ATI was engaged to design, supply, install and maintain the microwave radio network to connect the Murrumbidgee Council sites.
ATI successfully tendered to provide the new microwave radio network for Murrumbidgee Council.
ATI’s proposal for the Microwave wide area network solution provides a cost effective solution, delivered by a team with extensive experience supporting Councils in Victoria and New South Wales.
ATI’s Wide Area Network Solution is a turn-key solution making provision for:
- Microwave radio equipment
- Antenna mounts/Tower Installation and engineering
- Installation and commissioning labour
- Apparatus licencing
- Network support including remote network monitoring
The microwave radio network designed by ATI is based on the industry leading Ceragon radio hardware. The Ceragon family of products has been deployed worldwide over the past decade. It is a field proven, highly reliable product that is supported locally by Ceragon and ATI Australia. The equipment was specifically selected for its features and reliability, ATI is confident these meet the Councils technical requirements and will help achieve Council’s current and future communication goals. The network ATI provided delivers 1G/sec of full duplex throughput to each link.
To ensure equipment delivered by ATI is functional and ready for deployment, all equipment is pre-assembled and then tested over a twenty-four hour period in ATI’s fully established laboratory. All modules are built into a working system, ensuring all seals and mechanical connections are fit for purpose.
Finalising the Project
Prior to handing over the proposed network, ATI conducted a comprehensive series of commissioning tests to ensure each link is delivered as specified to the satisfaction of the Council and that all equipment was configured as required.
This project was completed on time and within budget.
ATI continues to provide onsite maintenance support for Murrumbidgee Council’s microwave radio network.
City Of Albany
The City of Albany engaged ATI through a tender process to supply, install and maintain the City’s licensed microwave radio network.
The core scope of the project covered the supply, installation and maintenance of seven licensed microwave radio links.
ATI’s proposal included equipment supply, installation and commissioning of the required dedicated point to point microwave radio links to deliver services consistently and reliably between the Council sites. ATI undertook a comprehensive survey of each site, during these surveys ATI identified some sites where existing communications equipment needed to be rearranged to make space for the new radio equipment to be installed.
The move of the existing equipment was completed at the earliest stage possible to minimise any delays in the overall completion of the network.
The City of Albany Council wanted to ensure minimum disruption to their sites whilst the installation was underway. ATI achieved this by developing a project plan that incorporated an installation methodology for Council and we were able to maintain the critical services during the upgrade.
Prior to handing over the network to the Council, ATI conducted a comprehensive series of commissioning tests to ensure each link was delivered as specified to the satisfaction of the Council and that all equipment was configured as required. ATI’s project Manager ensured that all bolts, mountings and fasteners installed were suitable for the salty coastal conditions.
Upon successful delivery of the service, ATI provided a full set of As-built drawings and documentation to Council.
Onsite Maintenance Support
The Council's network is remotely monitored by ATI’s management system that allows our experienced technicians immediate access to the Councils microwave radio network to monitor external sensors and alarms 24 hours per day 7 days per week.
In addition, the City of Albany Council enjoys the benefits of ATI holding spare equipment locally for their network, this means that in the event of equipment failure we can repair or replace the faulty parts quickly and easily allowing the Council to continue using their microwave radio network without delay.
ATI designed supplied and installed a high capacity microwave radio point to point link between The Cotter Dam and Black Mountain Tower in the ACT.
ATI has been involved in multiple projects with ActewAGL, most notably the initial deployment of a then high capacity digital microwave network across the ACT in 1993 to the recent retrofit and expansion of the same network over recent years.
The scope of each project is the turnkey design, supply and installation of the microwave radio links. ATI continues to provide additional links for ActewAGL, integrating the new links into the existing network and we provide Onsite maintenance support for the entire microwave radio network.
ATI designed supplied and installed a high capacity microwave radio point to point link between The Cotter Dam and Black Mountain Tower in the ACT. ATI relocated the antenna due to the Cotter Dam expansion project. ATI undertook comprehensive and extensive site surveys for ACTEWAGL to provide details about the existing equipment locations and recommendations for the relocation.
The most recent project was to install a new microwave link between Mt Tennant and the ACTEWAGL site at Greenway. The infrastructure at Mt Tennant is owned by a third party, during the site and tower assessment ATI deemed the loadings from the previous structural assessment inaccurate to base a new assessment on. ATI undertook a new structural assessment to produce an accurate record which identified and confirmed the current and proposed tower loadings.
For each project ATI installed and commissioned, aligned and tested the microwave radio links to ensure compatibility with design criteria, local ordinances, licencing requirements and ACTEWAGL’s existing network equipment compatibility.