Economic Fiber Optic Solutions for public Utility Companies

As a modern link between supply and disposal, availability and service, managing directors and boards of public utility companies find themselves exposed to, in particular, an increased cost pressure today. However, this situation also offers new possibilities for added value, such as using synergistic effects in the service field and the development of new potential for efficiency enhancement through intelligent networks. Whether individual load management, smart-grids, multi-metering or home automation, the prerequisite for maintaining the competitiveness of a modern public utility company is a high-capacity IT infrastructure.

Many municipal companies have already identified for themselves the value of a well constructed fiber optic infra-structure as an investment in future competitiveness and autonomy. MICROSENS systems support you in your decision to increase the profitability of your fiber optic infrastructure, such as using optical multiplexing for the multiplication of transmission capacity.

System disentanglement and standardized business processes are new challenges for commercial de- cision makers of municipal companies. The demands put on information infrastructures are increas- ing with added financial pressures. Therefore, long-term economic solutions with higher scalability become evermore important.

The Fiber To The Office concept offers the best of two worlds by using the technological advantages of fiber optics for the wiring of different floors in a building: hardly any length restrictions, interference resistance, future-proofing and long-term reliability. 

Today public utility companies are confronted with a multitude of new tasks. Whether a gas or water provider, a power plant operator or a modern municipal service provider. Between incentive regulation and municipal public services, optimal business decisions must be made under increasing cost pressure. The foundation for which is built by permanently available data.

Industrial Ethernet brings business relevant data from production directly into the offices of commercial and technological decision makers. Ethernet, as a universal protocol, is thereby replacing more and more conventional supervisory control systems.

Decision makers from public utility companies and their telecommunication subsidiaries are confronted with an erratic increase in data to be processed. The liberalisation of the provider market, legal specifications of response times and structural changes in the market – such as in the form of regional mergers – demand significantly more interfaces and thus also more available bandwidth. However, these capacities have to be affordable.

Optical multiplexing offers an optimal cost-per-bit ratio and thereby achieves a short pay back period. The high scalability of MICROSENS systems allows for an incremental upgrade, adapted to the actual need when extending the bandwidth. Consequently, the result is an ideal balance between technical necessity and business sense.

Today municipal companies are increasingly implementing high-performance fiber optic net- works to reliably exchange mission critical data. In order to provide maximum availability for this important infrastructure, fiber optic networks are mostly structured to provide full system redundancy.

MICROSENS Fiber Protection Switch improves fiber optic network tolerance in the case of single and multi points of failure or outages, thus enabling you to increase the availability of your complete fiber optic infrastructure at very low cost. If the power supply fails, MICROSENS Fiber Protection Switch provides a bridge for the active components, keeping communications going – irrespective of the type of protocol used – by bypassing the non-working network node.