This applies to energy and utility companies as well as to railways and other organizations that deal with critical infrastructures such as roads, bridges and locks.
In order to give substance to this, it is necessary to replace existing legacy networks with modern communication infrastructures. Based on our specialist knowledge and experience in the area of optical networks, we supports these organizations in the design, implementation and maintenance of their mission-critical networks.
Due to the development of Ethernet protocols to new ones such as MPLS-TP and Carrier Ethernet, it is possible to deliver circuits traditionally built using circuit-switched TDM networks (SDH/PDH) over packet-switched networks.
These types of networks are most suitable in environments that require deterministic communication. In this context just think of railways and utility companies, but also communication networks for public safety. It is of the utmost importance that the network always work and that specific parameters (latency, speed of switching, etc), can be configured in advance and are therefore predictable and always meet stringent standards.
The migration of a TDM network to a Packet network requires in-depth knowledge. As a specialist in this area, Arcadiz supports organizations in the design and development of superior, robust Mission Critical Networks.
Such networks must therefore meet specific requirements. For example the network must be compact, redundant, be able to handle a broad temperature range, be impervious to electromagnetic interference and feature a voltage suppressor.
Our consultants are familiar with all environmental factors that may impact the robustness of Mission Critical Networks and are able to provide you with extensive information on the subject.
In this context, just think of smart energy meters, machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, the implementation of mobile ‘workpads’ for employees and the provision of advanced technological applications to customers via smartphone or tablet.
However, all of this imposes specific requirements on the communication infrastructure. Will you continue to use your existing copper or optical fiber connections or does it make more sense to combine it with mobile solutions? For the most part this involves long-term investments. Therefore the solution you go for, must not only be future-proof, but must also be easy to maintain in the long term. Arcadiz has a lot of experience in this area and can provide you with extensive advice on the best and most economical solution for your specific setup.
In order to make maximum use of the new options of the Internet of Things, an open, scalable and secure communication infrastructure is critical.
In addition to the design and implementation of such networks, Arcadiz is also specialized in its management. From our Network Operations Center, which is available 24/7, we monitor large numbers of objects, such as modems, routers and switches. Disruptions are repaired without delay thus guaranteeing the network's continuity.
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