Customers

The applications for simple wireless switching are limitless. These customers asked Remote Control Technology to design, develop and support industrial wireless control systems for a variety of standard and custom wireless applications.

Puget Sound Energy® Bellevue, Washington

The Need:
To aid in the protection of the Northwest salmon on the Baker Dam, Puget Sound Energy needed a wireless remote control to operate an underwater fish screen and allow the passage of boats without damaging the screens. The wireless remote had to integrate with the PLC used to raise and lower the screen.

The Solution:
Remote Control Technology modified a Handheld Wireless Switch System to integrate with the screen PLC. This allowed maintenance and boat operators to raise and lower the fish screen using a handheld transmitter on the boat and from the dam control center.

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Laser Guidance® Redmond, Washington

The Need:
For an application with the U.S. Army, Laser Guidance needed an industrial wireless control system for temporary, tactical airfield lighting. This would allow U.S. Army personnel to activate battery-powered runway lights (LED and infrared) from a helicopter.

The Solution:
Remote Control Technology and Laser Guidance supplied the U.S. Army with a wireless remote system for tactical airfield lighting. The Remote Control Technology system enabled wireless switching of battery-powered airfield runway lights (LED and infrared) for covert military operations. Remote Control Technology’s custom RF receivers were positioned along the edges of a temporary aircraft landing pad or runway. These lights are activated by a handheld FM transmitter or by an approaching helicopter.

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Stoneway Concrete® Seattle, Washington

The Need:
This processing facility has a 1/2 mile conveyor that transports aggregate to the main processing facility. Bulldozer operators needed the ability to select the source and destination of different gravel types. Using walkie-talkies was ineffective and led to many errors. Hardwiring would have required the operators to exit their equipment and making it an inefficient option.

The Solution:
Remote Control Technology designed a custom 24-output receiver to be used in conjunction with a PLC as part of an industrial wireless control system upgrade. This allowed the plant manager and D-9 Cat operators to select and operate many different conveyors. This application worked so well that popularity demanded RCT to create a standard product now known as the Wireless Multi-Switch Controller.

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Yuba County Water Agency® California

The Need:
Yuba County Water Agency’s water pump and holding tank are separated by a reservoir and a ridgeline that restricts landline and conventional RF line-of-sight control.

The Solution:
Yuba County Water Agency’s technicians purchased a Medium Range Wireless Switch System (MRWSS) from Remote Control Technology, which wirelessly activate the pump when the water in the tank reaches a specific level. The Medium Range Wireless Switch System allowed transmission over a large body of water and a ridgeline where landline and line-of-sight control were impractical.

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Nissan’s® Arizona Proving Ground Yucca, Arizona

The Need:
Nissan’s® test track at the Arizona Proving Ground needed the ability to wet the track from the test car for splash and water ingestion testing.

The Solution:
Remote Control Technology provided test drivers with handheld FM transmitters to control irrigation Systems used for wetting the test track without having to leave their vehicles.

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