With an unusually diverse selection of more than 60 Ethernet and fiber optic communications products, TC Communications offers a wide variety of networking solutions. Solutions apply to all types of interfaces and networks including Industrial, Enterprise, Campus, LAN, MAN and WAN.
As a result of rapidly rising costs on AT&T leased lines used on their fire department analog radio system, the City of Rockford, Illinois chose TC Communications to provide an Ethernet-based solution that allowed them to keep their radio systems operational while reducing their leased line costs by $4.8M over a five year period.
This airfield was mandated to upgrade its existing copper backbone to fiber, resulting in the need to upgrade their communications network, while also performing an upgrade to their radio system. TC Communications assisted in migrating the entire airfield's communications network including communications between ground to air transmit receive (GATR), air traffic control (ATC), and the weather command post.
The airfield was in search of a single vendor that could migrate their communications network including their radio network between the tower, their weather command post and radar approach control (RAPCON). In addition, Glide Slope, Localizer data and telephony for two runways had to be integrated with their headend at RAPCON.
Henry County, IL an Emergency Telephone System Board (ETSB) comprised of three Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) but because of a new state mandate counties were required to downsize to two PSAPs. Henry County needed a way to link their radio resources from the closing locations to their two remaining PSAPs using their existing fiber optic connection. TC had the specialized equipment to meet their objective.
A Northern California County needed to find a solution as soon as they knew Telcos were beginning to phase out analog leased lines. A self healing ring network also needed to be established to prevent loss of communications between sites. Satisfied with TC Communications’ completion of a previous project, the Northern California County decided again to seek out TC’s products and solutions.
A utility company transitioned their network
to IP but faced rigorous security demands.
Using the TC8610 they isolated substations on
a T1 network.
A town in New England needed to upgrade their emergency communications system. Critical communications faced disruptions when the town's leased lines provider was set to discontinue FDDA 4-wire analog lines. Alternatively the provider offered T1 or Switched Ethernet services to keep emergency services in operation. The town began their search for an economical solution to carry their network for years to come.
East Shore Radio Network (ESRN) near Chicago, Illinois needed a replacement solution for its TELCO leased lines as costs had reached $85,000 per year and continued to increase. Support for the leased copper circuits had dwindled due to telephone company phase outs of the difficult to maintain lines.
With the availability of Telco leased lines facing an uncertain future, Power Utility network managers are looking at alternative tools and transmission mediums for communications transport.
With most of its radio equipment past end-of-life by 2 or 3 years, and the remaining equipment losing vendor support in 2015, the Siouxland Tri-State Area Radio Communications (STARCOMM) system needed an upgrade, JumboSwitch® provided the perfect solution.
The primary goal for the Metro communications upgrade was to deploy a more flexible and scalable Ethernet-based communications platform that would easily support future growth and expansion.
As Power Utilities continue to integrate legacy applications into their Ethernet/IP substation communication backbone networks, they are increasingly using TDM over IP/Ethernet instead of traditional TDM-based solutions for latency sensitive applications such as teleprotection. TDM over IP/Ethernet is a reliable, proven solution for teleprotection communications that produces deterministic results.
After extensive testing, the TC3846-1 G.703/64K-to-Ethernet card, offered on TC Communication’s JumboSwitch® MSEP, emerged as the solid choice for a large Canadian Power Transmission Utility, needing teleprotection communcations in it's MPLS Network.
Because of lower cost Ethernet/IP alternatives like the JumboSwitch, the tradition of Power Utilities in South America using SDH/SONET systems for their substation communications networks is changing.
The JumboSwitch MoIP Gateway provided solutions for the Des Moines Public School district for two network issues that needed immediate attention - cutting monthly costs and providing improved paging system, emergency phone, and alarm access.
Northwest Iowa Power Cooperative (NIPCO) has successfully taken advantage of both SONET and Ethernet technologies strengths, by recently simplifying its network by putting most of its Ethernet traffic on a common platform using TC Communication’s JumboSwitch® Multi-Service Ethernet Switch.
Troy University turned to the JumboSwitch product for two reasons: to find a more efficient way to extend the Ethernet switch fabric through the microwave links
and deploy rugged, industrial grade hardware to withstand potential harsh environmental conditions at some microwave sites.
As part of its Services Expansion Project, the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink) needed to upgrade its communications and signaling network to meet the demands of increased ridership.
A Midwest Power Utility needed to upgrade its communications network to transport various data and voice core substation applications to remote sites. It also wanted to consolidate AMR, teleprotection and telecommunication applications onto one common IP platform with transparent “on and off ramps.”
A Midwest communications company specializing in 2-way Radio Systems needed to create a communications link to transport Ethernet, Analog and Dry Contact Channels between a county dispatch center and a police department radio control center.
The JumboSwitch installation provided a reliable and durable local communications network between two separate installations that were using three MPTTs up to 2,000 feet apart.
A military Battle Group needed to extend its Defense Switched Network* (DSN) phone service between a Central Command Center (CCC) and 17 adjacent communications sites located in trailers in the field.
The JumboSwitch provided a “one box” solution to link the three dam sites. It allowed for separate converter modules for RS232 over Ethernet and telephone over Ethernet applications.
The DOT chose the JumboSwitch Industrial Gigabit Ethernet Modular Switch from TC Communications because it offered modularity, expandability and telephony on a single industrial grade Ethernet/IP platform.
NIPCO needed to add more resources to its core telecommunications business. They were looking for a solution that would integrate an Ethernet network into the telecommunications side of their business.
Jumboswitch provided Jamaica with a redundant high-speed communications network that would ensure 100% SCADA visibility into all 69kV and 138kV substations and provisioned redundant teleprotection communications.