Company : Antaira Technologies

Category : Networks Industrial Communication and Software

Key Products : Industrial Unmanaged Ethernet Switch, Industrial Unmanaged PoE Switch, Industrial Managed Ethernet Switch, Industrial Managed PoE Switch

Reading the Road: License Plate Readers and their Challenges

Intelligent transportation systems(ITS) is the city or state's use of technology to help solve their complex challenges. A growing concern for both is knowing how many cars are on their roads at any given time. Even more important is the need to map out the flow of traffic and adjust traffic lights accordingly. One of the most popular methods of collecting this information is by utilizing License Plate Readers(LPR) deployed throughout cities. So far, around 14 states have issued legislations around the deployment and storage of LPRs and their information collected. It is also not regulated by most state ITS chapters, so it is up to the cities how to deploy the technology and use the information they have gathered.

Outdoor Edge Equipment Wireless Applications

Wireless IEEE 802.11 communication has been fully integrated into the consumer and industrial markets as a standard form of communication for some time now. With a constant percentage rise of devices operating on a wireless network like computers, security cameras, sensors, printers and phones; a strong wireless infrastructure will only become more-and-more important as time progresses. With more demand for longer range capabilities, more throughput, unique uncrowded frequencies and enhanced security are some of the challenges that new installations are facing.

The Redundant Path Technology of ERPS

ERPS (Ethernet Ring Protection Switching), sometimes referred to as G.8032 and defined in ITU-T G.8032, provides redundant path technology at the Ethernet layer with very low failover times. As stated in the name, the technology uses Ethernet switches to create a highly reliable and stable ring topology from which a robust network can be built. The technology permits the incorporation of QoS (Quality of Service) which allows network designers to comply with SLAs (Service Level Agreements) indicative of the service provider industry.

Bridging Outdoor ITS Equipment

Since the 1950’s there has been a steady worldwide percentage increase of people relocating from rural environments to urban cities. As of 2014, 51% of China, 75% of Europe and 79% of the US have living populations in urban areas; with an overall 51% of the worldwide population in urban areas. Many of these large cities are not new and there was no way for the original city developers to have anticipated or effectively prepared the infrastructure of a city to transform into a mega-city (city with population over 10 million).

Advantages of PoE in Industrial Networking Applications

Today, Power over Ethernet (PoE) has become a hot term that is frequently referenced but not completely understood. There are a lot of different acronyms and subtle differences used in the PoE arena that can quickly confuse and frustrate even advanced users. Let’s go over some of the more common differences such as multiple standards, varying power outputs and standard Ethernet restrictions as well as some more advanced management features available with respect to PoE. Despite all of the naming rules and subtle confusion, PoE has been widely adopted due to the challenges it has overcome and simplicity it has provided. PoE in its basic function is quite simple, plug in an Ethernet cord and it can receive both communication as well as power to the PoE capable device.