Pole Mounted Booster Repeater

Pole Mounted Booster Repeater

The Booster / Repeater is the backbone of our Radio Data Networks. Battery powered and supplied in a highways approved GRP housing complete with pole mounting bracket, the Booster / Repeaters pick up hundreds of millions of messages per year and deliver them back to our customers.

The Booster / Repeater is also available in a number of different housing styles to suite locations devoid of street furniture. This include bollard housings, a covert faux bird houses and the recently introduced solar assisted roadside unit.

Blocked Sewer Radio Telemetry System with Booster Repeater

Blocked Sewer Radio Telemetry System with Booster Repeater Showing Signal Paths

All units are battery powered and uniquely feature spatial diversity (dual antenna) for enhance reception of the signals from buried assets under for example manhole covers. Booster / Repeaters are normally supplied to repeat the messages typically every 5-minutes which is more than adequate for most applications such as meter reading, blocked sewer or CSO overflow monitoring / alarms.

Supplied Ready to Use:

Booster Repeaters are normally supplied 100% pre-configured and pre-tested read to go! Factory configurations  include up-link frequency “that is the frequency out of the hole emitted by the sensor such as a BDT Level Transducer” and back link frequency “frequency back to the base station”. Further the electronic serial number (ESN) of the sensors are also pre-configured.

Communications:

The booster repeaters can be supplied to operate on either licenced or licence free radio spectrum. Typically in a urban or industrial environment the communication radius can be anything from 500m to 5km depending upon the topology. The pickup radius from assets mounted below the manholes is typically 40m to 100m depending upon the mounting position and the type of cover.

Installation:

Booster Repeater Pole Mounted

Booster Repeater with Pole Mounting Kit

Simple to install, simply mount the booster using stainless steel banding strapping,  available from our store, at a typical height of 4m above ground level and within typically 30-100m radius of the sensor. Note if mounting on highways lamp columns it is important to affix a property label and to send notice to the owner of the column. For multiple installations this can be done on bulk by just stating the post code and lamp column number.

Easy to Service:

Compared to replacing batteries of instruments located below streets that can involve costly traffic management, Booster Batteries are simple to replace in a matter of minutes and often require nothing more than a “cherry picker” or short ladder.

To Find out More:

Simply click on the link to download  Wide Area Network Booster Repeaters Issue 2.0

Sales & orders

Please call your local distributor for prices on products, systems and solutions. Spares and accessories may also be purchased through our online web portal