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How to Monitor your system health with Bird's Power Monitor

How to Monitor your system health with Bird's Power Monitor

If you would like to monitor whether your communication system is up and running, Bird's Channel Power Monitor is capable of  continously give you information about the system components. It provides you with continuous information with regards to each component of your system that is accessible on any computer or tablet on the network or even the phone in your pocket.

    System Architecture

  • The Channel Power Monitor is comprised of a 1 RU central processor and a variety of sensors, which work together to monitor all components of a radio system, including each individual radio, the combiner, the feed lines and antenna. These inexpensive sensors are placed throughout the system, with a 5% accuracy that is traceable to NIST and as reliable as you have come to expect from Bird Technologies.

  • Usage

  • The Channel Power Monitor hosts its own webpage for setup and display of all measurement parameters. This enables you to access the system from any computer, tablet or phone on your network, only limited by your network security. The webpage displays all measurements and easily allows you to set up alarms for failure conditions such as high or low power or poor antenna VSWR. The unit includes both software and hard contact alarms and can even be configured to send you an email to alert you to an emergency condition. Also standard, is Data Logging, which takes reliability one step further by enabling you to see degraded performance before it becomes an emergency.

  • Features

  • The system can monitor up to 16 channels simultaneously, with expansion units available to cover larger systems. It measures forward, reflected and composite power as well as antenna system VSWR. The system can be configured multiple options for sensors and meters, purchase only what you need. Easy remote connection using the built-in web server for setup and monitoring and configurable alarming for high and low level power and high antenna VSWR, utilizing hard contact and SNMP formats

  • Main Advantages

    Full system health monitor
  • Easy access and configuration
  • Low cost sensoring