Networking and communications are the backbone of every Flashnet project. We aim to build self-forming and self-healing, redundant communication networks. The process starts by assessing the existing local communication conditions (such as ducts, cables, racks, GPRS coverage and so on), as we are focusing on existing infrastructure before deciding to invest in parallel communications.
When designing the communications infrastructure, we choose the best available local solutions (PLC, RF, optical fiber, GPRS, etc.) and integrate communications technologies and equipment from multiple vendors. Thus, our customers benefit from reduced initial investment, but can also avoid future recurring operational expenses.
As we manage critical processes like energy distribution and street lighting control, we take our system’s security very seriously. When planning our proactive and reactive security protocols, we always take into account all possible scenarios, from day to day accidents (like equipment malfunction or communication loss) to natural disasters and harmful system tempering attempts.
For example, most of our systems are designed with local decision-making capabilities, to maintain local functionality in case of mainframe communication failure. Also, all our communication is encrypted and we use the latest VPN technologies to secure the data transfers.
But it is not all about passive security, we are actively monitoring system activities and react in real-time when we detect unauthorised tampering attempts. We make sure that nothing can go wrong.