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Live Webinar: Fast, Reliable Municipal Telemetry Networks Using the FCC-Licensed 4.9 GHz Band

October 15, 2018 / by Titus Crabb

Establishing reliable communication links to lift stations, booster pumps, water tanks, and other remote locations is a must-have requirement for IT and communication engineers in the water/wastewater market. Just about every water district is leveraging the 900 GHz band for this communication – and they aren’t the only ones – resulting in a saturated network and poor connectivity. There’s a better way.

Join leaders from Siemens and Vertech on November 1, 2018 at 1 p.m. EDT as we team up to discuss how municipalities can take advantage of the licensed 4.9 GHz frequency band. While established primarily as a spectrum range for public safety users, the FCC rules also state that municipalities and critical infrastructure companies can gain access to this frequency band to achieve high-speed, robust connectivity to your local sites.

During this live webinar, we will discuss:

Real-world success stories of moving to the 4.9 GHz band

We’ll walk through the technical details of the Town of Queen Creek’s recent SCADA system telemetry system transformation. When this city faced rapid growth that exceeded the capability of their 900 MHz radio telemetry network, they needed new radio infrastructure that could provide reliable, high-speed connections to their existing sites, provide expansion capacity, and allow integration of video at remote sites. Brian Quill, Utility Field Supervisor from the Town of Queen Creek, will share the results they are seeing from the new system, including network bandwidth ranging from 7 Mbps to 10 Mbps for each of their 25 sites.

A practical approach to better connectivity

We’ll outline the licensing process to implement the 4.9GHz band, as well as key planning and installation considerations for a modernizing your SCADA telemetry system and getting the connectivity you need. Siemens will review its latest wireless broadband offering, RUGGEDCOM WIN, a high-performance, long-range, and secure standards-based family of wireless products with 4.9 GHz spectrum solutions.

As the demands on network infrastructure for utilities and municipalities continue to escalate, it is clear that new solutions must be explored which are scalable, secure, and stable. Hope you can join us on November 1, 2018 at 1 p.m. EDT for the discussion and Q&A.


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Titus Crabb

Written by Titus Crabb


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