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The Siemens Remote Monitoring and Control System (RMS) is an easy to use and highly reliable facility, enabling the efficient monitoring and management of a wide range of on-street equipment.
The system features a PC based instation, which allows operators to appreciate the status of all monitored equipment at a glance, using a fully user customisable map-based display.
Equipment monitoring is performed by Siemens Gemini Outstation Monitoring and Control Unit which can easily be installed in most equipment housings.
Fault and status reporting is via PSTN and GSM networks or 3G, allowing the most cost effective communications infrastructure to be chosen on a site by site basis.
As well as providing the optimum solution for monitoring applications, the system may be used to remotely control various equipment including Variable Message Signs.
The system features:
Wireless communication upgrade
3G RMS enables existing and new OMUs to be efficiently connected to a Siemens RMS Instation using 3G, replacing GSM or older fixed telephone lines.
The 3G upgrade solution for RMS enables users who wish to move from aging GSM links between their OMUs and RMS Instation to 3G, potentially reducing running costs and overcoming the gradual reduction of GSM services which is now occurring.
For existing GSM sites the upgrade simply requires individual Gemini 2 OMUs to be to the latest firmware fitting a new 3G router and downloading a modified OMU configuration. The existing GSM antenna arrangement in place for GSM is usually able to be retained for 3G use.
Although the main use for this upgrade is likely to be existing GSM sites it is also possible to upgrade sites using PSTN communications using the same upgrade kit. In this case a cabinet mounted antenna kit is available which can be fitted to the site controller cabinet. It is also possible to upgrade a Gemini 1 unit by first converting it to a Gemini 2 using a Gemini 1 to Gemini 2 upgrade kit thus allowing even older Gemini 1 sites to be converted to 3G.
The RMS instation now supports IP connectivity as well as the more traditional PSTN and GSM connections.
For 3G, a dedicated Instation router is required with external connection to the internet. The router provides connectivity to support up to 70 Virtual Private Networks between the Instation and connected 3G OMUs. Where more than 70 3G outstations are required further routers may be added to the system.
Not all OMUs in a system need to be upgraded together and the Instation will support a mix of PSTN, GSM and 3G connection types.
Summary of features:
2014-Jan-08 | Griffiths, Hannah