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Tower Monitoring & Control

About Tower Monitoring & Control

Providing your team with one affordable solution for remote access can save time and money. Our modern RMX-4000 fits the bill whether you are a tower owner that is carrier specific or one that rents out space. You can see the status of your generator and provide health checks to your tenants appropriately. Westell can give you visibility to your tower lights, security of the compound, details about your generator status and fuel, environmental alarms and temperature and exact usage per tenant. Connect directly to power plant and HVAC controllers allowing you to view and change settings remotely. The Optima software platform provides you a single pane of glass at your site; receive notifications, mapping, reports, history, and push notification of alarms northbound.

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Westell’s Tower Lighting Management Solution assures tower owners remote access to monitor tower lights avoiding costly fines. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has strict rules. With the Westell solution you will know when there is a light fault and be able to promptly file your NOTAM reducing unnecessary fines. You will also gain the ability to change light status remotely. Westell supports intelligent connectivity to the most popular lighting controllers, but if you have an older style tower lighting solution we also support connectivity using dry contacts.

Fuel & Generator

Westell’s Fuel Management Solution is a comprehensive solution that reduces the need for physical site visits and becomes a key solution in meeting compliance initiatives and avoiding costly fines. The solution uses technology innovations for monitoring fuel without a site visit. We can monitor diesel, propane and natural gas via a generator control panel or through a gauge; even antiquated tanks can be monitored. Westell also supports wireless level monitoring for some tank types, eliminating significant trenching and cabling costs. Disaster Recovery Planning is made easy. We have a software platform to show you the generators currently running and show you minutes of remaining run time. With this information you can plan your fuel refill more efficiently.

Westell can provide historical fuel consumption reports that may be useful in determining whether a different generator model should be deployed in the future. By viewing detailed consumption reports across multiple cell sites, service-provider personnel can determine if a generator is operating under specification or unable to effectively manage the site load and should be replaced. By optimizing the generator size, energy consumption can be minimized. Additional benefits allow you to be notified when there is a fuel theft in progress.

Power Metering

Tenant metering is easy with the addition of a power meter. You will receive exact usage for billing and reporting. One study we did exposed a utility transformer that was on the clients side resulting in an additional $10,000 annual billing saved after resolved with the utility company. Also, monitor specific network elements such as your HVAC usage; the primary network element driving up your monthly utility bills.

Security

The Westell suite of remotes provides the security to all of your network elements. Additional security benefits for your compound can be added such as intrusion alarms, fuel theft notifications and IP cameras. We can provide you motion alarms and details needed to keep your equipment and your tenant’s equipment safe.

Environmental Alarms

Westell has been monitoring environmental alarms for years. This method has never gone away and still a standard of a NOCC being notified of a change in status. Some types of environmental alarms are: door intrusion, rectifier fail, economizer, fan, smoke/fire, hydrogen gas, water, commercial power fail, battery discharge. We also carry the sensors needed to accomplish this.

Temperature in a cabinet or shelter is critical to the health of your network. We can set customized set points for alarming or triggering a fan. We can also help you catch issues before they arises with multiple thresholds to prevent damaging equipment due to extreme heat or cold. We can also use temperature sensors gain visibility to HVAC performance.


Features & Benefits

  • Access to AWL for remote change or notifications needed to file NOTAM
  • Environmental alarming including sensor details
  • Exact metering to bill your tenants
  • Disaster recovery fuel refill planning-minute of remaining run time
  • Generator Remote Change-start and stop, maintenance run-clean air act
  • Remote generator odometer reading for compliance
  • Fuel Monitoring for new and old generators-propane, diesel and natural gas
  • Software Platform shows locations on a map, generators running, fuel remaining and fuel theft
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Intelligent Site Management

Westell provides a comprehensive Intelligent Site Management Solution for service providers and tower operators facing new challenges due to rapidly growing wireless networks. The Intelligent Site Management Solution can be extended to all cell sites (new and existing) to monitor, troubleshoot, and correct problems efficiently and securely.

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