[SatNews] It cuts installation equipment costs by up to 75 percent and reduces installation time by up to 20 percent, ensuring the end user is online quickly.
Avanti Communications has unveiled a proprietary Android application to assist with Ka-band satellite field installations. ‘Avanti Mobile Assist’ optimizes the installation process by supporting job allocation, antenna line-up, initiation of service and reporting for engineers.
Suitable for use on any Android smartphone or tablet, the app allows all stages of a standard Hughes installation to be carried out. It cuts installation equipment costs by up to 75 percent and reduces installation time by up to 20 percent, ensuring the end user is online quickly.
The app eliminates the need for tools including: a horizon satellite meter, a laptop, an external GPS unit, a compass/inclinometer or a camera. The service allows engineers to better perform install job management; satellite model configuration and alignment; and service commissioning, testing and reporting.
David Bestwick, Technical Director at Avanti Communications, commented: “Avanti Mobile Assist is an innovative piece of user-friendly technology, which significantly optimizes satellite broadband installations for engineers. Using the proprietary app, we have managed to cut installation costs by up to 75 percent and reduce installation time by up to 20 percent. It enables our customers to be up and running even quicker than before.”
The app is available for download from the Google Play store.
For further information, please visit the Avanti Mobile Assist website.
Avanti Communications serves customers in Europe, Middle East and Africa and sells wholesale data telecoms to service providers that use them to create networks for enterprise, carrier, government and consumer users. Avanti Communications’ network consists of:- two high throughput satellites in orbit, HYLAS 1 and HYLAS 2; a multiband satellite, Artemis, plus a fourth satellite, HYLAS 3, which is under construction, and an international fiber network connecting data centers in several countries.
Avanti Communications has GEO satellite network spectrum filings in the ITU Master Register for Ka-band at 33.5 degrees West and 31.0 degrees East and for Ka-, Ku-, S- and L-band at 21.5 degrees East.