AggreGate provides real-time monitoring and performance optimization analytics for the tower power units. Those units normally handle a complicated switching logic maintaining a balance between the usage of grid power, Genset, solar panels, wind turbine, and accumulated energy.
The tower's local AggreGate Server can connect to a power controller and rectifier of any type via standard protocols or custom device drivers. AggreGate Distributed Architecture helps the tower mini-servers to choose between:
- Storing the data in a local database and sending the totals/KPIs on-demand
- Immediate uploading of all measurements to the central server
The remote setpoint control, switching rules adjustment, usage metrics reporting, power efficiency analytics, centralized power status visualization, and real-time power failure alerting – that's the outcome you should expect.
Monitoring of Telecom Tower Energy Supply
Security and Access Control
Unattended telecom tower sites are often located in remote areas with the higher criminal risks. Diesel fuel and expensive telecom equipment may become a target for theft. AggreGate provides a centralized tower security supervision and access control to protect the sites from external threats.
The security supervision may include the door contact sensors, motion detectors, perimeter security devices combined together to maximize the effect. Shelters and equipment cabinets may have a separate second-level security contour. All security events may be bound to the video recordings.
Internal shelter and cabinet environment are crucial for an uninterrupted tower service. Equipped with many sensors, the tower environment controllers report temperature/humidity readings and various alerts (such as flooding alerts or gas/smoke alerts) to the NOC. Cooling, heating and ventilation equipment failures are also reported.
Similarly to all other alerts, the environment alerts can be aligned to dynamic baselines and make use of different thresholds at different escalation levels.
A tower video surveillance system is a very specific video monitoring system that's tailored to performing short recordings upon important events. Those recordings are stored locally and forwarded to the NOC on the best effort basis. Inexpensive recorders with analog cameras can also be used in most cases.
GSM/UMTS/LTE Equipment Monitoring
A tower controller can establish SNMP connections to the GSM/UMTS/LTE equipment for collecting health/performance metrics, including voltages, fan status, card/module/interface statistics, and much more.
Tenant-specific readings collected from the cellular equipment are integrated into the overall network map.
NOC Dashboards and Maps
AggreGate IoT Platform provides the industry-best processing and visualization for your tower network. The integrated visual editors ensure rapid development of a company-specific operator interface that includes the status dashboards, alert dashboards, geographical maps with drill-down capabilities and tower-to-tower link visualization, and more.
Service Desk Integration
AggreGate can convert certain alerts into incidents that will be dispatched within the AggreGate Service Desk or any other trouble ticketing system. Technicians can access the Service Desk in the field from their smartphones. The incidents are enriched with all relevant asset information and auto-closed if the originating alert condition is void.