Iridium – Time to Test Your Satellite Phone!

The Test Your Satellite Phone program was established by Iridium to support first responders, emergency workers, government agencies and anyone else who might be in a life-threatening situation with communications you can count on, whenever you need them.

By following these quick steps, you can ensure the operational status of your satellite devices, and be better prepared for a sudden emergency.

The Test Your Satellite Phone program was established by Iridium to support first responders, emergency workers, government agencies and anyone else who might be in a life-threatening situation with communications you can count on, whenever you need them.
By following these quick steps, you can ensure the operational status of your satellite devices, and be better prepared for a sudden emergency.

Testing Tips

  • Go outside
  • Turn on your phone
  • Extend the antenna toward the sky
  • Wait for the green LED network indicator
  • Dial 00 + country code + phone number
  • Press the green button to start your call

The hurricane season has already begun, and everyone wants to be prepared; therefore, make sure you test your phone now!
*Calls from Iridium handsets will not be charged airtime.

Also, regular testing can ensure your satellite-enable devices are ready for anything and keep you prepared for the unexpected.

Tips to Stay Prepared

  • Test your phone monthly
  • Keep the battery charged
  • Ensure SIM card is locked in place
  • Protect your phone’s antenna
  • Call in an unobstructed outdoor area
  • Refer to your User Guide for proper use

Don’t forget, once you make a test call and you are ready to store your phone, take the battery out! When you leave the battery in a phone (even when it’s powered off), it will discharge more rapidly than if you leave it detached.

Interested in more information about Iridium Satellite phones? Contact our representatives or visit our offices today and get more details on what C3 can offer you.

Curacao:
Leidy Girigori
Margrietlaan 15, Curacao
+5999 737 2477
info@C3.cw

St. Maarten:
Albert Kemper
A.Th. Illidge Road # 106, Madame Estate, St. Maarten
+1721 542 5414
info@C3caribbean.sx

Aruba:
Tecelly Donker
Ahmo Plaza – Av. Milio Croes 106, Aruba
+297-5827751
info@c3.aw

Innovating Hospitality operations

We’ve had the pleasure of interviewing Irina Simkina, Business Development Manager at TRBOnet Solutions.
Watch this video to understand why TRBOnet is important for the automation and daily operations of the hospitality industry.

We’ve had the pleasure of interviewing Irina Simkina, Business Development Manager at TRBOnet Solutions.
Watch this video to understand why TRBOnet is important for the automation and daily operations of the hospitality industry.


Body Worn Cameras

C3 is continuously seeking in how to innovate the operational process of our clients. With the body worn cameras we made a next step in the process to more safety. By using the body worn camera you can make videos that can be used as an evidence in court.

It is also an additional tool to protect the persons while on the move or on the street and the team can monitored by a video from a distance. With the help of C3 everything will be clear about the settings for the use of the body cam and more.

Keep also in mind that safety standards are a must, because videos and visuals that are produced need to be treated sensitive and need to be classified.

Why should you use Body Worn Cameras?

  • More recording safety resources in areas that are not covered by other forms of CCTV
  • More public confidence in local and national policing or other security companies
  • More officer skill enhancement through the review of performance at incidents
  • More social behavior by the people in the society, because of the BWC
  • Less assaults on the public or particular safety employees
  • Less complaints and allegations made against security sector
  • Less officer time spent on paperwork and research
  • Less use of the right of silence by the customers in custody

Recording with the Camera
The Body Worn Camera does not save continuously only when you push the button it starts savings what it records. Because of this, people still have their privacy wherever they are until they cross the wrong line. To make sure the full incident is being recorded, the cameras have a feature called pre-recording. Then the camera is continuously filming, but not saving what is being filmed. When you put on the record button, the last 20-50 seconds will be saved as well.

Evidence
The Body Worn Cameras C3 is providing are made with a sort of watermark that makes it impossible to mess with film material. Because of this application, film material can be used as evidence in trials and in court. Though…Whenever a Body Worn Camera does not feature this watermark, film material cannot be used as evidence.

C3 has a wide selection of Body Worn Cameras in their portfolio. Please contact us for a free demo for your company.

Contactperson: Anne Zeeman
anne.zeeman@c3.cw
Tel: +5999 737 2477

 

The Panic button explained by C3’s Raychel Mattheeuw

Let us introduce you to Raychel Mattheeuw. Raychel is the Network & Service Manager of C3. He already works 23 years for the C3 and is expert when it comes to Critical Communication Solutions. We interviewed Raychel about the panic button; an important feature of the NEW Motorola MTP 3550

What is a panic button and how does it function?
A panic button is a button with a special function on each radio. The button distinguishes itself from the other buttons on the radio, because of its orange color. The panic button has several functions; when pressing the button, a message is sent to all the radios in the same group. The radio will also start beeping and the screen will turn red and show an emergency sign/notification. The radio of which the panic button was pressed, will communicate with the other radios and the microphones will automatically be enabled. The receivers of the notification can listen to their radios if someone is calling for help.

