The data radio was specifically designed for industrial applications and has a number of beneficial features for remote monitoring where reliability, security and cost are important factors.
The high power VHF and UHF radio modems offer long distance communications. Together with RF Innovations specialised design, internal Forward Error Correction and Automatic Repeat reQuests the Crescendo gives gives performance over conventional radio modems.
The radio offers data reliability with the above features and piece of mind with easy to use remote diagnostics.
UHF and VHF radio modems also offer data security, and high availability when compared to public networks such as GSM and Satellite.
A dedicated radio network can be used 100% of the time giving the option for high-speed updates, and high network traffic with no per-byte transfer costs.
The always-on connection also means the network will be available when needed an importantly will not suffer in periods of high traffic as public networks can.
The radio packet data mode allows all the common transfer protocols for industrial networks, including Modbus and DNP3 and allows diagnostics transfer live while the user system is running.
Packet data mode is utilised when the radios are required to route protocol packets through the network, alternatively a transparent protocol mode can be used in the case of a smart RTU at the outstations.
Specifically useful for pipeline applications is the radio repeater mode, where a packet radio is configured to repeat messages to further outstations along a line.
The feature allows for an all-in-one low cost radio telemetry outstation and repeater, so there is no need for separate repeater stations in a network.