Equipment As Tough As The Conditions—And The Crew

Skycasters support mining operations
Mobile customers in the oil, gas and mining industries need to be able to count on consistent Internet communication at any given time, anywhere. To work at peak efficiency, they need VSAT solutions that virtually connect the remote mining location with geologists and subject matter experts at headquarters or regional offices. And they need networking power that supports a variety of applications, including real-time streaming well data and video, VoIP, fax services and other types of information transfer.
Skycasters support mining operations
Skycasters understands your unique challenges. We’re ready to equip your fleet with the most rugged fixed or park-and-deploy satellite Internet solutions on the market. Our systems are designed to endure extreme conditions such as high winds, freezing temperatures, ocean storms, and intense heat. And because all Skycasters components are commercial-grade, you can be sure they’ll stand up to the hardest-working crews, who need to set-up and take down the equipment in a hurry.

The following are our most popular units for customers in the oil, gas and mining industries. Call 330-785-2100 to have a Skycasters expert help customize a solution just for you.

Fixed Systems

Fixed systems are often the most cost-effective solutions. These rugged systems stand up to years of hard work, and can be broken down and re-deployed time and time again. Depending on your needs, you may even want to have some of your team become two-way certified so you can perform these installations yourself. Skycasters offers training classes to make sure your team is ready. Please ask your sales engineer about how to attend the next training class. Our fixed systems feature:

  • Antenna sizes from .98m – 1.8m
  • Non-penetrating or pole mount
  • 2w, 3w or 6w BUC
  • iDirect® X5 modem

Turn-Key Mobile Communications Trailer

Skycasters support mining operationsFully self-contained mobile communications trailer, easily towed by even small vehicles. Tow it to your location, deploy the leveling jacks, start the generator or connect to existing power and push a button. You can establish a communications link in under 10 minutes.

Standard Features:

  • Rugged, lightweight powder-coated aluminum frame (2” ball, 1000 lb axle)
  • Diamond plate non-skid decking and fenders
  • Dual integrated utility/storage boxes
    1. Front – Removable box to allow indoor storage of electronic components
    2. Rear – Fixed mount storage for whisper-quiet Honda EU1000 generator and accessories
  • 2.4 GHz 8dBi omnidirectional wireless LAN antenna
  • Ground rod, ground wire, toolkit and operator’s manual

Electronic/Satellite Antenna Packages:

  • C-Com iNetVu auto-deploy antenna system (.98m and 1.2m available)
  • C-Com 7000 or 9000 series controller
  • iDirect® X5 Satellite Modem
  • 3w or 6w BUC
  • Wireless broadband router

Turn-Key Flyaway Package (SkyPortable)

These fully self-contained solutions can be shipped practically anywhere by common carrier. The .98m system was even designed to fit between the wheels of a full size pickup truck. Remove the cover from the large case and level the base. Open the front and rear of the small case, attach the color coded wires from the electronics to the antenna mount, connect power, and push a button. You can establish a communications link in under 10 minutes.

Standard Features:

  • Large hard case for the antenna, mount and pointing system
  • Smaller hard case for the antenna controller, modem, router and cables
  • Tools and instructions

Electronic/Satellite Antenna Packages:

  • C-Com iNetVu auto-deploy antenna system (.98m and 1.2m available)
  • C-Com 7000 series controller
  • iDirect® X5 satellite modem/router
  • 3w or 6w BUC
  • Wireless broadband router


If internet connectivity is critical to your business, contact us today to learn more about our backup connections for business continuity. One of our dedicated team members will be happy to explain our plans and get you started today.