Centralize your power and cooling network viewCooling is a major cost factor in telecom center. If it is implemented poorly, the power required to cool the space can match or exceed the power used to run the telecommunication equipment. Working with too many applications or needing to log into separate systems to identify potential hotspots, view the capacity usage ratio for your HVAC and power systems can severely impact your ability to sustain the growth and deployment of new technologies, such as 5G equipment. A centralized network view of all your power and cooling assets, along with their telemetry data, historical data graphs, capacity usage levels in one accessible place to quickly help you determine what equipment you have and its condition. This allows you to quickly justify equipment addition/replacement projects while cutting costs, increase uptime and overall efficiency.
Let data and analytics (D&A) improve how you run your operations
Overall, our decisions and actions are fundamentally based on data we have available to us. Whether is it managing dispatched resources to a regional area affected by an outage, taking the decision to postpone an equipment replacement, or replacing a battery right after the end of its warranty coverage, D&A has greatest impact on how telecom organizations run their operations. Getting access and making use of real-time telemetry information and calculations, such as capacity, site loads, reserved time and more, allows teams to quickly identify the conditions and state of health of telecom’s site power and cooling asset.
Using FIRMSuite’s proactive notifications based on your business rules, standard reporting and visual graphs of your network’s state of health will help you to detect abnormal situations more effectively and plan efficient corrective actions.
Break the silos between engineering and operations groupsEnsure consistent communication between engineering and operations groups throughout work processes by getting alerts about updated notes and approval requests in the remote infrastructure management solution’s message center panel. Automate recurring maintenance and audit periods. Be notified about upcoming maintenance that will exceed the interval in one place, where both groups can access this information. Track routine workflows and a network’s status. Allow NOC technicians to access power assets and battery reserve time upon prolonged outage events.
Battery end of life: Knowing how to decide
Having access to battery preventive maintenance data and real-time status conditions will help you identify and determine when batteries have reached their end of life. Depending on the system configuration, FIRMSuite can keep track of battery critical parameters, such as float voltage, ohmic value, strap resistance and temperature. Data is aggregated automatically from battery monitoring system or by simply importing periodic battery test set data from preventive maintenance operations. A battery state of health (SOH) condition is automatically calculated based on your business rules. The SOH value is then used to impact the battery’s end of life expectancy and modulate the battery reserve time calculations accordingly. The automated process reduces human intervention, breakdowns and unplanned power outages—all while enabling trusted yearly battery replacement budget forecasts.
FIRMSuite’s battery maintenance feature can identify bad cells or jars within a string, allowing network operators to take advantage of battery warranty claims and save CAPEX on a recurring basis. On the other hand, cells or jars having reached the expected end-of-life date—but still identified as in good working condition—can be left in the network for CAPEX deferrals.