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Broadcast

Please find below an overview of all available training courses in regards to "Broadcast". The complete Training Calendar can be downloaded here.

Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your individual training needs. To register for a course fill in the registration form and send it back by fax to +49 7227 9535 605 or by e-mail to Training(at)LStelcom.com. Seminars can be booked as single courses or also as full package


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Training Focus

This training course is aimed at those people working within broadcast industry and focuses on the planning and regulation of broadcast networks. The course considers the theoretical knowledge required to understand terrestrial broadcasting and uses a number of practical examples to illustrate the theory. The classroom training will be held in LS telcom’s training facilities.

Course Objectives

After completing the course, delegates will have a solid understanding of the “secrets” of broadcast planning. In addition to covering the fundamentals of basic radio network planning, the course will also cover new broadcasting technologies such as DVB-T and DVB-T2.

Intended for

This course is intended for those who have basic knowledge of radio communication technology, who are interested in broadcast planning and who may be employed at broadcasters, network operators or regulators.

Contents

  • Spectrum issues
  • Antennas basics
  • Data & Maps (types of maps, coordinate systems, data quality)
  • Wave propagation effects
  • Propagation models basics
  • Interference theory
  • Basic coordination procedures
  • Basic network analysis
  • Overview digital services (DVB-T, DVB-T2, ISDB-T)
  • Exercises

Location/Date

Lichtenau, 25. - 27.09.17 (2,5 days)

Course Fee

1,560 € (excluding VAT)

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Training Focus

To be highly effective when conducting broadcast planning requires up-to date knowledge of latest trends and technologies. Detailed knowledge about the huge variety of planning functionalities is as important as information about the technologies themselves. This course will furnish planners with the skills they need for the complex tasks of modern broadcast planning. It is develops the themes covered by basic broadcast planning course. The classroom training will be held in LS telcom’s training facilities.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, participants will have a thorough understanding of the more complex functions needed in the planning process. Many examples will be used to give detailed information about handling the special cases which can occur. The main focus of the course is digital networks.

Intended for

This course is intended for those who have general knowledge of broadcast, who are interested in advanced broadcast planning and who may be employed at broadcasters, network operators or regulators.

Contents

  • Propagation models details
  • Analog and digital modulation
  • Digital Radio (DAB(+), DRM(+) etc.)
  • Digital Television (DVB-T, DVB-T2, ISDB, ATSC) planning parameters
  • Typical digital network planning results
  • Co-existence of DTT and other services
  • Geneva 2006 Final Acts (Annex 2/ Annex 4)
  • Exercises

Location/Date

Lichtenau, 27. - 29.09.17 (2,5 days)

Course Fee

1,560 € (excluding VAT)

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“Broadcast Planning Basic“ and “Broadcast Planning Advanced“ can be booked as full package as well as single courses. Package price for both courses: 2,750 € (excluding VAT).

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Training Focus

The migration to digital radio is currently one of the biggest challenges facing broadcasters. All over the world the transition from analogue to digital radio is playing an important role for network operators and service providers. This course will give an overview of the available digital radio systems and will describe the differences between pure digital and hybrid systems. The individual advantages and disadvantages of the systems will be treated including the latest codec and specifications. The commercial and marketing aspects of digital radio will also be covered. The classroom training will be held in LS telcom’s training facilities.

Course Objectives

On completion of this course, delegates will understand today’s digital radio technologies and the technical and commercial challenges and consequences of the migration to digital broadcasting.

Intended for

This course is intended for those who have a basic knowledge in radio communications technology, who are interested in digital radio and who may be employed at broadcasters, network operators or regulators.

Contents

  • Historical development of digital radio
  • Digital technologies: DRM(+), DAB(+)Satellite Radio etc.
  • Hybrid analog-digital systems (HD-Radio etc.)
  • COFDM, QAM, multiplexing, data rates
  • Codecs: Musicam, MP3, AAC, AAC+
  • Current situation of digital radio and future scenarios
  • Practical examples in planning a digital network
  • Commercial challenges in rolling-out digital radio services

Location/Date

Lichtenau, 05. - 06.12.17

Course Fee

1,260 € (excluding VAT)

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Training Focus

The course is aimed at people working in the broadcast industry who want to get an understanding of the most important topics regarding broadcast antennas. It particularly covers the specifications of antenna components and the layout of broadcast antenna systems for Radio and TV (both analog and digital) in the VHF- and UHF-Band. The course is presented in cooperation with Kathrein. The classroom training will be held in LS telcom’s training facilities.

