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James Craig

James Craig

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How Automatic Alarm Systems Help You Avoid $25K in Fines for Tower Lighting Malfunctions

[fa icon='calendar'] Dec 9, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by James Craig posted in Remote Monitoring, IIoT

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Have you experienced lighting issues with the towers you manage and maintain? Current monitoring solutions allow you to avoid the costs of manual checks and potential fines by checking and notifying you of potential issues immediately on either your computer or smartphone. With proactive monitoring solutions, you can reduce downtime, save money and easily observe your wireless communications network.

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Measuring and Monitoring Voltage Wave Standing Ratio (VSWR / SWR)

[fa icon='calendar'] Sep 21, 2018 8:23:27 AM / by James Craig posted in Remote Monitoring, Wireless Transmitter, Voltage Wave Standing Ratio

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Voltage Standing Wave Ratio (VSWR or SWR) is an important stat for transmitter sites that should be continuously measured and monitored to be able to see - and frequently preempt - a problem before it has a significant impact.

VSWR / SWR is worth paying attention to on a wireless transmitter site as it:

  • Is a good measure of the overall health of the antenna system
  • Can highlight degraded system performance – coverage, voice quality, data throughput, etc.
  • Helps avoid damage and failure to transmitters and repeaters from high VSWR
  • Indicates if the system is performing as designed and intended
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