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The result of three decades of continuous software development is now released.

ICS telecom EV is ATDI’s new flagship planning and modelling system, built on the platform of the ICS and HTZ suites of tools which were first launched in 1999.

ICS telecom EV incorporates user feedback from the outset of the ICS series as well as ATDI’s 28 years’ experience of the radiocommunications market and an ever-growing development expertise.

The result is a tool which recognizes the latest radio industry realities – most notably the scarcity of spectrum resources – and which is applicable to radio planners and optimizers in public safety, transport, utilities, satellite and commercial networks.

“Companies, governments and regulators across the world have put their trust in ATDI’s software suite and expertise for nearly 30 years,” says ATDI vice-president Gilles Missud. “Clearly, we already stand on solid ground. ICS telecom EV is what we have built on that foundation.”

ICS telecom EV ensures public, private, licensed or unlicensed radiocommunication networks meet the standards of continuous availability, high degree of reliability and freedom from harmful interference that operators require and users demand. “ICS telecom EV delivers an unmatched degree of precision and quality to planners and optimizers across the radiocommunications industry,” Gilles comments.

Launched this week, the software incorporates features and functions to manage the latest technologies: LTE-A, 5G, IoT, Low Power WAN and 3GPP. It simulates drones, UAVs and radars to support the planning of radio networks from few kHz to 350GHz. Since real world radiocommunications networks are only as good as their theoretical design, ICS telecom EV is supported by a world class library of digital cartography which offers medium- to high-resolution maps for import directly into the software.

Other ICS telecom EV features include:
– Superior prediction reliability compared to other radio planning tools, with a degree of correlation between prediction and measurements in excess of 95%
– Rapid calculation speeds, pixel by pixel, due to massive processing and a virtual machine licensing scheme
– An infinite number of simulation features including 2D coverage and traffic and interference analysis.

ICS telecom EV is capable of handling prospective planning, automatic frequency allocation, coverage optimization, carrier aggregation and throughput simulation and coexistence evaluation for various technologies or objects such as the impact of windfarms on airport radars, analysis of human exposure to electromagnetic fields, 3D coverage simulation including ground-air, air-air or sea-ground radiocommunication analysis. Coverage maps can be exported to most formats including Google Maps and MapInfo, meaning the entire user organization benefits from the outputs.

“We could not have made it better suited to customers’ needs in a difficult market,” Gilles says. “Indeed, the whole point of ICS telecom EV is that it will make the market a lot easier for everybody who uses this fabulous tool.”