The increasing demands for speed and accuracy in radio planning and modelling have shaped the success of ATDI’s online services.
A range of customers from system integrators to wind farm developers now benefit from the array of facilities available at the company’s web portal: http://www.atdi.uk.com/online/. The site has regularly been updated since its inception in 2006 and the most recent upgrade being the introduction of Ordnance Survey (OS) map data, enabling improved accuracy, clarity and simplicity of interpretation.
The functionality and convenience of this free service clocks up over 2,000 users per month from across the industry. Users can access functions ranging from line of sight coverage, point to point profiles, transmission loss coverage to fixed link profiles, land mobile coverage plots and coverage plots using OS data. Users range from global system integrators to small one-man band consultants.
System integrator Multitone, a provider of life- and mission-critical solutions to the emergency services, uses ATDI Online to plan and verify proposed point to point links (P2P) in the 5GHz band from the comfort of the office. Multitone technical director Ron Wray says: “ATDI Online saves engineering time and delivers cost savings by being able to check solutions before deployment in the field. This resource is invaluable.”
Independent consultant Malcolm Spaven provides expert advice to the wind energy industry, specialising in the aviation sector. He uses ATDI Online for checking radar visibility for proposed wind farms and Line of Sight (LOS) calculations. ATDI’s coverage plots are then input into detailed responses to objections for wind farm applications. Malcolm says: “I find this service priceless – literally. Where limitations on the map data occur I’ve been able to source higher resolution data direct from ATDI.”
Wireless transmission solution provider Nera Ltd use ATDI Online when they’re not in the office or don’t have access to in-house profiling tools. Bryn Tinton, Project consultant, says: “Online access enables me to calculate P2P, LOS and pathloss calculations in an instant. It’s ideal for a quick sanity check and workaround if the software isn’t accessible.”
For more information visit: www.atdi.uk.com/online