In which situations would you use the panic button?
The panic button is used in case of emergency. If a security guard is being assaulted for example, he/she can press the panic button. The panic button can be programmed to overrule all other functions, which means that if anyone is talking through the radio, it will interrupt the call and notify the connected radio(s) that there is a problem. The radio can be installed to notify a person, a group of people or control room security officers. If the radio does not have a GPS, the location should be known in advance, so in case the person who pressed the panic button is not able to talk, the ones who get notified will know where to go or where to send help.

What makes the panic button unique?
It’s a life saving function that can be used with other functions as well, like the man-down function. If the radio falls down or there’s a lack of movement for 10-30 seconds or horizontal tilt, the radio will automatically transmit an emergency alert.

What are the main advantages of the panic button?
The panic button is essential for ensuring quality, safety, peace of mind and timely communication at work.

Is the panic button reliable?
Yes, because the radios are connected to our TETRA network, which is secure and reliable as it delivers always available communications. Even when the system is busy, transmission will still take place.

Can you share an experience of a customer with the panic button?
There once was a shooting at Caracasbaaiweg on Curacao and a police man pressed the panic button. Police troops headed immediately to the scene, which was tracked through real-time GPS location.

Do you offer several installation options for the panic button?
The panic button is a standard function in most of our radios. The installation options are tailor-made to suit every clients’ specific needs. For a bus company for example we did a custom installation where the panic button is directly placed on the foot switch.

What are the steps to take if interested in the panic button?
Contact our account managers at:

Curacao:
Leidy Girigori
Margrietlaan 15, Curacao
+5999 737 2477
info@C3.cw

St. Maarten:
Albert Kemper
A.Th. Illidge Road # 106, Madame Estate, St. Maarten
+1721 542 5414
info@C3caribbean.sx

Aruba:
Tecelly Donker
Ahmo Plaza – Av. Milio Croes 106, Aruba
+297-5827751
info@c3.aw

They will be ready to assist you with the best solution for your operation.

Motorola MTP3550 – innovation in Radio Communication

For many years C3 forms a great team with Motorola to provide the best global radio communication. Recently Motorola launched the Motorola MTP3550, a Tetra Rugged 2-way radio with color display and full keypad, delivering the highest performance and dependability required for enhanced workforce productivity and assured user safety. The MTP3550 is now available for the Caribbean region through C3.

The Motorola MTP3550 is rich on great features. In this blog we will highlight the essential features that make this radio one of the best in market. The radio is used on the TETRA network that C3 is providing in the Caribbean and is optimized for excellent audio performance and durability for use in all types of noisy and demanding situations where user safety is essential.It delivers the high performance and dependability required for enhanced workforce productivity, like in big companies with several locations or aviation businesses and assured user safety, like in security companies or in social care.

UNIQUE BECAUSE:

 It’s built to last
The MTP3250 has been made to the highest quality levels and exceeds all 11 categories in the MIL-810 standard (MIL-STD-810 addresses a broad range of environmental conditions that include: low pressure for altitude testing; exposure to high and low temperatures plus temperature shock (both operating and in storage); rain (including windblown and freezing rain); humidity, fungus, salt fog for rust testing; sand and dust exposure; explosive atmosphere; leakage; acceleration; shock and transport shock; gunfire vibration; and random vibration). The Motorola MTP3550 can be used for a minimum of 5 years within though conditions.

 Simple powerful user interface
To minimize your staff training costs, the Motorola’s MTP3550 works with the familiar cellular phone style interface, which is common to your team. A high resolution full color display is included with large scalable fonts. The menu is fully customizable to the wishes of the user and the full numeric keypad makes easy and fast interaction with the device.

Reliable and supporting in any critical situation
The MTP3550 radio takes advantage of all the benefits of TETRA digital technology that C3 is offering to drive workforce productivity and safety. Some of the features are that you can do individual and group calls and there is the option for preset priority and emergency calls; like with a panic button and when unusual movements or non-movements have been identified.

GPS localization services
Next to that is has (GPS) localization services (for personnel tracking) and offers a secured platform with mutual authentication to communicate in combination with the TETRA network.

 Man down feature & vibrate alert
This new version of the Motorola also has a man down feature, which means when that it provides an alarm signal when unusual movement or non-movements occur. Next to that the radio vibrates when contact is being made.

  Blue tooth connection
Embedded secure Bluetooth enables connectivity with accessories and collaborative devices. Connect wireless to Bluetooth data devices making it easy to share information real-time. It features the industry’s largest application developer program that offers customized data applications tailored to your business needs: location tracking, work order ticket management, dispatch, and telephony. So, all your data demands are being covered.

Contact our representatives or visit our offices today and get more details on what C3 can offer you.

Curacao:
Leidy Girigori
Margrietlaan 15, Curacao
+5999 737 2477
info@C3.cw

St. Maarten:
Albert Kemper
A.Th. Illidge Road # 106, Madame Estate, St. Maarten
+1721 542 5414
info@ C3caribbean.sx

Aruba:
Tecelly Donker
Ahmo Plaza – Av. Milio Croes 106, Aruba
+297-5827751
info@c3.aw