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Zero Groundworks, Maximum Impact: The RAFT System's Deployment Advantage.

Our Rapid Autonomous Frontier Technology (RAFT) System is a groundbreaking solution designed to thrive in remote and demanding environments, offering a unique deployment advantage – zero groundworks. This innovative system delivers renewable power and seamless integration of IoT devices, making it a game-changer across various sectors.

The RAFT System’s versatility extends across industries, providing swift deployment solutions for construction projects, highways, border security, environmental monitoring and infrastructure protection. In comparison with traditional diesel generators, the RAFT System is a greener and renewable alternative, showcasing the potential to contribute to environmental conservation. As industries prioritise efficiency, adaptability and environmental responsibility, the RAFT is an innovative integration of cutting-edge technologies and sustainable approaches, proving the future of remote power and connectivity can be both innovative and good for the world.

The RAFT System comprises an extreme system enclosure, Internal Control and Power Management System (ICPMS), advanced battery system, modular solar array, and an integrated IoT mast. These components collectively provide a robust solution for enhanced surveillance and security in challenging settings, all deployable without the need to break ground.

  • Extreme System Enclosure A weather-resistant cabinet ensuring longevity and performance in harsh environmental conditions

  • ICPMS Efficient power management and control system for integrated IoT devices and sensors.

  • Advanced Battery System Guarantees uninterrupted functionality with stored and delivered power.

  • QuickGrid Integration Increased power capacity and energy efficiency with a modular solar array.

  • Integrated IoT Mast Robust telescoping mast for mounting sensors, IoT devices, and antennas.

Unprecedented Deployment Advantage

The RAFT System builds upon the success of Sunstone Systems' Solar CCTV System, offering unparalleled power, substantial CO2 savings, and versatile deployment options across all frontiers. Notably, it's zero groundworks deployment sets it apart, simplifying installation and maximising impact in remote and challenging environments.

Advantages of Zero Groundworks

Traditional surveillance systems often require extensive groundworks, incurring additional costs and delays. The RAFT System revolutionises deployment by eliminating the need for groundworks, offering several advantages:

  • Integrated Base with Forklift Slots Enables easy handling and swift deployment without complex foundation work.

  • Minimal Environmental Impact Zero groundworks contribute to reduced environmental disruption, minimising the system's footprint on the natural surroundings. This is particularly crucial in environmentally sensitive areas where traditional ground preparations might have adverse effects on ecosystems and terrain.

  • Cost Efficiency The elimination of extensive groundworks and permissions from stakeholders translates into cost savings for deployment. Without the need for excavation, levelling, or concrete foundation construction, the RAFT System offers a cost-efficient alternative, making it more economically viable for various projects and industries.

  • Rapid Deployment RAFT System can be deployed or relocated in one day for fast response to changing requirements or situations or treated as a permanent installation, due to the components and materials used throughout the manufacturing of the system

Rapid Deployment in Any Terrain The absence of groundworks simplifies and expedites the deployment process, allowing the RAFT System to be quickly positioned on flat terrain or challenging landscapes. This rapid deployment capability is crucial in situations where time-sensitive implementation is essential.

Flexible Location Placement RAFT System's zero groundworks advantage provides flexibility in choosing deployment locations. Whether it's a remote construction site, a highway junction, or a border crossing, operators can easily decide on the optimal placement without being restricted by the need for extensive ground preparations.

Reduced Disruption to Operations Traditional groundworks can disrupt ongoing operations, causing delays and interruptions. The zero groundworks approach of the RAFT System minimises such disruptions, allowing for smoother integration into existing processes and workflows.

The zero groundworks advantage extends the RAFT System's versatility across industries:

  • Construction Projects Real-time security and surveillance in remote construction sites without traditional power sources.

  • Highways and Roads Swift installation for enhancing road safety and traffic management in remote locations.

  • Border Security Quick positioning for constant monitoring along remote borders without disturbing the natural landscape.

  • Environmental Monitoring Non-invasive deployment for research and data collection in environmentally sensitive areas.

  • Infrastructure Management Rapid deployment for continuous monitoring and control in mining operations and infrastructure management.

  • Railway Sites Deployment in off-grid locations, delivering advanced surveillance sensors, IoT devices and communications equipment 

In addition to its revolutionary deployment advantages, the RAFT System offers a range of supplementary benefits, including:

  • Scalability The modular design of the RAFT System allows for scalability, enabling users to easily expand the system's capacity to meet growing demands by simply adding QuickGrid Systems. This adaptability makes it suitable for evolving power, surveillance and security needs in various settings.

  • Remote Monitoring and Maintenance The RAFT System's integration of IoT devices can potentially facilitate remote monitoring and maintenance. This capability allows for real-time diagnostics and troubleshooting, reducing the need for on-site interventions and minimising downtime.

  • Low Operational Costs Beyond initial cost savings related to zero groundworks, the RAFT System will also present lower ongoing operational costs. The reliance on renewable energy sources, coupled with its durable construction, result in reduced maintenance and energy expenses over the system's lifespan.

  • Data Security The integrated IoT devices can contribute to improved data security. With the ability to mount sensors and antennas securely on the robust telescoping mast, the RAFT System may enhance the protection of sensitive data collected in surveillance and monitoring activities.

Reducing CO2e Emissions A Sustainable Alternative to Diesel Generators

In addition to its innovative deployment advantage, the RAFT System by Sunstone Systems plays a pivotal role in reducing carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions, making it a sustainable alternative to traditional diesel generators. This environmental consideration further underscores the system's position as a responsible and forward-thinking solution for remote power and connectivity.

Challenges of Diesel Generators Traditional power solutions, such as diesel generators, are commonly employed in remote areas lacking access to the conventional power grid. While effective, these generators contribute significantly to environmental pollution due to the combustion of fossil fuels, emitting harmful greenhouse gases and particulate matter. Moreover, the reliance on diesel generators entails logistical challenges, including fuel transportation, storage, and maintenance.

The RAFT System's Environmental Advantage In contrast, the RAFT System addresses these environmental challenges by embracing renewable power sources and minimising its carbon footprint. The key features contributing to the reduction of CO2e emissions include:

  • 2.4KW Solar Array The RAFT System's solar array, integrated seamlessly into the design, harnesses solar energy to power the system. This significantly reduces reliance on traditional power sources and mitigates the environmental impact associated with fossil fuel consumption.

  • QuickGrid Integration By incorporating the QuickGrid solar array, the RAFT System enhances its power capacity and energy efficiency. This integration further decreases dependency on diesel generators, offering a cleaner and more sustainable energy solution.

  • Material Durability and Longevity Constructed with 316L stainless steel, the RAFT System ensures durability in extreme environments, contributing to its long lifespan. This longevity minimises the need for frequent replacements, reducing the environmental impact associated with manufacturing and disposal.

  • CO2 Savings The RAFT System's 2.4KW solar array translates into substantial CO2e reduction, providing an eco-friendly alternative to power generation methods that rely on fossil fuels.

The RAFT System by Sunstone Systems is a groundbreaking solution for remote power and connectivity. It's zero groundworks deployment simplifies installation and maximizes impact across various industries. Versatile and environmentally responsible, it offers a greener alternative to diesel generators. Beyond deployment, the RAFT System provides scalability, remote monitoring, cost efficiency, and enhanced data security. It significantly reduces carbon emissions, embodying a sustainable approach to power generation. In prioritising efficiency and environmental responsibility, the RAFT System exemplifies a paradigm shift in remote technology solutions.


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