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Air to ground data transfer can save lives
With rotorcraft, particularly medical transport, tensions are often very high, and time is limited for communications. It is regularly the case that these crafts are outfitted with mobile emergency equipment capable of reading and transmitting data to a ground team. Provided the assumption that a smart helicopter is capable of relaying vital stats and other information about an incoming patient to the receiving medical facility en-route, the time saved and preparation by receiving staff could potentially save hundreds of lives. GSE’s engineers would have the ability to integrate GSE products like the GSatMicro with existing data-generating equipment to create this solution with medevac providers (private, public, and military), foregoing the need for a complete overhaul of the existing assets.
Additionally, recon helicopters (both military/police and news reporting) have a limited crew with specific duties and responsibilities. Outfitting these crafts, or potentially unmanned drones, with the ability to detect and report environmental conditions, specific details about the presence and location of individuals in the detection area, and other information that is better gathered with sensors and machine operations, a more complete recon effort is possible for remote command, resulting in more accurate assessments of the situations, and better orders.
In the unfortunate event of an accident, GSE solutions would allow asset managers to locate and then assess the status of the lost vessel, whether it is salvageable, and harvest any last-known relevant data from its devices remotely. If outfitted with sensory technology that can survive the impact of a crash, remote asset managers could even determine the presence of survivors (if any), first response aid, or even hostile combatants in the area to assess the risk and reward of a rescue or recovery effort.
L-band satellite transmission capabilities vary across different industries and sectors within those industries, but are most commonly geared toward solutions involving geo-tracking or sensory reporting at regular intervals. Because L-band technology operates at the lower end of the frequency spectrum, these smaller data packets travel more efficiently, allowing for real-time transmission and globally-supported satellite coverage.
Satellite technology is among the few equipment and facilities categories that gets constant attention, and the reasons for that are manifold. Primarily, it is quite normal for satellite technologies to have strong ROI, often because they can automate systems and processes that otherwise require extensive man hours and maintenance of existing equipment currently employed to perform the task. These cost savings add up quickly, and can easily justify the budget decision in a matter of a few short years.
Internet Of Things Creates Actionable Data
Perhaps impossible to ignore is everyone’s increasing obsession with Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, and how they can apply to one’s commercial sector, even in the most fringe of capacities. While it is certain that a large amount of the advancements in technology can have measurable and significant effects on efficiency, accountability, and reliability, it is also eventually going to be the case that a number of these “must-have innovations” will become decorative bells and whistles that fail to contribute sufficient return on investment. Making smart decisions about how to invest in these new technologies is critically important, especially in a sector like Agriculture, where margins are debilitatingly thin already.
Leverage Our Expertise For Your Business Growth
GSE’s team of engineers and solution architects are perfectly prepared to assist in the creation of a technology set that actually meets your individual needs by amalgamating only the tools that help you achieve the goals you have for improvement of processes and output. While GSE has the ability to work with all of the available bells and whistles mentioned above, we know that less is almost always more when it comes to AgTech, and we know how to get from your desired outcome to a lean solution set specifically designed to achieve that goal. GSE engineers also emphasize ease of use, integration with existing equipment and technology whenever possible, and streamlined, replicable implementations, with support.
Making smart decisions about which of these technologies is best for your operation can be extraordinarily difficult, especially because of the influx of availability, and the pressure to make allotments only for those enhancements that will have strong ROI. As a technology partner, GSE will work directly with you to outline the opportunities available to achieve your goals, and we always emphasize the use of existing equipment wherever possible, as the majority of our solutions integrate with technology that has been on the market for quite some time.