Utilities provide essential services to the public and must continually find ways to maintain a demandingly high level of service reliability, even in case of disaster: Lights must stay on, hospitals and medical centers must be quickly restored from electrical outages, nuclear power plant incidents must be dealt with swiftly and accurately, and downed wires must be isolated and de-energized quickly to minimize danger.
PowerTrunk's TETRA solution provides mission-critical communication features, as well as lone-worker / man-down functionality and data transmission over radio for SCADA-based telemetry applications.
Integrating Mission-Critical Voice and Data Communications into the Smart Grid
The Smart Grid brings modernization of the electricity distribution system to automatically monitor, protect, and optimize the operation of its interconnected elements. While the Smart Grid is often based on broadband technologies, PowerTrunk’s TETRA solution’s narrowband data capabilities can still handle required critical information such as telemetry and integrate with a utility’s control centers at which resources are managed.
The inherent mission-critical design and functionalities of PowerTrunk’s TETRA solution enhance utility worker safety in harsh conditions and “First Responder-like” situations.