13 Dec, 2011 Mentum and Intermap Introduce Best-of-Class Propagation Modeling Accuracy with New Generation Geodata Product
Telecom-Grade CityScapes HD Combines High-Accuracy Digital Surface Models, Digital Terrain Models, Land-Use Information and Other Ancillary Imagery Delivering Superior Accuracy
DENVER -- Mentum®, the industry’s leading wireless access and backhaul network planning and optimization company, and Intermap Technologies Corporation (TSX:IMP.TO) today announced a collaboration for the delivery of a new generation of height-attributed land-use geodata that addresses the propagation modeling needs of the wireless industry. The telecom-grade product, CityScapes HD, offers an unmatched level of X, Y and Z accuracy at a price point that enables network operators to manage the large geographical areas required by today’s wireless networks. CityScapes HD is offered at a native resolution of 15m and is available immediately in the USA, Western Europe and parts of Asia.
What is new and different with CityScapes HD compared to existing products is accurately including the height of vegetation and man-made structures (clutter) cost-effectively, for a broad geographic region. Mentum’s years of propagation and cartography research clearly demonstrate the importance of clutter height in the context of propagation modeling. CityScapes HD is the culmination of research and development efforts focused on designing a suitable product for working with sprawling metropolitan areas where both man-made structures and vegetation play an important role in defining propagation characteristics. The new CityScapes HD product is the perfect complement to Mentum’s CityScapes product, which focuses on nationwide coverage, and the Skylines product, which focuses on core urban and indoor modeling. Through its partnership with Intermap, Mentum has produced a product that is technically superior to any other land-use product available in the marketplace today.
“With this new geodata product, Mentum can further take advantage of advanced deterministic propagation models like CRC-Predict and the Universal Model to deliver very tangible benefits to operators both in terms of accuracy and reduced operational expenses. The very deterministic nature of CityScapes HD makes it possible for models to be more accurate and more reusable, resulting in reduced dependence on propagation model calibration,” said Bernard Breton, Chief Operating & Strategy Officer at Mentum. “This product is made possible because it combines the elevation accuracy of the Intermap NEXTMap product with the propagation expertise of Mentum. We consider it a breakthrough that will be nothing short of the reference in the wireless space for the years to come, similar to our regular CityScapes product, which set the standard 15 years ago.”
“The missing ingredient for wireless carriers looking to optimize their networks via better predictive modeling has always been access to a true clutter height value,” said Todd Oseth Intermap president and CEO. “By combining the highly accurate, sensed elevation values from Intermap’s telco-optimized NEXTMap™ dataset with Mentum’s expertise in the wireless propagation modeling space, CityScapes HD solves this problem while also representing an exciting new opportunity for land-use data. We look forward to working with the Mentum team as we bring the benefits of this partnership to wireless operators around the world."
For more information about CityScapes HD, please visit http://www.mentum.com/geodata.
Mentum provides industry-leading software and service solutions that allow wireless operators, equipment vendors and consultants to efficiently plan, manage and optimize wireless access as well as backhaul networks, plan coverage expansions and launch new broadband wireless networks. Its advanced software solutions, including Mentum Planet, Mentum Ellipse, Mentum Fusion, Mentum CellPlanner, Mentum LinkPlanner along with tailored Mentum Geodata, enable network operators and engineers to maximize their design potential. Through the company's global presence and focused business approach, it helps more than 375 customers in 120 countries define their wireless networks. Mentum is a privately held company headquartered in Paris, with offices in Dallas, Ottawa, Hong Kong, Stockholm and Tokyo. Visit www.mentum.com for more information.
Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Intermap (www.intermap.com) is a leading provider of Location-Based Information (LBI), setting the industry standard for creating high-resolution 3D digital models of the earth’s surface. The Company has remapped entire countries, to build NEXTMap® national databases consisting of affordably priced elevation data and geometric images of unparalleled accuracy. Turnkey solutions can be purchased from the Company’s NEXTMap Online Store, a hosted web services platform offering a variety of subscription levels by geography, data-layer, individual or enterprise wide license. Intermap’s cloud-based hosted model offers customers the most convenient and affordable method to satisfy a customer’s needs with both a Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-service (SaaS) options. For more information about Intermap’s web services, please visit http://www.intermap.com/en-us/purchase.aspx.
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