A Perth-based technology group says it has solved the riddle of providing satellite communications in Western Australia’s most remote areas by creating a mobile platform rugged enough to get there.
East Perth-based Diverse IT is rolling out its DiverSat system to resources clients across WA, which can deliver voice, video and data communication to the most remote parts of the state.
The purpose built communications trailer eliminates the need for satellite repositioning, which can cost between $5,000 and $15,000 each time a dish is moved.
The trailer is made from solid steel and uses independent suspension on each wheel, as well as mine specification rims, to enable access to remote locations.
“DiverseSat has been evolving over a five-year process, and while the resources sector in Australia is dipping at the moment, the need for this product remains and our order sheet proves that,” managing director Andrew Karantzis said.
The system’s primary application will be to provide remote connectivity for exploration and temporary work camps.
Diverse IT has rolled out 10 systems to day, and has orders in hand for a further five.
The company is targeting sales of 50 this calendar year.