Does your facility have backup satellite 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.
- Inmarsat IsatPhone 2 Docking Stations: Inmarsat is usually selected for buildings between 50°N and 50°S latitude. Low-cost monthly plans are available for North American applications. Antenna cables up to 50 meters in length are available.
- Iridium Docking Stations: Iridium has global coverage. External antennas can be up to 70 meters from the in-building terminal equipment, and lightening suppressors are available as an option on ASE docking stations.
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.