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Utility Emergency Communication via Satellite
Voice and data when communications are down

The last thing a utility wants to do is leave its customers in the dark. When an outage strikes, a utility's first priority is to get the lights back on as quickly and safely as possible. During recovery efforts, utilities must have a plan to address even the worst weather conditions, all while effectively informing their customers about the outage and when they can expect power restoration. Failure to prepare can result in customer outrage, regulatory backlash, and damaging reports in the media.

Satellite communication is the only reliable communication method when terrestrial links are down. The satellite solutions below provided by Ground Control address the many ways utility personnel can stay connected during the worst of disasters.

Utility Communication via Satellite Auto-Deploy satellite systems provide immediate connectivity to the Internet, as well as to the PSTN via VoIP phones.

We are Single-Source Satellite Internet & Phone Providers

Ground Control provides service for all of the equipment we offer, so if and when issues arise, we are your point of contact 24x7. Our various satellite networks support data, voice, video streaming, custom applications, VPN & private networking, and we give you the tools to necessary to monitor your connections and optimize your investment.

Toughsat Flyaway For Utility and Gas  
Case Based VSAT System
The "Flyaway" case-based Toughsat is a full size Toughsat .98 or 1.2 meter system that is easily moved and setup on the ground by one person for establishing a Wi-Fi access point. It's small enough to fit in the back of an SUV, or be mounted on top of on a vehicle roof rack.

Communications Trailers  
Communications Trailers
The Toughsat T-100 Communications Trailers will establish up to a half-mile Wi-Fi access point for any in-range device. These trailers are perfect for providing Internet and phone to a community of workers on site.

Mobile Dish Installation  

Mobile Roof Mounted VSAT Solutions
Ground Control has a full line of mobile satellite dishes that can create a high performance, high-speed data connection for broadband Internet and phone to most any location on the globe..

VoIP Over Satellite  
VoIP Phone Service over Satellite
Our satellite network is ideal for VoIP phone communication. Talking parties are often unaware they are speaking over a satellite link. We configure and test each phone for plug-and-play simplicity. We offer 1000 minutes (16.6 hours) for $49.95 per month and issue local numbers no matter your location in the globe.

Red Phone Satellite Phone  
Red Phone - Critical Voice Communication
$49 Annually - Includes Phone + Unlimited Calling
Stay connected with any other Red Phone during the most severe outages. Red Phones give your agency a critical voice connection no matter where they are located in North America using our satellite technology. The Red Phone directory includes other utility and public agencies that are now just a voice call away during any disaster.

Iridium PTT - Forest Fire  
Iridium PTT Push-To-Talk - Global Radios
New technology in 2016! Iridium PTT radios communicate with other PTT phones at the touch of a button ANYWHERE ON THE GLOBE. No infrastructure to build out and service is 100% global. Maintain an instant com-link to a team from anywhere. A great new technology that provides radio service to all dead zones.

Iridium PTT Global Radios

Mobile Satellite - Introducing Dual Matrix
Dual Matrix is the answer to "what if something goes wrong with the satellite connection?", be it a line-of-site obstacles from a building or tree, or congestion, or network error, or even the satellite going offline. Ground Control's Dual Matrix service offers connectivity with a second orbiting satellite at the touch of a button. This fully redundant dual infrastructure solution maintains the highest of communications standards. Dual Matrix Information

Dual Matrix Toughsat Controller

Use of Dual Matrix requires the TS2 Controller with any Toughsat mobile satellite system. Simply press Sat 1 or the Sat 2 button to switch between satellites. The Toughsat dish will automatically search and connect in about one minute with the 2nd satellite without any other user interaction. Existing Toughsat customers may easily upgrade to the TS2 Dual Matrix controller. Please call for special upgrade pricing.

  Dual Matrix Service
A Fully Redundant Satellite Infrastructure

Ground Control's two North American teleports service two different high-performance iDirect satellites that operate independent of each other. With the Dual Matrix Service, a single mobile satellite dish may connect with either of the satellites at any time at the touch of a button, no matter the plan subscribed to. more
Dual Satellites
Dual Teleports
Dual Hubs
Dual Networks
Dual Backbones

One Mobile Dish

Dual Matrix Benefits
bullet Line-of-Sight Obstacles? A 2nd satellite is a 2nd opportunity of connecting without moving vehicle.
bullet Moving East or West? Choose the satellite with a higher look-angle for easier connecting.
bullet Network Congestion? The 2nd satellite may be wide open.
bullet Internet Backbone Outage? The 2nd satellite bypasses troubles instantly.
bullet Satellite Outage? A disabled satellite for any reason can be bypassed.
bullet Teleport Outage? A teleport disabled by earthquake or flood can be bypassed.

bullet No change to service plans. Dual Matrix works with all iDirect Plans Ground Control offers.

Other Utility Industry Satellite Solutions
Our broad line of fixed, mobile, carry portable and maritime systems satellite solutions are tailored to fit your unique location requirement.

The MCD-4800 Global Internet  
Auto-Pointing Satellite Internet Case
Simply place the MCD-4800 "The Football" watertight case under an open sky, turn it on, and in under a minute, it becomes a broadband satellite connection with a wireless access point for any in range device up to 5.5 hours on a single charge.

BGAN Pelican Case  
Portable Office - Global Broadband & Phone
Portable BGAN terminals will fit inside of a laptop case and deliver 492 Kbps of broadband speed as well as high quality satellite phone communication. The hardened case is excellent for all weather operation in extreme environments.

BGAN In-Motion System Link  
In-Motion Broadband Internet & Phone
In-Motion BGAN terminals mount on top of any vehicle roof with rubberized magnetic feet and provide Internet speeds of up to 432 Kbps... along with crystal clear phone communication. These satellite terminals operate on the move or while parked globally.

BGAN Link Service Banner  
High Usage L-Band Service
Inmarsat recently introduced "BGAN LINK" for organizations that transfer between 5 to 15 Gigabytes of data per month over the BGAN satellite network at fixed locations. These terminals can be installed by anyone, use very low power, and provide, Internet, phone, SMS texting, Fax, ISDN and streaming services.


Satellite Phone  
Satellite Phones with Internet
Satellite phones work in any disaster area in any state. Ground Control offers the most popular brands along with service plans that we support 24-7. The phones we carry are also low speed Internet capable.

Remote Communications Over Satellite - Hughes 9502 M2M  
Remote Monitoring & Control
The new Hughes 9502 BGAN satellite terminal runs on less than one watt, works globally, and costs as little as $43 a month for service
. Easily place a high-speed Ethernet port any remote location. Ideal for SCADA or M2M communication links.
Link to Hughes 9502 M2M Solution
Other Satellite SCADA / M2M Solutions

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