The emergence of high-speed wired networks, 3G, 4G/5G and “always on” broadband services has placed tremendous demands on current and future telecommunication and computing infrastructure. Consumers are requiring increased mobility and collaboration among their devices, allowing them to seamlessly roam indoors and outdoors without losing a connection to the network even in high density venues such as airports and stadiums. As we find at the device level, greater functionality and higher speeds are contributing to increased thermal issues in networking and telecommunications infrastructure equipment. Laird Thermal Systems designs and manufactures some of the world’s highest-rated thermoelectric assemblies and temperature controllers that effectively address the thermal requirements of the next generation networks.
Today, many electronic cabinets are cooled needlessly with expensive, bulky compressor-based air conditioners. Standard air-to-air temperature control systems with vertical mounts are often too large to fit inside an enclosure, so instead they are mounted on an exterior wall to provide temperature control to the entire space inside. Thermoelectric assemblies (TEAs) offer a smaller, more efficient option to cool or heat vital electronics used in outdoor kiosks and enclosures including telecom, battery backup, industrial and other cabinets.
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When the power to a cellular antenna tower goes out, emergency batteries provide power for up to six hours. However, battery life is significantly reduced by exposure to temperatures outside the optimal range. Long life operation is required in wireless base station and cell tower applications to maximize uptime and maintain low cost of ownership. Laird Thermal Systems' thermoelectric assemblies protect back-up battery systems by providing greater cooling power and increased reliability.
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