Course Objectives

After completing the course, participants will have an understanding of the engineering and system design methods of broadcast antennas as well as the technical terms and characteristics.

Intended for

This course is intended for those who have a basic knowledge of radio communication technology, who are interested in broadcast antennas and who may be employed at broadcasters, network operators or regulators.

Contents

  • Basic technical terms relating to broadcast antennas
  • Antenna radiators and their characteristics
  • Broadcast antenna components and their characteristics
  • Broadcast antenna systems design and engineering
  • Broadcast antenna pattern calculation and synthesis
  • Special considerations and antennas for digital terrestrial television
  • Measurement on broadcast antenna systems

Location/Date

Lichtenau, 20.11.17

Course Fee

680 € (excluding VAT)

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Training Focus

This training course is aimed at those people working within the broadcast industry who have an interest in future development in terrestrial broadcasting. Participants will become familiar with the requirements, new features and consequences of DVB-T2 compared to DVB-T (such as its higher data capacity) and why it is needed for introducing terrestrial HDTV. Other features such as the possibility of more extended single frequency networks (SFN) will also be discussed. The training will be held on classroom in LS telcom training facilities.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, delegates will understand the technology behind DVB-T2, starting with its predecessor DVB-T. The course will also provide participants with basic guidance on planning a DVB-T2 network.

Intended for

This course is intended for those who have a basic knowledge of broadcast technology, who are interested in DVB-T2 and who may be employed at broadcasters, network operators or regulators.

Contents

  • DVB-T basics
  • DVB-T2 features
  • DVB-T2 LITE profile
  • DVB-T2 planning / coordination
  • Current status of DVB-T2 deployments
  • Compatibility of LTE vs. DTT
  • Overview of other DTT technologies including ISDB-T and ATSC
  • DVB-T2 switchover strategies
  • DTT network implementation concepts

Location/Date

Lichtenau, 21. - 23.11.17 (2,5 days)

Course Fee

1,560 € (excluding VAT)

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Training Focus

This training course is aimed at those people working within the broadcast industry who have an interest in future development in terrestrial broadcasting. Participants will become familiar with the requirements, new features and consequences of DVB-T2 measurements compared to DVB-T. The training will be held on classroom in LS telcom training facilities.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, delegates will understand the technology behind DVB-T2 measurements.

Intended for

This course is intended for those who have a basic knowledge of DVB-T2 technology, who are interested in DVB-T2 measurements and who may be employed at broadcasters, network operators or regulators.

Contents

  • Basics of digital broadcast measurements (picture quality assessment, transport stream analysis, RF measurements)
  • Basic RF measurement parameters in DTV (level, BER, MER, shoulder attenuation, impulse response)
  • Repetition of DVB-T measurements
  • DVB-T2 measurement technology (i.e. differences to DVB-T, T2-MI analysis, rotated constellations, PLP, SISO/MISO)
  • Practical demonstration of different new T2 features (PLP, rotated constellations, SISO/MISO)
  • DVB-T2 receiver test (theory and practical demonstration)
  • DVB-T2 transmitter test (theory and practical demonstration)
  • DVB-T2 field measurements, SFN measurements (theory and demonstration of a lab SFN)

Location/Date

Lichtenau, 23. - 24.11.17 (1,5 days)

Course Fee

1,140 € (excluding VAT)

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“Broadcast Antennas“ and “DVB-T2 – 2nd Generation Digital Video Broadcast“ and “DVB-T2 - Measurement Technology in Theory and Practice“ can be booked as full package as well as single courses. Package price for all three courses: 2,990 € (excluding VAT).

