June 19, 2014 08:49 UTC

Avanti Communications Launches ‘App’ to Assist Satellite Installation Engineers

Avanti Mobile Assist optimises satellite broadband installation, reducing install time and cost significantly

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Avanti Communications has unveiled a proprietary Android application to assist with Ka-band satellite field installations. ‘Avanti Mobile Assist’ optimises the installation process by supporting job allocation, antenna line-up, initiation of service and reporting for engineers.

Suitable for use on any Android smartphone or tablet, the app allows all stages of a standard Hughes installation to be carried out. It cuts installation equipment costs by up to 75% and reduces installation time by up to 20%, ensuring the end user is online quickly.

The app eliminates the need for tools including: a horizon satellite meter, a laptop, an external GPS unit, a compass/inclinometer or a camera. The service allows engineers to better perform install job management; satellite model configuration and alignment; and service commissioning, testing and reporting.

David Bestwick, Technical Director at Avanti Communications, commented: “Avanti Mobile Assist is an innovative piece of user-friendly technology, which significantly optimises satellite broadband installations for engineers. Using the proprietary app, we have managed to cut installation costs by up to 75% and reduce installation time by up to 20%. It enables our customers to be up and running even quicker than before.”

The app is available for download from the Google Play store:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.avanti.mobileinstaller

For further information, please visit the Avanti Mobile Assist landing page: http://www.avantiplc.com/ama/

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About Avanti Communications

Avanti Communications is a carriers’ carrier, selling wholesale data telecoms to service providers which use them to create networks for enterprise, carrier, government and consumer users. Avanti Communications’ network consists of:- two high throughput satellites in orbit, called HYLAS 1 and HYLAS 2; a multiband satellite called Artemis plus a fourth satellite in construction called HYLAS 3 and an international fibre network connecting data centres in several countries. Avanti Communications has GEO satellite network spectrum filings in the ITU Master Register for Ka band at 33.5° West and 31.0° East and for Ka, Ku, S and L-band at 21.5° East. Avanti Communications serves customers in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

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Contacts

Avanti Communications
Media Relations
Laura Hegarty
Tel: 020 7749 1600
Email: mediarelations@avantiplc.com


Source: Avanti Communications