About Us

Why Choose Datalink Communications Ltd?

We serve a diverse range of Industrial Networking requirements in Industries including:
  • Building Automation, Wind Power, Railway, Power Stations 
  • Manufacturing Automation, IP Surveillance, Traffic Monitoring 

Services Provided:

Free initial on Site Survey
  • Make Recommendations on your Industrial Networking Requirements 
  • Product Selection Advice 
  • Application Solution Proposals

To find out more about the Solutions we provide to industry, please see the information below. 

Building Automation

Building Automation is a transistor based electrical system that is used to controls a buildings heating, cooling, and ventilation system (HVAC). Building Automation Systems can also control indoor and outdoor lighting as well as security, fire alarms, and basically everything else that is electrical in the building. Building automation systems began to become popular after the invention of the transistor. Many organisations are still running on the old HVAC control system but could benefit greatly from the new control systems that are available. 

Building automation describes the advanced functionality provided by the control system of a building. A building automation system (BAS) is an example of a distributed control system. The control system is a computerized, intelligent network of electronic devices designed to monitor and control the mechanical, electronics, and lighting systems in a building. 

BAS core functionality keeps the building climate within a specified range, provides lighting based on an occupancy schedule, monitors system performance and device failures, and provides malfunction alarms (via email and/or text notifications) to building engineering/maintenance staff. Datalink helps Building Automation system integrators to reduces building energy and maintenance costs and efficient reporting for the customers by providing industrial networking and control products such as Industrial Ethernet Switches, Wireless Gateways Cellular Routers, Serial/RS232 Converters. 

Industrial Automation

Industrial Automation, is the use of various control systems for operating equipment such as machinery, processes in factories, boilers and heat treating ovens, switching in telephone networks, steering and stabilisation of ships or aircraft and other applications with minimal or reduced human intervention. Some processes have been completely automated. The biggest benefit of automation is that it saves labour, however, it is also used to save energy and materials and to improve quality, accuracy and precision. 

Programmable logic controllers (PLC) are a type of special purpose microprocessor that replaced many hardware components such as timers used in relay logic. General-purpose process control computers have increasingly replaced stand-alone controllers, with a single computer able to perform the operations of hundreds of controllers. Process control computers can process data from a network of PLC, instruments and controllers in order to implement typical (such as PID) control of many individual variables or, in some cases, to implement complex control algorithms using multiple inputs and mathematical manipulations. They can also analyse data and create real time graphical displays for operators and run reports for engineers and management. 

DataLink Communications provides our system integrators and customers in the automation industrial with industrial networking hubs switches and cellular routers to tie diverse networks together so they can be monitored from one central point and the associated cost and efficiency benefits. 

Rail Networks

A rail network signal is a mechanical or electrical device erected beside a railway line to pass information relating to the state of the line ahead to train driver. The driver interprets the signal's indication and acts accordingly. Typically, a signal might inform the driver of the speed at which the train may safely proceed or it may instruct the driver to stop. More and more information is being gathered from the track side for monitoring or train movements also Internet access is a requirement as customers expect Wi-Fi Internet access on all rail journeys. 

DataLink Communications has assisted rail companies and its system integrators in providing the networking back bone industrial networking links to carry this information. 

Power Stations

A power station is an industrial site dedicated to the generation of electric power. 

At the centre of nearly all power stations is a generator, a rotating machine that converts mechanical power into electrical power by creating relative motion between a magnetic field and a conductor. The energy source harnessed to turn the generator varies widely. It depends chiefly on which fuels are easily available, cheap enough and on the types of technology that the power company has access to. Most power stations burn fossil oil, and natural gas to generate electricity but there is an increasing use of cleaner renewable sources such as solar, wind, wave and hydroelectric. These resources need to be monitored very closely to generate reports and monitor efficiency. 

DataLink Communications has provided Electricity Supply Companies with Industrial networking products such as industrial Ethernet switches routers and cellular gateways that allow greater efficiencies in their control systems. 

Road Displays / Traffic Monitoring

Electronic Road Displays give travelers information about events, such as warning of traffic congestion, accidents, incidents, roadwork, or speed limits on a specific motorway segment. 

Electronic Road Signage used within parking guidance and information systems to guide drivers to available car parking spaces. They may also ask vehicles to take alternative routes, limit travel speed, warn of duration and location of the incidents or just inform of the traffic conditions or reminders to pay a toll charge. 

All these electronic road sinage needs to be updated regularly and remotely. DataLink Communications helps system integrators who offer this service to motorway maintance companies and local authorities by providing Cellular Gateways, Routers and Modems and Wireless Industrial Ethernet products that provide an ideal solution for this requirement. 

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy is energy that comes from resources which are continually replenished such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves and geothermal heat. 

One of the most reliable forms of renewable energy currently is Wind turbines, they can be used to generate electricity in areas with strong, steady winds, sometimes offshore. Many different designs have been used in the past but almost all modern turbines being produced today use a three-bladed, upwind design. Grid-connected wind turbines now being built are much larger than the units installed initially and so produce power more cheaply and reliably than earlier models. 

These turbines need constant monitoring to insure the are at optimum operation of the turbine itself also monitoring and reporting of the electricity produced. 

DataLink Communications provides wind turbine system integrators and electricity supply companies with products that allow reliable communications to the Turbine, products such as fibre optic Industrial Ethernet Switches and converters that work well in a Wind Turbine site as the fiber cabling is not effected by the EMR that is generated by the movement of the Turbines like standard copper cabling would.