Community involvement and socially responsible business ethics are core values at NSTI. For example, we are proud to be a long-term sponsor of the non-profit Alaska Mountain Rescue Group (AMRG).
This group of trained volunteers has been providing backcountry search and rescue services for Alaskans since 1960. Two-way radio communications are an essential part to their operations and NSTI is currently providing narrowband migration and FCC licensing support to the group. This includes the donation of a custom mobile VHF repeater to enable emergency communications for several days without external power and and a base station designed to maximize interoperability between resources from different agencies who respond to a large-scale incident.
The FCC narrowband mandate requires that all freqency spectrum users licensed for industrial/business and public safety operations must transition to a narrowband system by Janurary 1, 2013. NSTI will also perform the required reprogramming of all portable (handheld) radios used by AMRG volunteers.
During the holiday season, enjoy the beautiful winter and share with those who are less fortunate. For a list of local non-profit organizations that need your support go to the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend Charitable Giving Program. Happy Holidays!
We are gearing up for another busy winter of oilfield exploration and ice road communications support. Since 1980, our company has provided reliable communications for resource development operations in the most remote and extreme environments, both inland and offshore.
North Slope Telecom, Inc. has completed the engineering for a 35-mile microwave link across the Arctic that will carry VoIP phone and network circuits to new exploratory drill sites. Digital 2-way mobile radio communications will be put in place to enable seamless communications through remote territory that has no other existing infrastructure. In addition, a C-Band satellite system is used to carry commercial cellular network service to the construction and drilling camps.
When temperatures drop to minus 40 degrees and the sun disappears below the horizon for two months, our technicians will be in the field to install communication towers and equipment shelters, test circuits and perform commissioning of all systems. The winter months are the only time when ice and snow protects the delicate tundra and allows equipment to be transported without permanent roads. To relate to the unique conditions we successfully operate in, try building a LEGO castle while sitting in your chest freezer with the lid closed. Don’t forget to bring your headlamp and remember that inside the freezer it is nice and warm compared to the windy North Slope of Alaska in December.
For over 30 years we have consistently demonstrated the know-how to do the job, and the right attitude to do it safely, while dealing with adverse conditions. With the expertise of our employees we deliver success year after year wherever you need communication solutions.
Don’t miss this great opportunity! Come to the Anchorage Daily News Job Fair on September 12 to visit us at the Egan Center (600 W. 7th Avenue) from 10:30 to 17:00.
NSTI is scouting for a wide range of skill sets and positions – from Logistics/Warehousing to Technicians, Tower Climbers and experienced Telecommunication Engineers. Join our team for an exciting career with many possibilities and great benefits.
If you have experience installing, configuring and maintaining telecommunication equipment and you enjoy working in a safety-critical environment you should contact us today. NSTI is a choice company to work for, presenting integrity and quality through our performance across Alaska and beyond.
GPS fleet tracking, enhanced system efficiency and custom data applications such as workorder ticket management are only a few examples of modern two-way radio technology.
NSTI has been awarded a major contract to upgrade Alaska’s North Slope oilfield radio infrastructure to a new digital architecture. We are very excited about the scope and complexity of this project as it allows us to offer a broad spectrum of quality services to the client. Our customers appreciate the fact that NSTI always sets very high standards when it comes to engineering, effective risk management and field installation expertise.
In order to ensure a smooth system transition, NSTI performed extensive frequency license coordination as well as intermodulation analysis and radio interference mitigation. NSTI’s technicians have completed additional expert Motorola factory training and truly understand the system’s capabilities as well as the customer’s needs.
There are several benefits that the customer as well as the end user will experience: Modern communications technology is evolving quickly and major oil field operators are making sure to take advantage of the cost savings, increased safety and workflow efficiency that digital radio communications have to offer.
With less than a year until the FCC narrowband mandate goes into effect, it is time to make sure you are ready. Everyone operating in the 150-174 MHz or 421-512 MHz bands will have to ensure that licenses and radio equipment are updated and no longer use 25 kHz of channel bandwidth after the December 31, 2012 deadline. Contact NSTI at 907.751.8200 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we can answer your questions and assist with the transition.