Communication Technology and Network Solutions to Address Challenges Faced by Utilities

Ensuring fit for purpose comms infrastructure/connectivity is an essential feature of establishing smart grids, which is itself crucial in order to meet increasing demands for electricity and Government targets on carbon emissions. This connectivity will entail a mix of technologies (wireless, wireline, satellite) and service provision (public, private networks). Government and regulators are vital players in terms of ensuring suitable policy environment and availability of necessary spectrum. Yet there is insufficient understanding and collaboration between the various players in this ecosystem. On 12 July, London, techUK is bringing together utilities, telecoms experts, Government and Ofcom to discuss the challenges involved ... Read more

Our Solution to Data Service Disappearance

Deutsche Telecom Akliengesellschaft  (DTAG) is turning off legacy ISDN networks, which will cause considerable disruption to customers with equipment and applications that rely on ISDN/X.31. Read the full article ‘Ein Datendienst Verschwindet’ in the German technology magazine ‘Funkschau’, discussing the effect of such legacy migration by large telecoms providers on end customers. It discusses the Virtual Access solution that allows customers to continue operating their existing equipment without disruption using products that emulate ISDN/X.31 services over fully supported IP networks. The Virtual Access solution Virtual Access supplied the latest network technology for Datex-P and ISDN PH, and now offers a ... Read more

Virtual Access opening hours over the festive season

Our head office is open until Friday 22nd December 2017. We are back on Tuesday 2nd January 2018. We wish all our clients and suppliers a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. Sales contacts in your area: HEAD OFFICE Unit 15, Trinity Enterprise Centre, Pearse Street, Dublin 2, D02 AD79 Ireland Tel: +353 1 604 1800 Fax: +353 1 6705380 REGIONAL SALES Ireland: Unit 15, Trinity Enterprise Centre, Pearse Street, Dublin 2, D02 AD79 Ireland +353 1 604 1800 UK: East Twickenham TW1 2EA England +44 208 744 1926 Nordics: Smidesvagen 12 S-171 41 Solna Sweden +46 70 551 ... Read more

Join Us at European Utility Week 2017

We are delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting at the upcoming European Utility Week in Amsterdam on 3-5 October 2017, and we invite you to come visit us on the exhibition floor. Register for your free visitor pass, including access to the Hub Sessions, here Our Stand 1M76 will feature our range of Substation Connectivity routers: a family of rugged wired and wireless routers, ideal for SCADA, IoT and industrial applications. Features include: IEC61850-3 compliant DIN rail mountable Dual SIM 3G/LTE DSL Fibre 2-8 Ethernet ports Serial/digital I/O DC or AC power Protocol conversion including IEC101, Modbus, DNP3, ... Read more

From Kuala Lumpur to Jakarta: Asia IoT Success with Critical Infrastructure

01/08/17, Dublin, Ireland. Virtual Access is delighted to announce that we are joint Gold Sponsors with our Asian partner, N’osairis, for the 2017 Asia IoT Business Platform Conference. With a main focus on IoT developments in Asia, the Asia IoT Business Platform Conference is Southeast Asia’s most comprehensive programme for solution providers to showcase IoT and M2M technology solutions. N’osairis is showcasing Virtual Access critical application products that provide rugged connectivity solutions for utilities, critical infrastructure, emergency services, vehicles and financial transactions, scalable to tens of thousands of devices. The solution consists of a range of rugged industrial routers and ... Read more

Telia and VA TLC-ISDN Technology Wins at UEFA European League Final

While millions of Manchester United fans celebrate their 2-0 win over Ajax in the UEFA European League final, we go behind the scenes to talk to Hans Hyttsten, Events Project Manager at Telia Company to see how Telia and Virtual Access technology was used to ensure the vital match played at Friends Arena, Solna municipality, Stockholm, Sweden, was broadcast smoothly to all corners of the globe. Q: Can you describe the context of the project and the challenges you identified? TLC-ISDN is an ISDN service over an IP network implemented using Virtual Access equipment. Features such as adaptive clocking, fastsync, ... Read more

Visit us on the AT&T stand at Distributech 2017 USA

27/01/17, Dublin, Ireland, Virtual Access is delighted to be showing their products on the AT&T booth 3927 through partners DataRemote. From Tuesday 31st January – Thursday 2nd February 2017, The Distributech 2017 Conference and Exhibition, San Diego Convention Centre, California, is the not-to-be-missed business, innovation and knowledge sharing epicentre for the American Utilities industry. DataRemote is exhibiting Virtual Access products on AT&T’s booth 3927. The products and solutions focus on the challenges and opportunities utility companies face, such as Legacy Migration, Critical Infrastructure Connectivity and IPv6 Cybersecurity. We are showcasing the following products and solutions: Legacy Migration SolutionsCommunications operators are ... Read more

Virtual Access Wins Contract to Supply German Federal Police with Rugged Vehicle Routers

12/01/17 Virtual Access is delighted to announce they have won the contract to provide rugged dual LTE radio solutions to a major European Police force. Critical communications used by public safety applications demand secure, always on connectivity. Virtual Access’s latest products with multi WAN interfaces including dual radio are ideal for applications requiring fast switching across multiple WAN interfaces. Recent VA lab testing has demonstrated a high level of resilience under difficult conditions in several scenarios including route based switching, VPN (IPSec) and also mobile IP. Feedback from VA customers has confirmed these findings, resulting in Virtual Access being awarded ... Read more

What’s Your Sector?

Virtual Access’ critical application and industrial-grade routers meet the resilience requirements with features such as multipath communications to avoid a single point of failure, integrated communications interfaces, harsh environmental standards, high isolation for power applications, legacy interfaces to migrate RTUs to IP without expensive upgrades, and advanced security; all centrally or cloud managed to provide a cost effective high quality scalable service to thousands or tens of thousands of sites. Power/UtilitiesWe provide single device solutions for automation, smart metering and energy management providing legacy serial RS232/RS485 and Ethernet interfaces with wireless broadband.Managed Substation ConnectivitySmart Grid InfrastructureSCADA Public Safety/Emergency VehiclesCritical communications ... Read more

Virtual Access opening hours over the festive season

If you need technical support over the festive season, please call the number for your area: Ireland: 01 604 1842 UK and International: +353 1 604 1842 Office hours Our head office is open until Friday 23rd December 2016 We are back on Tuesday 3rd January 2017 For sales contacts in your area, please visit our Contact page _____________________________________ We wish all our clients and suppliers a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. From all of us at Virtual Access Read more