Backup Voice Communications: Hurricanes and earthquakes can disable terrestrial telecommunications. Hospitals and other critical facilities use satellite communication equipment as a fall back measure. Docking stations and rack-mountable satellite equipment support PBX integration. These systems are designed to be used with external antennas placed on a building's roof 50 meters or farther from the command station.
Backup Internet: Affordable ground-mount and roof-mount fixed-site VSAT equipment with a low monthly fee maintenance plan that during an emergency can be transitioned quickly to high performance services up to 4 Mbps. BGAN terminals are lower cost but also lower performance than VSAT equipment. BGAN terminals offer 300 to 350 kbps (typical shared-bandwidth best effort). Select Inmarsat BGAN plans are now available with unlimited standard IP internet usage with a maximum monthly cost cap.