4G/5G for Utilities and Energy
Our 4G/5G for utilities and energy solutions deliver the flexible, secure and reliable connectivity businesses need to be able to support their new, broader services and teams. We’ve already helped to connect 1000s of assets and people to do just this.
We’ve worked with many customers to deliver 4G/5G for utilities, energy, and facilities management. Check out how we did it and what they achieved by reading some of our case studies:
Connected BEMS for Trend Controls
Westbase Networks and Trend Controls partnered to create a connected BEMS solution that enables remote management.
Our 4G/5G for utilities, energy and facilities solutions support these use cases...
Building Control and Management
Such as Building Energy Management Systems or Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning, can be easily connected for remote data retrieval. Secure, flexible 4G/5G connectivity can connect any number of assets so that central teams can monitor and manage them remotely, improving system maintenance and also enabling improved data services to customers who require the information for their energy management initiatives.
Security and Parking
Security applications such as access control and CCTV benefit from 4G/5G connectivity for remote access and monitoring. With the ability to deploy your network in any location at any time, it’s highly flexible and ideal for security use cases. Parking applications such as barrier and ticket machine control also benefit from 4G/5G for facilities management solutions, as they provide a simple, quick to deploy and secure approach to connectivity which doesn’t interfere with, or require access to, existing infrastructure.
Intelligent street lighting is one of the leading initiatives to make cities smarter and more efficient. Controlled by intelligent lighting controllers, and using I/O devices to monitor street light usage requirements, these solutions need to be remotely managed and monitored to make them cost effective. Able to be deployed anywhere, 4G/5G connectivity enables remote changes to lighting strategies, along with other important monitoring and management capabilities.
Rapid Deployment Connectivity
Delivered via 4G/5G provide an ideal solution to the increasing demand for mobile working. Whether based in-vehicle or used as a portable “pop-up” network, our 4G/5G solutions for facilities management are ideal for delivering secure, managed connectivity for your field-based teams and the tech they need to support. When responding to affected sites where evacuation has been a necessary precaution, for example a gas leak, or sub-contractors are required, an in-vehicle networking solution can also be used to provide guest WiFi. Creating a powerful WiFi hotspot with an extended footprint around the vehicle (which can reach up to 100 metres) sub-contractors and the public alike can connect with ease.
Extending the enterprise network to the road is essential for utility companies today. Providing access to centralised systems on-the-road helps to streamline workflows and improve customer service by giving field teams access to the applications and information they need – while also keeping head office up-to-date with the latest data. Able to connect anytime, anywhere, 4G/5G provides the perfect solution. Extending the enterprise network to the road is also essential for utility companies today. Providing access to centralised systems while on-the-road helps to streamline workflows and improve customer service by giving field teams access to the applications and information they need – while keeping head office up-to-date with the latest data as well. Able to connect anytime, anywhere, 4G/5G provides the perfect solution. Cellular can also unify on-the-road communications, connecting other applications such as real-time asset tracking and fleet telematics.
Energy Network Monitoring
Energy companies need to monitor how much energy is being generated across their sites, as well as when it is being generated. For example solar panels in multiple locations will generate different amounts of energy at different times; by tracking this, companies gain a better idea of which circumstances promote higher energy levels and can then replicate these across other sites. By tracking generation rates, companies can also implement preventative maintenance; if a panel’s production rate suddenly drops, this indicates there may be an issue and this can then be dealt with quickly. Distributed energy estates rely on remote monitoring and management capabilities to achieve this – 4G/5G networking solutions can provide the connectivity required.
Utility Network Monitoring
Utility companies need to track their transmission network to ensure no energy or water is lost along the way, for example via a leak, and that there are no faults with the service, for example damaged equipment which is preventing delivery. By monitoring energy or water levels at different points in the journey, utility companies can pinpoint any potential issues where a drop in level is seen. 4G/5G cellular provides the connectivity necessary to enable such a solution across multiple remote locations; providing a completely flexible, connect anywhere solution which can be easily scaled across a wide geography.
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“We’d explored several options for connectivity but it was becoming increasingly apparent that a 4G LTE connection would be the best solution for our requirements. The challenge was finding a provider who would listen to our needs and work in partnership with us, so that we could roll out our services rapidly and across a global scale.”
– Yasir Sheikh, Global Head of Energy Development at Trend Controls.
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