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Training Focus

Recommendation ITU-R P.1546 is now a well established replacement of the older ITU-R P.370, following a long and difficult process of changes and corrections. Nevertheless, there are still discussions concerning the calculation of field strength values using these processes. Considering that ITU-R P.1546 is a coordination model based only on statistical methods and field strength curves measured a long time ago, the idea of developing a real physical model using complex path calculation methods was floated. As a result, ITU-R P.1812 was born and since then, as with ITU-R P.1546, a long and hard process of collecting input and discussions about corrections has taken place. The recommendations have to be seen from different points of view: One is a pure coordination model (ITU-R P.1546) based on measurements and the other is a physical model (ITU-R P.1812) taking into account real diffraction effects. Fully understanding the pros and cons of both recommendations is a fundamental requirement for people dealing with broadcast planning and coordination. The classroom training will be held in LS telcom’s training facilities.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, delegates will gain a solid understanding of both recommendations. The key functionalities and differences between the models, and when and where they are applicable will be discussed. Both theoretical and practical examples will be used to provide a better understanding.

Intended for

This course is intended for those who have basic knowledge of radio planning aspects, who are interested in ITU-R P.1546 – 1812 and who may be employed at broadcasters, network operators or regulators.

Contents

  • History, intention and development of both recommendations
  • Field strength calculation process with ITU-R P.1546 (curves and corrections)
  • Propagation effects and path profile analysis with ITU-R P.1812
  • Current situation and further developments of both recommendations
  • Comparison Rec. P. 1546 - P. 1812

Location/Date

Lichtenau, 06. - 07.11.17 (1,5 days)

Course Fee

990 € (excluding VAT)

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Training Focus

This training is designed for those people working within the broadcast industry whose main emphasis is the planning and regulation of broadcast networks. The theoretical aspects of the RRC-06 final acts and different compatibility checks are examined together with the use of practical demonstrations. The classroom training will be held in LS telcom’s training facilities.

Course Objectives

After completing the course, participants will have an understanding of the outputs of the RRC-06. They will receive information about the elements and criteria that were used to develop the plan. The course will also impart knowledge of conformity and compatibility checks as well as different coordination procedures for plan modification purposes.

Intended for

This course is intended for those who are interested in ITU procedures and notifications and who may be employed at broadcasters, network operators or regulators.

Contents

  • Technical elements and criteria used in the development of the plan
  • Coordination distance and conformity check
  • Article 4 coordination procedure
  • Different coordination procedures
  • Digital services

Location/Date

Lichtenau, 07. - 08.11.17 (1,5 days)

Course Fee

990 € (excluding VAT)

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Training Focus

This training course is dedicated to all the people working for mobile operators, broadcast providers and regulatory authorities who deal with the issue of the UHF spectrum reorganization. Clearance of broadcast bands and coexistence of DTT and 4G, PMSE or other services will be discussed during the training. Also possible alternative broadcast content distribution platforms as well as general future broadcast scenarios will be part of the training. The classroom training will be held in LS telcom’s training facilities.

Course Objectives

This seminar explains the reorganization of the UHF spectrum as well as the potential interferences to DTT caused by new services close to the remaining broadcast band. After completing this course, delegates will also have a good understanding regarding potential future broadcast scenarios. Beside the theory behind, the trainer will also illustrate different scenarios on a sophisticated radio network planning tool.

Intended for

This course is intended for those who have a basic knowledge of radio communications technology, who are interested in reorganization of the spectrum usage and future broadcast scenarios and who may be employed at broadcast operators, mobile operators or regulators.

Contents

  • Consequences of the WRC-07, WRC-12, WRC-15
  • Scope and potential usage of the digital dividends
  • Spectrum management constraints on digital dividend allocation and availability
  • Coexistence of DTT and other services
  • Alternative broadcast content distribution platforms
  • General Future Broadcast scenarios

Location/Date

Lichtenau, 09.11.17

Course Fee

680 € (excluding VAT)

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“Recommendations ITU-R P.1546 - 1812“ and “ITU Procedures and Notifications for Digital Terrestrial Broadcast“ and “Reorganization of the Spectrum Usage and Future Broadcast Scenarios“ can be booked as full package as well as single courses. Package price for all three courses: 2,390 € (excluding VAT).

