The task of managing networked elements in Pipeline Monitoring applications presents a unique challenge for network administrators. The isolated location of most pipeline monitoring stations, coupled with the number of individual monitoring stations involved creates a situation where out-of-band communication via secondary network cable or regular dial-up is often completely out of the question. Fortunately, cellular broadband communication via 3G/4G modem offers a workable solution for managing network elements at far-flung pipeline monitoring stations.
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When network equipment is located in extremely remote locations, the task of implementing an effective out-of-band management solution can present a difficult challenge. At remote installations sites that are far off the beaten track, network cables and phone lines are often unavailable, forcing network engineers to rely on other means for out-of-band access to networked devices. One effective solution to this type of application is an out-of-band management solution based on communication via 3G/4G modem.
Most wind farms include a surprising assortment of network devices that are used to control turbine positioning, track wind speed and direction and ensure security at the remote site. When network problems at a wind farm make normal network communication impossible, an out-of-band management solution is required to enable administrators to restore communication without the delays, hassle and expense of a physical service call to the remote wind farm. Given the remote nature of most wind farms, access via 3G/4G modem is often the only viable option for out-of-band communication with network elements in wind farm applications.
In order to ensure safety and efficiency, mine administrators need a means to communicate with both miners underground, and decision makers at company headquarters. There are several factors that complicate communication in mines; one is the remote location of most mining operations, and the other is the nature of the mine itself, where thick rock walls make normal cell communication unfeasible below ground. Although these two factors present a challenge, they also create a problem that is easily solved by the implementation of a 3G/4G modem based cellular broadband solution.
The task of managing network devices in wayside rail applications presents a unique challenge for those responsible for keeping rail networks up and running. For one thing, the remote nature of wayside rail applications makes out-of-band communication difficult, and for another, when a network element in a wayside monitoring station malfunctions, rail traffic comes to a halt. One solution to this conundrum is to use 3G/4G modem communication to manage wayside network devices via cellular broadband.
When a network device at a remote cell tower crashes and makes direct communication with the tower impossible, it’s absolutely vital to have a secondary, out-of-band avenue for communication in order to allow administrators to restore communication without a service call. In more mundane network applications, the obvious choices for out-of-band management would be a secondary network or a dial-up connection, but given the extremely remote nature of most cell towers, cellular broadband via 3G/4G modem is often the only viable option for out-of-band communication with a cell tower.
Given the importance of pipeline monitoring stations and the remote nature of installation sites, the task of monitoring network elements at distant pipeline monitoring stations can often prove to be a challenge. While direct communication via secondary network cable, satellite communication and dial-up communication are sometimes not an option, cellular broadband communication via 3G/4G modem can provide a workable, out-of-band solution for managing network devices at remote pipeline installations.
The task of managing network devices located at remote cell towers can present a formidable challenge for network administrators. Due to the remote location of many cell towers, normal channels for out-of-band communication, such as a direct network connection or dial-up connection, are often out of the question. In cases like this, network management via wireless broadband using a 3G/4G modem can provide a workable solution for out-of-band communication.
Implementing an out-of-band management solution is generally a fairly simple proposition … as long as a network cable or land line is available. But in applications where neither a direct network cable or phone line are present, it often takes a little bit of creativity to put together a workable out-of-band management solution. In cases like this, a 3G/4G modem based cellular broadband solution can often serve as a reliable means for out-of-band access to remote network devices.