VSAT satellite dishes can connect your business locations regardless of distance.
VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) is a small fixed dish ranging from 1 to 1.8 meters in diameter and provides a link to a satellite-based communication network. It represents a cost-effective solution for those who want a virtual private network to connect a large number of geographically dispersed sites, especially when local terrestrial infrastructure is unreliable.
Business with more than 5 locations anywhere in the world can be connected using VSAT satellite dishes. Relaying communications via dedicated transmission links, enabling inventory tracking, interoffice e-mail, point-of purchase transactions, real time server queries and many other functions.
Satellite-based network solutions bypass terrestrial last mile gridlock, providing each of your widespread offices – no matter where they’re located, with always-on, high-speed access to all of the bandwidth-intensive content on your corporate intranet. Once you’ve created a virtual private network you can leverage that infrastructure with a wide variety of services. VSAT offers many advantages.
Icon Group makes VSAT dish installation quick and easy
VSAT dishes are considerably smaller than TVRO dishes and are generally mounted on the roof, or if unavailable, mounted to the side of the building. Some reinforcement may be necessary to keep the dish from vibrating in high winds, which can degrade the signal. An external power supply is required.
VSAT dish installation generally goes on the roof. A roof mount is convenient because it doesn’t use any space and is generally out-of-the-way. If the roof cannot support the dish a wall bracket can be installed to attach the dish to the side of the building.
Cabling and equipment hookup – You need to run coax cable from the satellite dish outside to the receiver inside. Icon Group has the experience you need when it comes to installing overhead aerial or underground cable. Aerial cabling consists of outdoor rated cable designed to withstand harsh environmental extremes such as temperature changes, and is attached to new or existing telephone poles using galvanized pole attachment hardware. Underground cable is also rated for extreme outdoor conditions and may be buried directly or in some type of metal or polyethylene conduit. Paths for routing underground cable may be bored using directional boring equipment or the cable may be laid into trenches dug using a trench digger. Special attention to small details in these kinds of installations makes the cable less susceptible to being cut by future trade contractors or utility repair technician.
Once inside, Icon Group can drop the cable to any existing facilities. We can then hook up the receiver and incorporate it into your existing video, voice and data networks.
Keep your business communications running at speed of light.
Satellite communications provide always-on internet that delivers data, voice and video faster, more efficiently, more reliably and to more remote places around the globe than ever before. Satellite-based network solutions bypass terrestrial last mile gridlock, providing each of your widespread offices – no matter where they’re located – with always-on, high-speed access to all of the bandwidth-intensive content on your corporate intranet. Once you’ve created a virtual private network you can leverage that infrastructure with a wide variety of services.
Enterprise networking for data, video and audio applications from credit card authorization, online banking and corporate intranet to interactive distance learning, nationwide or worldwide.
Bundled telephony and Internet solutions that converge voice, data and the Web for corporate, government and public telephony – private telephone networks, rural call offices and remote business and home phone, fax and Internet connections that bridge the digital divide.
Internet access and broadband IP, with high-speed, always-on interactive connectivity for Internet-based unicast, multicast and interactive content delivery applications anytime, anywhere.
Space segment for your point-to-point links, Solutions for quick GSM back haul provisioning, Video and Audio for TV, radio and special events etc.
Military communications Solutions, for discreet and secure communication requirements for HQ and field operations, Communications on the move, quick deploy etc.
It’s easier than ever to get started with satellite communications. As experienced professionals we can guide you through the process and install all the necessary equipment, starting with the satellite dish.
The right dish for you will depend on the services you want.
Some satellite equipment is proprietary for the service provider you choose to subscribe to. You will have to buy the equipment that they require. There are three basic sizes of satellite dishes and their size determines which signals they can receive.
They are often used as a SMATV that feeds into a head-end for distribution. Businesses, campus, apartments can use a TVRO dish to receive a variety of programming and then send it to different parts of their video distribution network. Do to their size and weight, installation generally requires some construction to properly anchor the dish. They can be mounted on the roof of a large building or on the ground.
