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Great River Energy chooses MiMOMax Wireless as SCADA communications partner
Great River Energy of Maple Grove, Minnesota kicks off 2018 with a large Point-to-Multipoint communications project utilizing MiMOMax Wireless radios to support their extensive SCADA network.
Running a range of critical applications across their network, Great River Energy required a partner who could provide a resilient, scalable solution which would give them visibility of 4,700 miles of transmission line.
“At MiMOMax, we focus on a “work with” approach. We collaborated closely with Great River Energy to ensure the technology we deliver meets their SCADA requirements, improves reliability and maximizes investment in the 700MHz Upper A Block through superior spectral efficiency,” says Paul Reid, GM of North America, MiMOMax Wireless.
With available 700 MHz Upper A block spectrum being both scarce and valuable, the challenge for Great River Energy was to find a partner who could maximize their data throughput while improving reliability in a narrowband channel – the key point of difference offered by the MiMOMax Wireless technology. Utilizing MIMO (Multiple Input, Multiple Output) technology, offering very low latency and providing a range of specialized antennas, the MiMOMax Wireless solution optimizes data throughput and allows for rapid control and feedback on the state of the network.
Headquartered in New Zealand, MiMOMax Wireless has recently opened an office in Phoenix, Arizona to provide support and sales closer to their North American customer base.
Great River Energy is a not-for-profit cooperative which provides wholesale electric service to 28 distribution cooperatives in Minnesota and parts of Wisconsin. Those member cooperatives distribute electricity to approximately 685,000 member consumers. Great River Energy generates electricity from a variety of resources, including coal, natural gas and renewables. With $4 billion in assets, Great River Energy is the second largest electric power supplier in Minnesota and one of the largest generation and transmission cooperative in the United States. Learn more at greatriverenergy.com
MiMOMax Wireless is a developer of innovative wireless communications which underpin mission-critical infrastructure and enhance visibility and control – right to the edge of the network. Headquartered in Christchurch, New Zealand, MiMOMax Wireless also has an office in Phoenix, Arizona, servicing the North American market.
The key benefit of using this [MiMOMax] solution is essentially that more data can be passed through a small channel. The use of MIMO technology combined with high order modulation means we will be able to transmit an impressive amount of data inside of a 50kHz channel.
Kathy Shaft | PE, Senior Telecommunications Engineer - Great River Energy
Our robust communication solutions are deployed across the globe in point-to-point and point-to-multipoint configurations to support industrial infrastructure for Utility, Oil and Mining companies and to provide linking for Public Safety and Transport organisations.