Challenges to Efficiency for the Natural Gas Industry
St. Paul, MN – December 30, 2015 A large E2E client is a major player in the Appalachian Basin, with over half a million acres in the Marcellus play. They have more than 10,000 productive wells with trillions of cubic feet of proven reserves. Through innovative and environmentally-friendly drilling methods, they have been able to tap into unconventional reservoirs.
This E2E client has critical business activities that are tied to technologies which support several of their organizations, including the telecomm and application groups which control and report on their assets. In the fast-paced energy Industry, this company relies heavily on its communications infrastructure.
The key technical challenges for this E2E client were to:
- Quickly improve network performance to their end points
- Reduce the number of truck rolls to those end points
- Maintain network connections to their end points
- Establish new processes for over-the-air programming of their end points
The client wanted a solution that could quickly update their end point radios over the air to improve network performance and availability. Their existing process was to determine which end points should be linked in order to provide shorter latency for application messages, and they would then dispatch a technician to make the change on the field devices.
With the number of remote equipment installations growing, they needed to address them more efficiently and avoid dispatching personnel for 2 to 5 days of time-consuming and expensive travel in order to make a simple change on an end point device.
End 2 End Technologies’ Money-saving Software Solution
E2E provided its Radio Admin software which allowed this company’s field engineers to remotely configure the end-point radios for connections to closer upstream devices. This improved communication latency without ever having to roll a truck to the end point. They were able to reconfigure the network topology from their desks at headquarters, avoiding costly dispatches to the field. This compnay was now able to improve its communication paths literally at the touch of a button.
Radio Admin was able to:
- Reconfigure the network topology without dispatching a technician to remote sites
- Change the end point radio settings to gain communication efficiencies
It is estimated that over the last year of using Radio Admin, this company saved hundreds of thousands of dollars
About End 2 End Technologies
E2E Technologies is a comprehensive solutions provider specializing in communication architecture design, implementation, network management, and on-going maintenance and operations. E2E Technologies offers a unique combination of wireless communications and IT expertise. Our team of highly qualified engineers manages the design, installation, integration, commissioning, and training aspects of all projects. We specialize in total solutions for industrial wireless and commercial networked data systems. We are proud to offer the best and most widely used industrial wireless products available. For more information visit us on the web at www.e2etechinc.com