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How to Plan Your Installation of Remote Monitoring Devices

There is one concept that is critical to understand when you're rolling out monitoring gear: You have to realize that it is not just the cost of buying the gear, but the total cost of...

Andrew Erickson
April 5, 2022

How to Monitor Your Lift Station Wet-Well Effectively

Let me walk you through the customized wet-well monitoring system that I put together for my client. In this case, the well was a critical component of operating a county fairground. The solution blends existing control gear with a new RTU.

John Ebury
March 28, 2022

How to Get the Right PDUs for Your Telecom Cabinets & Huts

Semi-custom work is routine at DPS, especially for medium or large projects involving Qty 11 or higher. Let's take a look at several active projects I'm working on related to Power Distribution Units, which will give you a good background on how to choose your own PDUs.

Andrew Erickson
March 14, 2022

How Good Remote Monitoring Improves Public & Staff Safety

I just got back from a fantastic installation trip in the mountainous west of the US. It made me think in more detail about the safety aspects of good remote monitoring equipment that I always try to design and deliver perfectly.

Andrew Erickson
March 2, 2022

Monitoring ILS and Other Critical Aviation Safety Equipment

DPS equipment is frequently used in life-and-death scenarios, but few are so immediate as in aviation. In instrument conditions (zero visibility), a malfunctioning ILS (Instrument Landing System) can quite literally send airplanes into mountains.

Andrew Erickson
February 14, 2022

Pandemic Drives the Need for Alarm Monitoring In the Healthcare Industry

DPS Telecom gear is frequently utilized by utility, telecom, and transportation companies. I recently worked to provide a solution for a less common industry from us: medical. This client was needing a solution to monitor their freezers and refrigerators.

John Ebury
February 13, 2022

Combining HVAC Management with General Remote Monitoring and Control Functions

I'm currently working on a project with a company that remotely monitors and manages HVAC systems for their customers. My role in this project will be to integrate general remote site management for other equipment to supplement HVAC management.

Andrew Erickson
February 6, 2022

Alternatives to Programming Logic Controllers

Every SCADA system (or other "remote monitoring and control system") necessary involves some number of remote input and output devices. RTUs represent a simpler approach that can be used to accomplish many monitoring goals.

Andrew Erickson
February 6, 2022

How to Monitor Your Remote Building Temperatures

Temperature sensing at remote buildings is important for many different industries. If you have telecommunication sites at a telco, power company, railroad, or county agency, you must monitor temperature. If you have a data center, a server room, or a...

Andrew Erickson
January 30, 2022

How to Monitor Doors at Your Remote Sites

Of all the things you have to monitor at your remote sites, perhaps none are as simple and important as basic security. This essentially boils down to door, motion, and other sensors that detect intrusion. Let's review several examples from my recent project proposals.

Andrew Erickson
January 25, 2022

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