The explosive growth in mobile phones has been supported by a similar growth in the underlying networks of base stations used to connect calls. This has created headaches for network administrators charged with keeping an increasing numbers of base stations active at all times. Now a convenient new power and management cabinet allows administrators to manage the entire operation of base stations remotely, reducing time and costs and improving range.
EUREKA project SAEB98 brought together a Spanish lead partner, Amper Soluciones, with expertise in telecoms network management systems and a German specialist in power plants for the industry, Ascom Energy Systems.
”Base stations for mobile phone networks are normally located in places where access is quite difficult," explains Galilea. "With our system, the operator can remotely determine the real problem in the base station and monitor other systems such as alarms and communication lines as well as air conditioning, an external beacon, and even whether the door is open.”
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