Posts Tagged ‘3G/4G modem’

Managing Network Elements at Wind Farms via 3G-4G Modem

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

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.

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Managing Head End Network Elements in Remote Mining Applications

Monday, August 26th, 2013

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.

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Managing Network Elements at Remote Cell Towers via 3G-4G Modem

Friday, August 16th, 2013

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.

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Keeping Tabs on Remote Pipeline Monitoring Stations via Cellular Broadband

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

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.

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A Dual Ethernet Console Server Provides More Options for Remote Console Access

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Console servers provide a vital function for network managers and support personnel, by enabling secure, out-of-band access to console port command functions on remote network elements without the need to travel to the installation site in person. Although this function is absolutely vital for remote network management applications, a console server can also provide other capabilities if the console server includes dual Ethernet ports.

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Out-of-Band Access to Network Equipment at Remote Cell Towers via 3G or 4G Modem

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

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.

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Out-of-band Management via Cellular Broadband

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

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.

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