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There's an old philosophical question about trees falling in the forest with no one around. Does it make a sound? Well, any engineer will tell you: yes, and no. It produces sound waves. But if nothing can pick them up, it doesn't matter. In order for the "sound" to happen, there needs to be a connection between the sound producer and the receiver.
It's pretty much the same way for your wireless telecom infrastructure.
Your wireless infrastructure sends communication waves across vast distances, powering wireless providers, private networks, and public broadcasting channels. And for all that to work, you need to have uptime, all the time.
That's where wireless infrastructure remote monitoring and management comes in. Remote monitoring and management will help you keep track of all the components of your system. It lets you understand what is going wrong, and what is potentially going wrong so that you can fix it. It boosts efficiency while lowering costs.
In short, remote monitoring and management will make sure that there's a connection whenever it's needed, which is always.
Microwave point-to-point towers have an incredibly complex job to lead to a very simple outcome - that is: people talking to each other. On the ground, people think it's easy and essentially demand 100% uptime. When something goes wrong, you have very upset customers, clients, and potentially, regulators.
That's why remote monitoring systems for telecom towers are crucial. What it does, fundamentally, is give you complete visibility over all your remote sites.
This system is comprised of a couple of primary parts.
(Caveat: if you have fewer than 10 towers, you might not need a master. Otherwise, it could be an unnecessary expense. The RTUs can send a signal right to your pager, text, or email)
So what do these RTUs monitor for your remote towers? Well, whatever you need them to. This can include:
So that's what your system will monitor, along with anything else you gauge to be appropriate. But what does that mean for you?
Look, we'll be honest. These can be expensive systems. Getting one on the cheap from a fly-by-night company might seem like a great bargain, but if they are gone tomorrow, you're out of luck. So you want a good system. But how will it be worth the cost?
Well, there are three huge benefits you should be aware of.
How do you get there? By getting the right partner.
Look, even a cheap little system is better than none at all, however, it's certainly not in the long-run. You're going to want a partner who:
We're not philosophers. We're not sure if the engineers answered the tree question with any hidden wisdom about the universe. But what we do know is that every day, people from all walks of life depend on being connected. Emergency services rely on it. Our country relies on it.
That's a lot of work for a telecom operator. A reliable wireless infrastructure remote monitoring and management system makes it easier. Helping those who help others is our philosophy.
DPS Telecom has the experience and expertise to help companies monitor what matters most - including their wireless infrastructure remote monitoring. Our technicians can work with you to install RTUs with easy-to-use interfaces for more automatic responses. Reach out and get a quote today!
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