QuickSPOT is the single tool to simplify all your broadcast and communications operations.
After the digital conversion are you feeling overwhelmed with multiple systems that almost fit together? Are you ready for a single, integrated solution to streamline your operation without a lot of workarounds?
On Call Communications takes a comprehensive approach to every system we design to ensure that it fits seamlessly into your network. From the field to the home office delivery and ensuring compatibility with home office systems, On Call oversees every step to make sure the system works flawlessly every time.
A wide range of IP communications applications are available including Broadcast quality video, webcasting, data networking, video conferencing, file transfers and Voice over IP phone service, all within one easy to use, compact system.
On the Go - Fly Away antennas pack and store in cases for convenient transport. Assembly is fast and easy thanks to quick release connections. Antennas include non-penetrating mounts. All models include ruggedized travel cases. Ultra-lite models meet checked baggage requirements on many airlines.
Vehicle Mount Designs
Park and deploy! QuickSPOT Vehicle Mount antennas can be temporarily or permanently mounted on many SUV's, Vans, and RV's for easy operation throughout the nation. Temporary installations require no modification to the vehicle.
Fly and Drive Designs
An ideal solution to the challenges of mobile operations outside your home area. These antennas pack and stores in cases for transport then assemble in minutes. This complete kit includes everything required for assembly as either a vehicle mount antenna or a pedestal mount design.
All QuickSPOT systems come with a baseband electronics system for communication over satellite. The electronics are mounted in rugged, shockmounted cases for easy transport or can be rack mounted in your vehicle for a custom installation. Internet access is standard.
QuickSPOT Peripheral Hardware
Select the right peripheral hardware for your QuickSPOT system. It is easy to mix and match different communications applications thanks to modular architecture: all components connect with LAN cables. If the device has an IP address, you can probably use it with QuickSPOT.
On Call has tested many video encoders and selected those which perform best on the QuickSPOT system. We look for optimal video quality at the lowest operating cost and low latency settings for two-way live interviews.
Fujitsu IP-9500 and IP - 900
For HD and SD MPEG-4 video, the Fujitsu encoders provide excellent video quality with the most efficient bandwidth usage available. Super low latency settings allow for natural conversation over satellite during two-way interviews.
Our choice for MPEG-2 encodeing offers broadcast quality video with low latency settings.
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Gateways
Get high quality voice calls, fax and IFB compatibility using standard analog phones with our VoIP gateways. Direct dial in and out on dedicated phone numbers or create an off-premises extension of your home office PBX. Available in
Internet Acceleration and Encryption
Maximize your productivity with accelerated internet over satellite for the fastest working speeds. 3DES and AES encryption options let us create secure, encrypted links between your home office location and the field operations.
WEAU-TV (Eau Claire, WI) Showcases their new QuickSPOT system to SBE Chapter December-16-2013
On September 3rd, Todd Ritchie and Ron Viste of WEAU (Eau Claire, WI) hosted Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE) Chapter 112 of Western Wisconsin for their annual steak picnic, which provided a great opportunity for the station to showcase their new QuickSPOT vehicle.
Tim Jackson from On Call Communications was on hand to describe the system and provide an overview of the On Call QuickSPOT product, which greatly simplifies the process and increases affordability for satellite news gathering. SBE members representing other stations from the LaCrosse/Eau Claire DMA were able to see for the first time how a hybrid TVU/satellite on-demand system can increase news coverage capabilities at a fraction of the cost of a traditional satellite news gathering vehicle.
“We are thrilled to have recently rolled out our new QuickSPOT vehicle and look forward to getting our news crews comfortable with the simplicity and flexibility of the hybrid TVU/satellite system. We are the only station in the market that won’t be limited by cellular and microwave limitations,” says Ron Viste of WEAU.
On Call’s Tim Jackson states, “we were pleased to be part of SBE Chapter 112’s meeting and to show others in the market the features, benefits and simplicity of the QuickSPOT system. We’re proud to support WEAU as the market leader in the LaCrosse-Eau Claire market as they greatly expand their newsgathering capabilities.”
On Call Supports CBS News Teams Live in Haiti Using QuickSPOT Satellite News Gathering Systems
On Call Communications sprung into action again in support of CBS News in Haiti providing live and taped video feeds, internet access and phone lines for their news teams covering the earthquake using the QuickSPOT satellite news gathering system.
On Call used the very portable QuickSPOT 96 centimeter fly and drive satellite news gathering antenna to establish a high speed internet pipe which CBS News crews used for their video and communications needs. The system transmitted both live and edited standard definition MPEG-4 video feeds for the producers in addition to establishing a mobile office complete with direct dial in/out phone lines and wireless internet access for email, web browsing and corporate communications .