THE MOST POWERFULL SPECTRUM MANAGEMENT AND MONITORING SOFTWARE

ICS manager

Web Portal | e-Licensing | e-Administration

ICS manager

The only platform that is flexible enough to meet current and future needs of regulators in all areas related to spectrum management and monitoring
ATDI Spectrum Solutions– The most powerful Software for Spectrum Management, Spectrum Engineering, Dynamic Spectrum & Monitoring

Spectrum Management Platform for:

• Regulatory authorities
• Broadcasters
• Telecom Operators

• Spectrum Monitoring System Interface
• Complaint management
• Inspection
• Spectrum Optimisation and Frequency Sharing
• Spectrum Refarming and Digital Dividend
• Licensing, Billing and Tracking
• Application, License and Procedure Management
• Spectrum Auctions and Spectrum Trading
• ITU Notifications
• International and Regional Coordination
• Frequency Allocation Tables
• Spectrum Occupancy
• Geospatial Analysis
• Co-existence of wireless technologies
• Coordination contours
• Fast frequency Allocation
• Advanced reporting and data sharing
• Online Access and web portals (Intranet and Internet)
• White-Space Database
• Seamless integration with third party systems
• Workflow and Process Automation
• Network inventory database
• API, Web services


Microwave link / Earth station / Comsis / PMR applications
Extended applications for regulators

ICS manager is the backbone of a regulator’s spectrum management division. Its powerful data engine manages all data related to spectrum management easily and hierarchically, while continuously monitoring the coherence of the data. Its process control engine allows the implementation of automated processes for:

  • License management, operational management

  • Calculation of fees following the technical and administrative parameters of the frequency assignments and the licenses

  • Generation of documents (report, invoices, receipts), billing, and payment follow-up

  • International notification, international coordination

  • Spectrum monitoring

  • Spectrum planning, frequency assignments

  • Zone allotments or band attributions

  • Web interface, web services, web portails

  • Management of data: antennas, equipment, site, frequency plans, allocation charts (foot notes, services...) etc.



Overview

ICS manager


meeting the current and future needs of regulators relating to spectrum management and monitoring via a flexible platform

ICS manager is available in two versions: ICS manager telecom edition and ICS manager military edition



Spectrum management platform for:

• Regulators

• Broadcasters

• Telecom operators


Features include:


• Spectrum monitoring system interface

• Complaint management

• Inspection abilities

• Spectrum optimization and frequency sharing

• Spectrum re-farming and digital dividend

• Licensing, billing and tracking

• Application, license and procedure management

• Spectrum auctions and spectrum trading

• ITU notifications

• International and regional coordination

• Frequency allocation tables

• Spectrum occupancy

• Geospatial analysis

• Co-existence of wireless technologies

• Coordination contours

• Fast frequency allocation

• Advanced reporting and data sharing

• Online access and web portals (Intranet and Internet)

• White space database

• Seamless integration with third party systems

• Workflow and process automation

• Network inventory database

• API, Web services



Extended applications for regulators


ICS manager is the backbone of a regulator’s spectrum management division.


Its' powerful data engine manages all data related to spectrum management with ease and in a hierarchically manner, while continuously monitoring the coherence of the data.


Its process control engine allows the implementation of automated processes for the purposes of:



  • License management and operational management

  • Calculation of fees following the technical and administrative parameters of the frequency assignments and licenses

  • Generation of documents (report, invoices, receipts), billing and payment follow-up

  • International notification and international coordination

  • Spectrum monitoring

  • Spectrum planning and frequency assignments

  • Zone allotments or band attributions

  • Web interface, web services, web portals

  • Management of data: antennas, equipment, site, frequency plans, allocation charts (foot notes, services...).

