Archives: May 2016

Batteries Included

Wireless data networking solutions can be far more cost effective than their wired counterparts. Power and data cables are expensive to install – often more expensive than the connected equipment itself. It’s hard to get cables across rivers, roads, railroads and parking lots.

SE300 Series Smart Switches for Wind Farms

Installing fully managed switches throughout an entire wind farm can be prohibitively expensive. One of our customers realized that their application didn’t actually require all of those management capabilities. Instead, they installed Advantech B+B SmartWorx SE305-T smart switches, which support Modbus/TCP to communicate with SCADA software and SNMP to communicate with NMS (Networking Management System).

SE300 Series Smart Switches for Traffic Control

Installing fully managed switches all throughout a traffic management system can be prohibitively expensive. One of our customers realized that their application didn’t actually require all of those management capabilities. Instead, they installed Advantech B+B SmartWorx SE305-T smart switches, which support Modbus/TCP to communicate with SCADA software and SNMP to communicate with NMS (Networking Management System).

SE300 Series Smart Switches for Pipelines

The traffic experts at INRIX report that British drivers spend 30 hours per year in traffic jams. For German drivers it’s 35 hours. In the USA, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency says that 30 percent of the city’s traffic congestion is caused by drivers looking for a place to park. And the Texas Transportation Institute estimates the annual cost of traffic congestion in the United States alone adds up to $87.2 billion in wasted fuel and lost productivity. Much of this congestion could be addressed with smart Internet of Things technologies that already exist.