Airports require reliable communication networks and uninterruptible power to ensure uptime for mission-critical processes. GE Digital Energy covers the full network to improve reliability and longevity of the power system, from primary power equipment, metering, and back-up power solutions to electrical asset protection, communication networks, and centralized energy management systems.
Communication systems for airport operations
GE Digital Energy offers industrial-strength communication solutions for airport operations. The MDS wireless and Lentronics fibre-optic multiplexer product lines automate meter and sensor device monitoring in trucks, enable terminal video surveillance and security areas, and provide telecommunications, LAN extension and backhaul networks for connectivity between tower, air traffic and ground control crews.
Multi-service telecommunications platforms
GE Lentronics supplies hardened multi-service telecommunications platforms, providing secure application performance over optical cable and other media from the network core to the edge. The fibre-optic multiplexers provide robust solutions for video surveillance, fare collection, passenger information systems and emergency voice applications.
Industrial Ethernet switches
GE Digital Energy offers the MultiLink family of industrial Ethernet switches. The switches provide secure and reliable communications for all critical infrastructure devices for a fast and secure communications network.
Power system protection, control and management for airports
GE’s Multilin line of power system protection, control and management solutions help ensure dependable and safe power for airport facilities. Real-time monitoring and management of power assets is facilitated through Multilin’s power management control systems (PMCS) and provides customer access to critical power information.
The Prolec liquid-filled distribution transformers meet ANSI and IEEE standards. With high voltages up to 34.5kV for transformers up to 15MVA, and up to 69kV for capacities from 5MVA to 12 MVA the Prolec line of transformers is used in a wide range of airport and industrial applications.
Designed to meet IEC 871, IEEE 18 and CSA ratings, GE’s capacitor units for power factor correction applications meet diverse needs for increased durability and tolerance of harmonics and transients.
Wireless airport communications
The GE MDS line of industrial wireless solutions enable a wide range of wireless airport communications applications, including wireless asset monitoring, wireless LAN extension and wireless backhaul solutions.
The MDS iNET series is an industrial wireless LAN extension solution that provides long distance, unlicensed communications allowing users to interface with Ethernet and serial controllers. Comprised of the iNET 900 and iNET-II, the iNET series offers the best balance of speed and range to enable a wide variety of applications requiring higher data capacities than typical communication systems can provide.
Fibre-optic multiplexers and software for airports
Lentronics rugged multiplexers offer T1, SONET and SDH standards-based solutions for both short and long-range applications over optical-fibre and other media. The multiplexers permit consolidation of all telecommunications requirements into a single, integrated network.
The Lentronics JungleMUX, available using SONET or T1 technology, provides voice, data, telemetry, Ethernet and teleprotection transport services over a robust optical cable. The Lentronics TN1U and TN1Ue multiplexers deliver a wide array of telecommunications applications using the SDH standard. Network management is facilitated using VistaNET, a complete suite of software tools to manage the Lentronics multiplexer family.
Clean and reliable power supply for mission-critical airport applications
GE provides a complete range of both one-phase and three-phase UPS products to ensure a constant supply of clean and reliable power for mission critical airport applications. In addition to the wide range of UPS systems, it offers project management, planning services for end-customers and consultants, and comprehensive UPS support services.
Automatic transfer switches for standby power systems
Zenith automatic transfers switches are an essential part of any emergency or standby power system, quickly transferring loads from one power source to another. With features such as integral metering, high level diagnostics, built-in outage reporting and high-speed alarm capture, it goes beyond source switching to ensure critical load uptime and operator safety.
GE surge protective devices (SPDs) are designed to protect electronic equipment from the damaging effects of internal and external electrical surges.
Zenith paralleling switchgear provides backup power management and control for facilities where multiple generators are needed to supply power when extended utility outages occur.
Power management control system
GE Multilin’s power management control system (PMCS) is a customized solution that enables operators to gather, sort, analyze, report and control electric flow through a facility.
Capacitors, transformers and voltage regulators
GE’s portfolio of capacitors, transformers and voltage regulators are designed, manufactured and tested to provide customers with flexible, reliable and advanced power delivery solutions. Prolec GE offers a complete line of liquid-filled three-phase pad-mounted distribution transformers that meet applicable ANSI and IEEE standards.
With high voltages up to 34.5kV and ratings up to 5,000kVA (ONAN), Prolec GE compartmental-type three-phase pad-mounted commercial transformers are designed for outdoor installation on a concrete pad and provide underground power distribution to commercial, industrial and institutional loads.