Key functions

• Spectrum monitoring system interface

• Manages complaints

• Facilitates inspections

• Features spectrum optimization and frequency sharing

• Supports spectrum re-farming and digital dividend

• Enables licensing, billing and tracking

• Processes applications, licenses and procedure management

• Supports spectrum auctions and trading

• Features ITU notifications

• Supports international and regional coordination

• Features frequency allocation tables

• Manages spectrum occupancy

• Allows geo-spatial analysis

• Models co-existence of wireless technologies

• Develops coordination contours

• Processes frequency allocation at speed

• Supports advanced reporting and data sharing

• Allows online access and web portals (intranet and internet)

• Features white-space databases

• Seamless integration with third party systems

• Workflow and process automation

• Supports network inventory database

• Features API & web services



As a spectrum management platform, ICS manager is suitable for users who manage and monitor radio spectrum, including:


• Regulators - regional and national
• Broadcasters
• Telecom operators


 

Extended applications

ICS manager is the backbone of a regulator’s spectrum management division, capable of supporting all spectrum management functions.


Featuring a powerful data engine, this leading spectrum management tool manages associated data with ease and hierarchically, while continuously monitoring its coherence. Its process-control engine enables the implementation of automated processes for key spectrum management functions, including:


• License management and operational management

• Fee calculation using the technical and administrative parameters of the frequency assignments and associated licenses

• Document generation including reports, invoices, receipts, billing and payment follow-up

• Provides international notifications and coordination

• Allows spectrum monitoring

• Features spectrum planning and frequency assignments

• Able to generate zone allotments or band attributions

• Used as a web interface, web service or web portal

• Manages data from antennas, equipment, sites, frequency plans, allocation charts (foot notes, services...) etc.

Features

• Validates new services to avoid interference with existing systems according to ITU, regional plans and national plans

• Manages administrative procedures in accordance with the national, regional and international rules and processes

• Enables spectrum optimization and frequency sharing

• Provides secure administrative and technical data storage used for calculating and collecting license fees

• Enables efficient information exchange and sharing with stakeholders

• Interfaces with spectrum monitoring systems

• Features white-space databases (multi-layer matrices, devices, routers, frequency and power level constraints, locations, online access via web-services


Features:


• Open Street maps

• Bing address over cursor

• Standalone or client server installation

• Able to customize the query editor

• Evolutionary spectrum management database (SMDB) structure

• Relational SMDB on Oracle/Access with direct management of rights and adapted user profiles

• Project manages with individual work spaces for individual users

• Multi-language environment

• Triple set of tables: "system", "library" and "spectrum management" tables

• Dedicated dialogs and customizable queries for each structure

• Data exchange files (*.MDB) for each structure

• Fully integrated cartographic management (DTM, maps, geographical coordinate systems including conversions...)

• Integrated module for editing and creating reports

• ITU notification (electronic & paper) forms

• Synchronized access available via ICS telecom EV / HTZ warfare - radio planning software, monitoring and billing

• Adaptable modules for each field of action/service: VHF/UHF analogue and digital broadcast, Microwave, Earth stations including APS4/III form and AP28 coordination contour computation, FWA stations, GSM, PMR, coordination of Fixed services, coordination of Mobile services, Notification T11-T17, spectrum planning

• Import from standard SMDB: TerraSys, SRS, DACAN, TVA, TVD...

• Interfaces with all major monitoring equipment providers.


API

Plugins, web services and web portals connected to ICS manager can be developed easily by third party (IT companies, IT services, Independent developers…) thanks to its powerful API.


Overview


ICS manager API can be used for development of web Portals, dedicated functions, workflows, reporting, data migration, web services, interface with third party systems or for customization.


Architecture solution


TThe solution is based on multi service-oriented architecture (see fig. below). It contains: Web portal for input/output data; a set of service modules that are components of subject-matter logic and can be distributed; and Communication Bus – an intermediate layer providing connectivity of all service modules among themselves and with the client.
Communication Bus, Command core and Storage subsystem are the ATDI ICSM platform. Depending on the need the different sets of subject area modules can be connected to the platform.


