SCADA, ENERGY

SmartRadioNet

FAST RADIO CONNECTION OVER GREAT DISTANCES

SmartRadioNet GmbH has radio network of five main radio stations that serve Southern and Central Bavaria. They use SATEL XPRS Solution (IP radio routers with 150 kHz bandwidth and 4FSK modulation in use) and the connection is excellent: over a distance of 141 kilometres.

Currently SmartRadioNet is operating five independent radio communication networks. In a typical setting, there is no clear line of sight between stations. The maximum distance between network stations is 141 kilometres and the delta of elevation is 1400 metres. The radio networks cover alpine regions and hilly parts of the Bavarian Uplands. FSK is the choice for technology, because this type of modulation helps achieve the needed connectivity.

Mount Watzmann

SmartRadioNet’s central radio hub is located in alpine setting in mountain Watzmann in the Bavarian Alps. The coverage of the radio network is superb: Southern and Central Bavaria as well as parts of Austria. The distance between the stations is 141 kilometres. The connection is faultless and it is not affected by weather conditions – what a great achievement!

Radio connection between mountain Watzmann (1900 meters above sea level) and SmartRadioNet’s central radio tower in Rottenburg (500 meters above sea level)

  • Remote desktop connection
  • VNC connection
  • Remote maintenance of all hardware at stations
  • Direct voice streaming between stations
  • Web cam live video streaming
Lauterbach

Radio connection between station in Lauterbach (540 meters above sea level) and SmartRadioNet’s central radio tower in Rottenburg (500 meters above sea level). The distance is more than 50 kilometres, and there is no clear line of sight between the stations.

  • Water tower levels
  • Gas sensors
  • Remote desktop connection
  • VNC connection
  • Remote maintenance of all hardware at stations
  • Direct voice streaming between stations
Airport connection

 

Radio connection between aircraft refuelling systems at a big airport (460 meters above sea level) and the station in Lauterbach (540 meters above sea level). The distance between the stations is 16 kilometres with no clear line of sight.

  • Flow rate and leakage detection of aircraft refuelling systems
  • Gas sensors
  • Direct voice streaming between stations
  • Remote desktop connection
  • VNC connection
  • Remote maintenance of all hardware at stations
Siegenburg

Radio connection between SmartRadioNet’s technical laboratory in Siegenburg (400 meters above sea level) and the central radio tower in Rottenburg (500 meters above sea level). The distance is 14 kilometres with no clear line of sight.

  • Gas sensors
  • Direct voice streaming between stations
  • Remote desktop connection
  • VNC connection
  • Remote maintenance of all hardware at stations
Robust and reliable

SATEL develops and manufactures radio technology for mission-critical data transfer applications for all circumstances. Technical Director Gerd Widmann from SmartRadioNet praises the radio connection to be smooth, robust and totally reliable.