Our involvement in this truly impressive project originally started with us being called in to their construction base which was suffering interment WiFi issues.
There were a number of construction cabins needing reliable Internet access for the base to function properly. Several discounted access points were in place with two microwave connections to the other side of Newhaven harbour. Things needed consolidating and sorting out.
We were also asked to help with the move to their new state-of-the-art building nearby. Plus we needed to design the multiple large-screen setup needed for the Control Room that manages the now fully operational wind farm.
A network with Internet and WiFi was also needed at an additional site at Upper Beeding.
This was the investigation, design and implementation of a seemingly simple requirement with a rather limited choice of options.
All that was needed was for the Control Room to contain keyboards, mice and large HD screens connected to computer equipment in a different Comms room a fair way away. There was too be no messy cabling and it all needed to run over the building’s structured cabling.
Traditional KVM solutions were not an option and we ended up spec-ing and installing a sophisticated and redundant system that could send HD video (actually capable of near 4k) plus USB signalling for keyboards, mice and other devices over CAT5 cabling.