|[October 09, 2013]
Claro Utilizes Kentrox for Comprehensive Site Management
COLUMBUS, Ohio --(Business Wire)--
Kentrox®, Inc., an innovator of intelligent site monitoring,
management, and control solutions, has been selected by Claro (News - Alert) Argentina
to provide power and security management at their cell sites throughout
Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay. Claro Argentina, one of America
Movil's (NYSE: AMX) largest business units, is a leading wireless
provider throughout the country.
Claro's recent installation of comprehensive site management includes
the Kentrox (News - Alert) Optima Management System® for complete visibility
and control of Claro's cell sites and its assets. The Remote RMM-1400
provides wired and wireless IP network connectivity for automated site
monitoring and control, and the Remote RMB-1 adds intelligent I/O
connections. These products and associated sensors and controllers are
working together to provide generator management, fuel monitoring, AC
and DC power monitoring, and surveillance management at Claro's remote
Legacy generators are used at many of Claro's remote sites as the backup
power source, but unfortunately, fuel theft from the generators has
become common throughout the country. The Kentrox solution constantly
monitors the status and health of the generators plus their associated
fuel levels and notifies Claro when high fuel consumption occurs (often
caused by theft) or if there is a presence of water in the fuel tank.
Door access and motion sensors are used to monitor access to a site and
its equipment. When unauthorized and authorized access occurs, the
relevant personnel are notified, and additional research can be
conducted remotely to determine if the access is approved or if
unauthorized access needs additional follow up.
Power is also monitored by the Kentrox site management solution. AC
power is monitored to identify improvements within the site such as
trends in the quality of AC power delivered to the site and conditions
that can lead to equipment damage. Kentrox ismonitoring the DC power to
provide real-time and historical data to understand the condition of the
equipment, power consumption, and the total distribution throughout the
site to help detect equipment damage, malfunctions, or failure.
"Choosing Kentrox for our site management requirements was a good fit
for Claro based on their comprehensive capabilities," explains Victor
Bargas, Energy & HVAC Chief of Claro Argentina. "We now have an
integrated remote site monitoring and management system where we can
obtain alarms and relevant performance information when issues occur. We
can prevent service-affecting outages and also obtain the data we need
to help reduce our energy costs and reduce the cost of fuel theft."
"With the market-leading position that Claro holds, we are pleased that
they chose Kentrox for their comprehensive site management needs,"
states Ricardo Diaz, Vice President of Sales for Caribbean and Latin
America. "Claro is utilizing our products combined with services and
integration expertise from our partner, Planex S.A., to efficiently and
effectively monitor their networks, often times without a site visit. We
look forward to continuing with maximizing their network availability
About Kentrox, Inc.
Kentrox, Inc. is a worldwide leader in intelligent site management
solutions, providing comprehensive monitoring, management, and control
of any site. The machine-to-machine (M2M) communications Kentrox
provides enable service providers, tower operators, and other network
operators to reduce operating costs while improving network performance.
With more than one million products successfully deployed in tower,
carrier, and enterprise environments, Kentrox is a trusted partner for
transforming networks into high quality, reliable systems. The company
provides solutions to customers in North and South America, Australia,
Africa, and Europe. It is based in Dublin, Ohio and operates as a
division of Westell Technologies (News - Alert), Inc., a NASDAQ-listed company. For
more information, please visit www.kentrox.com.
Westell Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, is a
global leader of intelligent site and outside plant solutions focused on
the critical edge and access networks. The comprehensive solutions
Westell provides enable service providers, industrial customers, tower
operators, home network users, and other network operators to reduce
operating costs while improving network performance. With millions of
products successfully deployed worldwide, Westell is a trusted partner
for transforming networks into high quality, reliable systems. For more
information, please visit www.westell.com.
CLARO has the largest and extensive 3G technology network across the
country, reaching more than 550 cities. CLARO Argentina is the leader in
mobile communications in the country, with the major GSM and 3G cellular
coverage in Argentina, and the largest market share of the market. For
more information, please visit www.claro.com.ar.
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