For LA-RICS, the battery monitoring solution we deployed across ~80 tower sites would not only meet and exceed the network’s availability requirements, but it would enable predictive battery maintenance and it would relay all battery health and performance data to a central NOC from which Motorola and the LA-RICS Authority could verity that all backup power systems were operating as expected.
A battery system connected to a UPS is a crucial operational element, but because of an individual battery’s predisposition to aging and failure, it is also can be an incredibly vulnerable element. This begs the question: How do you expertly manage something that is extremely important to the operation of your organization, but is extremely susceptible to failure?
If you know the future, you can take corrective actions now that will make the future of your battery system brighter, stronger and resilient. Because our solution is truly predictive, we can be proactive, and we can enable our customers to be proactive…
Conditions that are optimal for maximizing battery life cannot be met for each battery. But you can create the conditions that are optimal for maximizing the life of your battery system. That is what battery monitoring does- it doesn’t just identify that degradation is happening, but it detects precisely where in the string that degradation is taking place, so corrective actions can be taken. Monitoring ensures that each link in the chain is shored up and optimized, so each link can contribute to the strength of the chain overall.
We know that the effects of leaving a single failed unit in an operational string of batteries will be detrimental to your entire UPS system… to the point of dropping the load during the next power loss. That’s why we’re going to suggest and help you schedule a well-timed spot replacement…
Consider what life would be like if you could predict the future…. that’s right, you could foresee challenges and problem areas before they happened to you and you could avoid trouble, danger, uncertainty, etc. That is what we do at BTECH every day.
As the recent news about data center construction in Santa Clara, CA and Dulles, VA and elsewhere can attest - data centers are an investment. And if the estimated cost of downtime for a data center is $9,000 per minute, then systems and processes that help eliminate downtime like battery monitoring are crucial.
For the last 50 years, we have relied on UPS systems and batteries for reliable backup or reserve power. And yet, the questionable and uncertain performance of the battery and the battery systems of which it is a part is begging to be answered in a way that meets the demands of the 21st century . With this in mind, BTECH has engineered a thoughtful and holistic solution…
In the lead up to CapRE’s 2019 Data Center Forecast East on January 31st, our very own Mike Phillips had a chat with CapRE Media’s Josh Anderson focused on how BTECH is looking to contribute to the conversation around how the data center market will evolve in 2019 and beyond. Read more.
When we developed the first stationary battery monitoring system based on trend analysis, it was crucial that we assist our customers in learning about the batteries in their care and the problems that will inevitably arise because of our dependence on battery power.
We live in an digital world, where downtime, outages, and disruptions become newsworthy events; they start trending on Twitter long before any fix or mea culpa makes its way out to the public. Read More
In a world that is increasingly dependent on power and online connections, confidence is key, confidence that systems are going to perform as intended, confidence that your data center environment is going to be up and available and confidence that your operations across multiple locations is coordinated and consistent. Read more.