Modernizing Utility Communications through Private Wireless Broadband
Deliver cost-effective, resilient, and secure connectivity for mission-critical applications
Our electric infrastructure is aging and long overdue for a major overhaul. Throughout the country, utilities are making significant investments into new technologies, tools, and techniques to modernize the grid. These efforts range from smart grid and advanced metering infrastructure to energy storage, distributed energy systems like microgrids, and demand response programs. A critical component of grid modernization is the use of advanced communications network technologies, such as private wireless broadband networks to support a wide array of mission-critical applications.
BEC Technologies' industry-leading wireless broadband solutions are modernizing utility communications with 4G LTE and 5G network solutions. Our diverse portfolio of industrial modems, routers, and gateways provide utilities with next-generation, high-performance, resilient, and secure mission-critical communication services.
Versatile and cost-effective platforms utilizing the latest generation of cellular technologies for commercial or private dedicated networks over licensed, shared 3.5 GHz Band 48 CBRS, and leased band 8 (Anterix 900 MHz) spectrum.
Hardened multi-service gateways with a variety of interfaces providing secure and reliable connectivity for industrial IoT applications
Ruggedized hardware with integrated high-gain antenna technology is designed to deliver increased capacity, maximum range, and extended coverage in the most demanding environments
Cloud Management Platform
A comprehensive suite of services, including CBRS SAS Domain proxy for full lifecycle management of large-scale UE deployments
Microgrids are self-sufficient energy systems that can work in parallel with or independently from the main power grid, capable of generating their own energy through distributed energy sources such as solar panels, wind turbines, combined heat & power, generators, and storage batteries. Microgrids do not simply transmit energy; they are intelligent systems that require more data to deliver automated, accurate forecasting of short-term production and consumption. Private LTE provides the critical connectivity required for control of all microgrid assets.
Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) is an integrated system of smart meters, communications networks, and data management systems that enables two-way communication between utilities and customers. AMI technology has progressed significantly in recent years; this advancement includes the requirements for additional bandwidth, improved coverage, lower latency for mission-critical applications, and many other improvements. LTE is very well suited to address these requirements and provide connectivity in areas where other AMI communication technologies such as Fiber, PLC, and RF Mesh are technically impossible or too expensive
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems are crucial for industrial organizations to control and maintain efficiency, distribute data for smarter decisions, and communicate system issues to help mitigate downtime. Seamlessly connect Modbus enabled equipment via serial interface for real-time access to monitor and control critical systems.
Video surveillance plays an essential role in the physical security plans for utilities. Substations make enticing targets due to their critical functionality and the fact that they are typically unstaffed and remote. Video surveillance traffic is sensitive to delay and jitter, so it is crucial that you have a robust, highly available network. LTE is a solid choice to provide the bandwidth and capacity required for today's IP video surveillance systems.
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