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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. You may register online via www.LStelcom.com/training-registration or complete the registration form and send it back 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

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. Additional aspects of the training are methods to design broadcast antenna systems and how to calculate antenna pattern. Finally the training is rounded off by several examples for planning antenna systems for digital terrestrial radio (DAB) and digital terrestrial television (DTV). The course is presented in cooperation with Kathrein.

Course Objectives

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 in broadcasters, network operators or regulators.

Intended for

Those who need to understand the regulation and practical application of white spaces, whether from a regulatory or commercial perspective.

Contents

  • Basics and technical terms of broadcast antennas
  • Antenna radiators and their characteristics
  • Broadcast antenna components and their characteristics
  • Broadcast antenna systems design and pattern calculations methods
  • Examples for planning of antenna systems for Digital Terrestrial Radio (DAB) and Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT)

Dates

18.06.18
26.11.18
06.05.19
04.11.19

Course Fee

690 € (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. Beside the general aspects of digital broadcast measurements and measurement parameters the training provides interesting insights in practical demonstration of field measurements as well as receiver and transmitter tests. The training is presented in cooperation with Rohde & Schwarz.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, delegates will understand the technology behind DVB-T2 measurements as well as all associated measurement parameters. Several practical demonstrations will solidify the theoretical knowledge.

Intended for

This course is intended for those who have a basic knowledge of DVBT2 technology, who are interested in DVB-T2 measurements and who may be employed in broadcasters, network operators or regulators.

Contents

  • Basic 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
  • DVB-T2 field measurements, SFN measurements (theory and demonstration of a lab SFN)

Dates

21. - 22.06.18 (1,5 days)
29. - 30.11.18 (1,5 days)
09. - 10.05.19 (1,5 days)
07. - 08.11.19 (1,5 days)

Course Fee

1,180 € (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. Additional aspects like the current status of DVB-T2 in the world and the compatibility issue between DVB-T2 and LTE complete this training. Finally the course will demonstrate also several practical planning examples using LS telcom’s sophisticated broadcast planning tool.

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 in respect of satisfying the coverage and capacity requirements including the consideration of possible coordination issues.

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 in 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 LTE vs. DTT
  • Overview of other DTT technologies including ISDB-T and ATSC
  • DTT switchover strategies
  • DTT network implementation concepts

Dates

19. - 21.06.18 (2,5 days)
27. - 29.11.18 (2,5 days)
07. - 09.05.19 (2,5 days)
05. - 07.11.19 (2,5 days)

Course Fee

1,590 € (excluding VAT)

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“FM and TV Broadcast Antennas”, “DVB-T2 – Measurement Technology in Theory and Practice” and “DVB-T2 – 2nd Generation Digital Video Broadcast” 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

The course is aimed at those people working within broadcast industry and focused on the planning and regulation of audio and television broadcast networks. 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 in respect of coverage planning as well as in respect of considering coordination issues. The course uses a number of practical examples to illustrate the theory based on using LS telcom’s sophisticated broadcast planning tool.

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 in broadcasters, network operators or regulators.

Contents

  • Broadcast introduction
  • Wave propagation effects
  • Propagation models basics
  • Interference theory
  • Coordination procedures
  • Broadcast network analysis
  • Digital Radio (DAB(+), DRM(+) etc.)
  • Digital Television (DVB-T, DVB-T2, ISDB-T, ATSC, ATSC 3.0)
  • Co-existence of DTT and other services
  • Geneva 2006 Final Acts (Annex 2/Annex 4)
  • Comparison of measurements (field measurements or remotely piloted aircraft measurements) with the calculated situation
  • General future broadcast scenarios

Dates

20. - 22.03.18
16. - 18.10.18
26. - 28.03.19
15. - 17.10.19

Course Fee

1,840 € (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 Regional Radio Conference (RRC-06) including the outcome report of this conference (GE06 Final Acts) are part of the training. Additionally beside an overview of the most important digital terrestrial broadcast systems this training also shows and compares different coordination procedures and compatibility checks theoretically as well as based on practical demonstrations using LS telcom’s sophisticated broadcast planning tool.

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 in broadcasters, network operators or regulators.

Contents

  • Conferences RRC-06
  • 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

Dates

11. - 12.04.18 (1,5 days)
10. - 11.04.19 (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.

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 in 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

Dates

10.04.18
09.04.19

Course Fee

690 € (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 analog 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.

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 in 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

Duration/Dates

2 days/on demand

Course Fee

1,290 € (excluding VAT)

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This training is developed as tool training and involves the usage of our LS telcom software.

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, DVB-T2 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 (SFNs) 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.

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 in broadcasters, network operators or regulators.

Contents

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

Dates

14. - 16.05.18
12. - 14.11.18
20. - 22.05.19
25. - 27.11.19

Course Fee

1,840 € (excluding VAT)

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This training is developed as tool training and involves the usage of our LS telcom software.

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.

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 in 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
  • Analysis and optimization of broadcast networks
  • Compatibility DTT vs. other services (e.g. LTE)
  • ...and a lot of hints and tricks

Dates

17. - 18.05.18
15. - 16.11.18
23. - 24.05.19
28. - 29.11.19

Course Fee

1,290 € (excluding VAT)

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This training is developed as tool training and involves the usage of our LS telcom software.

“Broadcast Planning Tool CHIRplus_BC (Radio/TV, Analog/Digital)” and “Broadcast Planning Exercises using CHIRplus_BC” can be booked as full package as well as single courses. Package price for both courses: 2,790 € (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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