The ReadyCONNECT solution will be displayed during the 2010 CommunicAsia Conference in Singapore, from June 15-18. To see a demonstration or for more information, stop by booth number 6J1-07.
Cobham and ASC designed ReadyCONNECT to be a complete, turnkey emergency communications system that can be set up in 10 minutes with always-available bandwidth, providing an instant solution for responders who face natural disasters in the Pacific region beset by volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and tsunamis. The solution is designed to leverage the flexibility of the iDirect VSAT platform to provide high bandwidth reliability in a variety of weather conditions, and simultaneously support operation of multiple bandwidth-intensive applications while ensuring toll-quality voice and data communications. The standard ReadyCONNECT package includes all necessary hardware, bandwidth, support and training to make connectivity in the field simple and effective for emergency responders:
- ReadyCONNECT Comms Unit: four fly-away cases that house a complete communications system with an iDirect satellite modem, a telephony interface, VoIP ethernet switch and back-up power supply/conditioner. On the ground, users can connect directly to the unit or wirelessly via the built-in wireless access point, providing increased range for local area access and greater flexibility
- ReadyCONNECT Quick deploy antenna: featuring single button activation and automatic satellite acquisition, without requiring a VSAT specialist to become operational
- ReadyCONNECT service: immediate, reliable access to Ku-band satellite bandwidth, with complete coverage across the Pacific via the GE23 satellite. Included are two days per month standard use for training or short-term connectivity needs. Customers can choose between a dedicated or roaming service, enabling them to deploy the unit across different satellite beams