Arawa Driscoll is general manager of ATI Australia. Arawa has 20 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry with a career that has spanned technical support, system installation, project management, system design consulting, sales and management. Arawa enjoys collaborating with clients and creating a working relationship where both parties can benefit from each other’s experience. Arawa has a large body of experience working with water, power and transport utilities developing telecommunications infrastructure solutions for critical applications; this experience has focused his interest in telecommunications power systems, over the past 24 months he has been part of a team developing innovative battery management solutions for the telecommunications industry. While not at work Arawa spends his time wrangling his two children and cooking for his wife.
Thursday 2 May: 1.30pm-2.00pm
Battery selection and management as a key component of a critical communications system design
Reliable power is essential for any critical communications system. The options for providing power are frequently limited, particularly in remote locations. The grid, solar or fueled generation and batteries are the only currently viable sources of power, with grid and fueled generator availability being limited in many circumstances. Frequently, battery backed up power supplies are deployed to provide reliable, cost effective, high availability power for critical systems.
This presentation demonstrates how, through an intimate understanding of the changing status over time, as well as the performance characteristics of the deployed battery systems, it is possible to substantially increase system availability, extend battery life and save on operating costs through the provision of timely and targeted support activities.