Lake Navarino Holiday Park is around an hour and half’s drive south of Perth. It’s in an idyllic location on the shores of Lake Navarino, a lake created by the Waroona Dam, which was built in the 1950s to provide irrigation for the local farmland. The holiday park offers cabins and camping sites, and also retains the original cottages that were built for the engineers who worked on the dam, which are now available as accommodation. However, the beautiful but remote location of the Holiday Park caused the new owners mobile connection problems they were determined to overcome.
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is the federal government agency for scientific research in Australia. It is an amazing entity.
Their role is to carry out scientific research to assist Australian industry and the interests of the Australian community. They are a leading organisation in the world in research and dissemination of information about science and technology.
Some of the amazing outcomes from the work undertaken by CSIRO include:
Using Cel-Fi GO for Regional Connectivity
It is a recognised fact that regional areas need connectivity to compete in a networked world and to improve business opportunities. Some of the problems around remote areas are caused by limited (or no) mobile coverage, so improving coverage with either fixed line data, cellular or satellite is one way to ensure rural business’ can grow and take advantage of opportunities.
Communications experts can be the key to driving rural growth as they have the knowledge to utilise and even expand the options available. If you are thousands of km’s from the nearest town, with no chance of NBN and the closest mobile signal just limps through your door – the best way forward is to speak to one of our experts to see what they can do for you. Read more to see what the local Goondiwindi communications expert installed in this study.
We recently worked with a reseller who needed to boost a non-existent mobile signal in a client home. Whilst the client did not have any signal around their house due to its position in a valley, there was signal on a hill close by. The solution was put together by Powertec engineers.
A solar powered installation was constructed on the hill with a Cel-Fi GO positioned within the box. The panel antenna pushed the signal from the hill to the house. The result was a usable mobile coverage signal for a delighted client.
This type of set up can send the mobile signal 100m typically (from installation site to destination house) but we do have distances of between 300 – 400m being reported by our resellers for similar applications.
Minimbah State School is an Independent Public School established in 1997 with a current enrolment of over 800 students. The school name “Minimbah” means “place of learning” in the local Aboriginal dialect Gubbi Gubbi language.
The administration building had a history of poor mobile coverage which meant that staff and visitors to the main office and reception, the staff room and the sick bay were not always able to connect.
In particular, lack of mobile coverage affected the School’s ability to run their business via their wireless EFTPOS machine in the administration office – payments were not always able to be collected causing problems with parents and staff alike.
Recently ‘thumbing’ through the online Real Estate For Sale ads wasting a lazy half hour before my favourite TV cooking show started, I came across a lovely property described as having “Expansive views of the mountains and adjoining grazing land. Power and landline run through the property, and there is limited mobile signal.”