Thursday, July 01, 2010

Carson Wireless touts upgraded VTS technology

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Arcata, Calif.-based Carlson Wireless Technologies, a provider of solar powered wireless voice and data communications, has announced its latest VTS monitoring and alarm technology.

VTS offers system monitoring and alarm capabilities to notify communication managers of changes in system environment affecting supply voltage, equipment, temperature, and signal strength—all signs of potential wireless link failure. Notification is either through contact closure or via email alert. Additionally, alarm thresholds can be custom set by the system manager.

VTS is currently offered in select LongHaul™ rack mount backhaul radios available in frequencies from 700 MHz to 6.0 GHz, including the 4.9 GHz public safety band. LongHaul™ radios offer the ultra-low fixed latency SWiFT™ technology, which allows long distance microwave links for UDP applications such as T1/E1, VoIP, and video surveillance networks.

Designed specifically for public safety and critical infrastructure communications links, VTS is especially useful for remote applications and systems using solar or other off-grid energy sources.

“Power supply monitoring isa big help to our remote customers. It notifies them when solar panel performance is compromised from shading by snow, volcanic dust, or other debris,” said Carlson Wireless Quality Assurance Manager Chris Spoerle. “With VTS, these things can be addressed long before system failure.”