Emeryville, Calif., February 23, 2004
- RACO has released a white paper offering information that aids
in the process of selecting a communication platform for remote
monitoring applications. The paper discusses the advantages and
disadvantages of three specific platforms: landline, cellular
wireless, and control channel cellular.
To ensure that the appropriate platform is chosen, and to help
plant managers and engineers make important decisions regarding
communication infrastructure, a clearly defined set of business
objectives, application requirements and communication delivery
criteria must be established and carefully evaluated. As an aid
in this effort, the most prominent section of the paper features
a comparative analysis chart that assists in choosing the best
platform for the application. It provides detailed information
on variables such as supported functions, capabilities, risks and
costs, and how they correspond to each communication platform.
In addition, a related section called "Making the Decision" helps
evaluate all the options available, guiding the reader through
a series of questions to ask when choosing a platform, and then
referring back to the comparison chart to analyze each option according
to the application requirement. The white paper also provides a
background of the remote monitoring systems market and an overview
of each communication platform.
For over 50 years and with more than 30,000
installation locations, RACO Manufacturing
and Engineering Company of Emeryville, Calif.
has provided municipalities, industry
and government with a wide variety of
high quality, reliable remote communications
systems and RTUs for data logging, alarm
autodialing, remote monitoring, reporting
and control. For more information, contact
RACO at 1400 62nd St., Emeryville, CA
94608; Ph: 800-722-6999; Fax: 510-658-3153;
or visit www.racoman.com.