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Eagle Keys for POTS Monitoring Technical Bulletin

Telecom carriers and the FCC are planning to phase out POTS networks. A large majority of commercial users have already adopted more modern and effective technologies for their telecom needs. Flash Technology has already seen most of its customers migrate from POTS-based monitoring. The drop-off in...

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FTW 175 and FTM 190 Tower Light Monitoring Units Move to LTE

Flash Technology announces its stand-alone monitoring products, FTW 175 and FTM 190, have been upgraded to operate at LTE speeds with the integration of a new modem. These new versions, designated FTW 175-3 and FTM 190-3, will run on either the Verizon or AT&T networks. [caption...

Whiteman Air Force Base – Knob Noster, Missouri

A joint-service base with US Air Force, Army and Navy units, Whiteman AFB is located about 2 miles south of Knob Noster, Missouri. Whiteman can launch combat sorties directly from Missouri to any part of the globe. Whiteman AFB employs the FTS 800 voltage driven...

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FTS 370 Vanguard® Medium Series Product Announcement

Flash Technology’s Vanguard LED obstruction lighting system has been protecting towers from air traffic for nearly 5 years. We have continuously improved our product and today, the Vanguard II version is the industry standard for tower lighting quality, performance and durability. In the spirit of continuous...

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Oresund Bridge – Sweden and Denmark

An almost 10-mile (15.9 kilometer) engineering marvel, the Oresund Bridge, Peberholmen and Drodgen Tunnel transport passengers and freight via car and train across the Flinte Channel and Drodgen Strait. The towers of the Øresund Bridge are lit with FTB 205 high intensity white bridge lighting...

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Understanding Airfield Lighting Intensity Requirements

The sea of lights at an airport might seem overwhelming, but each light has a specific purpose. These lights are designed to be seen and direct pilots on the ground at night and in conditions of reduced visibility. There are specific standards that each light...

OL4 solar meteorological tower light installed in Costa Rica

Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy – Costa Rica

Globeleq Mesoamerica Energy required meteorological masts in compliance with national civil aviation regulations, and Flash Technology's OL800 and OL4 were an obvious fit. Both lights were installed on permanent meteorological masts at each of GME’s newest wind farms in Costa Rica....

Sunstone IP CCTV with solar obstruction lights

Sunstone’s IP CCTV System a novel use for solar obstruction lights

Solar-powered innovation at its best Think differently—that’s what Sunstone did to develop their newly patented Solar IP CCTV System (SICS), which allows customers to remotely monitor a site across a wireless network in a remote area via a solar-powered surveillance camera. The system is installed in...

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Flash Technology to Light FirstNet Communications Towers

You’ve seen headlines covering disasters and emergencies, and officials calling for improved response tactics. To address this ongoing issue, the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and AT&T will launch a wireless broadband public-safety network nationwide. Flash Technology will be the obstruction lighting provider for new...

Summer-Fall 2017 Event Schedule

We’re already looking forward to cooler fall temps and these great trade events. If any are on your calendar, we would love to see you there. Contact sales for a one-on-one meeting during an event or to schedule a private tower lighting system demo. Alabama Broadcasters Association...

Protecting All Air Traffic, Birds Included

Editors of AGL Magazine asked Flash Technology to provide insights on how FAA AC 70/7460-1L impacts tower site operations for the June 2017 issue. Protecting All Air Traffic, Birds Included Changes in Federal Aviation Administration regulations give tower owners options for configuring obstruction marking to protect aviation...

The Bonriki International Airport in the Republic of Kiribati employs A650 taxiway edge lights

Bonriki International Airport – Tarawa, Republic of Kiribati

Sitting about 9 feet above sea level on a coral atoll, Bonriki Airport contains one runway. Trenching would have been difficult or impossible with the hard-coral ground. The government of Kiribati outfitted the site with solar107 solar runway lights and 41 solar taxiway lights, allowing...

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque – Abu Dhabi, UAE

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi unites Islamic culture through a combination of modern and historical art and architecture. Spanning 30 acres, the mosque has 82 domes and can accommodate more than 40,000 worshippers. Its minarets are lit with Flash Technology's FTB 310...

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Obstruction Lighting during Wind Farm Construction

Ensure your wind turbines comply with federal lighting regulations by adhering to these three FAA requirements for lighting wind farm construction sites. You cannot use a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) to justify leaving turbines unlit at night. Once turbines reach a height of 200 feet (61...

Safety Stand Down tower climber safety harness demonstration

OSHA Safety Stand Down

Falls are a leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry. In 2015 alone, 350 construction workers died as a result of a fall. One in four of these falling from a ladder and one in three falling from heights exceeding 15 feet. Since falls are...