Reliable Service Regardless of the Conditions

Stay connected to your crew, command centers and substations regardless of remote terrain, disasters, or lacking infrastructure conditions. Network Innovations tailors a networking solution specific to your needs. Utilizing satellite, radio, cellular and hybrid data systems, we design a customized network configuration to deliver unconditional connectivity – so that you can supply the crucial utilities services your customers need.

Crew Communications & Connectivity

Reliable connectivity wherever your workforce is, especially in rural or remote locations, is essential to keep your workforce safe & your business productive. Network Innovations customizes solutions to keep the communication lines flowing between your line crews, substations & headquarters. Using secure satellite, radio, & hybrid solutions to overcome limited bandwidth or lacking cellular infrastructure, we develop a network that keeps your business data & people safely connected.

  • Line crew communications for one-to-one or one-to-many via ruggedized PTT solutions keep distributed team members connected
  • Portable BGAN terminals & satellite phones connect remote workers to internet & voice communications where terrestrial networks are unavailable
  • Tracking devices for lone workers & mobile teams to improve safety & emergency response
  • On the move and fixed IP connectivity to access corporate data & applications from field locations
  • Send remote inspection photos & videos from the field to the front office for rapid diagnosis or remote team collaboration

 

Workforce Safety

Keeping crews safe – whether on-the-move in remote locations or dispersed across vast distances during infrastructure development projects – requires reliable communications. Network Innovations supplies devices, applications, accessories and connectivity solutions to keep team members in constant contact. Regardless of terrestrial network limitations, our solutions extend to reach your crews wherever they are working.

  • Improve safety & emergency response with tracking devices for lone workers, mobile teams and trucks on the move
  • Communicate one-to-one or one-to-many in remote locations with quick to deploy ruggedized PTT solutions
  • Secure, reliable voice & data connectivity when terrestrial or cellular networks fail due to weather events or human error
  • In the event of an emergency, prioritize critical voice and data communications over routine conversations
  • Quickly respond to situations with location-based services, safety alerts & man-down systems

 

Business Continuity & Emergency Preparedness

Always-available communications are critical when dire situations strike via natural disaster or human error. A reliable network connection is crucial to respond quickly & ensure operational uptime. Network Innovations specializes in designing & deploying network communications configured to go beyond regulatory compliance requirements, using fail-safe technologies to keep your utilities business, command centers & crews connected.

  • Reliable and redundant failover of primary connectivity for consistent uptime
  • Critical backup communications and connectivity to meet regulatory requirements
  • End-to-end managed network services including design, delivery & installation of custom fail-safe connectivity systems
  • Secure, reliable voice & broadband connectivity when terrestrial or cellular networks go down due to natural disaster or human fault
  • Reliable & scalable solutions including microwave, satellite, LTE and hybrid networks for always-on connectivity

 

SCADA for Utilities - AMI, IoT, M2M

Access consumption data, monitor infrastructure, and rapidly respond to service demands across your entire distribution network with always-on connectivity. Network Innovations extends your Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) via M2M, IoT and satellite technologies to areas lacking cellular network coverage. Oversee your entire service area, no matter how remote your infrastructure is.

  • Reliable IP connectivity for remote SCADA & IoT applications
  • Reduce field deployment costs with AMI connectivity in remote locations for enhanced visibility of service area
  • Remotely monitor & control assets, reclosers, switches & other distribution devices
  • Maintain continuous surveillance of your distribution network to respond quickly to voltage fluctuations, power outages or peaks in service demands

Use Cases

Nuclear

Bruce Power Gets Back Up Connectivity for Utilities via Satellite
Supplying emission-free electricity to Ontario families & businesses, Bruce Power’s utility delivery helps to keep communities safe & the air they breathe clean. As a leader in emergency preparedness & planning, Bruce Power sought a reliable line of communication for their command center resilient enough to withstand natural disaster, cyber intrusion & reliance on the power grid.

Electric

Benton County Electric solves Metering Infrastructure Connectivity in Remote Areas
Benton County Electric System (BCES) supplies power to 10,000+ customers in NW Tennessee. Looking to install AMI capabilities in remote locations for near real time access to their data, BCES could then expedite engineering analysis, respond quickly to customer needs & gain a holistic view of their distribution network.

Hydropower

PTT Enables Hydro-Quebec Remote Utility Workers to Stay Connected 
Network Innovations partnered with Tel-Loc to provide Iridium®‘s PTT solutions to keep Hydro-Quebec’s field workers, medical & safety personnel, and operations centers connected during the construction of a new utility line spanning hundreds of kilometers in off-grid locations lacking existing communications infrastructure.

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