Replacing Carrier TDM Services
Utilities and pipeline industries have relied on 4 wire analog circuits leased from the carriers to transport Supervisory, Control, and Data Acquisition (SCADA) information to and from remote terminals/substations (RTU) and provide the infrastructure for Pilot Wire protection for decades. These services offered an effective low cost, low bandwidth transport medium to enable basic monitoring services
Tier one carriers, such as AT&T, Verizon, and CenturyLink, among others have announced plans to discontinue all TDM based services. All services based on 2/4 wire lease lines have now been declared End of Life and in most cases no requests for new services are being accepted, however none of the carriers have been definitive with the dates they plan stop supporting them.
FAE Telecom has teamed with Norwegian satellite company TSAT to deliver the only private (dedicated) satellite networking solution on the market. This solution is specifically designed to deal with mission critical applications in the utility markets and addresses all the requirements of a next generation replacement of the EOLd carrier services.
The ruggedized and utility hardened hardware is engineered to provide years of reliable operation in remote locations and harsh environments, in a manner no other competing solution does. Furthermore, TSAT is designed to comply with IEC-61850, the global standard for utility and industrial communication and automation.
By implementing TSAT, critical communications to and from your remote locations are ‘piped’ directly to your control center without the need for a terrestrial back-haul or ‘double-hop’ connection. With complete independence from public infrastructure and the internet, TSAT provides cyber secure and reliable communications for your mission critical applications. For even greater reliability it is possible to implement a load-sharing and geo-redundant HUB solution.
The TSAT hub is the lowest cost hub on the market, and efficient utilization of satellite spectrum keeps the annual communication cost to a minimum. This makes TSAT the ideal solution for replacing the carrier leased line services that are being terminated.
Solves many of the traditional satellite issues
Thought satellite was too slow, too expensive, not enough bandwidth, too difficult to manage? Think again! A private satellite system offers latency suitable for all but the most sensitive applications at an OPEX cost similar to current leased lines and is 100% under the control of the utility.
Plus it can be installed in any geographic terrain, quickly and easily.