PROGIRA® reach

PROGIRA® reach

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With our web based service PROGIRA® reach it’s easy for broadcast related companies to inform their TV viewers or the radio listeners of the reception quality in the service area. If you are a regulator for optimal usage of spectrum, or an operator planning for the roll-out of digital broadcasting networks, or you want to improve and analyse. PROGIRA® offers our clients this web based service, customised for their certain market needs as well as regulatory and technical conditions.

The web application PROGIRA® reach can be offered as a part of PROGIRA® plan or as a standalone web service.

Description of PROGIRA® reach

The user is presented with a scrollable, zoomable map of a defined area. When the user clicks on a location on the map, two icons appear. These icons are bound together with a thin line (thin line only for rooftop reception) and show the position where the user clicked and the position of the best transmitter. Also, a third icon is showed, presenting a second-best transmitter in case the first choice does not work because of terrain obstacles or other problems.

As an alternative to clicking on the map, a geocoding approach is also provided, where the user enters his an address and gets the desired transmitter information. Also, a coverage map is displayed, and there will be different coverage overlays for outdoor and indoor reception modes.

Above is an example from our customer DR in Denmark.

  • 01. FUNCTIONALITY FOR END CONSUMERS
  • 02. HOW TO GET PROGIRA® REACH AS A WEBSERVICE

FUNCTIONALITY FOR END CONSUMERS

Excellent support to end consumers

  • Easy to understand online visualization of network coverage map that indicates if service reception is considered to be possible or not – at home, at summer house, in caravan, in camper, in car, on foot, etc.
  • Search by street address to find information about transmitter that probably will give the best reception quality
  • Information about distances and azimuths between receiving location and transmitters
  • Suggested best, and second-best, receiving antenna direction for fixed reception

HOW TO GET PROGIRA® REACH AS A WEBSERVICE

STEP 1 – A detailed workshop meeting in order to set the scope of functionality by the PROGIRA®reach web service. The standard functionality is breifly descibed above.

STEP 2 – Decide the source from where to generate the initial data needed by PROGIRA®reach. If you already have PROGIRA®plan you can generate the project data needed. If you are using an alternative solution regarding coverage maps please contact PROGIRA to guide you how to generate data to be exported to PROGIRA®reach. PROGIRA can also help you to generate the data needed as a service.

STEP 3 – PROGIRA®reach is installed on your web server.

STEP 4 – Decide how you want the coverage maps to be updated. Either you do it yourself with our back-end support or you engage PROGIRA to handle it as a service.

PROGIRA® reach support

Please do not hesitate to contact PROGIRA® if there are any questions regarding PROGIRA® reach.

Send us an e-mail at support@progira.com