Wireless High Speed Internet
For Remote Plant and Renewables
Monitoring and controlling remote plant and equipment can be difficult and expensive. Wind turbines and pumping stations for example are often out of the range of sufficient traditional broadband connections leading to use of inferior and expensive technologies such as satellite. Quickline’s range of services are often available even to the remotest areas not only far exceeding the technical requirements of even the most demanding networks but with sufficient extra bandwidth to run devices such as IP CCTV over the same connection.
Connections can be directly to the internet or as a private circuit to other parts of a network.
Steel made in Scunthorpe by Tata Steel has been used in landmark structures all over the world to include the construction of the Petronas Towers in Malaysia and the T'sing Ma bridge in Hong Kong. Closer to home, it has been used in constructions such as the new Wembley stadium, the Humber Bridge and Heathrow Terminal 5. It’s even used to produce everyday objects such as paperclips and lightbulbs.
Tata Steel’s has a number of remote locations such as pumping stations, which were outside the range of traditional providers such as BT. Our solution securely connected all of these sites back to their control centre allowing readings to be taken and systems to be controlled in real-time. Due to the increased upload speeds customers enjoy when using Quickline services, Tata were able to use the surplus upload bandwidth to introduce cost effective CCTV to protect these vulnerable remote sites.
The services that Tata Steel used to facilitate this solution are multiple AIRFibre Pro managed connections set up as private circuits. This means that there is no need for the data that is transmitted to leave the Quickline network at any point to cross the wider internet. It is a good example of how owning our own infrastructure allows us to deliver unique and bespoke services to our clients.