Service providers and tower operators were initially focused on network coverage. Priority then moved to network availability. With the LTE evolution, network capacity is now a primary concern. With the shifting of requirements to managing faster speeds and higher capacity, more intelligence is moving to the network edge. This has increased the importance of the edge support infrastructure, such as power systems, environmental controls, and security. Comprehensive site management manages this critical network infrastructure to ensure the continued success of the network.
Westell provides a comprehensive site monitoring and control solution to remotely manage site infrastructure. The four important areas of focus include the following:
- Communications management: distributed antenna systems (DAS) and microwave management
- Environmental management: heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) monitoring/energy monitoring/control, environmental monitoring, and aircraft warning light (AWL) management
- Power management: AC power monitoring, AWL management, battery management, DC power monitoring, fuel management, generator management, hybrid power management, rectifier monitoring, and tenant power monitoring
- Security management: access management, asset tampering, and surveillance management
The comprehensive site monitoring and control solution features the Optima Management System® and Remote suite of products for a complete view and understanding of site assets – often without a site visit. This enables the ability to remotely monitor, troubleshoot, and correct problems with network infrastructure before service affecting outages occur. Westell also provides a turnkey services solution for intelligent site management. From sourcing, configuration, engineering, project management, deployment, turn-up, training, to follow on support, you can be ensured a quality and timely implementation to meet your requirements.
The Westell site monitoring and control solution reduces network operating costs, improves network performance including quality, reliability, and availability, and improves site security.