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Introduction

Switch is a leader in remote communications solutions and continues to meet our customers’ high expectations for television, phone, internet and more. Specifically, our experience and intimate knowledge of the Oil & Gas industry and the logistics involved in the delivery of television, internet and phone service to remote locations sets us apart from the competition. Mouse over the info icons in any section to read more.

Television

Today's customers have high expectations for television. Our innovative, compact, state-of-the-art headend technology serves as the platform on which we deliver flexible, scalable and cost-effective television service. Switch can provide traditional CATV (analog or 100% digital w/ passive scrolling guide and safety/info channel) or our revolutionary Iris IPTV with Hospitality Module.

Internet

In an era of growth and demand for broadband connectivity, the lack of developed wired infrastructure is fuelling the demand for wireless alternatives to bridge the digital divide. Switch is pushing the envelope to bring you the best technology that exists today in a secure licensed frequency band. We offer a wide gamut of internet connectivity solutions, ensuring that regardless of your location, Switch can bring internet to your camp.

Phone

Switch provides phone services via our private telephone network. All of our servers are housed in a triple-power-redundancy, highly-secure facility. We cater strictly to commercial applications only, ensuring you the highest quality system with personalized support. Switch offers IP-PBX services for a fully-managed internal phone system, or SIP Trunking for companies with their own private branch exchange.

Cloud Surveillance

Cloud Surveillance from Switch is an easy, affordable way to secure your remote location or camp. Switch offers many cameras to choose from, including Fixed, PTZ, Dome, Thermal, and even units that are bulletproof. Video is backed up to the cloud, making sure that footage is never lost. All cameras can be accessed & configured remotely via a web browser, and can also record video to a NAS (network storage device) for added reliability.

Switch Television

Switch Television, comprised of our Iris IPTV, Digion and Digital Fusion headends, provides a crystal clear picture and extensive programming. It is the ultimate television viewing experience for your remote camp, lodge, office or project! We also offer our Scrolling Channel Guide and Safety/Info Channel, which can be installed in any existing digital or analog CATV system.

Satellite Signal Delivery

Switch can utilize satellite acquisition for all systems, including Iris IPTV (a market first), to ensure that the full range of features and available channels can be brought to your camp or lodge regardless of how remote its location.

Switch Television Set Top Boxes

Switch Iris IPTV comes with a compact set-top box that features a carefully prepared, screen-by-screen user interface allows easy and seamless navigation through channels and other content, including VOD (Video on Demand), PPV, custom channel packages, a web browser and more! Switch Fusion Analog TV combines both analog and digital signals into one headend, providing the ultimate in television service customization. This unique Switch technology allows over 220 channels to become available simply by adding a set top box to any television.

Switch Headend Technology

All Switch television headends make it possible to deliver a feature-rich, fully-featured, customizable and scalable television system. They are able to be remotely managed (which reduces onsite service calls) and come in a compact design which results in an eco-friendly, power-saving solution.

Switch Digital Fusion

When a camp or lodge is too remote or otherwise prohibited from internet connections such as cellular, microwave backhaul, point-to-multipoint, DSL or fiber, satellite internet is the best option. Depending on the location, speeds up to 40Mbps down and 5Mbps up per dish are achievable using either C-band or Ku-band frequencies.

Switch Digital Fusion

Switch can install mobile towers and cellular boosters to your site in order to create a Microwave Backhaul or Point-to-Multipoint link on a temporary basis, or to create or enhance existing coverage.

Switch Digital Fusion

Switch can install multiple wireless access points (AP) throughout your camp to carry the WiFi network to all areas of the location. These unobtrusive and robust APs automatically mesh together with no configuration and can be monitored and managed via the cloud.

Switch Digital Fusion

If geography allows, Switch can provide internet connectivity by using Microwave Wireless Backhaul. These highly secure, extremely fast and reliable links can connect via microwave back to a DSL or fiber node in a nearby town, offering speeds up to 1000Mbps (gigabit ethernet equivalent).

Switch Digital Fusion

Switch Machine-to-Machine (M2M) rental Data Kits provide a cutting edge solution to internet service by bonding together multiple cellular data SIMs into one single data pipe, offering not only the combined aggregate speed of all the SIMs, but providing redundancy in case one of those SIMs goes down.

Switch Digital Fusion

Depending on the location, Switch can bring fiber (from 10Mbps to 1000Mbps) or DSL right into the camp to provide the ultimate in speed and reliability. Formal fiber build inquiries must be undertaken by Switch in order to discover the feasibility of this approach.

Phone

Switch can provide Voip (Voice Over IP) phone lines and phones for dorm rooms which can either be permitted to call outside lines (calling phones within the camp is always free) or restricted. If the latter, guests can make calls from Payphones using Switch calling cards, provided and sold in $10 and $20 denominations.

Phone

Switch can provide Voip phones for offices on site, which can be enabled using our IP-PBX solution, or as part of an existing PBX system. All lines and features can be managed through a web browser and are fully configurable with standard features such as call waiting, voicemail to email, ring and hunt groups, call parking, extensions and more.

Phone

Switch offers a Virtual Fax service which allows anyone to send a fax to the toll free number assigned - the fax simply gets sent over to the recipient as an email attachment. Sending a virtual fax is just as easy. Best of all, your fax line follows you wherever you go. When your business location changes or your remote office moves sites, your fax number will never have to change.

Phone

Switch offers a variety of armoured, stainless steel payphone systems to suit your location's needs. Because of our existing infrastructure, we don't need a traditional two-wire phone line to provide payphone service to your site or facility. We can instead use VoIP or cellular data to connect the payphones, allowing you the freedom to place them wherever you like without a large capital expenditure.

Phone

Switch Cloud Surveillance is the perfect way to secure your facility. PTZ (pan/tilt/zoom) cameras can be installed at checkpoints to record contractor and guest vehicles departing and arriving at site. Images are automatically stored off-site (an internet connection is required) so that even if a camera is damaged or vandalized, the footage still exists.

Phone

Fixed surveillance cameras can be placed at key points around your site and set to record according to a fixed scheduled or if motion is detected. Frame rate and image quality can be adjusted to maximize the collection of footage while taking into consideration bandwidth limitations of the location.

Phone

Dome Cameras can be placed inside the camp in public areas, allowing management to keep an eye out for unwanted guests or other situations which compromise security. Dome cameras are inconspicuous and easy to install. For even more stealth, pinhole cameras can be used, which are virtually undetectable to the untrained eye.

Phone

Maintaining the security of critical equipment and other physical assets such as generators and tanks containing dangerous chemicals is extremely important in the often hostile environments that remote camps are established. Managers and other personnel can look in on equipment under Switch surveillance from anywhere in the world, 24/7/365.