Wide-area connectivity for AMR, AVL, SCADA, load-shed, dispatch, and messaging applications.
SPARKGAP provides dedicated wide-area connectivity for rapid and cost-effective dispatch, messaging, SCADA, load-shedding, AVL, and AMR applications using field-proven narrowband PCS technology.
Offloading these applications from commercial services not only saves money, but increases reliability and emergency preparedness for regional turmoil such as hurricanes and eqrthquakes. For high-value installations, such as key power generation facilities, SPARKGAP provides unmatched alerting and dispatch performance, with positive confirmation when response teams receive and read their messages. In all cases, when you need communications the most, SPARKGAP will be there on and ready.
SPARKGAP Benefits at a Glance
- Efficient, dedicated, and reliable bidirectional communications
- Supports load-shed, AMR, AVL, and SCADA
- Supports messaging and dispatch
- Tracks who, when, and how recipients are responding
- AES-128 over-the-air encryption
- Low cost of ownership and rapid ROI
- Simple to deploy, use, administer, and maintain
- Active redundancy maintains system readiness even under extreme circumstances
How does SPARKGAP work?
The SPARKGAP system consists of a centrally-located M4101 system controller and one or more M2101 site controllers at tower locations. The M4101 connects directly to CAD systems, SCADA systems, E-MAIL systems, and SPARKGAP Dispatch Client software running on Windows PC’s. With the optional SPARKGAP Access Gateway, authenticated users may also connect with a web browser. Clients send messages to the SPARKGAP system, which instantly relays the messages through base station antennas to individual recipients or groups of recipients. SPARKGAP then collects responses through base station antennas and relays them back to the sender. Thus dispatchers, automated systems, and other authorized users send messages, receive responses, and optionally log all activity for historical purposes.