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August 11, 2011

ATDI Wins Radio Frequency Engineering Software Contract from APCO

ATDI (News - Alert), a developer of radio frequency (RF) planning tools, announced that AFC, APCO's Spectrum Management Division, has selected the company to provide APCO AFC with a new RF Engineering software platform.  

Under the terms of the contract, ATDI will provide a zero-footprint, modified off-the-shelf RF Network Planning tools – ICS telecom and ICS map server – to support the 70 volunteer local advisors that work with AFC.  The software platform will also assist APCO AFC staff in their frequency coordination analyses and communication with FCC (News - Alert).  

ICS telecom is ATDI's legacy software platform for planning telecommunication networks and frequency nomination for government and commercial networks operating in the VLF-EHF bands. It has the ability to validate proposed frequency plans against the FCC database, modeling the net interference discrimination across the band between the potential interfering transmitters and victim receivers and modeling the impact of noise degradation and coverage reliability according to TSB-88.C guidelines and more.

“ATDI is excited to have the opportunity to work with APCO AFC's large user base and to evolve our product line,” said Pierre Missud, ATDI CEO and founder, in a statement.  ”We believe that the successful implementation of this new zero-footprint software platform will resonate strongly in the entire spectrum management domain not only in the United States but also abroad.”

ATDI’s service will include new features that will allow APCO AFC and their Local Advisors to be fully compliant with FCC Part 90 Narrowbanding requirements including implementation of Technical Systems Bulletin 88.C (TSB-88.C) from the Telecommunications Industry Association (News - Alert) as well as Region 8 compliance, company officials said.

“As the leading Public Safety Part 90 coordinator, APCO AFC looks forward to working with ATDI to improve frequency allocation assignments and to provide its Local Advisors with state-of-the-art RF engineering software solutions to streamline the  frequency coordination process,” said Farokh Latif, APCO AFC director, in a statement.

ADTI recently introduced the latest global mapper plug-in that enables users to import a wide range of readily available imagery, terrain and clutter data into formats suited to ICS Telecom, HTZ Warfare and ICS Basic.

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Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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