Cellular Connectivity Increases Efficiency of Trend Control Systems' Building Energy Management Systems

Trend Control Systems Ltd. is one of the world’s leading providers of Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS), with a worldwide distribution and support network covering over 50 countries. Its fully integrated control solutions are able to meet the most complex requirements of modern buildings.

Business Challenge

Installing a new broadband line is costly and frequently requires long lead times (weeks to even months) for installation from a local provider. One alternative to a newly installed landline is to leverage the building’s existing core IT infrastructure. While this option can lower deployment costs and lead times, organizations or building owners are often reluctant or refuse to allow Trend to integrate with their IT network.

To avoid the delays, costs and difficulty in using new or existing landlines, Trend began to investigate alternative methods of communicating with their deployments, including cellular networks.

Sierra Wireless AirLink Solution

As Trend began their search for a reliable connectivity device, they turned to Westbase Technology, a provider of innovative wireless solutions. After in-depth discussions and a complete assessment of the deployment scenarios, Westbase recommended the AirLink® gateway from Sierra Wireless, a rugged, compact gateway, specifically designed for unmanned communications where reliability is a must.

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