Since its earliest days, EIC Solutions has worked with Telecom providers and contractors nationwide providing many different types of electronic equipment protection solutions including telecom enclosures. In today’s telecom infrastructure, the primary areas that require equipment housing are the traditional “large ground tower” sites or macro towers. These sites typically house a large array of equipment at their base in rack-mount enclosures or shelters. EIC has provided full-size telecom rack enclosures for these installations.
These robust telecom enclosures have been installed with and without air conditioning based on the conditions of the environment where they were installed. Over the years these large structures have been supplemented by rooftop towers as well as small, microcell sites which can be mounted to existing structures, utility poles, and buildings. The array of macro and micro cell sites is the framework that supports the nationwide 4G LTE network that the country relies upon for ongoing seamless communication and connectivity.
As more devices in the world become wirelessly connected, the need for more robust networks becomes paramount. Over the next 7-10 years the nationwide 5G network is being constructed and expanded costing an estimated $275 billion. During this build out, there will be greater focus on localized micro sites that will fill in the network providing more reliable service. This increased network will offer significant improvements.
Microcells expand network coverage in areas of dense usage. This expanded coverage will become more necessary as smart technology and the Internet of Things (IOT) continues to grow. With an average of seven connected devices per household, there is an obvious need for consistent service.
Larger communications networks will allow for up-to-the-minute reporting on public transportation usage and delays. This will allow public transit authorities to better manage their fleets and provide faster recovery from breakdowns.
US Smart Grid integration of low power 5G device connections will allow for more accurate usage monitoring. This will support better forecasting of energy needs and more accurate spending on grid build-out. Smart lighting on city streets will reduce power drain on streets with no pedestrians or vehicles, reducing operating costs while also extending life of components.
Better communications networks within security infrastructure will allow for more emerging technologies to be implemented. Technologies such as gunshot detection and video surveillance of public areas can be implemented to further safeguard the public and maximize the response of emergency services such as fire and police.
As our reliance on cell service increases, it is critical that these intricate networks operate seamlessly. Properly protecting the equipment with telecom enclosures at both macro and micro sites is crucial. EIC Solutions, Inc. offers complete electronic equipment protection systems ideal for both large and small installations. EIC’s complete air-conditioned enclosure packages are available in a wide array of sizes from small junction boxes up to full-size rack enclosures. All are available in NEMA 4/12 powder-coated steel or NEMA 4X stainless steel construction. They are fully welded and offer exceptional protection under extreme weather conditions. EIC’s enclosures can be completely customized to the meet the specifics of any project.
All EIC Solutions’ telecom enclosures are also available with integral air conditioning and heating capabilities. EIC’s ThermoTEC series thermoelectric air conditioners. These robust cooling systems are designed to withstand the harshest conditions to keep the enclosed equipment within operational temperatures. The solid-state design of the ThermoTEC line has no moving parts other than fans. This means little to no required maintenance which makes them ideal for remote locations or sites that are difficult to access. This also reduces the operating costs of the sites with minimized routine service. The thermoelectric cooling process requires no oil or CFC-containing gases which reduces the environmental impact of the installations over traditional compressor-based cooling systems. EIC’s air conditioners are also available in multiple voltages including 120 or 220VAC as well as 24 or 48VDC.
As the telecom industry continually grows its networks and the reliance on these networks increases, the continual operation of the communications equipment is essential. EIC’s air-conditioned enclosures are an ideal solution to both environmentally control and protect these crucial installations. If you need assistance in selecting an equipment protection package that is best-suited for your specific application, please get in touch with one of our knowledgeable Sales Engineers today.
EIC Solutions, Inc. specializes in the design and manufacturing of thermoelectric cooling systems, air-conditioned electronic enclosures, and transit cases for a wide range of industries. Our products have been used in a variety of enclosure cooling applications involving the protection of electronic equipment both indoors and outdoors. EIC Solutions strives to provide the best products, resources and tools to help customers protect investments in sensitive electronics. If you have questions regarding any of our products, please contact us online or call us at 800-497-4524.