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Can Cellular Compete with Private Radio?

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Abstract:

This paper explores wireless technologies available, the design steps required and analyzes the difference in costs between radio and cellular technologies over a 10 year life span for a typical telemetry system using an equivalent annual cost analysis. It will include the initial capital costs as well as the monthly service fees and maintenance of the telemetry equipment.

Keywords: Cellular; Data Acquisition; Radio; SCADA; Telemetry; Wireless

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2175/193864709793900050

Publication date: January 1, 2009

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