Perpetual Power Unit (PPU)

Power, Power, Power... Those 3 words used in the security industry carry as much weight as location, location, location in the real estate industry. That is for good reason since power problems often present the greatest challenges in securing remote infrastructure sites. It is very common that power is either completely unavailable, available periodically, or available but erratic and damaging to cameras and electronic devices. The PPU with its 104 amp hour deep cycle battery does a great job of providing clean uninterrupted power to security equipment such as cameras, sensors, and similar devices. And when power is not available at all, the PPU-Solar makes potentially complicated and difficult deployments straightforward and simple.

Security, Security, Security... Equally as important as the Power challenges, the security of systems deployed at remote infrastructures must be engineered to protect from the physical elements as well as protect the data being generated and transmitted. Since remote infrastructure sites are often exposed to unsecured transmission mediums such as the Internet, it is paramount to safeguard the equipment from cyber attacks. Cyber intrusions are commonplace in today's world, as many recent successful attacks have demonstrated. The PPU provides a secure communications platform. It works with private networks, and offers a built in cellular router option to provide protected access to the security devices.

Cost, Simplicity, Reliability. Installations at remote infrastructure sites are much quicker, more secure, and have greater long term stability when the PPU is used. In addition, since multiple enclosures are eliminated, the cost of installation drops. Simply plug cameras into the built in POE+ switch, and you have stable power and secure communications. For large networks of remote sites, an optional ClearSite server can be installed to provide a single management platform for all sites. This provides critical information for site status, allows easy access to site assets, and provides real time system and security alert notifications.

Power Specifications
  • PPU-1 Input: 120/240/277VAC
  • PPU-1 Output: 12/24/48VDC
  • PPU-Solar Input: 600 watts solar panel max
  • PPU-Solar Output: 12/24/48VDC
  • PoE+ 4x 802.3af/at 30 watts per port

Power Solutions
  • Constant: Line conditioning
  • Intermittent: Light poles - 24/7 operation
  • Unreliable: 15 to 30 hours battery backup
  • No Power: PPU-Solar

Secure Communications
  • Topology agnostic
  • Ethernet, Fiber optic MM/SM, LTE, Wireless

Hardened 4G/LTE Router
  • Software defined multi-carrier radio: Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint (Certified)
  • Monitored connection - PPU automatically resets equipment to restore communication
  • PPU provides on demand firewall control

Hardened Ethernet Switch
  • 6 Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch
  • 4 PoE+ Gigabit Ethernet Ports 802.3af/at
  • 1 SFP Slot - SM/MM Fiber optic interface
  • Redundant power input

Site Installation Advantages
  • Reduces integration time and costs
  • Field proven technology enhances long term operational reliability
  • Provides secure communication alternatives
  • Hardened solution: -20C - +50C

Cameras and Sensors
  • Supports most IP cameras
  • Combines camera and physical sensor inputs to provide high quality alerts
  • Automatic camera snapshot events
  • ONVIF camera detection

  • Loss of site power
  • Operational state of cameras and devices
  • Communications status
  • Security events
  • System events

PPU Enterprise Server
  • Used with large networks
  • Centralized real-time network monitoring
  • Automatic email notifications for security and system alerts support up to 100 users
  • Browser based - no special software required

PPU-1 Physical Specifications
  • Case Dimensions: 16" x 16" x 10"
  • NEMA 3R vented aluminum enclosure
  • Two ½" and ¾" NPT conduit knockouts
  • Single 104Ah deep cycle battery
  • Weight ~90 lbs

PPU-Solar Physical Specifications
  • Case Dimensions: 28" x 34" x 18"
  • NEMA 3R vented aluminum enclosure
  • Two ½" and ¾" NPT conduit knockouts
  • Three 104Ah deep cycle batteries
  • Solar Panels ~600 watts
  • Weight ~300 lbs


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