Command core


The Command core of the ICSM can be conditionally divided into two parts: Tools - instrumental services are inherent in any system of this type and shared resources which are part of the subject area of ICSM.


Tools


The block of instrumental services is intended for management of the application platform. Also this block is needed for: performance of the basic operations of registering running services; management of user access rights to services, stored objects and system functions, logging operations in the system and so on.
In addition, tools provide access to the common functions:
- maps management;
- management of reminders and notifications;
- file storage;
- printing;
- performance monitoring and analysis of the history of operations;
- administration;
- other.



  • maps management

  • management of reminders and notifications

  • file storage

  • printing

  • performance monitoring and analysis of the history of operations

  • administration

  • other


Shared resources


These services manage the lifecycle of auxiliary entities that are used for data processing in various radio services and technologies.
These services also support creation, modification, validation and processing of entity data, and account for their condition under the life-cycle management. These modules are complete. They included into ATDI platform of ICSM and used for support of other service modules. The connection of Platform with other modules is carried out through Communication Bus.
These services cover all basic types of reference data for assignments of different radio services, and include work with data on licenses, customers, application, radiocom systems, channel plans, allocations, allotments, EFIS, sites, antennas, equipment, frequencies, devices.


Communication Bus


The main task of Communication bus is the message exchange between different services via a single point. If necessary, this point provides transaction control, data transformation and preservation of messages.
All settings for processing and sending messages are also concentrated in the single point and are formed in terms of services, so it is unnecessary to reconfigure all services when some information is changed.


Key features:




    • support for synchronous and asynchronous method of calling services;
    • use of protected transport (supporting transactional model) with guaranteed delivery of messages
    • static and algorithmic message routing;
    • Access to data from third-party information systems using ready-made or specially developed adapters;
    • processing and converting messages;
    • various control and management mechanisms (audits, logging).

The data exchange is based on generally accepted principles and protocols of REST/SOAP for external and loosely linked services. The HTTP protocol used as a transport for internal communication and for other external channels which ensure stable TCP/IP connection. In addition, they can use direct communication between WCF services.


Storage subsystem


The main task of this subsystem is to provide transparency of connection to various types of database servers and provide low-level functions for solving data storage problems. To this end, drivers are providing to connect to the mechanisms of working with data.

There are several mechanisms for working with data:
- Cloud reassures is storage of poorly structured data with a temporary worth. This data can be the intermediate result of calculation, the result of measurements of signal, or the temporary or intermediate versions of documents. Also this can be the structure of data designed for exchange between services and externally.
- OLTP is a database designed for input, structure storage and real-time processing of information (operations, documents) to maintain the operational work of services;
- OLAP is a database designed for data processing; it encompasses the preparation of aggregated information based on large data sets structured according to a multidimensional principle.

ATDI standards Radio services modules


This block of modules contains services for management of the life-cycle of the assignments of different radio services and radio communication systems. Each service has been integrated in the ATDI ICSM platform. Each service can use the functions and resources of the ATDI platform (see above).
The services facilitate creation, modification, validation and processing of entity data within the life-cycle management of the assignment.
The structure of modules of data is specific to the relevant radio service.
All service modules are self-contained and independent of each other. They can work parallel like services. The services use Communication Bus for connection with other services of systems: Command Core services, specific services to provide specific functions for assignments (coordination, notification, EMC calculation, etc…) and services with customizable modules for each customer (workflow, template and other). These elements are necessary to support the life cycle of assignments.
This block of modules contains all basic types of radio services and includes: base stations (PMR); base stations (MOB); base stations (wireless); microwave; space service; Earth station; broadcast LF/MF; broadcast HF; broadcast VHF/UHF; amateur radio; maritime; aeronautical; number resource; type approval; white-spaces.


