Op-ed | In the heart of disaster, satellite communication keeps working

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In life, it’s the connections that count.

It’s the phone call and the text message. The emails for work. The online shopping and the credit card in the store.Th e visit to the ATM, the airplane trip, the medical emergency.

Without those connections, life grinds to a halt.

When disaster strikes, the connections fail. To family and friends. To vital services. To rescue those in danger. Without connections, how do you start responding?

Starting with Satellite
You start with satellite. In the heart of disaster, satellite communication keeps working. It lets emergency managers see a complete picture of the disaster and gives them the tools to respond. It lets them do their jobs when nothing else can.

Knight Sky is a company that has brought emergency communications to government agencies and businesses for years. They know disasters – and what it takes to meet them.

It takes emergency response to bring help to the injured and hungry, and to protect their property from more harm. It takes recovery and restoration to bring connections back online, so that life and work can begin again.

What Emergency Managers Need
That’s why Knight Sky created SkyMAX. It gives emergency managers what they need most. Satellite connections ready to go – and to scale up as far as needed. Communications technology on the ground. People too make it work and train others to use it.

It lets emergency managers send first responders to the right places. It lets them coordinate equipment, supplies, vehicles and services to meet the need. Hospitals and local businesses get up and running. Government agencies bring medical care, assess damage and guard against the diseases or pollution that can follow in disaster’s wake.

Preparing for the Worst
It takes one more thing to deal with disaster. Being prepared. It’s too late to start planning for bad weather when a hurricane is at your door.

That’s why Knight Sky helps agencies and businesses plan for the next disaster and pre-set the satellite capacity and technology needed for response, recovery and restoral.

Because there’s always another disaster. Every year brings wind storms and floods, wildfires and earthquakes, outbreaks of disease and volcanic eruptions.

That’s why we need satellite – and companies like Knight Sky – to keep us connected to the things that count. No matter what.

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