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Case Study: Rose Street Lift Station

Posted by jBrown on Thu, Jun 9, 2011 @ 4:56 PM

The Rose Street Lift Station in San Benito, Texas, uses the Chatterbox Automatic Alarm Dialer: a unit furnished with four digital inputs that can access landlines, pagers, cell phones and voice-mail systems. Plant officials keep the dialer in a Nema 4X enclosure with a transparent casing so that crews can easily view its status. Typical for this type of facility, the alarm is used to monitor power failure and high wet-well levels. Four phone numbers—including the police station’s—are programmed into the system in case of emergency. In fact, an emergency was the impetus behind the c... Continue Reading

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Case Study: Oneida Wastewater Treatment Plant

Posted by jBrown on Wed, Mar 9, 2011 @ 6:32 PM

The wastewater treatment plant in Oneida, N.Y., uses a RACO Chatterbox autodialer system to increase efficiency and save money. The plant is unattended at night, so the Chatterbox system is set to notify plant personnel of two alarm conditions: a power outage or a high sewage wet well level. The Chatterbox system is easy to use, since it can be programmed on site. The plant operator enters a list of phone numbers to be called in case of an alarm and creates pre-programmed voice messages. If personnel changes occur, and phone numbers need to be changed, the operator can make the adjustments,... Continue Reading

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AlarmAgent.com: A Wireless Option for Remote Monitoring

Posted by jBrown on Sun, Mar 6, 2011 @ 10:42 AM

AlarmAgent.com, a wireless, web-based remote monitoring system, offers many options for pump station monitoring at water and wastewater treatment plants. The concept is simple—wireless remote terminal units (RTUs) transmit data using the cellular network, and operators can access data through a secure, web-based interface at AlarmAgent.com. Since it does not require a landline, the system is versatile for all kinds of industries, including water and wastewater treatment. The system is easy to install. The RTUs require no wire connections, and since the operator interface is available on t... Continue Reading

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Aeris Network Powers RACO AlarmAgent.com Remote Monitoring System

Posted by racoadmin on Thu, Jan 13, 2011 @ 9:07 PM

San Jose, Calif., September 8, 2008 — Aeris® Communications, the leading wireless communications service provider dedicated exclusively to the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and telematics marketplace across North America, today announced its partnership with RACO Manufacturing and Engineering Co.  RACO, a provider of high-quality, reliable remote communications systems for monitoring, alarm notification and data logging applications for water utilities, will utilize the Aeris network for its AlarmAgent.com® alarm detection and notification system. Aeris’s wireless n... Continue Reading

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