ATDI support modules for Radio services


This block of modules contains the services for the management of specific processes of assignments of different radio services (part of life cycle of assignments). Each service has integrated in ATDI ICSM platform. Each service can use functions and resources ATDI platform (see above).
This block of modules contains modules «Coordination/Notification», «BRIFIC», «Calculation EMC», «Monitoring».
The «Coordination/Notification» unit manages processes of coordination/notification for assignments of fixed service, broadcast service, ether stations and satellite networks according to ITU recommendations, HCM and other international and regional agreements.
The «BRIFIC» unit manages assignments and allotments database IFIC for Space Service and Terrestrial service in ICSM.
The «Calculation EMC» unit facilitates electromagnetic compatibility calculations for assignments of different radio services.
The «Monitoring» unit manages the processes of monitoring, inspection, committing and complain for assignments. They are included into the life cycle of assignments. In this module, the data received by the monitoring system is processed.
All services modules are self-contained and independent of each other. They can work in parallel like services. Each module facilitates the creation, modification, validation and processing of specific data.


Customizable modules


This block contains services with a toolkit configured to customer’s requirements. The block of modules includes “workflow”, “templates”, “billing”, “statistics”, “fee calculator”.
To maintain the scenarios, life cycle services are communicated via Communication Bus with other system services like Command Core services, special services for specific functions for assignments such as coordination, notification, EMC calculation, etc…)
The ”workflow” unit contains a toolkit that facilitates the description of the user's interaction with the system, the logic of working with events and notifications, as well as a service for managing the life cycle of the script.
The ”templates” unit contains a toolkit that creates templates for creating a document, as well as a service for creating an instance document based on a template.
The ”billing” unit contains a toolkit that describes the accounting for interaction with external users and systems when performing calculations, as well as a service for managing the life cycle of the scenario.
The ”fFee calculator” unit contains a toolkit that creates templates for calculating the cost of services, as well as a service for performing calculations based on the template.
The ”statistics” unit contains a toolkit that describes the accounting scenario for statistical, historical and periodic data, as well as a service for managing the gathering and retrieval of information in the relevant sections of the analytics.


Customer modules


The ICSM platform is open and can integrate the client's functionality in the form of a service. In this case, the client module will gain access to the data and functions of other modules.


Interface with external systems


A set of adapters that allow the integration of external systems into the Communication Bus of the ICSM platform. The result of this integration is the ability to exchange data between external systems and ICSM.
The basic set of ICSM interfaces includes: interface with ICST, interfaces with monitoring systems, initial import, import/export.
Adapters for external client systems are developed individually in the ICSM customization process.


Web PORTAL


Visualization of the service modules for the client is carried out through a Web portal. Customers may use:
 Standard Web portal provided by ATDI;
 Customized Web portal prepared in accordance with customer’s requirements.
 Customer’s own Web portal adapted to work with Communication Bus;



Example of module dedicated to Radio-Amateur licensing:


The basic class of manipulating a set / list of elements of application entities.

public class ItemSet : IDataList, IDataList, IAppClientContextObjectwhere TList :ItemSet, new()where TItem : ItemObjectBase, IItem, IDataItem, new(){public ItemSet();public TItem NewItem();public int CreateItem(TItem item);public void UpdateItem(TItem item);public void DeleteItem(TItem item);...}

Description of methods:


public TItem NewItem(

The method creates a new object state of an element of an application entity of type TItem


public int CreateItem(TItem item)

The method creates a new entry in the repository in list the type TList containing the state of the element item.


Incoming parameter: TItem item - object of the application entity whose state is to be saved


Return parameter: Integer ID of a new record containing the state of the application entity element


public void UpdateItem(TItem item)

The method updates the state of the item item in the repository in list the type TList


Incoming parameter:   TItem item - Object of the application entity whose state you want to update


Return parameter: absent


public void DeleteItem(TItem item)

The method removes the state of an item item from the repository of application entity in the list TList


Incoming parameter:   TItem item - object of the application entity whose state is to be removed


Return parameter: absent


Base class of the application entity element


public class ItemObjectBase : IDataItem where TItem : class,IItem, new(){public IColumnMetaData GetColumnByInternalName(string internalName);public IColumnMetaData GetColumnByPropertyName(string propertyName);public object GetValue(string name);public void SetValue(string name, object value);}

