Omega provides a wireless cellular connection for 2-way communications with a
wide variety of remote equipment. Popular utility applications include automated
meter reading (AMR) and substation automation (isolation against GPR). Numerous
other applications are emerging in the oil and gas industry, traffic automation
and industrial automation fields.
Omega includes a powerful transceiver and antenna combination, ensuring reliable
connectivity well beyond the range of conventional voice cellular phones.
the optional 8-Port Line Sharing Module, a single Omega can be connected to multiple
devices. Each port is addressable for data communications and one port can be
assigned as a default port for handset voice service.
can be supplied from a wide range of AC voltages. The switching power supply is
isolated against surges and transients in accordance with ANSI C.37-90. An optional
internal rechargeable battery will power the Omega for several hours when there
is a failure of the primary power supply.
variety of antennas are available, including a 3dB gain whip, 5dB gain elevated
feed and Yagi. The compact, rugged NEMA 4X non-metallic enclosure is suitable
for indoor or outdoor installation, and the Omega package is designed for operation
over a wide range of temperatures.
15,000 Omega units have been installed on the Duquesne Light Company system and communicate
daily interval data as well as report alarms and events from approximately
32,000 revenue meters.