GE, Cisco to enhance productivity at First Wind Milford Wind Farm

Anaheim, Calif., May 23, 2011 — Committed to delivering innovative, high-tech solutions for intelligent customer operations, GE and Cisco have successfully teamed up to provide park-wide connectivity to the first phase of First Wind’s Milford, Utah, wind farm.

The GE-pioneered solution uses Cisco‘s networking infrastructure to provide up-tower and down-tower wireless connectivity across all 39 GE wind turbines and throughout the 42 square miles of the park.

The solution deployed by First Wind supports data, video and voice communications through Internet Protocol-based networking technology.

By enabling wireless internet access across the Milford wind farm, onsite technicians are able to collaborate real-time with GE’s global experts via video conferencing while at the same time sharing data and information about the operation of the turbines. The goal of this collaboration is to limit downtime, which can lead to increases in production.

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