Remote construction projects exist in many regions globally, explains Datasat Communications, www.datasat.com , Berkshire, U.K., and these areas are often some distance from traditional terrestrial connections.

The lack of communications on a site can cause projects to be delayed, the provider of satellite, wireless and microwave solutions notes, creating safety concerns among the workforce and an impact to overall project costs.

With experience in deploying communications in remote locations, Datasat Communications has observed that more and more construction companies are developing sites in remote locations. “Personnel on site now expect to have the data they need at their fingertips,” says Datasat’s Roger Mandeville.

To enable communications in remote working environments, the company has introduced “Site in a Box,” a solution it describes as a simple, cost-effective deployment. Installations can include satellite Internet, wireless 3G and 4G, site wireless coverage, and HD (high-definition) camera surveillance with camera analytics and video storage.

“Our Site in a Box solution allows work to begin from day one,” exclaims Mandeville. “It can be used to connect remote and temporary jobsites quickly and prevent remote workers from being isolated from their network while they await a terrestrial connection. Flexibility is also important to our customers and our ‘Site in a Box’ solution can be easily upgraded and moved from site to site.”

A remote communications specialist delivering networks into hard-to-reach places and harsh environments, Datasat Communications combines intelligent outdoor wireless technology to design and build end-to-end multi-service networks over a single infrastructure.

“Productivity and profitability are driven by how effectively the construction company can manage all aspects of the project,” notes Mandville. “A project can’t wait for a communications infrastructure to be created. It has to be in place from the moment the first people arrive onsite.”

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