In today’s interconnected world, consistent power supply and reliable internet connectivity are no longer a luxury but a necessity. It plays a pivotal role in various aspects of our lives, from communication and education to commerce and innovation. However, achieving an uninterrupted supply of power and internet, especially in developing countries and remote areas, presents unique challenges. Taiwan, with its technological edge, is pushing the limits of innovation to solve such challenges.
To further push this problem-solving spirit, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, established the Taiwan Excellence Awards in 1993. This award recognizes brands that are shaping industries worldwide. Every year, selected brands are subjected to a rigorous and stringent selection system that covers four major aspects of “R&D”, “Design”, “Quality” and “Marketing” to identify outstanding products that offer “Innovative Value” while satisfying the key criterion of being “made in Taiwan”. Products that win recognition then serve as examples of the domestic industries and are promoted by the government in the international market in order to shape the creative image of Taiwanese businesses.
The HEP-2300 series, by MEAN WELL Enterprises Co., is one of the winning products of the Taiwan Excellence Award 2022. It is a power solution, especially for outdoor waterproof and harsh environments. It comes with IP67 waterproof, dustproof, 10G anti-vibration capability, and fanless design with an extruded aluminum case and provides high-voltage output models, including 55/115/230 and 380V. These outputs can be operated for charging、electrolysis、laser cutting, and UV curing equipment. The voltage can be adjusted in three ways, including a built-in resistor, through the programmable (PV/PC) function, and through digital communication such as CANBus/PMBus /MODBus. This voltage adjustment makes this device convenient for system integration and control by human-machine interface.
HEP-2300 series also provides three wiring methods, including terminal block, waterproof wiring cable, and waterproof connector. The waterproof connector type can be used for 4G/5G telecom radio equipment RRU and AAU. Complaint with the latest EN/UL 62368-1 information equipment regulations and OVC III design, HEP-2300 offers better insulation distance and clearance for safety insulation requirements.
When it comes to internet connectivity, the last mile is typically the speed bottleneck in communication networks, and its bandwidth effectively limits the bandwidth of data that can be delivered to the end user. ZCOM’s SP230-S5 is an outdoor access point for remote areas with extreme weather conditions. It is capable of transmitting high power for long distances and supports multiple clients based on MU-MIMO technology. Based on 802.11ac Wave 2 technology, its throughput is up to 1,167Mbps. With built-in high gain antennas & ERIP 38dBm, its coverage can be 400 meters & transmit over 6KM for video streaming at PTP mode. It extends transmission for a longer distance with reliability. It features low power consumption (<12W) & equipped with a PoE out capability that not only enables cost-effective deployment to applications such as surveillance but also solves the problem of labor shortage for equipment maintenance, thus speeding up network penetration. With a robust design of wide operating temperature, surge protection, and IP67 rating, it can withstand harsh environments. The shape with a 23.7-degree slope can prevent rain/snow accumulation. With this feature, SP230-S5 is especially suitable for rural areas.
In an increasingly interconnected world, access to reliable internet connectivity and uninterrupted power is crucial for progress and development. Taiwanese brands are not only overcoming these challenges but also are revolutionizing the landscape of technological products. By providing reliability to underserved regions, these solutions empower individuals, communities, and businesses, fostering growth and inclusivity. As we continue to navigate the digital age, it is imperative that we invest in such pioneering products to ensure a more equitable future for all.