3G Data Networking and Solar Energy

Our camera technology uses unique dual SIM technology for exceptional performance and reliability.

3G data network access is allocated by the GSM network operators on demand when needed by the camera, this is true for all GSM / 3G network operators or any system that uses these types of services.

During busy times, planned network maintenance or data outages caused by unforeseen technical problems can all result in no 3G data network being available.

In real terms, this would mean no images could be sent from the remote camera to the website and this is true for any GSM / 3G system that relies on single SIM technology.

Under these circumstances, the Vision Link dual SIM camera will automatically switch to the best 3G data network available.

We are the only company that has this type of dual SIM technology, which has been developed with more than 15 Years experience in GSM data networking.

Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT)

Making efficient and reliable use of solar power is a lot more complex than just putting a solar panel across a battery and hoping for the best.

This is again where the Vision Link camera is very different. Our camera technology monitors both the solar panel and battery voltages to get the maximum possible power from the solar energy.

Solar cells have a complex relationship between solar irradiation, temperature so the cameras adapt to the different conditions insuring the optimum performance is achieved by applying the proper resistance (load) to obtain maximum power for any given environmental condition.

Monocrystalline vs Polycrystalline

Monocrystalline solar panels have the highest efficiency rates since they are made out of the highest-grade silicon. The efficiency rates of monocrystalline solar panels are typically 15-20%

Since these solar panels yield the highest power outputs, they also require the least amount of space compared to any other types.

Monocrystalline solar panels live the longest and tend to perform better than similarly rated polycrystalline solar panels at low-light conditions.

Polycrystalline solar panels typically have a 13-16% efficiency, because of the lower silicon purity, so polycrystalline solar panels are not quite as efficient as monocrystalline solar panels.

Vision Link fit Monocrystalline solar panels in most of its installations.