VSAT (“Very Small Aperture Terminal’) enables two-way satellite communications and data transfer from and to everywhere around the world. WHO uses mobile VSATs (Quick Deployment Kit) in areas with underserved or unserved terrestrial communications infrastructure , including remote zones and non-permissive environments such as war zones. It is crucial for our staff in the field to know how to install our VSAT QDKs to have communication and data transfer in all possible conditions.
Overview: VSAT QDKs enable two-way communications in all conditions, avoiding dependence on local networks, which are often underperforming and/or unstable. They also enable the establishment of offices in remote areas and in non-permissive environments such as war zones. In the first part of the course, participants will be introduced to the basic concepts of satellite communications, in the second part to the basic concepts of satellite transmission, and in the third part they will have a step-by-step guide on how to set up three different models of WHO VSAT QDKs. The course is intended for WHO logisticians and any other person responsible for communications who works or may work in the field under conditions that require the installation of independent communication systems due to the absence or instability of existing communication systems.
Course duration: Approximately 2 hours.
Certificates: : A Certificate of Achievement will be available to participants who score at least 80% of the total points available across all of the quizzes. Participants who receive a Certificate of Achievement can also download an Open Badge for this course. Click here to learn how.