Beam Communications Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of World Reach Limited, has provided satellite communication solution to Just 4 Kids Children’s charity to be used on their adventures trips for disabled and disadvantaged children.
The organisation Just 4 Kids Inc. arranges several events to very remote areas in Australia. As per the company spokesman, the worst nightmare for the organisation is to be without communication in the middle of nowhere when a car breaks down.
With no mobile phone service and poor UHF and HF Radios during day periods, satellite communications is reportedly the most reliable communication in the outback.
“We travel extensively in remote areas where there is no phone service. Satellite communications is a life saver for us when something goes wrong. During one fundraiser event to the geological centre in Australia (Lamberts) two springs in our food wagon broke in an extremely remote location in the middle of the desert. The accident delayed our arrival at Arkaroola, our destination, for the night. Needing to feed 100 people, a quick Iridium call to the chief at Arkaroola Village, some 400 kms away in South Australia, ensured a meal for all of our personnel that evening. We were also able to call our spring manufacturer in Queensland to make arrangements for a new set of springs to be sent to Alice Springs,” said Just 4 Kids Motorail Director Mark Louez.
Just 4 Kids Motortrails uses Beam’s PotsDock 9555 which is mounted in the car with a privacy handset. The Iridium 9555 handset fits in the docking station which also features phone charging, RJ11/Pots, GPS, tracking, Bluetooth etc. The alert and tracking module can be configured, the company claims, to support periodic polling or emergency alert reporting.