How Advantech Improves Air Ambulance Performance: The Helicopter Emergency Medical Services
When mountaineering accidents happen, it is imperative that rescue teams seize the 72-hour "golden window" to locate survivors. However, weather is one factor that frequently impairs disaster rescue efforts. Real-time weather information is therefore critical to success.
Infeasible Wired Ethernet Solution
Expensive Fiber Optic Cables
Fiber optic cable is expensive to install over long distances. Small and compact, it is vulnerable to cuts and damage during installation and construction. Transmission on the optical fiber requires repetition at distance intervals. The fibers can break and/or suffer transmission losses when wrapped around curves only a few centimeters in radius. Furthermore, it is challenging for specialists to install and repair fiber optic cables in dangerous mountain areas. Considering the disadvantages of both copper and fiber optic network cables, high-endurance wireless Ethernet offered the best solution in this instance.
Unpredictable Weather Conditions
Rough and unstable weather conditions - especially low temperatures, frequent rain, and dampness - presented a great challenge. However, Advantech’s LTE SmartStart routers are technical grade and can endure a great range of temperatures (-40 to 75 degrees). The router also reduces the risk of disruption from electromagnetic pulses (EMP).
SmartStart: Industrial 4G/LTE Routers & GatewaysThe SmartStart LTE Cat.4 & LTE Cat.1 family of cellular routers and gateways are the perfect way to connect RS232 and Ethernet devices to a cellular network. Industrial M2M and IoT applications include lottery terminals, ATMs , kiosk locations, gaming terminals along with RS232 traffic controllers, meters, UPS systems, PLCs and much more. SmartStart has a powerful CPU and enhanced memory ideal for hosting high demand customer SW applications. Its open Linux platform with SDK allows the building of SW applications for IoT. Various models are available for EMEA, NAM, LATAM and China regions
SmartMotion: Industrial Dual Module 4G/LTE RoutersThe SmartMotion router offers twin, interdependent cellular modules with two SIM slots each to support multiple cell carriers. Mission critical business continuity is never a problem with SmartMotion’s advanced failover architecture and Load Balancing feature which simultaneously receives Cellular, WiFi and Ethernet data.
SmartFlex: Industrial Advanced 4G/LTE Routers & GatewaysThe SmartFlex LTE Cat.4 & Cat.3 family of Routers & Gateways are the perfect way to connect devices equipped with Ethernet ports (up to 5x ETH) or serial devices equipped RS232 or RS485. SmartFlex has a flexible, modular hardware design to support more complex interface options. Its dual SIM provides failover back-up wireless connectivity. SmartFlex, with its powerful CPU and enhanced memory is the ideal platform for hosting high demand customer SW applications. Its open Linux platform with SDK allows the building of SW applications for Industrial IoT and Edge data processing and its MicroSD memory card slot further increases data storage. The built-in GNSS (GPS) receiver provides positioning services and optional industrial grade WiFi 2.4 and 5GHz connects wireless devices. Smartflex LTE routers and gateways, with their wide operating temperature range and as well as C1D2/Atex certifications, are proven devices which can operate reliably in a variety of harsh environments. Various models are available for the EMEA, NAM, LATAM, ASIA/Korea and Australia regions
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