The realm of satellite communications is viable across large swaths of people, both in the individual realm and the commercial one. Within this latter area, a number of companies in varying industries may be looking to adopt satellite push-to-talk (PTT) solutions for use within their organizations.
At International Satellite Services, we’re proud to offer the very best satellite PTT solutions available, including the MSAT-G2, the MSATe and other forms of both mobile and fixed satellite radio products. If you’re considering adoption of any of these products within your company or organization, we’re standing by to assist you with every element of this process. In this two-part blog series, we’ll go over some important areas to evaluate as you do this.
Industries Where Satellite Communications Are Useful
Before we get too far into the weeds of this topic, it’s important to understand some of the most common applications and industries that can benefit from satellite communications technology. Here are just a few examples:
- Companies in remote locations: If your company is based in or doing business in a remote location, whether that’s due to the geography of your area or because you frequently travel to such locations, satellite communications can be an ideal solution.
- Organizations with mobile workforces: If your workforce is constantly on the move, whether they’re in vehicles, boats, aircraft or working in other portable settings, satellite communications can provide them with the reliable connectivity they need to stay connected.
- Businesses with critical communications needs: In some industries, such as emergency services, utilities and transportation, it’s essential to have a backup communications solution in place in case of an emergency. Satellite communications can provide that vital link when other forms of communication are down.
Now that we’ve looked at a few examples of the types of companies and organizations that can benefit from satellite communications, let’s take a closer look at some of the factors you should consider when deciding if satellite PTT is right for your business.
Environment for Use
One of the key factors to consider when evaluating satellite PTT solutions is the environment in which you’ll be using the system. If you’re planning to use it in a remote location, for example, you’ll need to take into account factors such as terrain, foliage and weather conditions. These can all have an impact on the reliability of your communications.
If you’re using the system in an urban environment, on the other hand, you’ll need to consider factors such as buildings and other man-made structures that could potentially block or interfere with your signal.
Prior Features Being Replaced
As you move away from your prior communications system, you’ll want to carefully consider which features are most important to you and your organization. Make a list of the features that are “must-haves” in your new system, as well as any nice-to-haves that would be beneficial but aren’t essential. This will help you to narrow down your options and find the right solution for your needs.
We’ll continue this list in part two of our series. For more on this, or to learn about any of our fantastic satellite PTT, satellite internet or other satellite communications programs, speak to our staff at International Satellite Services today.