The Protection Technology Group presented “Lightning: A Real Threat to Down Time and Maintenance Costs” at the IWPC LTE WiMax and Backhaul Summit on January 21st. The Summit brought together industry leaders from over 40 companies including Verizon Wireless, US Cellular, Metro PCS, Motorola and Nokia Siemens in an open environment to communicate, network and share technology requirements and capabilities.
Andrew Dawson, Vice President of Global Engineering and Product Management, presented during the Enabling Technologies sessions on lightning and its threats in regards to down time and maintenance costs. The presentation was geared to educate carriers and OEM’s on how they can correlate data to cause, which will enable them to increase reliability and reduce costs.
“The synergy created within the IWPC conference allows members to work together to communicate areas of expertise that support all networks. The Protection Technology Group felt fortunate to be able to offer our expertise in lightning and surge protection during the seminar” said Dawson.
About the Protection Technology Group
The Protection Technology Group, part of Smiths Interconnect, includes five brands; PolyPhaser, Transtector Systems, DOWIN, LEA International and RO Associates. As industry leaders in surge protection, the Protection Technology Group provides expertise in consulting, design and manufacturing of RF, AC, DC, data and signal surge protection, communications power cabinets, EMP protection and power quality engineering services. Working across the organization the group provides valuable end-to-end power and signal integrity solutions for markets that include telecommunications, medical imaging, transportation, energy, security and the military.
About Smiths Interconnect
Smiths Interconnect (www.smithsinterconnect.com
) is a leading provider of specialized electronic and radio frequency products for the wireless telecommunications, aerospace, defense, and medical markets. It is part of Smiths Group (www.smiths.com
), a global leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 22,000 people in more than 50 countries.