The Pathfinder 360 Alpha Comms is the option of including a modem and communications package to the Pathfinder 360 Alpha. This gives it the ability to communicate one way to a mobile telephone, or two way to an alarm data management software platform, such as I-Host. The ability to send alarm data to a management platform, which then may be integrated to the Company SCADA network allows engineers to very quickly identify fault locations, leading to very much reduced restoration times. The ‘Comms’ package is integrated within the same enclosure, and allows a heartbeat message to be sent say once a week to give the status of the instrument, including battery life and RSSI data.
During this heartbeat message the operational characteristics of the instrument can be changed remotely without having to visit the unit.