Registration requirements, insurance, flat tires other on-road issues, and the difficulty of maneuvering a traditional trailer-mounted Cell on Wheels (CoW) unit are hassles that most organizations would rather not deal with when it comes to deploying their portable satellite antenna. Thankfully, there are other ways to ensure that you can get your communications gear anywhere it needs to be quickly and efficiently.
Wheels Up: An Optimal Approach to Transport
While there was a time when trailered mobile communication centers were state-of-the-art, that is no longer the case. Those units are large, unwieldy, and almost impossible for one person to deploy on their own. Today, a better solution is having a rugged, self-contained system with its hundreds of pounds of gear that can be pulled out of storage, mounted on the hitch of any vehicle with a standard 2″ class 3 trailer hitch, raised off the ground effortlessly with a hand crank, and locked in place by one person. And because the unit is not in contact with the road, no registration or insurance is required.
Not only is the unit easy to take on the road, it can be moved into and out of any building with an ADA-accessible doorway, up and down elevators or escalators, and requires very little storage space. And because the system is more compact and contains only the features you need, it is much more cost-effective to purchase and maintain.
Ensuring Ongoing Connectivity
The Star-Runner™ units provide an alternative pathway for:
- Workplace internet
- Cellular calls/texting over Wi-Fi
- Wireless devices
- Ethernet devices
- Voice and Radio over IP (VoIP/RoIP)
- Small Cell Sites
- Video Streaming and more!
When your company has an urgent need for advanced communications technology, every second matters, and easy mobility is critical. Once you have the Star-Runner™ on-site, lowering the unit, moving it into place, setting it up, and establishing a satellite connection can be done in under 10 minutes, and with minimal prior training. Battery power, AC power adapter, and an on-board generator ensure you can stay online as long as necessary.
If rapid deployment of a portable satellite antenna is critical to your disaster relief plan, a fully customizable Star-Runner™ system can help you minimize downtime and maximize connectivity. Contact us today at (888) 427-3728 or info@ThePodRunner.com to find out how we can craft a Pod to meet your specific needs.