Enabling Connectivity and Security for Critical Infrastructure
In order to improve operational effectiveness and reduce costs, public utilities and other critical infrastructure installations are recognizing the need to transition their current communications services to more advanced and flexible alternatives. While many have already started adding digital communications and monitoring systems to their production, transportation, distribution and monitoring systems, there remains a critical need to optimize the limited bandwidth they have at their disposal to support their wireless networks and mobile communication applications.
The xMax wide-area mobile broadband data and video solution can help ensure uninterrupted access to the productivity and security applications that critical-function industries depend upon. xMax has the flexibility to be configured as a complete private network for critical communications, or to serve as a backup communication system that can provide coverage and capacity during disasters and other emergency situations.
xMax for critical infrastructure provides an efficient and low-cost service delivery compared to traditional cellular infrastructures, reliable real-time communications with smart meters and sensors, and secure, highly-resilient connectivity. This is a solution that meets the key requirements of utility and critical industry while supporting their essential applications such as SCADA, mobile voice, mobile data, security and surveillance.
Among the benefits of deploying xMax for critical infrastructure are the following:
- Unmatched Reliability: xMax was engineered from the ground up to deliver anywhere-anytime communications that perform in the most demanding situations. xMax fills in the gaps in coverage and capabilities that are inherent in the design of traditional systems and adds a superior level of survivability and redundancy that provide continuity of operations. xMax also supports multiple backhaul connection options, including SATCOM, PTP wireless and microwave.
- Exceptional Interoperability: xMax creates an end-to-end, IP transport layer that enables connectivity with any commercially available, WiFi-enabled device, including smartphones, tablets, video cameras and sensors. This is critical when multiple-agency response takes place and a wide variety of communications gear is involved. xMax also interconnects easily with LTE, GSM, CDMA and P25 systems.
- A truly private, always-secure network: xMax delivers a high-speed voice and data network that goes beyond “priority access” and delivers “private access,” meaning it is only designated users and groups. Unlike the public cellular network, there is no contention for airwaves. There are also no commercially available radios sharing the system, so private communications remain private. xG’s patented, multi-layered interference mitigation technology makes xMax difficult to jam or hack, and it also supports encryption via FIPS140-2 compliance.