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Kyocera, Barnett Engineering create rugged ProTalk system

Posted: 30 Sep 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:protalk cv2? model b1272d? barnett engineering? cdma wireless communication?

Kyocera Wireless Corp., a manufacturer of CDMA wireless handsets and devices, and Barnett Engineering Ltd, a designer and manufacturer of remote site monitoring devices, have collaborated on Barnett's latest alarm reporting unit, ProTalk Cv2, Model B1272D.

ProTalk Cv2 integrates Kyocera 200 module and combines real-time, CDMA wireless communication ability, auto dialing and alarm reporting into a compact and resilient product for unmanned, remote industrial site monitoring. The ProTalk Cv2 has been approved for use with two of the largest CDMA wireless carriers in North America.

The Kyocera-powered ProTalk Cv2's ability to deliver real-time, wireless communications combined with auto dialing and equipment status reports and/or alarm notifications that are recorded in the user's own voice. With up to eight alarm inputs, the versatile ProTalk Cv2 can be configured for any combination of digital and/or analog reporting and allows voice prompted interrogate, control and remote programming abilities. The rugged industrial design, low power requirements and wide operating temperature range (-30 to +60 degrees C) of the Kyocera 200 Module makes it ideal for using ProTalk Cv2 with remote applications, powered by solar energy or traditional resources, in a wide range of industries.

"The ability to reach out and manage remote assets is of increasing importance to enterprise customers around the world who want to keep a competitive edge in their industries," said Dean Fledderjohn, general manager of the M2M division at Kyocera Wireless Corp. "By integrating the Kyocera 200 Module into ProTalk Cv2, Barnett Engineering can offer customers a durable, flexible, and easy-to-integrate product ideal for a wide range of industries that depend on remote, unmanned equipment."

With ProTalk Cv2, users can easily manage unmanned sites such as compressor stations in oil and gas industries, pump houses in water and wastewater treatment facilities and/or agricultural fields and switching stations on railways. ProTalk Cv2 monitors equipment and automatically sends updates or alarm notification when a problem or system breakdown occurs. Using the autodial feature and prerecorded voice messages, updates and alarms are sent to operators and managers in real-time from virtually anywhere.

"With ProTalk Cv2, our customers get a unique combination of voice alarm reporting and digital cell phone operation in a tough industrial package ideal for remote monitoring and solar applications," said Kirk Langford, director of sales and marketing, Barnett Engineering. "The low power requirements, wide temperature range and tri-mode capabilities offered by the Kyocera 200 Module were key elements to our success in designing an easy to use, flexible solution that ultimately saves time and increases efficiency for a wide range of industrial customers."

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