he new Infrax UMAX-Solar provides utilities with even greater flexibility for modernizing their substation communication infrastructure.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Infrax Systems, Inc., (OTC.BB:IFXY – News), a global provider of unified Smart Grid-related products and services for the Energy and Utility industries, announced today that it had recently completed the development of a new Solar Power option for its UMAX line of wireless communications products for utilities.
The new Infrax UMAX-Solar provides utilities with even greater flexibility for modernizing their substation communication infrastructure. UMAX Solar is designed to provide the UMAX & UMAX-Plus wireless substation communication products with a redundant power supply. It also provides up to 70 hours of uninterrupted power to the UMAX units. The systems are comprised of photovoltaic solar panels, a charge controller and advanced batteries that provide both an “Off-the-Grid” power option as well as a combo unit that can connect to the conventional utility power.
The UMAX Solar systems provide a consistent and conditioned 48v of uninterrupted power at either 15w or 30w depending upon the requirement making them ideal for remote tower deployments.
The UMAX Solar systems are also capable of powering the TMAX series of wireless broadband base stations adding even greater flexibility in the deployment of networks, remote backhauls, or remote surveillance cameras.
“The Utility Max (UMAX) Product Family is an extremely cost effective wireless solution for Utilities and Telcos who are looking to either set up a point-to-point or point-to-multipoint Ethernet links,” states Paul J. Aiello, CEO of Infrax Systems. “The UMAX+ uses an adjunct box that is connected to the UMAX radio over an Ethernet link to provide T1/E1s at the remote locations. Due to the advanced implementation of both, Frequency Division Duplex and Time Division Duplex in the wireless domain the UMAX products can operate on a single channel and do not need a guard band between the transmit and receive signals.”
UMAX base stations coordinate traffic flow from the clients through a polling mechanism, which constantly adapts itself based on client traffic avoiding the issues in traditional OFDM wireless networks where multiple clients transmitting data to a base station simultaneously will cause traffic collisions, necessitating retransmissions and reducing throughput.
About Infrax Systems
Infrax Systems offers a series of interrelated operational management, communications, and grid security related products and services known as Secure Intelligent Energy Platform (SIEP). Our products enable a comprehensive and unified solution for communications and applications management of the Smart Grid. SIEP™ incorporates a wide array of communications, security, device and data management tools for Smart Grid applications such as advanced metering solutions and grid optimization. SIEP platform creates a unified solution to securely manage Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and distribution automation. Infrax’s secure smart grid platform, incorporates a communications transport and management system, (Grid Mesh™), device and data security management, and ultimately secures intelligent endpoint devices (SIED). The secure management of the “last mile” backhaul will be necessary for utilities to implement Smart Grid applications including AMI, real-time pricing, Demand Side Management (DSM), Distribution Monitoring and Automation. When combined, these applications can offer economic, operational and environmental benefits for utilities, and ultimately the utility’s customers.
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