A Case Study:
In this case study, a team of fire fighters has responded to an emergency in a remote location. This area has limited or no radio-repeater coverage, meaning they will be unable to contact dispatch.
As municipalities grow, new developments may create the need for emergency response in previously unserviced areas. Other incidents such as accidents on remote roadways or a search and rescue can leave first responders beyond the reach of their normal communications networks.
In these areas, first responders can still use the portable radios on their belts to communicate directly with each other in the field. However, due to the lack of repeater coverage, they are unable to contact anyone else.
For safety and productvity reasons, it is imperative that dispatch is able to monitor and communicate with field teams. How can this be achieved without developing costly new repeater sites?
This system uses a satellite in place of a terrestrial repeater. A satellite covers a large geographical area and can be used province or nation-wide. Radio-over-satellite requires an MSAT G2 satellite phone, both in the field and at dispatch, as well as an MSATIP-LMR module to interface between the field MSAT G2 and the existing mobile-radio in the response vehicle. Radio-over-satellite routes all radio transmissions from the field to the MSAT G2, up to the satellite and back down to the MSAT G2 at dispatch.
Radio-over-satellite will add value to your operations and solve your communications problems in remote areas. It can be layered on top of your existing systems and eliminates the need to develop costly repeater sites to service remote locations.
This method requires very little equipment maintainance, and allows field personnel to continue using their regular equipment for communication with each other, and with dispatch, when operating in remote areas.
Chroma Communications is pleased to offer further insight on this effective system. Please contact us to determine how radio-over-satellite will keep you talking.Have a question? Send us an email!