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Employees can interface with assets from a remote location
The Utilities sector is a prime candidate for satellite technologies, including SCADA and other control tools that allow for centralized management of remote assets. When plant employees can interface with assets from a remote location, or from a friendly UI within the facility, there is much greater efficiency to be had at all levels of management. Additionally, Utility providers can help commercial facilities set up their own SCADA systems at their plants to ease their costs and usage. These systems can be configured such that the high-electricity-usage equipment operates only at non-peak hours, potentially saving tens of thousands of dollars over the course of the year for larger operations.
When building the technology set that is best for your operation, GSE’s team of engineers has the ability to work with your existing equipment, upgrading only as necessary, in the interest of your ROI goals. We are also recognized as magnificent problem solvers, and would welcome the opportunity to help you work through a solution to any puzzle that you’re trying to solve.
Satellite technology presents an incredibly irregular set of circumstances for government agencies in that the costs of maintaining cutting edge equipment and technologies is typically a budget breaker for all non-defense related departments. In many ways, reinvesting in technology is rarely a defensible proposal for most government agencies, who are constantly forced to manage with outdated equipment and inefficient systems. Satellite technology, however, is among the few equipment and facilities categories that gets constant attention, and the reasons for that are manifold.
First, 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 approval in a matter of a few short years.
Internet Of Things Creates Actionable Data
Additionally, satellite technologies have seen an explosion of growth in the past few decades, and the rate of technological enhancement is accelerating with the commercial sector’s obsession with Internet of Things (IoT) Technologies. The current race to market in almost every commercial sector is the application of satellite-enabled smart devices to business processes in the pursuit of more actionable data, better asset management capabilities, and automation of costly and time-consuming processes. This has created a wealth of opportunity in the public sector to apply some of these technologies to operations that could be more efficient.
Expanded Infrastructure Beyond Traditional Networks
Further expanding the interest in satellite technology is the ability to enable remote operations that were otherwise too costly, too dangerous, or too resource-intensive. Many government agencies are responsible for vast swaths of undeveloped territory where traditional communications infrastructure fails or hasn’t yet been introduced. Satellite’s global presence offers these organizations the ability to perform their operations without their current dependence on terrestrial networks, again making it easier for decision makers to justify budget allocation to technological improvement.
Making smart decisions about which of these technologies is best for your organization 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.