May 2003

Information Technology

Consider portable data transfer over satellite

Recent advances make this a viable technology for access to and from remote locations

Sherrard, B., Roadpost Inc.

Need for communications in remote locations is an especially pressing concern for workers in the resource and processing industries. While cellular and land-based telecom services can deliver all the connectivity needed in populated regions, harsh environmental conditions can hamper the ability to establish reliable and secure connections through these more traditional means. Satellite communications represent a viable technology for access to and from remote locations including exploration activities, refineries and processing plants. While considerable benefits can be gained by having file transfer capability and voice

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