A First Responder Must-Have: The Installation Consumables Kit

Akron, Ohio – January 29, 2010 Picture this: you’re arriving in country by military transport. The once thriving metropolis has been nearly leveled by whatever disaster: hurricane, tsunami, earthquake, cyclone, terrorist – you name it. Quite naturally, events that shatter buildings and lives also decimate the communications infrastructure.

Skycasters customers in such areas, be they governmental, economic or educational aid organizations, or businesses, often find themselves thrust into the role of communications hub, helping neighbors and citizens find loved ones, or reassure others across the globe of their condition. Our customers also find themselves at the center of the rescue operation. A satellite broadband Internet connection may be the only link to the outside world.

In disaster areas, satellite customers often find they have to repoint their dishes immediately, and repair any connections or grounding setups compromised by the event. But one problem: also shattered is the region’s supply infrastructure. You just can’t get tools and fittings and cables, even those that were easily available before.

Skycasters Installation Consumables Kit makes service easierLucky you. You had the foresight to stock Skycasters Installation Consumables Kit. Now your two-way satellite trained technician can just walk in, fix whatever connections were severed, call the teleport NOC, and you’re back in business.

Or perhaps you’re set to leave on the next wave of aid workers. You have two Skycasters auto-pointing tripod dishes on order and they’re going to meet you at your shipping point. The Skycasters sales team helped you think ahead, and added an Installation Consumables Kit for each dish. No communications wholesaler where you’re going.

“Skycasters has never been a consumables supplier,” said Jerry Piland, Skycasters’ R&D Systems Integrator. “But I must say, this is a one-stop kit. And it’s the top-of-the-line gear that we spec for our systems, to make sure the signal is always strong, and the initial connection lasts as long as possible.”

Skycasters’ Installation Coordinator, Rick Baggott, explains, “We insist on our customers using only quad shield, solid copper core RG6 coaxial cable. Quad shield has four layers of braided shielding versus the standard two, and the low resistance of solid copper core means higher bandwidth capacity with less noise loss than copper-clad steel. You can actually see the difference when the customer or installer calls in for connection. You use the best equipment, and all other things being normal, you’re up, you’re running, and you’re good to go.”

In addition to one hundred feet, dual run, of the quad shield, solid copper core RG6 coax cable, the Installation Consumables Kit includes twenty F-type connectors, a hundred zip ties, ten feet of grounding wire, a ground rod clamp, one ground block, and a tool kit that comes with a compression tool, wire cutters, and a wire stripper.

“It’s all there,” said Jerry. “The only things the installer or customer will have to get themselves are the steel pole sized to the dish, the concrete for the footer, the eight foot copper ground rod, and conduit for protecting the cable between the dish and the structure. Those things just don’t ship easily.”

About Skycasters

Skycasters is a leader in broadband satellite Internet solutions for businesses and first responders that need help from above when terrestrial land lines are either not available, or disabled. Everything in Skycasters’ infrastructure, including teleports, hubs, and the network operating center, is business-grade and company-owned. Even the equipment at your location is business-grade, and designed to meet the unique challenges of your industry, no matter how rugged the conditions. Skycasters’ 24/7 tech support and customer service in-house experts can resolve any issue that may arise.

Call Skycasters at 800-268-8653, or visit us on the web at www.skycasters.com.

SOURCE Skycasters, LLC.

CONTACT: Media, Michael P. Kister, President, +1-330-785-2100,
or Gordon H. Landefeld, Marketing, +1-330-785-2100,
both of Skycasters, LLC.
Web site: http://www.skycasters.com/


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