<i>Why TDX?</i>
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Why TDX?

One Tool, One Place, Multiple Functions Reducing Cost, Time and Errors

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Frequency and Interference Are the First Priority

Many RF planning tools focus first on coverage and propagation. When the plan is completed, it is passed to the frequency coordinators who must determine if any of the proposed RF emitters interfere with existing licensees and their equipment. If there is any interference identified the plan must be sent back for revision. This process can be iterative creating a RF planning/interference loop which is costly, time consuming and error prone.

To remove this loop, our approach is to start with a complete awareness of the frequencies in use and any interference that exists. THEN, design the coverage and propagation plan within the same system. This reduces the number of iterations, the quality goes up and the time goes down.

This is what TDX calls "frequency aware planning."
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The need to plan and build large, complex networks

If you need to plan a simple point to point network, with two or three nodes, in open terrain, there are many link planners and tools that will work for you.

But the design complexity of a network that has many nodes, in an urban environment, with complex interference problems, multiple licensed and unlicensed emitters, requires the TDX tool. It is designed specifically to include these multiple variables. TDX delivers the information you need.
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The need to reduce RF planning cost and time

The standard RF planning process which starts with coverage and propagation has the RF planning/interference loop already built in to the process before you can get to the field to validate and deploy the network design. At the start this is inefficient, costly, time consuming and prone to error.

With TDX you eliminate the loop so you go through the planning and design process, to the field for validation and deployment efficiently, cost effectively and timely. However if a random emitter is detected (e.g. cancelled but still active) you send a request to the FCC to enforce the cancellation and deploy the design.
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The need to use both legacy data sets as well as user defined data types

TDX is database agnostic so legacy data specs and user defined data sets are dealt with equally well.

The need to work from anywhere from any device whether in the field or in the office. TDX’s cloud-based solution can be upgraded and updated without the need for the tool to reside on the user’s computer. The planner can work from anywhere as long as there is a broadband connection and a device with a web browser.