|[November 13, 2012]
Advanced Conductive Technology Revitalizes Critical Building and Transportation Networks Impacted by Floods & Electrical Surges of Hurricane Sandy
SAN DIEGO --(Business Wire)--
PCN announces today that it has released a special purposed packaged
system to support end-customers, OEMs, & Integrators whose Serial data
networks have been impacted by salt water floods and electrical surges
of Hurricane Sandy. Without having to replace any wires, the system
enables rapid connectivity and re-commissioning of automation and
control networks by transforming legacy copper wires already in place.
PCN is a leading communications company that designs, develops and
manufactures robust and rugged networking products. Its products are
based on patented "physical layer" conductive media technologies. Key to
the technology is a process called "dynamic adaptive channeling" that
manages the physics across all aspects of a wire in order to maintain
critical networks operational. Key to the products is their ability to
drop into any serial based infrastructure for an auto-configuring plug
and play requirement.
Floods and electrical surges usually require the change out of legacy
wiring due to the physical properties of the wire being impacted to a
point where critical automation and control networks cannot be utilized.
Reasons could be that the wire is no longer in specification, that only
parts of a network will function, or that existing water in walls and
floors will impact future functionality. The system being shipped by PCN
to customers in the Northeast takes these and other factors into account.
The geography of the region also creates unique burdens in replacing
copper. This is due to hard to reach infrastructure within New York, New
Jersey and other locations in the Northeast. There are a lot of historic
properties where wiring is difficult to replace including locations in
baseents, high rises, subways and in other areas not easily accessible.
This not only creates a very time consuming process but an extremely
expensive one for network owners, operators and integrators. PCN's
products and systems eliminate the integration time and costs, as well
as the uncertainty about whether a network will be functional and
reliable or not.
With conductive management processes happening in real-time, the
patented technology by PCN scans disaster impacted wiring and constantly
transforms it into reliable and robust communications infrastructure
just as if it were new.
This is achieved by advanced algorithms and processes working together
to perform a comprehensive sweep of the entire frequency spectrum of the
physical wires. The system then calculates the signal-to-noise ratios
(SnR) across all frequencies on every interconnected wire. Once a
selection of data carrier frequencies is obtained, the PCN system aligns
proper (QoS) Quality of Service requirements for the network across the
entire system. The resulting frequencies represent the real time usable
communication channels at any given moment. With the analysis and
selections carried out over 500 times per second in real-time; the
network is constantly optimized for critical network usage on the
existing wires already in place, regardless of water or surges.
Developed for robust and reliable applications within critical
automation and control applications the PCN system takes into account
specialized networking, architecture, and application needs of critical
serial based SCADA networks. SCADA, or Supervisory Control and Data
Acquisition networks are used to transport command and control data
ensuring safe and reliable operation of critical infrastructure.
Essential services include access control, building management,
electricity, water, natural gas, waste water, heating, transportation
and many other critical services which all rely on reliable SCADA
PCN has added specialized personnel at its San Diego Headquarters and
Missouri support center to assist impacted customers. A 24/7 information
center hotline has also been set up for information, support,
integration, and ordering. Through December 31st PCN will
also donate 10% of its profits to the Red Cross or other organizations
focused on Hurricane Sandy relief. Customers also have the ability to
choose and direct donations to their preferred relief organization.
PCN is the leading communications company designing, developing and
manufacturing robust and reliable Serial and Ethernet networking devices
integrated with patented conductive media technologies. Unique to PCN is
its ability to transform existing copper infrastructure into robust data
networks that meet today's critical reliability, security, and
application requirements. In support of its products, PCN provides
network design, integration, compliance and marketing services. PCN is
based in San Diego with additional engineering and support operations in
the Midwest and manufacturing in the Pacific Northwest. For more
information, go to: www.pcntechnology.com.
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