How satellite technology can help First Responders with disaster relief
How VSAT and BGAN terminals can help promote First Responder safety and efficiency, during disaster recovery. […]
Not every critical communications challenge can be resolved simply; when there’s not an obvious solution, the Ground Control team are here to help. As an example, one part of your business might need to send large volumes of data sent irregularly – images and video – whereas another might need only a very small amount of data – such as the location of an asset – sent every 15 seconds.
Similarly, will satellite or cellular connectivity be the best solution for your needs, or will a hybrid satellite-cellular solution give you the ultimate balance of reliability, security and cost effectiveness? Will that change from one area to the next? And how are multiple sensors and software packages going to work together to give your business the intelligence it needs to make good decisions?
“Your service is excellent. That’s why I have never had reason to change.” – Meteoright Ltd
Ground Control is valued not only for the quality of our services, but for the expertise of our team. We have over 15 years’ experience in providing solutions for disaster recovery and first responder communications. Over 10 years’ experience in tracking assets over land, sea and air. And over 20 years’ experience in setting up private networks for government, utilities and oil & gas companies, for whom security is a critical issue.
We work with multiple satellite constellation providers – Inmarsat, Iridium, Thuraya – and know the strengths of each; we’re completely vendor agnostic (the same applies to cellular). We’re exploring new partnerships, and will always provide the best solution in the most cost-effective way.
A Government Agency responsible for coastal, stormwater and catchment management has assigned Ground Control customer Obscape to assist with reporting on areas such as - monitoring and reporting on catchment management, flood risk areas, storm drains and drainage ditches with the aid of the RockBLOCK.
RockBLOCK is a versatile, compact, low-power and dependable way of sending and receiving data from remote homes. It uses the Iridium satellite network, giving truly global coverage and is a vital part of fire prevention systems.
Housing associations and local authorities across the UK are responsible for the maintenance and operation of tens of thousands of elevators. Maintaining these machines and keeping them in optimal operating condition is a constant challenge that requires 24-hour connectivity and surveillance.