Mission-Critical
Communications
Solution

CHALLENGE 1:

How to match all
the mission-critical
requirements?

When you have a mission-critical system, you need a mission-critical connectivity solution. You know how much it costs for your application, when the connectivity is lost. Every second counts. You simply can’t afford your system to be down. Mission-critical characteristics are emphasized even more during a major event, such as electricity blackout.

You need to be sure that your mission-critical communications is reliable and high available, and you need to be able to trust that your system is well protected and cyber secure.

CHALLENGE 2:

How to combine
the best features of
various technologies?

The evolution of industrial communications, including mission-critical connectivity, is constantly requiring more and more throughput, or speed. Often the highest speed requirements are for less critical components, like video. The challenge is to combine speed and reliability requirements, and this often calls for efficiently combining different technologies, such as cellular and private radio networking technologies.

You need to make sure that the co-operation with adjacent technologies is seamless. If one communications channel, for example public network, becomes unavailable the switchover to surviving path is done automatically.

CHALLENGE 3:

How to carry out
network modernization
in a smart way?

Automation systems are currently being modernized in a big extent. Smart modernization adds up to significant savings, when the lifetime of the legacy components is extended and the modernization process executed step-by-step.

You need make sure that the legacy serial and the new IP systems can be supported in parallel and that you can take full advantage of the modern IP components. Of course you would also like to do this cost-efficiently, without adding complexity and possible points of failure by introducing additional equipment to the network.

The solution

SATEL XPRS is a communications solution based on private radio networking technology. It offers the most reliable long-range data connectivity and the highest availability for mission-critical applications under all circumstances. At the core of the SATEL XPRS solution is the smart IP radio router: SATELLAR XT 5RC.

The SATEL XPRS can be built in any location where long-range mission-critical connectivity is required, even when there is no public network availability at all. With back-up power, it also works in total electricity blackout scenarios.

With SATEL XPRS you can create your own private radio network, and have the total control in your own hands with availability up to 100%. You can also use it in co-operation with adjacent technologies or benefit from it in modernization process, where the legacy and modern components are used in parallel.

SATEL XPRS benefits

Private radio network

  • Predictable costs, significant savings in the long run
  • Savings by minimum maintenance requirements
  • Static performance, easy dimensioning
  • No data plans
  • Built-in security
  • Long investment age

High availability

  • Significant cost savings by avoiding downtime
  • Rule out loss of service leading to loss of revenue
  • Rule out possible penalties or fines
  • Rule out delays in fault localization, isolation and restoration
  • Savings in workforce costs

Utmost security

  • Rule out unauthorized access and system downtime
  • Avoid malicious use of the system and extensive damage
  • Cost savings and less possible points of failure, since external encryption devices are not needed
  • Ensure trustworthy PR imago

User-friendly configuration tool: SATEL NETCO

  • Easy and centralized configuration
  • Error-free network deployment and automated calculation of network parameters
  • Reduced configuration time, leading up to 80% savings
  • Rule out human configuration errors, which may cause excessive expenses

Co-operation with adjacent technologies

The use of private radio modem technology adds reliability, predictability and security to your system. The co-operation with adjacent technologies is executed with integrated redundancy and routing protocols, which enables utilizing the best characteristics of each technology. SATEL XPRS supports easy integration and makes your system connectivity genuinely matching mission-critical requirements.

SATEL XPRS complements cellular technologies by ensuring working reliability and minimum downtimes. If one communication channel becomes unavailable, SATEL XPRS automatically switches over to surviving path. During a power outage, caused for example by a storm, it can run for days with a back-up battery.

Key benefits for using SATEL XPRS

  • Adds reliability, predictability and security to your communications
  • Meets the mission-critical requirements
  • Easy integration of multiple technologies

Network modernization with using IP with legacy serial

The SATEL XPRS enables the usage of existing serial based infrastructure with the new IP components by integrated protocol gateway functionality. This extends the lifetime of the old components and makes the transition period smarter and easier. The network modernization can be done step-by-step.

Key benefits for using SATEL XPRS

  • Protect the previous investment by prolonging the lifetime of the legacy system components while extending the network with modern components
  • Avoid the need to invest in external protocol converters or additional devices, which cost and can be a possible point of failure
  • Easy integration means cost savings
  • The whole system can be run with one IP-based protocol: reduces costs, makes the network more manageable

SATELLAR XT 5RC
IP radio router

SATELLAR IP radio router is suitable for both serial and IP data networking in UHF frequencies. It provides a reliable data connectivity for applications that require stability, high availability and long range. It supports low latency networking and has easy remote management with an intuitive user interface.

Experts at your service

Our Network Design Center helps you in creating a professional network design with optimized radio and antenna parameters and guaranteed connectivity. Our professional support provided by collaborative engineering adds up to fast reaction times, minimized system disturbance and minimized need for workforce. You get the carefree connectivity ownership!

SATEL has a global distributor network serving you at your location. We are where you are.

Contact us

Contact us to learn more how SATEL XPRS solution can improve your business.