RTE, which has been working with ATDI for nearly a decade, feels ICS Telecom will be particularly valuable as the corporation meets the challenges of broadcasting its radio and television services as both analogue and digital signals. Of particular interest is the implementation of RRC06 methods in ICS Telecom following the International Telecommunications Union planning conference in late 2006.
RTE’s head of frequency planning, Alexander Krasnojen, says: “Assessing and avoiding mutual interference between different types of transmission networks is becoming a very important task for the coming several years of simulcast of the analogue and digital television signals. With the new version of ICS Telecom we will be better equipped to meet this challenge.”
He adds that the software will be used for analysis of self-interference and optimisation of single frequency networks, more accurate coverage prediction, especially for large conurbations like Greater Dublin, and more
careful and detailed evaluation of the mutual interference between different types of transmission networks.
ATDI Ltd managing director John Berry says: “The challenges faced by RTE are common to a number of broadcasters as they gradually switch from analogue to digital services. We are delighted that ICS Telecom is proving so valuable at this time of transition and, also, that we are able to continue to provide RTE with such long-term service.”
Alexander adds: “Our relationship with ATDI dates back to 1998 and we are very happy about their products and level of support we receive.”