECTRUM CAN BE SIMULATED AND STUDIED.

HTZ is a network planning solution for use in airport environments and combines network planning and optimisation functions.

Its advanced features include:

  • GIS and cartography layers within the airport
  • Propagation model toolbox
  • Coverage planning
  • Point to point / Point to Multipoint link analysis (DL and UL)
  • Frequency planning and interference analysis
  • Land to air communication (VOR, ILS, MLAT, RADAR)
  • Aeronautical propagation models
  • FM and aeronautical coordination
  • Traffic analysis
  • Automated site planning
  • Automated site optimisation
  • Automated frequency planning
  • Multi-lateration (TDOA)
  • Radar
  • ICAO building restriction area
  • PMR
  • Wind turbine interference

Multi-technology analysis can be managed within one project to verify their impact of one another.

HTZ is the perfect choice for air traffic control organisations, which often have to integrate ground-to-ground services with ground-to-air services or ensure compatibility with other services.

These systems include but are not limited to: VOR, ILS, COM, Multi-lateration (TDOA, TSOA and mixed TDOA/TSOA), DME-DME, PMR communication networks, High-Altitude Platform Stations (HAPS) for analysis of DL and UL connectivity between HAPS and fixed service stations on the Earth (CPE and Gateways) to deliver broadband access.

Railways

Railway communication technologies include GSM-R – LTE-R – PMR. HTZ PLANs AND OPTIMISES ALL RAILWAY COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES

HTZ IS WELL SUITED TO RAILWAY COMMUNICATIONS PARTICULARLY GSM-R – LTE-R PROVIDING RADIO PLANNING, BACKBONE AND OPTO-COMMUNICATIONS

Railway operators need a multi-technology software tool compatible with GSM-R, LTE-R, TETRA and PMR. HTZ  supports these technologies and manages coverage, capacity, site parameters and neighbour planning and optimisation, as well as WiFi and mesh networks for light rail.

HTZ features propagation models which perform coverage calculations to a high degree of accuracy, without the use of the automatic model tuning module. This model which can be used at the calibration stage to improve the final AFP results when drive test measurements are available.

Features include:

  • Radio-Planning (GSM-R, LTE-R, PMR)
  • Environmental analysis (human hazard, Natura 2000)
  • Frequency Planning
  • Cross-Border Coordination
  • Traffic analysis
  • Interference analysis
  • Intermodulation
  • Network optimisation
  • Design, construction and implementation of the ERTMS/GSM-R radio subsystem
  • Design and construction of fibre-optic cable network
  • Design and construction of transmission systems
  • Site survey
  • Measurements
  • Cartography

Satellites

CONTINUED INVESTMENT AND DEVELOPMENT OF SOLUTIONS TO SUPPORT CHALLENGES IN THE SATELLITE SECTOR

HTZ MANAGES A WIDE RANGE OF SATELLITE ENGINEERING TASKS RANGING FROM GSO SATELLITE LINK BUDGETS, INTERFERENCE ANALYSIS  AND THE DESIGN OF SATELLITE AND EARTH SEGMENTS OF NON-GSO CONSTELLATIONS

HTZ features advanced satellite network planning functions for GSO/non-GSO satellite operators, system integrators and service providers.

Features include:

  • GSO/non-GSO satellite coverage planning and link budgets (EIRP, G/T, C/N)
  • Wide-beam and HTS-beam planning across all satellite frequency bands
  • Automated site planning
  • Automated site optimisation
  • Automated frequency planning
  • GSO vs GSO and GSO vs non-GSO interference analysis (ΔT/T, C/I, PFD and EPFD masks)
  • Satellite vs terrestrial co-existence analysis
  • Earth station coordination (ITU APP 7)
  • DTH network planning
  • VSAT network planning and optimization
  • Covers all satellite services: FSS, BSS, MSS, Earth-exploration and meteorological

Spectrum Regulation

HTZ IS A COMPREHENSIVE SOFTWARE SOLUTION FOR RADIO SPECTRUM REGULATORS FOR SPECTRUM MANAGMENT AND MONITORING

HTZ plans and models radio communication networks efficiently and supports network development. Technology-neutral, HTZ also informs on decisions made in relation to spectrum management.

Features include:

  • Interference analysis and frequency planning
  • EMC
  • GSM-R intermodulation
  • Health safety (EMF)
  • Co-existence management studies
  • Population and traffic analysis
  • Advanced reporting capabilities
  • Mixed indoor / outdoor calculations
  • White space device calculations
  • Dynamic spectrum allocations
  • Technology evaluation
  • Site candidates
  • Business modelling
  • Network design
  • Automatic network planning and optimization
  • Spectrum optimisation
  • Spectrum engineering
  • Spectrum monitoring
  • Network proving
  • Engineering data sharing
  • System administration
  • Network optimisation
  • Regulation constraints
  • Environmental constraints
  • Wind turbine interference and constraints
  • International, bi-lateral and regional coordination
  • Integrates a variety of data sources including GIS (multi-maps, multi-resolutions, WMS, WMTS)
  • Manages all wireless technologies from 8kHz to 1THz
  • Clustering (Smart Grid, Smart cities, Mesh…)
  • Re-Farming
  • ITU notices

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