Adaptive Charging at OTA Technical Conference

VP of Sales Eric Hedlund exhibited and spoke at the Oklahoma Telephone Association Technical Conference this week in Tulsa, OK. OTA does a great job of engaging their members on a consistent basis with frequent updates of product innovation and industry news. Servato will also be attending the MATSS show in October through our membership with the Oklahoma association.

Mr. Hedlund presented on Adaptive Charging, the technology advancement that is now fundamental to our ability to double battery life. He spoke in detail on how this approach has not only saved carriers money across the country but also serves as the gateway to unlocking data insights that you can not get unless your rest your batteries. It was a great opportunity for customers and new attendees to also learn more about how to prevent network outages and ensure network reliability, especially after the bout of thunderstorms the area has received in recent years. If you want to learn more about how our approach works, feel free to download our eBook today.

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Key Takeaways from a Seminar on Data Productivity

At ISE Expo in Denver last Thursday, Servato's very own Chris Mangum spoke with a room of people on how data empowers carriers to become more actionable, particularly technicians. Later that day Tech Talk panelist, Ken Paker of TDS, spoke about a similar topic that highlighted how internal processes and teams can be made more efficient. More intelligent decisions for network reliability are becoming ubiquitous as data accumulation has made the most niche problems now more efficient.

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Servato Introduces the SPS-R™: The First Unified Rectifier and Battery Management Solution

NEW ORLEANS and DENVER – August 14, 2018 – Servato Corp., a leading provider of energy management solutions, announced here today at ISE EXPO the latest solution in its Smart Power System solutions suite that offers the latest in remote battery management.  The SPS-Rtm is the first of its kind unified rectifier power and battery manage solution. It integrates the functionality of Servato’s industry leading SPS-248 battery management system with GE’s Rectifier Modules.

Servato is taking remote power management to the next level to offer the combined value of battery management systems with a highly power efficient rectifier solution from GE.  The SPS-R is the most economical way for fixed and wireless carriers to buy the rectifier they need with remote battery management as added value. Servato believes this solution will allow customers to more easily and economically upgrade backup power management infrastructure that is continuing to decay as it is neglected and not improved.

“We believe this is the next evolution in smart rectifiers,” said Chris Mangum, CEO of Servato.  “Our battery management solutions have always been IoT-enabled, giving carriers the ability to monitor and maintain systems remotely to save on costly manual intervention.  Now, we are doing it for both back-up power, battery management, and rectifier solutions. This is the future now and demonstrates how two important components of a carriers’ power infrastructure have been combined to offer unprecedented value.”

According to Mangum, the feedback from early customer testing is that this next generation smart rectifier will quicken adoption of power management and maintenance because it is built into the rectifier that is necessary for system power. It becomes an easy decision for operators as they replace rectifiers.

“Companies trialing the SPS-R are telling us that this makes the decision to upgrade to remote power management easier because it is built into the rectifier shelf which they have to replace every 5-7 years” he said. “We feel this will accelerate adoption and greater acceptance in the market.”

There are three elements to the SPS-R solution:

  • SPS-248 functionality – Introduced in late 2017 as an upgrade to Servato’s SPS-148, the SPS-248 provides battery management, testing, and data.  It eliminates the need for time-consuming and inaccurate manual testing and provides real-time data from sites, including temperature data and other environmental risk factors.  It goes beyond simple tests – automatically conduct load tests and gather more accurate off-charge data. With its adaptive charging methodology, it doubles the life of the batteries.  And, it allows customers to manage resources effectively during outages.
  • Active Battery Management Software – Easy to use Actiview® dashboard simplifies battery issues for technicians so they can remotely diagnose and correct issues without sending a technician onsite. Predictive analytics based on over 90 million hours of batter data help predict battery failure 30-60 days in advance before causing network outage or ruins other batteries in a string. Actiview can be seamlessly integrated into a NOC.
  • GE Rectifiers – Best in class 1200/2000-watt GE OEM power supply modules with the SPS-R seamlessly integrated within the rectifier for ease of use. All 10 GMT fuses, breakers, power modules, and SPS module are located on the front panel for easy accessibility.

