At 11:04 a.m. 1/07/2008, Matthew Poole wrote:
| Its a nice cheap solution, and you know the
performance of their backup.
Yeah, I think that was kind of what Vector were hoping for. But a lot of
their terminating switches are buried in basement rooms to which only
the building manager has a key. I know that we had quite a few instances
of banging heads on walls trying to get access to put our kit in with
Vector's, because the keys to the appropriate room were hard to locate.
Ah - access - the other bane of a utility's life. Get yourself a
There are endless stories of how access was "obtained" during fault
conditions. Requires copious quantities of beer to bring them out.
In Wellington the MED would leave a building without power if the
substation didn't have an external door with an MED lock fitted.
Thats when the building was being built. The Electricity Act used to
give all sorts of powers, just as the Telecommunications Act gives
powers to network operators. These powers really are needed to make
things work. I've used them 3 times in 30 years.
The tradesmans key gets used most weeks :-)