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Training Focus

The course will start by showing delegates how to configure CHIRplus_BC and the basics of field strength calculations and interference analysis. One focus of the training will be the usage of the network processor and the various calculation results. As well as the digital features of CHIRplus_BC its use for analog services will also be illustrated. Understanding the principles of the analog network analysis is a prerequisite for developing efficient networks for digital terrestrial broadcasting. Digital terrestrial networks (DAB+, DVB-T, DVB-T2, DVBT2 LITE, ISDB-T, ATSC) bring a number of new requirements regarding the reception mode which will be covered. Planning for portable or mobile  reception is linked with many new features such as single frequency networks (SFN’s) and network gain. To meet these new requirements it is necessary to learn and use the numerous features of the tool efficiently. The course will impart both theoretical and practical knowledge. The training will involve the usage of CHIRplus_BC and some case studies.
Please note that this is a tool training.

Course Objectives

After completing the course, participants will be able to use CHIRplus_BC in a very efficient way. Furthermore the features and calculation results will be explained from both the theoretical as well as from the practical viewpoint.

Intended for

This course is intended for those who have basic knowledge of broadcast, who are interested in broadcast planning tools and who may be employed at broadcasters, network operators or regulators.

Contents

  • Configuration and setup
  • GUI-Graphical User Interface
  • GIS-Geographic Information System
  • Field strength calculations
  • Coverage calculations and analyses
  • Coordination procedures
  • Analog and digital network analysis
  • Compatibility DTT vs. other services (e.g. LTE)
  • Exercises

Location/Date

Lichtenau, 27. - 29.11.17

Course Fee

1,790 € (excluding VAT)

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Training Focus

This course provides a solid understanding of the design and planning of analog and digital broadcast networks using the LS telcom broadcast planning software CHIRplus_BC. The course follows the typical steps of radio network planning from selection of suitable sites and coverage planning to the compatibility checks with existing networks or international frequency plans. As well as theoretical explanations, much time is spent following practical exercises in the planning of broadcast networks using CHIRplus_BC to illustrate effects of different planning parameters and network configurations. The training will involve the usage of CHIRplus_BC and some case studies.
Please note that this is a tool training.

Course Objectives

After the course, participants will have a good understanding of the design and engineering of broadcast networks as well as the capability to use the broadcast planning tool CHIRplus_BC in a very efficient way.

Intended for

This course is intended for those who have a basic knowledge of broadcast planning and CHIRplus_BC tools usage, who are interested in broadcast planning exercises and who may be employed at broadcasters, network operators or regulators.

Contents

  • Introduction of radio network planning
  • Targets and procedures of radio network planning
  • Active and passive interference calculations
  • Frequency scan
  • Coordination
  • Coverage calculation
  • Planning of analog and digital networks
  • Analyses and optimization of broadcast networks
  • Compatibility of DTT vs. other services (e.g. LTE)
  • ...and a lot of hints and tricks

Location/Date

Lichtenau, 30.11. - 01.12.17

Course Fee

1,260 € (excluding VAT)

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Training Focus

The course will start by explaining how to configure CHIRplus_BC and the basics of field strength calculations and interference analysis. The training will demonstrate the use of the network processor to calculate various results. As well as the use of CHIRplus_BC for analogue calculations, examples of digital planning (DRM) will also be provided. The course covers both theoretical and practical  knowledge. The training will involve the usage of CHIRplus_BC and some case studies.
Please note that this is a tool training.

Course Objectives

After completing the course, participants will be able to use CHIRplus_BC in a very knowledgeable way. In addition to the use of the tool, delegates will also understand the theoretical and practical  background to the calculations.

Intended for

This course is intended for those who have a basic knowledge of broadcast, who are interested in broadcast planning and who may be employed at broadcasters, network operators or regulators.

Contents

  • Configuration and setup
  • Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • LF/MF/HF wave propagation
  • Field strength calculations
  • Network processor
  • Coordination procedures
  • Analog and digital network analysis

Location/Date

Lichtenau, 13. - 14.09.17

Course Fee

1,260 € (excluding VAT)

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“BC Planning Tool - CHIRplus_BC (Radio/TV, Analogue/Digital)“ and “Broadcast Planning Exercises using CHIRplus_BC“ can be booked as full package as well as single courses. Package price for both courses: 2,750 € (excluding VAT)

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Your Training Contact

Natascha Seiler

Phone: +49 (0) 7227 9535 482
E-mail: NSeiler(at)LStelcom.com


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