The Importance of Satellite Technology for First Responders

Given the increasing frequency of natural disasters and the fact that hurricane season is already underway, First Responders must consider how they may use satellite technology to support emergency response activities effectively. Here are three ways that satellite tech can help First Responders: Terrestrial networks do not cover entire geographies, mainly in rural areas, and … Read more

SatRunner Vs ECT-LITE: Choosing The Right Communications Trailer

When it comes to choosing a deployable communications unit, you have quite a few thing to think about. Rapid deployable, small trailer, or a trailer with interior workstations? Satellite internet, cellular internet, or both? What about a lighting system, or cameras? Do you need a mesh network or femtocell? The options are practically endless. Fortunately, … Read more

The Best Satellite Phone: Globalstar vs Inmarsat vs Iridium

Thinking about getting a satellite phone? We recommend doing your research. Satellite phones can be anywhere from a few dollars a month to hundreds, with equipment costs varying greatly, too. Different satellite networks have different strong and weak points, and most devices have features that make them unique to the other options. Globalstar, Inmarsat, and … Read more

VSAT Internet

Why leveraging VSAT Internet for Emergency Response Communications Makes Sense This article examines why it makes sense to incorporate VSAT internet into emergency response communications systems. It seeks to identify the common challenges First Responders face when deploying emergency response communications and how VSAT internet fills those gaps. Common Challenges Facing First Responders First Responders … Read more

4 Tips to Improve Business Communications Systems

The 2020 hurricane season in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean has been active. This is important for professionals and business owners because on average a hurricane season usually contains 12 named storms and nine hurricanes. And as history has shown, it only takes one direct hit from a hurricane to damage a region’s infrastructure and create down-time. … Read more

Strategic Partnerships Help Puerto Rican Businesses

Expedition Communications and Viasat help Puerto Rican businesses fine-tune their business continuity plan during hurricane season and beyond. Although Expedition Communications has been in the Caribbean since 2014, the commitment to the region was strengthened through a strategic partnership with Viasat that began in 2019. The pairing has expanded service offerings for Expedition Communications. The … Read more

Telemedicine Internet Solution

BetterMed Uses Satellite Internet as a Primary Connection for Telemedical Practice The telemedicine industry is rapidly expanding. As such, challenges have presented themselves. Telemedicine requires a high level of accessibility, reliability, and security for all internet connections associated with doctors’ visits, evaluations, and treatment. Ask any Telemedicine doctor and they will tell you that not … Read more

Minimizing Risk and Thriving in a Region Prone to Internet Outages 

Past events and the Caribbean’s rich history with natural disasters, make business continuity planning for hurricane season extremely important. The repetition of natural disasters has illustrated the downside of the local communications infrastructure within Puerto Rico and the surrounding area. Hard-wired “Fiber” connectivity is supposed to be the way to provide communications stability among disasters. … Read more