Service Electric, WeiTel team on testing, power supply maintenance

Mon, 01/01/2001 - 7:15am
CED staff

Service Electric Cablevision and Weintraub Telecomm LLC (WeiTel) have partnered to complete annual FCC-mandated Proof of Performance Testing for Service Electric and perform on-going preventive maintenance on the operator’s power supplies throughout Pennsylvania.

The partnership will create more reliable systems for Service Electric and its customers, as well as identifying any problematic areas so that the operator can meet FCC regulations in a timely manner.

WeiTel won the contract to provide the PoP testing in the Birdsboro, Hazleton and Sunbury, Pa. systems. The testing will be performed twice a year and is required by the FCC to ensure that all the systems are in compliance with current regulations. The testing will include both headend and outside plant areas.

“WeiTel provides cable system operators with solutions that not only support preventive maintenance, but are targeted to enhance bottom-line operational performance,” said Bruce Weintraub, president and CEO of WeiTel. “By ensuring that equipment is running properly throughout the year, many problems such as outages or equipment failures can be prevented. This minimizes the customer service activity, service calls, or unplanned system maintenance, all of which have very high costs to the operator.” 

Service Electric has also awarded WeiTel a two-year contract to provide power supply maintenance to upward of 1,100 power supplies throughout the Birdsboro, Hazleton and Sunbury, Pa. systems. This contract requires visiting each power supply twice a year to ensure that power will be supplied to the network in event of an emergency. The contract also includes installation and verification of the status monitoring system that provides real-time feedback on the condition of the power supplies and their batteries.

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