Solutions provider ADB Safegate has unveiled LINC Node, a product that wirelessly streams telemetry and status monitoring to the cloud.
LINC Node connects airfield ground lighting devices such as CCRs and ILCMS units to a mobile device or HMI (human-machine interface). The real-time sharing of information on a portable device reduces personnel transportation and response times and paves the way for automated work orders, improved maintenance cycles, historical trending, and more. LINC Node also enables the user to link this disparate data, which is computable and can be shared with stakeholders.
“With LINC Node, airports will be able to instantly consult AGL device information on any internet-capable device to access information such as power usage analysis, CCR status monitoring, PAPI angle reading and alerts, ILCMS availability, open circuit alarms, and insulation resistance monitoring and trending,” said Danny Piot, connectivity product manager at ADB Safegate. “As all is monitored in real time, alarm and warning notifications may be pushed from the cloud directly to mobile devices, informing you, wherever you are, when you need it.”
LINC Node has built-in intelligence that formats and packages the data using a dedicated network to ensure the operational integrity of the ALCMS network. Furthermore, it ensures cybersecurity by only allowing monitoring of data.
The new solution forms the second leg of the ADB Safegate connectivity strategy. The powerline connectivity layer, LINC 360, was launched in November 2021.