Many services are turning to mobile computing and other networked applications to improve the efficiency of their workforce, including public safety personnel and first responders. Consequently, public safety workers are increasingly being equipped with wireless laptops, handheld computers, and mobile video cameras to improve their efficiency, visibility, and ability to instantly collaborate with central command, coworkers and other agencies.

The need to access and share this vital new flow of data and images is driving  a new kind of network using Wi-Fi, Cellular 3G and LTE as well as satellite communication. These networks are metropolitan or regional in scope, can maintain connections with highly mobile workers, deliver large amounts of low-cost bandwidth with extremely high reliability, and support real-time video, voice and data.

The choice for satellite communication i soften made as it outperforms cellular or other wireless services for all-location communication because of its reliability and insensitive to temporary environmental conditions such as flooding, power outages, fires, back-hoe digs, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, or other unknown regional disasters. Satellite coverage is universal with no dead-spots as long as you can see the sky.