Radio Teleswitching is a very convenient
and economic method of sending information and control signals to
customers premises and operational sites. Other benefits include:
- Plug-in-and-use simplicity - no need to
purchase, install and maintain any dedicated hardware or software.
- Access to a powerful and reliable national
broadcast communication system.
- Ability to operate the service from any chosen
location within or outside the UK.
- Ability to switch 200MW or more of load with
the transmission of a single message.
- Easy application of dynamic tariffs and load
control (giving more precise and flexible control over energy
consumption patterns, allowing supply businesses to optimise trading
margins, and distribution businesses to accommodate operational
constraints and defer capital expenditure.)
- Provides added value to customers (switching
their loads for them and enabling them to benefit from competitive
time of day supply tariff rates.)
- Easy addition of new customers and operational
sites to the service (no wiring up to any network or payment of
any connecting charges.)
- Compatible with competitive market requirements
of 1998. (The system will allow the same level of access to any
customers signed on anywhere in the UK - the communication costs
have neither the distance dependency of telephone lines nor the
physical interconnection constraints of power mains.)
- Freedom of adding more customers to the
service with no increase in service charge (service charges are
not related to the number of customers receiving the service).
- Other users to share the operational, maintenance
and development costs of the system.
- Flexibility of changing the level of service
required every year to match needs.
- A single organisation to take over all the
responsibilities associated with the many functions required to
provide the service.
- Ready access to assistance on operational
issues and problems related to the system.
- Opportunities to influence developments of
- Benefit of ideas from other users relating
to the operation and development of the system.
- Reports on the performance of the service.