Description of methods:


public IColumnMetaData GetColumnByInternalName(string internalName)

The method returns the metadata of the element field using the internal field name


Incoming parameter:   string internalName - field name


Return parameter: object of description of metadata of field supporting interface


IColumnMetaData


public IColumnMetaData GetColumnByPropertyName(string propertyName)

The method returns the metadata of an element field using the class property name to search


Incoming parameter:   string propertyName - element class property name


Return parameter: field metadata description object supports interface IColumnMetaData


public object GetValue(string name)

The method returns the value of the field of the application entity element


Incoming parameter:   string name - field name


Return parameter: field value


public void SetValue(string name, object value);

The method sets the field value of the application entity element


Incoming parameter: string name - field name,  object value - new field value


Return parameter: absent


Class describing the list and element of the application entity of amateur licenses


[Application("AmateurLicenses", Portal = "BusinessApplications")][Display("Amateur licenses")][List("AmateurLicenses")]public class AmateurLicenses: ItemSet{public AmateurLicenses();public class ListItem: ItemBase, IAmateurLicense, IESLicense, IItem{public ListItem();[Column("esALCallsign", Type = ColumnDataTypes.Lookup)][Display("Active callsign")][Lookup("Callsigns", Column = "LinkTitle")]public LookupValue? ActiveCallsign { get; set; }[Column("esALCallsignID", Type = ColumnDataTypes.LookupValue, Options = ColumnOptions.Readonly)][Display("Active callsign ID")][LookupValue("esALCallsign", Column = "ID")]public string ActiveCallsignId { get; set; }[Choice("Personal; Business; Foreign customer; Radio club; Event")][Column("esALApplicantType", Type = ColumnDataTypes.Choice, Options = ColumnOptions.Required, Default = "Personal")][Display("Applicant type")]public esALApplicantTypeEnum ApplicantType { get; set; }[Column("esApplication", Type = ColumnDataTypes.Lookup)][Display("Application")][Lookup("Applications", Column = "LinkTitle")]public LookupValue? Application { get; set; }[Choice("Running; Special; Endorsed (Foreign person); Event (Radio club); Advanced; Advanced Special")][Column("esALClass", Type = ColumnDataTypes.Choice, Options = ColumnOptions.Required, Default = "Running")]public esALClassEnum ClassAL { get; set; }[Display("Correspondence address")]public string CorrespondenceAddress { get; set; }[Column("esALEqQ", Type = ColumnDataTypes.Number)][Display("Equipment quantity")]public double? EquipmentQuantity { get; set; }[Column("esALEquipmentSharing", Type = ColumnDataTypes.Boolean, Default = "No")][Display("Equipment sharing")]public bool? EquipmentSharing { get; set; }[Column("esALForeighNo", Type = ColumnDataTypes.Text)][Display("Foreign license No.")]public string ForeighNo { get; set; }[Column("esALEqInstAddress", Type = ColumnDataTypes.Text, Options = ColumnOptions.MultipleValue)][Display("Installation address")]public string InstallationAddress { get; set; }[Column("esALIssuedTill", Type = ColumnDataTypes.DateTime, Options = ColumnOptions.Required)][Display("Issued till")]public DateTime IssuedTill { get; set; }[Column("esALIsTemporal", Type = ColumnDataTypes.Boolean, Options = ColumnOptions.Required, Default = "No")][Display("Is temporal")]public bool IsTemporal { get; set; }[Column("esALNumber", Type = ColumnDataTypes.Text, Options = ColumnOptions.Required)][Display("License No.")]public string Number { get; set; }[Column("esALPortalID", Type = ColumnDataTypes.Text)][Display("Portal ID")]public int? PortalID { get; set; }[Column("ContentTypeId", Type = ColumnDataTypes.ContentType, Options = ColumnOptions.System | ColumnOptions.Required)][Display("Content type")]public ContentTypeValue ContentType { get; set; }[Column("ID", Type = ColumnDataTypes.Counter, Options = ColumnOptions.Readonly | ColumnOptions.System)][Display("ID")]public int Id { get; set; }[Column("Title", Type = ColumnDataTypes.Text, Options = ColumnOptions.System)][Display("Title")]public string Title { get; set; }}}

