We are pleased to offer a family of products which provide end-to-end wireless network
solutions for both new and existing applications. Such applications as remote monitoring,
meter reading, mobile telemetry, vending and route management, and security are easily
adapted to our wireless solutions.
SkyConex wireless terminals
The SkyConex wireless terminal is a small embedded wireless controller which provides a
message-based interface for the application developer, independent of the underlying
wireless network used to transport the application data. This greatly simplifies the cost
of development and testing for new applications. The message structure is similar to that
used for HDLC framing. In addition, the wireless terminal provides several discrete inputs
and outputs for control and monitoring of switches and sensors.
SkyConex data multiplexing
Since the SkyConex protocols are message-based, a single tranceiver can be used at the
head-end site to collect data from and control multiple wireless terminals. The data from
each of the remote units are combined into a single data stream that is presented to the
head-end customer application. The customer application is relieved of knowing about the
on-air protocols and thus development efforts can be focused entirely on developing the
application. As a result, no large bank of receivers is required a the head-end and the
system cost is greatly reducted. The head-end tranceivers can also be configured to be
redundant eliminating the possibility of a single failure disrupting the entire network.
SkyConex network management
The administration of installed systems is simplified by our network management
tools. Routine diagnostic monitoring and fault diagnosis can be automated by the network
managment software and alarms generated to alert operators when faults occur (for example
if a remote terminal fails to report in a timely fashion). Also, the system can be
configured to accept reports when a remote unit has not received information from the
head-end application, thus providing redundant monitoring of the wireless link.