Communication is the key to productivity and safety in every industry in the world. When we sit at our desks, we have our phones and computers to share information in the blink of an eye. But what happens when you are away from even the most remote cell tower? You could be prospecting a mining or logging site, or doing inspections for the government.
Most people don’t know that there are many solutions to let you communicate with your coworkers from anywhere on earth. Ralph’s Radio Inc. has been a leader in the field of satellite communications since the early 1980s. With our experience, our team of experts can develop a satellite communication solution that will meet your application.
When it comes to staying in touch, you have the option of voice, data, or combined voice and data solutions. We can work with you and your team to ensure that our satellite communication solution will work the way you want to use it. From portable push-to-talk (PTT) phones on the Iridium network to high-speed communication on the Inmarsat Global Express system, we can make any location on the planet work like an office in the middle of a bustling city center.
Iridium Satellite’s communication system uses 66 cross-linked Low Earth Orbit satellites that provide pole-to-pole, worldwide coverage. The system operates independently of terrestrial communication systems. In the event of an emergency, you and your staff can communicate instantly. The Iridium network is fully secure, offering AES-256 encryption and data communication speeds that are comparable to land-mobile radio communications. Iridium also provides a PTT service that lets devices be used like two-way radios, anywhere on the planet.
Iridium is looking to the future with the launch of a new NEXT satellite system. The NEXT system will offer more bandwidth, higher data communication speeds and support for existing technologies. On land, at sea or even in the air, Iridium offers reliable communication all over the planet.
Offering simultaneous voice and data solutions, Inmarsat’s BGAN is our most popular Inmarsat service. For remote needs, you can set up anything from a small personal-use terminal to a larger unit with voice and high-speed connectivity – perfect for a small group of users in an office. Internet Protocol speeds up to 492 kbps and streaming connectivity up to 256 kbps means work gets done efficiently. Inmarsat’s services are available from 70 degrees north to 70 degrees south.
Globalstar’s second-generation satellite communication system encompasses 24 low-Earth orbit satellites. Coverage includes voice, duplex and data for most of North and South America, Western Europe, Russia, and Australia. You have your choice of a fixed-system phone that will support up to five RJ11 jacks or a mobile solution such as the GSP-1700. The GSP-1700 features a colour display and the ability to obtain the current GPS location from a phone that weighs only 200 grams. Picking the right service solution is easy, since Globalstar offers unique North American dialing plans such as cellphone companies offer. All you have to do is choose the airtime you require, and we take care of the rest.
If you operate out of range of terrestrial communication systems, or you need a backup solution to ensure employee safety, contact us. We will meet with you to learn about your needs. We will ask questions about how you will use the system in both day-to-day and emergency situations. Only once we understand your application will we propose a communication solution that ensures reliability, connectivity and performance where and when you need it.
With more than 30 years of satellite communication experience, we are British Columbia’s mobile communication experts.