Remote Technology Custom Wireless Solutions

The applications for simple wireless switching and remote technology are limitless. When an off the shelf system just won’t get the job done a custom wireless solution must be found. Using Remote Control Technology’s remote technology we can design, develop and support applications to provide a customized solution to fit most wireless environments. Here are a few example custom wireless applications using the Wireless Switch System:

L3 Communications®

Woburn, Massachusetts

The Need: L3 needed to integrate a wireless perimeter detection system into their CX-2500M mobile X-ray screening system using Southwest Microwaves M.I.L. PAC 385 system. The unit needed to operate at EU compliant radio frequency and have multiple safety backups.

The Solution: Remote Control Technology modified several Wireless Switch Systems (WSS) to have an increased rate of transmission so that a barrier penetration or a twelve second failure to transmit (potential vandalism or system error) would be detected. In addition, a custom handheld transmitter and a custom keypad were designed to allow operators a means to enable and disable the system.

Laser Guidance®

Redmond, Washington

The Need: For an application with the U.S. Army, Laser Guidance had a need for wireless remote controls used 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 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.

Stoneway Cement®

Seattle, Washington

The Need: This facility included a 1/2 mile conveyor to transport aggregate to a main processing facility. The control room was almost one mile from a sorting area. Operators of bulldozers needed to select the source and destination of different gravel types. Using walkie-talkies was inefficient and lead to many errors. Hardwiring would have required the operators to exit their equipment and would have been dangerous and inefficient.

The Solution: Remote Control Technology designed a custom 24-output receiver, to be used in conjunction with a PLC, as part of a control system upgrade to allow the plant manager and D-9 Cat operators to both select and operate many different conveyors. The 24-output receiver supplied 24 digital 5-second 24VAC output pulses in response to commands from the handheld Wireless Switch System (WSS) style transmitter, in a very harsh physical and electronically noisy environment.

custom remote technology for stoneway cement

The Boeing Company®

Renton, Washington

The Need: Find a simple wireless solution for 757 assembly line mechanics to contact a liaison allowing the mechanics to stay on the airplane.

The Solution: Nine different work stations on part of the 757 assembly line are equipped with Remote Control Technology’s FM transmitters that allow the assembly mechanic to notify a liaison, allowing the mechanic to continue working without stoppage.

custom remote technology work stations for boeing company

Little Rock Air Force Base

Little Rock, Arkansas

The Need: The U.S. Air Force required a means to quickly reconfigure the shape and size of an existing runway and to simulate short runway tactical training.

The Solution: Remote Control Technology utilized multiple Wireless Switch Systems to power and control several groups of runway lights and twenty-five tactical light tower assemblies for the runway staging area. A handheld transmitter was used to operate the system from the air traffic control tower.

remote technology customized for US air force

Nissan® 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 testing / 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.

handheld remote technology for irrigation system

Northwest Utilities Service Company®

Hartford, Connecticut

The Need: Provide a secure method of integrating a wireless remote control to activate and shut down a complete substation using an existing PLC.

The Solution: Remote Control Technology developed a custom transmitter programmed with a six-step, 15 key activation process. A specially coded receiver was designed to integrate with existing remote technology and PLC to minimize the possibility of the substation being accidentally shut down.

custom remote technology for electric substation

Puget Sound Energy®

Bellevue, Washington

The Need: To aid in the protection of NW salmon on the Baker dam, PSE needed a wireless remote to operate an underwater fish screen and allow the passage of boats with out 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 Systems to integrate with the screen PLC allowing maintenance and boat operators to raise and lower the fish screen using a handheld transmitter on the boat and from the dam control center.

custom remote technology for dam control center
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