Date: 7/21/2016 8:14 AM EDT
happens when the lights go out in your house? Ever have them go out
in the entire neighborhood? What about the whole town or city? The
state? What would happen if service suddenly stopped all together?
management is a huge job with billions of people depending on the
outcome of how well each operation runs. A power outage that lasts
just a few hours can cost people money in lost wages, cause
refrigeration and frozen food loss, exacerbate health issues for
people dependent on power for climate control or medical devices and
not just an inconvenience for people when they lose access to
utilities. That’s why it’s so critical for utilities management
to have reliable, consistent access to monitor their systems.
Terrestrial solutions can be unreliable (especially in remote areas)
and networks can get bogged down by excess traffic. In the event of
an emergency, when you really need utilities to be working,
communication lines can get clogged by a surge in traffic. This is
where satellite solutions come in.
Satellite Tech Works for Utilities
using satellite technology, utility companies can have connectivity
across their entire smart grid. Anywhere they need connectivity;
satellite is there — whether it’s remote substations, remote
customer locations or automatic reading collector sites. Using
IP-based satellite communication systems integrated with core
networks, utilities are meeting their smart grid objectives. They
have a reliable and secure network solution that allows them to
monitor their SCADA devices. They may also use satellite technology
to extend their ability to use video surveillance, VOIP and corporate
data access to substations that are inaccessible by terrestrial
networks. Satellite also allows utilities to manage green energy
sites in remote locations and backhaul smart meter data from
networks can also operate primarily on terrestrial networks and use
satellite as emergency backup. Satellite solutions can give an
alternative way to monitor SCADA and communicate with field crews in
the event of a natural disaster or manmade event, to ensure minimal
downtime of the smart grid.
Benefits of Satellite
provides many benefits for utilities because it’s:
to use – The technology is so user-friendly that just about anyone
can deploy, monitor and optimize with minimal training.
– Weather conditions, remote locations and traffic surges won’t
affect the data reliability of the satellite network. Satellite
networks are 99.9% reliable.
– Data rates with satellite have improved so much over the years
that now they can support bandwidth-intensive real-time applications
like VOIP and video streaming.
– Satellite is no longer an expensive niche solution. It is widely
used across many industries and has become a very affordable
solution. The cost to operate a satellite feed is comparable to a
terrestrial and cellular network cost structure.
– Utilities can choose between outsourcing management (either
partially or fully) of their satellite networks or building and
operating their own. There’s a solution for every skill level and
safety – Field crews sometimes work in hazardous conditions and
remote locations. With satellite technology, they can have increased
connectivity and better lines to safety with satellite
solutions and GPS devices equipped with panic buttons.
worker productivity – Constant access to the home office helps
workers in the field check emails, update job orders, schedule work,
send progress reports and more from anywhere in the field, which
increases worker productivity.
in New York City, New York Mobile Satellite provides B2B wireless and
satellite based telecommunication services, both mobile and fixed, to
commercial enterprises around the globe, including banking, financial
services, oil and gas, first responders, law enforcement, electric
and water utilities, construction, sea ports, leisure boating,
mining, cruise lines, media, shipping and container vessels,
transportation, camping and hiking groups, rescue organizations,
maritime communications, public safety markets and government sector,
as well as for disaster recovery and humanitarian agencies. The
Management Team has over 75 years of satellite and telecommunication
experience. The company’s flexibility to custom design solutions
and integrate various satellite communications technologies for
customer and industry specific needs sets us apart from the
competition. New York Mobile Satellite LLC is certified as a Veteran
Owned business by the Veterans Administration.