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The Pros, Cons, and How-To’s of Transitioning to Lithium Batteries

Published on Dec 16 2019

Lithium batteries are increasingly gaining attention as a viable alternative to lead acid batteries, and with a host of advantages attractive to telecom, wireless, and CATV corporations, power utilities, data centers, and government agencies, it’s easy to see why. But the transition to lithium is not an immediate or uncomplicated undertaking, and industries and agencies reliant on battery banks to maintain functionality and deliver uninterrupted service will benefit from considering both the pros and cons of lithium as they deal with the combination of old and new technologies that will comprise their installations over years of gradual change and integration.

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Technology Breakthrough... SCMini...

Published on Jun 27 2019

Our SCMini controller, used to monitor small Cable TV customer prem sites, traffic light cabinets and Cellular cabinets has been very attractive due to its low cost, feature rich platform.

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PBT Thermal Runaway patent issues

Published on Jun 27 2019

PBT has been issued a patent for its unique thermal runaway detection algorithms used in our CellMetrix product (which is included with our SC4 controller)

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PBT ramps up Data Analysis Services to predict failures and determine battery replacement.

Published on Jun 27 2019

There are two very significant values that remote battery monitoring provides for network operators. The first value is to promptly notify operation centers of problems at remote sites so a technician can be sent to the site to correct the problem as quickly as possible. Battery monitoring systems in combination with NOC center procedures are very good at resolving these trouble situations quickly.

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PBT Free Software Tools Take Away Installation Pain

Published on Sep 26 2018

Most savvy CO and head-end techs can install all kinds of new hardware products that operators will routinely implement in their systems. However, those same techs may not be able to provision (configuration and final testing procedures) these products without being well versed in computer operation, having good networking skills, and even some command line programming. PBT has developed a set of software tools that we provide without cost to all our certified technicians, that will reduce installation complexity,  ensure installation integrity and greatly reduces installation time.

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