In This Issue
• Continuous PoE Essential to Connected Vehicle Projects
• Siemens Insures the Continuous Operation of Critical Road Side Units with BTU’s Continuous PoE Technology
• AT&T Announces Updates on FirstNet Progress and Innovations
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Continuous PoE Essential to
Connected Vehicle Projects
Connected Vehicle Technology is essential to reducing traffic accidents, detecting wrong-way drivers and consistent with the global migration to Smart/Safe City Infrastructure designs.
Siemens recently selected BTU as part of a Tampa FL Pilot program, a USDoT Funded Project. Tremendous, detailed planning goes into the design of these sophisticated configurations.
The presence of a constant, uninterruptable source of Ethernet power is a core element of glitch-free performance.
Meets Specification Requirements for Constant & Redundant Power and Video.
Siemens Insures the Continuous Operation
of Critical Road Side Units
with BTU’s Continuous PoE Technology
AT&T Announces Updates on
FirstNet Progress & Innovations
AT&T recently announced the build out of their FirstNet network is more than 50% complete and they’ve seen more the 7,250 agencies sign on in more than 600 markets with Band 14 spectrum. The total number of FirstNet connections recently surpassed 600,000.
The carrier also said many of the new connections are brand-new, not AT&T subscribers migrating to the network. Among the recent subscribers are FEMA, Chicago Police Department, and the US Coast Guard.
Along with service for first responders, AT&T has credited the infrastructure build out with improvements to their overall network performance. For the first responders, the FirstNet network has been clocked at speeds 25% faster than any commercial network.
“We’ve entered the second year of our FirstNet Band 14 rollout with incredible momentum, already tracking well ahead of schedule,” Chris Sambar, Senior Vice President of FirstNet at AT&T, said in a release. “We don’t intend to slow down as we keep delivering for those we rely on most.”
They’ve also rolled out some unique solutions for emergency response that leverage the FirstNet network. They have a fleet of 75 deployable network assets that can be dispatched to areas impacted by natural disasters or otherwise in need of added emergency coverage. In the event of intermittent power loss or extended outages, they have included BTU’s Continuous PoE Technology to these sites with the BTU PoE UPS and BTU Auxiliary Power Capsules (Batteries) providing over 90 hours of battery backup before recharge is required. Any PoE device connected to BTU becomes impervious to power interruptions and or, extended outages. The BTU Systems use the latest in high power lithium ion batteries, can be rack mounted or Din Rail mounted as shown below.