There are numerous fields or industries where satellite communications play a vital role on a regular basis, and one great example that involves both fun and practical needs is that of off road racing, or off roading. There are many valuable uses of satellite communications for off road racing vehicles and teams, and the use of satellite push-to-talk (PTT) solutions is especially common.
At International Satellite Services, we’re here to offer radio products to clients across numerous industries, from transportation and law enforcement to utilities, forestry and even off road racing. This two-part blog series will begin by looking at some of the benefits of satellite PTT communications for off road racing in particular, then will dig into some of the drawbacks of traditional cell networks in these settings.
Massive Coverage Range
The Iridium PTT comes with a stunning range that covers all of North America from the equator nearly all the way to the North Pole. It includes the coasts, the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico – this is just a massive area of coverage!
This is a huge advantage for off road racing teams who may be roaming through remote areas, rugged terrain or uninhabited regions where traditional cell networks simply don’t reach. The Iridium PTT allows drivers and their teams to stay connected, even while exploring some of the most isolated parts of North America. It truly doesn’t matter where the race takes place – with satellite PTT, communication is always possible.
Reliable and Clear Audio
Another great benefit of using satellite PTT for off road racing is that it offers reliable and clear audio quality, even in areas where traditional cell networks may struggle. The Iridium PTT has been specifically designed to cut through background noise and distortion, ensuring crystal-clear communication between team members. This can be especially important in off road racing, where quick and accurate communication is vital for success and safety.
Individual or Fleet Communications
Another great feature of satellite PTT is that it offers both individual and fleet communications. This means that off road racing teams can choose to communicate with specific team members or with the entire team at once, depending on their needs. This flexibility allows for seamless communication between drivers, co-drivers, pit crews, and other support personnel during races.
Real-Time Tracking and Monitoring
Satellite PTT also offers real-time tracking and monitoring, which can be incredibly valuable for off road racing teams. This feature allows team managers to track the locations of their vehicles and personnel in real time, providing crucial information for making strategic decisions during a race. It also enables teams to quickly locate and assist any members who may be experiencing mechanical failures or other issues during the race.
In part two of our series, we’ll go over some of the drawbacks of traditional cell networks for off road racing and explain why satellite PTT is a superior choice in these settings. Stay tuned!
At International Satellite Services, we’re proud to offer top-of-the-line satellite PTT solutions for a variety of industries including off road racing. Contact us today to learn more about how our products can benefit your team’s communication needs.