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How Good Remote Monitoring Improves Public & Staff Safety

I just got back from a fantastic installation trip in the mountainous west of the US. It made me think in more detail about the safety aspects of good remote monitoring equipment that I always try to design and deliver perfectly.

Andrew Erickson
March 2, 2022

Monitoring ILS and Other Critical Aviation Safety Equipment

DPS equipment is frequently used in life-and-death scenarios, but few are so immediate as in aviation. In instrument conditions (zero visibility), a malfunctioning ILS (Instrument Landing System) can quite literally send airplanes into mountains.

Andrew Erickson
February 14, 2022

Pandemic Drives the Need for Alarm Monitoring In the Healthcare Industry

DPS Telecom gear is frequently utilized by utility, telecom, and transportation companies. I recently worked to provide a solution for a less common industry from us: medical. This client was needing a solution to monitor their freezers and refrigerators.

John Ebury
February 13, 2022

Combining HVAC Management with General Remote Monitoring and Control Functions

I'm currently working on a project with a company that remotely monitors and manages HVAC systems for their customers. My role in this project will be to integrate general remote site management for other equipment to supplement HVAC management.

Andrew Erickson
February 6, 2022

Alternatives to Programming Logic Controllers

Every SCADA system (or other "remote monitoring and control system") necessary involves some number of remote input and output devices. RTUs represent a simpler approach that can be used to accomplish many monitoring goals.

Andrew Erickson
February 6, 2022

How to Monitor Your Remote Building Temperatures

Temperature sensing at remote buildings is important for many different industries. If you have telecommunication sites at a telco, power company, railroad, or county agency, you must monitor temperature. If you have a data center, a server room, or a...

Andrew Erickson
January 30, 2022

How to Monitor Doors at Your Remote Sites

Of all the things you have to monitor at your remote sites, perhaps none are as simple and important as basic security. This essentially boils down to door, motion, and other sensors that detect intrusion. Let's review several examples from my recent project proposals.

Andrew Erickson
January 25, 2022

9 Radio Monitoring System Examples for 2022

Your radio sites, by definition, are spread out across a wide area. They tend to be in remote places like mountaintops. That's why you need good monitoring. If something is going wrong, you must know about it immediately.

Andrew Erickson
January 17, 2022

Tower Site Monitoring Examples for 2022

Monitoring tower sites is one of the most common uses for remote site monitoring equipment. RTUs collect data about local conditions, then send it to a central master station. In these 9 examples, you'll see real diagrams and examples to give you a solid tutorial on what you need to accomplish and how to do it.

Andrew Erickson
January 12, 2022

Emergency Power System Monitoring Exposed

An energy service provider in the western United States recently upgraded their Master Alarm System. They were in need of a central location for monitoring of their remote sites. Some of the power producing sites capable of producing over...

Andrew Erickson
December 30, 2021

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