Satellite dishes large than 3.8 meters, suitable for large operators for both large links and also special purpose links like inclined orbit. Dish sizes from 3.7 meter to 13 meter with auto tracking.
VSAT are used for two-way communications of video, voice, and data for business applications. Satellite internet, virtual private networks, IP multicast, and Voice-over-IP are all done with VSAT. Do to its smaller size VSAT dishes are much easier to install and require little or no construction. They can be mounted on the roof or even the side of a building.
The most common use of DBS systems is residential satellite TV. Digital compression makes it possible to have many channels on a single satellite. The current major DBS systems that are operating in the USA are DIRECTV and DISH Network. Some business services are provided by DBS satellite systems including Hughes’s DirecWay system. Installation is very easy. Due to its size and weight the dish can be installed almost anywhere it can see the satellite, including roofs, walls, and fences.
Icon Group Installation Services can take care of each step, from providing the right equipment to quality installations.
Satellite dish installation is only part of what we do. We’ll take you through the planning, purchasing, and installation of your new satellite dish.
Icon Group can offer nationwide professional installation. We can manage all aspects of your installation, inside and out. To further discuss your project requirements, call us at +256 312 104719
Installation and Integration:
Whether you have green field deployment of a new network or network expansion, or you require hot-swap of existing hardware with minimal down-time, Icon Group Ltd (IGL) will meet your expectations on time and on budget. Our experienced project managers understand the importance of a single point of accountability, and focus on coordinating resources to make sure timelines are met.
We are committed to supporting rapid deployment of enhanced technical staff. To support your deployment, we will supply your operation with the expertise to make your next expansion or turnkey project a complete success. The end result of a partnership with IGL will be benefits including reduced time to revenue, higher network capacity, fewer dropped calls and better call quality.
Included in our portfolio of network services are the following:
These services will enhance every element of your network, from Towers, microwave transmission, to antennas, BTS, and BSC. Our goal is one solution – to create a comprehensive service package, which will meet and exceed your expectations.
The extensive experience and expertise that IGL and our partners have gained in planning, deploying and maintaining networks, ensures the rapid rollout of highly optimized networks. We are available to consult with your team and better understand your needs.
Icon Group addresses every aspect of audio-visual communication and systems integration, from the purchase and installation of AV equipment and associated cabling, to the implementation of network connectivity and programming.
Icon Group provides a complete solution.
We can work with your architect / engineer to design a complete audio solution for your facilities. To further discuss your project requirements, call us at +256 312 104719 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fiber optic cable represents the pinnacle of high-speed data communication mediums.
Today’s low-loss glass fiber optic cable offers almost unlimited bandwidth and unique advantages over all previously developed transmission media.
Fiber optic transmission systems offer a wide range of benefits not offered by traditional copper wire or coaxial cable. These include:
Icon Group can provide fiber optic cabling
Whether you’re looking for multimode or single mode fiber, Icon Group has fiber solutions to meet the demands of small, medium and large size businesses. From 2 strands to 1000 strands we can accommodate your needs.
Your telephone system is your connection to the outside world.
Your telephone system is the focal point of all businesses, creating a first and lasting impression on callers. Your facility’s ability to process calls and information quickly, accurately and with confidence is vital to your overall success. You can now leverage your data network infrastructure to deliver your telephone services. By upgrading your current phone lines to Cat 5 or Cat 6 you get all the features of voice over IP.
Voice Over IP
Voice over IP (VoIP) telephone systems use the existing local area network cabling infrastructure and electronics to deliver voice traffic in place of a conventional phone system. VoIP phone systems are not dependent on network servers and deliver voice services through independently generated IP packets that are sent over your network and are treated by the network electronics like any other traffic. These systems are feature rich and greatly reduce the cabling and maintenance burden for administrators. VoIP is often referred to as network or LAN telephony.
VoIP systems consist of a processor chassis which is usually about the size of a small laser jet printer, handsets which look and operate like conventional business telephones, and the network electronics which include devices like hubs and switches.
