Solar-Powered Wireless Communications
Carlson Wireless Technologies has integrated
a new Power over Ethernet (PoE) device
into its solar-powered wireless product line.
According to the company, the new PoE unit
increases system efficiency by up to 45%,
allowing for greater solar system run times.
Other benefits include reductions in
required solar panel size as well as the elimination
of costly inverters. Carlson Wireless
engineers also note that the new PoE allows
a significant increase in powered cable
length, expanding site configuration options.
Designed for remote locations, Carlson’s
Trailblazer and LongHaul microwave backhaul
radios integrate with solar power kits—
directly monitoring both radio and solar
equipment via data throughput, temperature
and voltage readings; sending e-mail
alerts at customer-set thresholds to communicate
problems before failure occurs.
As featured in Womp 2010 Vol 04 - www.womp-int.com