Tripod Flyaway Helps Kentucky Treat Citizens Fast

Akron, Ohio – October 9, 2009 The Kentucky Department for Public Health’s Preparedness Branch can now transmit public health information anywhere a truck or helicopter can reach — with a satellite dish. But not just any satellite dish. This Skycasters 1.2 meter auto-pointing dish finds the satellite on its own. One person can take the four boxes out of a vehicle, assemble the dish and electronics, turn it on, and connect to the Internet.

And this is the year for mobility. Kentucky agencies have identified 17 areas of vulnerability in Kentucky, the top four of which are earthquakes, transportation and hazardous materials incidents, chemical and radioactive agent releases, and pandemic influenza.

Skycasters 1200 Flyaway

Drew Chandler, IT/Communications Manager at the Kentucky Department for Public Health, said, ”We’re really excited that Skycasters helped us field this 1200 Flyaway. It’s going to add redundancy to existing communication equipment that our Public Health teams have while operating in the field. It also will add capacity allowing us to increase capabilities by adding services such as voice over Internet protocol (VoIP).”

“The tripod is built to be mounted anywhere you have a flat surface,” said Jerry Piland, Skycaster’s R&D System Integrator. “You can set it in a snow drift, a muddy field, a patch of gravel – wherever you need to be. Just secure it, and flip the switch. The dish does the rest.”

The Skycasters dish is a 1.2 meter iNetVu Autopointing Flyaway antenna, by C-Com Satellite Systems. The unit features a dish that assembles from two pieces, mounts on a folding tripod with eyelets and pins for securing down, and supports Ku band satellite communications. Portable in four rugged cases, the antenna system features the iNetVu 7000 controller, the iDirect 3100 modem, is airline checkable, and sets up in less than 15 minutes by one person, with no tools.

About Skycasters

Skycasters is a leader in broadband satellite Internet solutions for businesses, including disaster first responders, that need more than traditional terrestrial landlines. Everything in Skycasters’ infrastructure, including teleports, hubs, and the network operating center, is business-grade and company-owned. 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.

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