The processor connects to the public telephone system lines via standard cross-connect hardware and to your network using standard Ethernet ports. The handsets connect to any hub or switch ports in your Ethernet network.
Key advantages of VoIP systems:
You can further leverage the advantages by connecting voice through your other communication facilities. You can treat voice data like other traffic on your data network and send phone calls over the internet. Large companies can use frame relay to save costs.
Your network cabling system is the single most important part of a network system.
Data networks are being asked to do more than ever before. As technology continues to evolve, the corporate network must support voice, data, video and multimedia applications. The growing size of networks and the introduction of higher-speed access methods create an overwhelming need for reliable, manageable cabling systems. Careful planning will prevent congestion that can dramatically diminish your network performance.
Icon Group installs Local Area Networks and is experienced and certified in several media including Fiber Optics and Category 5e. We provide the tools and equipment necessary to test and certify our installations. We do:
Icon Group can create the cabling infrastructure to keep your data networks running at their peak.
We have highly skilled cabling technicians on staff that can take you and your business from beginning to end with networking your computer system.
No matter how your network grows throughout its life span, a structured cabling system that is flexible and reliable will adapt to meet new demands.
Today’s businesses require advanced information technology to maintain a competitive advantage. As technology continues to evolve, the corporate network must support voice, data, video and multimedia applications. The growing size of networks and the introduction of higher-speed access methods create an overwhelming need for reliable, manageable cabling systems. Careful planning will prevent congestion that can dramatically diminish your network performance. At the same time, a successful enterprise demands flexibility to meet the constant change of personnel and equipment.
Designed to accommodate frequent moves, adds and changes, a structured cabling system is the foundation of the modern information network. Through all the changes and challenges that confront your business, a structured cabling system can alleviate the workflow disruption and network downtime associated with office restructuring. No other component in your network has a longer life cycle or requires such close consideration.
A structured cabling system provides a universal platform upon which an overall information system’s strategy is built. With a flexible cabling infrastructure, a structured cabling system can support multiple voice, data, video and multimedia systems regardless of their manufacturer. A well-designed cabling plant may include several independent cabling solutions of different media types, installed at each workstation to support multiple system performance requirements.
Structured Cabling will prepare you for tomorrow
The structured cabling infrastructure is design to be relatively independant of the voice/video/data network that uses it, so that either can be updated with a minimum of rework to the cable plant.
As an investment, structured cabling provides exceptional returns. A structured cabling system will outlive all other networking components. It requires minimal upgrades–and ultimately saves your business both time and money. While you pay a little more up-front for the extra cabling, you save tremendously by foregoing the labor cost of pulling addition wire.
Structured cabling has a number of advantages.
Icon Group can plan and install a structured cabling system that will grow with your company for many years.
Choosing the right cabling system is critical for performance as well as reliability. We can work with you to design a structured cabling system that will accommodate all your low-voltage cabling, include network, video, and voice.
No single investment in technology will last longer than your cabling system.
Today’s businesses require advanced information technology to maintain a competitive advantage. As technology continues to evolve, the corporate network must support voice, data, video and multimedia applications. The growing size of networks and the introduction of higher-speed access methods create an overwhelming need for reliable, manageable cabling systems. Careful planning will prevent congestion that can dramatically diminish your network performance.
Icon Group can design and work with cabling systems, which may include several independent cabling solutions of different media types. We are experienced with all copper cabling including coax, Cat 3, 5, and 6, fiber optic, and many other low-voltage cabling for audio, security, and access control systems. Ultimately, your network’s specific requirements will determine the appropriate cabling choices for your information system.
Icon Group provides more than Cabling
Icon Group provides complete solutions, from system planning, to purchasing, to installation and integration with your current systems. Give us a call and we’ll help you plan your next upgrade.
Network Setup – Icon Group is experienced setting up a wide variety of network structures. If you need a complete network, or simply want to extend your current capabilities, Icon Group can help.