We recently assisted a customer who was installing a site-wide solar plant at an off-grid ranch.
They requested the ability to establish internet capability at the power plant that does not have currently available phone line access, to establish internet capacity to monitor and manage the solar plant. A PTP wireless bridge was needed to connect one of the existing phone line locations. The existing closest phone line to the solar plant control unit is 110 yards in a direct line of sight. So, what is the most reliable and consistent system available due to the importance of quality management of the power plant. Can you suggest some appropriate wireless bridge equipment for this project? We sure can.
There are several wireless bridge options that can provide reliable and consistent internet connectivity to your solar plant control unit. Here are a few suggestions:
Part# GNS-5460: This is a high-performance wireless bridge that can provide reliable connectivity over short distances. It operates on the 60 GHz frequency band and supports speeds of up to 1000 Mbps. The integrated antennas have a range of up to 1500ft. and features a directional antenna that can be aimed for optimal performance. External LEDs will assist in alignment and on site troubleshooting.
Part# GNS-PTP701A: The ePMP 1000 is a rugged wireless bridge that can provide connectivity over medium to long distances. It operates on the 5 GHz frequency band and supports speeds of up to 700 Mbps. The ePMP 1000 has a range of up to 1 mile and features a directional antenna that can be aimed for optimal performance. Ships pre-configured for one of the easiest installation kits we have on the shelf. Small size, POE included, and cloud management makes installation a breeze.
Part# GNS-5462: This Wireless Bridge is currently providing the highest available throughput for distances less than 1/2 mile. For the superior connection, this is the best choice. This link will support up to 2 Gbps of throughput each way, which is ideal for applications that require high-bandwidth connectivity such as video streaming, large file transfers, and data backups.
All of these options are reliable and designed to provide consistent performance in challenging environments. When selecting a wireless bridge, it’s important to consider factors such as range, speed, frequency band, and antenna type to ensure optimal performance for your specific needs.