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Guide to Monitoring Backup Power Generators at Remote Telecom Sites

Telecom sites such as repeater towers, fiber huts, microwave towers, and power substations rely heavily on uninterrupted power supply for their operations. As these are often situated in remote areas, it's essential to have backup power generators that are ready to activate during an extended power loss.

Andrew Erickson
May 27, 2023

Common Remote Site Monitoring Acronyms Defined

Remote site monitoring involves the use of various protocols and acronyms. The parade of terms like SCADA, RTU, SNMP, NMS, FTP, VPN, IP, SLA, QoS, LAN, WAN, TCP, HTTP, ICS, M2M, PLC, DNP3, LTE, IoT, and RS485 can be overwhelming when you're new at this.

Andrew Erickson
May 24, 2023

How a Power Company Got a Customized RTU-PDU Hybrid

This story begins at a power utility company, probably quite similar to the one in your local market. They were committed to improving and preserving lives among the general public by ensuring an uninterrupted power supply. Learn how they found the right PDU+RTU - even though it didn't yet exist in the commercial marketplace.

Andrew Erickson
May 19, 2023

How to Manage Firewalls and Security for Remote Monitoring

As a sales engineer at a manufacturer of remote monitoring equipment, I witness the tension between security and authorized access on a daily basis. The Remote Terminal Units (RTUs) and master stations that I sell are hardware devices that are integral to security - but can also create some firewall issues that you must handle.

Andrew Erickson
May 18, 2023

How to Integrate Legacy Telecommunications and Monitoring Systems with Next-Gen Devices

As the telecommunications equipment - and the consumer and commercial demands for service - continues to evolve, you face a challenge. You have to modernize your network while minimizing disruptions and downtime. How can you do this effectively?

Andrew Erickson
May 14, 2023

How Remote Site Management Ensures Network Uptime

For managing complex telecommunications networks, ensuring constant network uptime is a top priority. In this digital age, even minor disruptions can lead to significant losses in revenue and customer trust.

Andrew Erickson
May 13, 2023

Prevent Downtime in Rail, Telecom, and Power Distribution with Remote Site Monitoring

In today's world, connectivity is critical. People, businesses, and industries all rely on networks to function properly. Unfortunately, networks can and do fail, leading to lost productivity, revenue, and even endangering lives. This is where remote monitoring becomes so important.

Andrew Erickson
May 2, 2023

Deploying Remote Monitoring Solutions: Best Practices and Step-by-Step Guide

As the world grows more and more dependent on telecom infrastructure, the need for effective remote monitoring becomes increasingly important. This is also true for foundational industries like power distribution and mass transit that are always in demand. Learn how to select and install hardware, software, and network infrastructure to accomplish your remote monitoring goals.

Andrew Erickson
April 29, 2023

Substation Monitoring System Buying Guide

There are many things that you have to think about when selecting and purchasing a substation monitoring system. A substation monitoring system is an essential tool that allows utilities and power companies like you to monitor and manage their electrical grid.

Andrew Erickson
April 23, 2023

How to Evaluate and Buy an HVAC Control System

HVAC control systems come in different types with different elements. Learn how to select and buy the right one for your organization.

Andrew Erickson
April 20, 2023

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