Monitoring Your Tower Lights With The NetDog G2

Monitoring Your Tower Lights with the NetDog G2
Monitoring Your Tower Lights with the NetDog G2

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We are happy that you found our website today and look forward to providing you with a tower monitoring solution tailored to meet your needs. Tower light monitoring is a critical function and will require a dependable means of alarm notification. Our solution takes the form of the NetDog 82IP. It features a built-in terminal strip that will allow your dry contacts, from your tower light vendor, to connect directly to the unit.

The NetDog 82IP can monitor up to 8 discrete points and has 2 control relays. It also has the ability to ping up to 32 devices to check for failure. The advantage of the NetDog 82IP is that comes equipped with a Web Browser interface for alarm viewing and configuration. Thus, anyone with the proper passwords will be able to log on from virtually any computer that has Internet access. When an alarm event occurs, you (or anyone designated to) will receive an alarm notification via email to a cell phone (or any other compatible device). In addition, in the event of LAN failure, the NetDog will be able to dial out alarms to a Pager (or compatible cell phone).

Deploying the NetDog will severely cut down on expensive windshield time and increase the amount of saved capital that can be used for other mission critical projects.

When light beacons fail, towers become hazards to low-flying aircraft. It is your legal obligation to monitor your tower lights. Unmonitored tower beacons can potentially cost tens of thousands of dollars in fines if outages go unreported, or even greater losses if an accident were to occur. Under Federal Aviation Regulation Section 17.47, tower operators must inspect each of their towers at least once in every 24-hour period, either visually or automatically using a monitoring system. Section 17.48 states that you must notify the FAA of tower light failures within 30 minutes or pay hefty penalties.

When a light beacon at the top of a communications tower goes out, the FAA must be notified immediately and the beacon repaired swiftly or hefty penalties will have to be paid. Additionally, with the beacon light out, your tower becomes a hazard to low flying aircraft. Therefore tower lights must be monitored. Lack of monitoring can potentially cost tens of thousands of dollars in fines if outages go unreported, or even greater losses if an accident were to occur.

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