Available now from Korenix Technology , JetNet 3810G booster PoE switches and JetWave 2610 wireless access points have been integrated in a large network infrastructure to provide real time forest surveillance and forest fire monitoring in an energy efficient way.
Using the built-in 24V booster PoE ports, the JetNet 3810G booster PoE switches are capable of converting the solar power source for driving the 48V PoE-enabled devices, ensuring reliable Ethernet connection while minimising the system automation costs.
Through the rugged design of these Korenix Technology solutions as well as JetWave 2610's Intel TDMA technology, system designers were capable to wirelessly extend the high
quality data up to 40km in wide forest areas, while at the same time resisting the harsh conditions onsite.
The recent fires in wooded areas throughout the world have highlighted the need to provide forest fire monitoring and detection methods. This has lead environmental control agencies to offer systems which can remotely monitor the forest situations and rapidly detect and report the presence of forest fires.
Among the difficulties automation solution providers encounter are the installation of power sources in forests, as well as reaching this to cameras and other devices in hard to wire areas, often under harsh conditions.
As is normally the case, solar power panels are being widely deployed in forests as green energy sources, which generate 24VDC power. However, additional power outlets should be used in order to power standard 48VDC cameras, detectors, wireless access points, etc.
To overcome these challenges, JetNet 3810G series booster PoE switches have been widely selected for the wired network construction. The patented 12~24V booster design on the PoE ports enable the switch to easily receive 24V power from solar panels, and then automatically transfer it to 48V to power the IP cameras installed on poles and the JetWave wireless access point. This eliminates the cost of installing additional power converters.
Simultaneously, through these PoE booster ports, the connected devices are capable of sending captured video and fire signal data to the switch. Upon receiving the video streams, JetNet 3810G uplinks it to the NVR via the gigabit connection for high speed video recording.
To complete the task of long distance transmission to the control room, JetWave 2610 series 802.11a wireless access points are deployed. Using Intel TDMA technology, the access point assures up to 40km of wireless video and other data transmission without compromising the bandwidth.
With an alarm relay function on these booster PoE switches, users in the control room are aware of any link or power failures, and are able to quickly recover the problem. Additionally, the hardened enclosure of the switches, the wireless access points and their wide operating temperature design allow them to withstand dust, humidity and wind in forests, and guarantee reliable and early fire detection in industrial applications.