According to Mangum, the SPS-R is being showcased at ISE EXPO with demonstrations for potential customers at the Servato booth number 619.  The system will be generally available on 1/1/2019.

“This is clearly a huge step in the evolution of improving the way we manage, monitor and maintain backup solutions which are so critical to our telecommunications infrastructure,” he said.  “This simple solution will have a big impact on improving our overall infrastructure and ensuring landline and wireless connectivity when outages due to catastrophic events occur.”

About Servato

Headquartered in New Orleans, La., Servato is a leading provider of active battery management solutions to telecom, power, transportation, and solar companies. Servato’s solutions allow leading companies and infrastructure operators to reduce CapEx and OpEx by extending battery life, reducing maintenance costs and streamlining operations. Utilizing highly accurate data, proprietary algorithms, adaptive charging and cloud-based visualization software, Servato provides unprecedented insight and control over distributed DC power assets in industrial settings. To learn more, please visit: www.servatocorp.com

 

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Recent Shows

The Servato Sales team has been all over the country meeting with customers this past month, and a big part of that travel is showcasing our products at conferences.

We have gone from Branson, MO  Franklin, TN ⇒ Lake Lanier, GA ⇒ Charleston, SC

and are proud to have been able to support the following associations through exhibition and sponsorship:

The highlight of this month must have been CEO, Chris Mangum, giving a talk on How Everyone Plays a Part in Backup Power. If you want more information on that discussion, you can contact bdavenport@servatocorp.com for more information.

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Canadian CommTech West Show

VP of Sales Eric Hedlund attended the CommTech West Show this week in Calgary, AB. The CommTech series hosts the premier telecom events in Canada, and we're glad we had the opportunity to be at both East and West this year.

Eric Hedlund presented again at the show on Disaster Recovery & the Importance of Backup Battery Power. It was a great opportunity for new and old attendees to learn more about how to prevent network outages and ensure network reliability. If you want to learn more about other disaster scenarios especially prior to hurricane season, click below.

 Disaster Recovery

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UTC Exhibiting with Solara Technical Sales

VP of Sales, Eric Hedlund, will be headed to Palm Springs on Monday to join Solara in booth #213. The Utilities Technology Council hosts this premier event for anyone looking to learn about the latest technology, policy changes, and numerous other workshops.

Servato's partner at this show, Solara, is an industry expert in defining power and backup battery systems for utility providers. Come by the booth during the show to learn more about how Servato can fit into that design!

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The Frontier Conference: Telecom and Power

New Orleans, LA                                                                                                                                       1:30  on  4/13/2018

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Canadian CommTech East Show - Exhibiting and Presenting

Big news! Servato representatives CEO Chris Mangum and VP of Sales Eric Hedlund  will be attending the CommTech East Show next week in Mississauga, ON. The CommTech series hosts the premier telecom events in Canada, and we're excited about the opportunity.

Eric Hedlund will also be presenting at the show on Disaster Recovery & the Importance of Backup Battery Power. It will be a great opportunity to learn more about how to prevent network outages and ensure network reliability.

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MTA Annual Convention & Showcase

Servato will be at the MTA Annual Convention & Showcase today along with our partners, Tel Rep Marketing. Learn more about network resiliency, backup power automation, and CapEx savings by stopping by our booth. We look forward to meeting you!

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SCTBA 2018, March 26-28, Charleston, SC

Once again Servato is returning to one our our favorite cities and states, Charleston, SC. We're excited to be expanding to more companies and to be helping prevent power-related outages on the coast. Looking forward to next week in Charleston!

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Battery Management Blog

Backup Batteries are almost always out of site and out of mind. Most engineers and managers try to spend as little time as possible working on them in order to spend more time delivering better service. But when battery issues are a problem, frustration ensues. 

  

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