While voice still remains as the ‘killer app’ for PMR/LMR systems, data is an increasingly important requirement which is driven out of the changing needs of customer organisations. One such need is the increased reliance that the utility industry has for telemetry data.
Andy Grimmett, Head of Product Strategy at Simoco Group, looks at how major utility organisations use telemetry and the various communications options that exist for transporting that data between remote field assets and centralised decision-making operations. This presentation focuses on a case study of a large electrical distribution organisation that continually evolves its telemetry systems to maintain and improve its leading customer services levels. It discusses the various systems and communications solutions that it employs and explains how and why it has turned to PMR/LMR to provide a key data component of its telemetry solution.