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PRODUCT PROFILE
AUTHOR Eavan McGrath

A Move in the
Light Direction
Let there be light and planes, and people will find
their way. ADB SAFEGATE has designed a RELIANCE
Power ACE3 distributed control and monitoring
solution that makes monitoring airport lighting
easy. This universal device can be used to control
any constant current regulator (CCR) or controlled
element regardless of the manufacturer.
"The RELIANCE Power ACE3
provides better performance, easier
maintenance and more functionality than
previous distributed control products,"
said Jeremy Matthews, ADB SAFEGATE,
product manager. "The ACE3 boasts a
full-color interactive touchscreen display,
enhanced communication options and
input/output expandability, providing
major advancements in readability,

monitoring and system flexibility."
Advancements in technology allow
the ACE3 to include a seven-inch color
touchscreen, Matthews added. "This
makes the interface easier to read and
fully configurable by the user."
The large screen size allows all the
monitored readings to be displayed at
once. The ACE3 offers customized
views for monitoring energy use and

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the ability to configure the unit from
the touchscreen instead of requiring a
separate PC or laptop.
The ACE3 is the third generation
ACE distributed control and monitoring
unit (DCMU) with up to eight times
more input/output capacity than
the ACE2. ACE3 is compatible with
any CCR manufacturer, backwards
compatible with the ACE 1 and ACE2
and will also easily interface to or replace
any Liberty Freedom Series DCMU.
Matthews recommends that any
airport currently using the ACE1 or
ACE2 should investigate replacing their
current units to the ACE3. "This gives
the airport the best capabilities and spare
parts availability," Matthews said.
First introduced in 2018, the ACE3
has since been installed at over 100
airports, including many hub airports.
The ACE3 was designed to incorporate
the best features of the ACE2 and the
Liberty Freedom Series DCMU.
"The feedback we have received has
been very positive," Matthews noted.
The installation process is similar to
previous generations of the ACE. The
time it takes to incorporate the ACE3
depends on the application, whether
integrating into an ADB SAFEGATE
CCR or using a stand-alone wall mount
combo box. These units then talk to the
airfield lighting control network and
execute remote lighting commands.
The ACE3 can connect to the airfield
lighting control and monitoring system
(ALCMS) using either serial or ethernet
communication. According to Matthews
the ACE3 can also communicate
wirelessly, as a backup to the wired system.
The ACE3 unit comes with a
failsafe functionality in the event of a



Airport Business - June-July 2020

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Airport Business - June-July 2020

Inside the Fence
Industry Update
Keep Your Troubles Outside the Fence
Airport Guru
Less Water, Less Contaminants, Less Problems
Put Out Fires
Projects of the Year
Product Focus
Fueling Directory
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Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 4
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 5
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - Inside the Fence
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 7
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - Industry Update
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Airport Business - June-July 2020 - 11
Airport Business - June-July 2020 - Keep Your Troubles Outside the Fence
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Airport Business - June-July 2020 - Airport Guru
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Airport Business - June-July 2020 - Less Water, Less Contaminants, Less Problems
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Airport Business - June-July 2020 - Put Out Fires
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Airport Business - June-July 2020 - Projects of the Year
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