Example of creating a new entry for an amateur license item


private static int CreateNewAmateurLicense(esCSTypeEnum callsignType, IItem mainItem, IItem accountItem, bool exempted, IItem callsignItem){var listLicenses = this.Context.GetList();var newLicenseItem = listLicenses.NewItem();newLicenseItem.Application = (LookupValue)this.MainItem.Id;newLicenseItem.cfStartDate = DateTime.Today;newLicenseItem.cfFirstStartDate = newLicenseItem.cfStartDate;if (callsignType == esCSTypeEnum.EndorsedForeignPerson || callsignType == esCSTypeEnum.EventRadioClub){newLicenseItem.cfStopDate = mainItem.CallsignStopDate;}else{newLicenseItem.cfStopDate = newLicenseItem.cfStartDate.Value.AddYears(1).AddDays(-1);}newLicenseItem.IssuedTill = newLicenseItem.cfStopDate.Value;newLicenseItem.Title = "License";newLicenseItem.cfRemarks = mainItem.cfRemarks;newLicenseItem.cfLicenseStatus = exempted ? escfLicenseStatusEnum.Issued : escfLicenseStatusEnum.PendingForPayment;newLicenseItem.cfCustomer = mainItem.cfCustomer;newLicenseItem.ClassAL = esALClassEnum.Running;newLicenseItem.cfExempted = exempted;newLicenseItem.EquipmentSharing = mainItem.EquipmentSharing;newLicenseItem.CorrespondenceAddress = (accountItem.Address1.IsNotEmpty()) ? accountItem.Address1: accountItem.Address2;newLicenseItem.ApplicantType = accountsService.IsCompanyAccount(ьainItem.cfCustomer.Id) ? esALApplicantTypeEnum.Business : esALApplicantTypeEnum.Personal;newLicenseItem.ActiveCallsign = (LookupValue)callsignItem.Id;newLicenseItem.ClassAL = mainItem.AplCallsignType.ToChoiceValue().AsChoiceValueToEnum();if (this.MainItem.AplCallsignType == esALACallsignTypeEnum.EndorsedForeignPerson){ newLicenseItem.IsTemporal = true; }var licenseId = listLicenses.CreateItem(newLicenseItem);return licenseId}

ICS Web Portal

A scalable E-Administration portal. Smooth user experience.


Based on 25 years radiocommunication experience. ICS Portal offers a more effective relationship between frequency users and regulators.
A solution to simplify data processing.
A solution to optimize development and implementation costs efficiently.
ICS Portal manages user accounts and frequency applications for all radio systems (Microwave links, Earth Stations, Mobile network, Broadcast, …)

ICS Portail Web

Un portail d’E-Administration permettant la gestion complète des comptes utilisateurs et des demandes de fréquences pour tous les systèmes radio (FH, Stations Terriennes, réseaux mobiles, Radiodiffusion, …).


Une interface simple, accessible et conviviale.
Une ergonomie et une prise en main simplifiées.
Une expérience utilisateur simplifiée.
Une qualité de déclaration optimisée par des contrôles génériques et personnalisables, par une aide en ligne (adresses, sites, bandes et plans de fréquences, configuration d’équipements, antennes, etc.), associés à un processus de saisie par étapes logiques.
La saisie des données étape par étape évite les oublis et les erreurs.
Tous les champs obligatoires sont préalablement identifiés.
Accès aux données référentielles de la base centrale.
Portail Web multilingue.
Gestion complète des comptes utilisateurs et de la relation.
Gestion dynamique des modules en fonction des droits des utilisateurs.