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Cellular Gateway Applications & Benefits

The landscape of communication is rapidly evolving. Cellular Gateways offer a seamless solution to the challenges posed by the phasing out POTS analog technologies. This digital connection emulates a standard POTS line compatible that legacy devices require to function. This cost-effective solution combines efficiency and reliability, while easily integrating into various our systems. See how Cellular can save up to $600 a year in each solution below.

Cellular Gateway Application: Area of Refuge

How It Works:

  • Installation: The Cellular Gateway is installed in a central location, typically in the building’s communication room or near the main Area of Refuge station. It acts as a bridge between the Area of Refuge communication devices and the cellular network.
  • Seamless Integration: The gateway is designed to easily integrate with existing Area of Refuge communication systems. Once connected, it emulates a standard POTS line, ensuring compatibility with legacy devices.
  • Reliable Communication: In the event of an emergency, occupants in the Area of Refuge can use the 2-way communication device call out to the emergency first responder. The call is placed via the voice channel of the Cellular Gateway, ensuring a reliable connection even if traditional phone lines fail.
  • Cost-Efficient: By eliminating the need for POTS lines, Cellular Gateways reduce monthly communication costs. Additionally, the installation process is streamlined, reducing labor and material costs.

Benefits in the Area of Refuge Environment:

  • Enhanced Safety: With a reliable communication channel, occupants can be assured of timely assistance during emergencies.
  • Ease of Maintenance: Cellular Gateways require minimal maintenance compared to traditional POTS lines, ensuring consistent performance.
  • Futureproofing: As POTS lines become obsolete, Cellular Gateways offer a sustainable solution that aligns with modern communication standards.

See our Area of Refuge Two-Way Communication Systems

Cellular Gateway Application: Elevators and Buildings

Elevators are integral to modern buildings, ensuring smooth vertical transportation for passengers. With the increasing complexity of elevator communication systems, especially in the context of emergency situations, Cellular Gateways have emerged as a pivotal solution. They not only enhance the reliability of analog-based systems but also facilitate the seamless operation of advanced systems like the SmartView visual system.

  • Access emergency services utilizing a standard, fully code compliant solution (meets all ASME A17.1 code requirements for phone line monitoring)
  • Typically Mounts in Elevator Machine Room

How It Works:

  • For Analog-Based Systems:
    • Installation: The Cellular Gateway is installed within the elevator machine room, replacing the need for traditional POTS lines.
      Seamless Integration: The gateway effortlessly integrates with existing elevator phone systems, ensuring uninterrupted communication during emergencies.
      Reliable Communication: In case of emergencies, when a passenger uses the elevator’s emergency phone, the Cellular Gateway ensures the call is transmitted reliably over cellular networks.
    • Ease of Installation: The Data Gateway eliminates the need to run data drops up to the machine rooms, simplifying the installation process.
      Off-Network Operation: For enhanced security, the SmartView system can operate off the building’s main network, reducing potential vulnerabilities.
      Battery Backup: With the Data Gateway, it’s easier to implement a battery backup for the SmartView system, ensuring a maintained 4-hour talk time even during power outages.
  • For SmartView Visual System (Data Gateway):
    • Ease of Installation: The Data Gateway eliminates the need to run data drops up to the machine rooms, simplifying the installation process.
      Off-Network Operation: For enhanced security, the SmartView system can operate off the building’s main network, reducing potential vulnerabilities.
      Battery Backup: With the Data Gateway, it’s easier to implement a battery backup for the SmartView system, ensuring a maintained 4-hour talk time even during power outages.
  • Benefits in the Elevator Environment:
    • Enhanced Safety: Reliable communication ensures that trapped passengers can swiftly connect with emergency services.
    • Cost-Efficient: Transitioning to Cellular Gateways from traditional phone lines results in significant monthly savings and reduces installation complexities.
    • Future-Proof Solution: As elevator communication systems evolve, Cellular Gateways offer a scalable and forward-thinking solution.
    • Improved Security: Keeping the SmartView system off the main building network ensures data integrity and reduces potential security risks.

Cellular Gateway Application: Blue Light Phones

Blue Light Towers, prominently positioned in college campuses, parking lots, and public spaces, stand as symbols of safety. They allow individuals to swiftly connect with security or emergency services. With the decline and unreliability of traditional POTS lines, Cellular Gateways are ensuring these vital communication towers remain operational and efficient.

  • Access emergency services utilizing a standard, fully code compliant solution
  • Saves time and money without the need to trench
  • Typically Mounts with in Blue Light enclosures

How It Works:

  • Installation: The Cellular Gateway is typically installed within the housing of the Blue Light Tower or in a nearby utility box. It acts as the bridge between the emergency phone within the tower and the cellular network, guaranteeing uninterrupted communication.
  • Seamless Integration: The gateway integrates effortlessly with existing Blue Light Tower systems. By emulating a standard POTS line, it ensures compatibility with most emergency phone models housed within the towers.
  • Reliable Communication: In emergency scenarios, individuals can press the emergency button on the Blue Light Tower. The Cellular Gateway ensures the call is transmitted reliably over cellular networks, eliminating the need for traditional phone lines.
  • Cost-Efficient: Transitioning from POTS lines to Cellular Gateways not only ensures reliability but also results in significant monthly savings. Moreover, the installation process is more streamlined, reducing labor and material costs.

Benefits in the Blue Light Tower Environment:

  • Enhanced Safety: With a dependable communication channel, response times during emergencies are faster, ensuring the safety of individuals in distress.
  • Low Maintenance: Cellular Gateways are durable and require minimal maintenance compared to the older POTS infrastructure.
  • Future-Proof Solution: As the world transitions away from traditional phone lines, Cellular Gateways offer a forward-thinking solution for Blue Light Tower communication.

Cellular Gateway Application: Pool Phones

Pool phones are essential safety devices installed near swimming pools, especially in commercial settings like hotels, resorts, and public pools. They provide a direct line of communication for emergencies, ensuring swift response in situations like drowning, injuries, or other pool-related incidents. With the phasing out of traditional POTS lines, Cellular Gateways are becoming the go-to solution for maintaining reliable communication for pool phones.

  • Access emergency services utilizing a standard, fully code compliant solution (fully meets ADA requirements)
  • Typically Mounts in Waterproof Enclosure in Pool Phone area

How It Works:

  • Installation: The Cellular Gateway is strategically placed, often in a nearby utility room, poolside office or next to the pool in a NEMA rated case. It serves as the intermediary between the pool phone and the cellular network, ensuring uninterrupted communication.
  • Seamless Integration: The gateway effortlessly connects with existing pool phone systems. By emulating a standard POTS line, it ensures compatibility with most pool phone models.
  • Consistent Communication: In emergencies, lifeguards or pool-goers can use the pool phone to alert first responders. The Cellular Gateway ensures this distress call is transmitted reliably, even in the absence of traditional phone lines.
  • Cost-Efficient: By replacing POTS lines with Cellular Gateways, monthly communication costs are significantly reduced. The installation is also more straightforward, leading to savings in labor and materials.

Benefits in the Pool Phone Environment:

  • Enhanced Safety: A reliable communication channel means faster response times during pool emergencies, potentially saving lives.
  • Low Maintenance: Cellular Gateways are robust and require minimal upkeep compared to aging POTS infrastructure.
  • Adaptable Solution: As traditional phone lines become less common, Cellular Gateways offer a modern, adaptable solution for pool phone communication.

See our Pool Phone Solutions