Did you know that a Greenlight system can be equipped with cellular modems to enhance its data handling capabilities? These devices use a conventional cellular network (such as Verizon or AT&T), to transmit data from the field station while providing access to Greenlight system’s web-based applications.
This technology is already widely used by many industries to keep roving or changing information flowing; carriers like UPS and FedEx provide live computer data to their delivery vehicles and we can see delivery status of our packages online as they move from truck to final destination.
For the Greenlight System, the use of cell modems tackles two significant data handling challenges:
- Supplementing communication at large or complex project sites where conventional telemetry (line-of-sight radios) is not adequate.
- Providing Internet access for off-site users at sites where commercial, hard-wired Internet service is not practical. Off-site users include client personnel viewing the environmental data and emilcott staff conducting technical support.
An additional benefit provided by cellular modems is elimination of the need for the on-site centralized database and server computer. Instead, you can have emilcott handle all site data archiving and reporting remotely — at our data center. For this communication setup, Greenlight System field monitoring stations are at the site transmitting data to the remote centralized computer via cellular modem. Project peronnel can view the data over a secure Internet or wi-fi connection.
When it comes to site monitoring for the protection of public/worker health, transmission and responding to data in real time is imperative. The Greenlight System offers a wide variety of communication choices so that site location, site topography, budget and project requirements don’t become obstacles to success.