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.

FTW 175 Eagle Based Cellular Wireless Obstruction Lighting Monitoring System

FTW 175-3

FTM 190 SNMP SNMPv3 Obstruction Lighting Monitoring System

FTM 190-3

 

LTE is a proven technology and operates at faster speeds than 3G. It is more reliable than previous technologies, leading to fewer dropped connections and faster communication. Telecom carriers are migrating away from other technologies as they build out their LTE networks.

Flash Technology is pleased to announce that there will be no price increase for these higher performance products.

 

Background

Cellular carriers are upgrading their networks in the face of increased bandwidth demand from their customers. Network speeds have improved exponentially in a relatively short time span, and carriers continue to build out their LTE networks to develop ‘true 4G’ networks.

Flash Technology continuously monitors advances in network technology and upgrades its products to ensure they remain the industry standard. LTE is a fast, proven technology, and the new FTW 175-3 and FTM 190-3 systems incorporate this technology. This gives our customers the fastest, most reliable monitoring products in the market.

Benefits of the new FTW 175-3 and FTM 190-3 systems include:

  • No increase in price over existing systems
  • Compatibility with AT&T and Verizon LTE networks
  • 3G fallback where LTE is not available (AT&T only)
  • Increased reliability over 2G and 3G networks
  • Unchanged size installs with existing bracket for added convenience
  • Enhanced firmware to support LTE

 

Updated firmware has been released to support the FTW 175-3 and FTM 190-3 products.

  • Firmware version 1.05 for FTW 175-3
  • Firmware version 1.5.1 for FTM 190-3

 

The firmware supports customer requests including:

  • Site name and Site ID are preserved between firmware upgrades
  • SNMP MIB file upgraded to provide correct description for gpsAntennaStatus in the FTS 371 diagnostics table (FTM 190-3)

 

Part Numbers

New part numbers have been created for the new FTW 175-3 and FTM 190-3 units to offer coverage from either Verizon or AT&T. These new products replace the older FTW 175-2 and FTM 190-2 versions, effective immediately.

New Parts

F1905286FTW 175-3 VERIZON WIRELESS UNIT
F1905287FTW 175-3 AT&T WIRELESS UNIT
F1401816FTM 190-3 MONITORING UNIT ATT
F1401817FTM 190-3 MONITORING UNIT VERIZON

 

Discontinued

F1905273FTW 175-2 VERIZON WIRELESS UNIT
F1905274FTW 175-2 AT&T WIRELESS UNIT
F1401806FTM 190-2 MONITORING UNIT ATT

F1401807

FTM 190-2 MONITORING UNIT VERIZON

 

Repairs

F5905106TMODEM LTE ATT ETHERNET TESTED
F5905107TMODEM LTE VERIZON ETHERNET TESTED
F5905108TMODEM LTE VERIZON SERIAL TESTED
F5905109TMODEM LTE ATT SERIAL TESTED