GCI has the technical and professional skills and capabilities to apply to the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of telecommunication systems. GCI has a qualified staff of engineers, project managers and technicians with the following technical, electrical, structural and mechanical skills and capabilities.
Remote Communication Modules
Throughout the world, our KU and CBand Dishes provide reliable and cost effective voice and data solutions. In the 07/08 Exploration season, GCI provided 100% of the remote exploration communication services on the Alaskan North Slope.
Data Network Engineers
GCI employs network engineers and technicians that can design and operate local and wide area data networks. GCI was the first Cisco Value Added Reseller nationally and is proficient with the simplest data networks to the most complex converged networks with voice and video over IP. GCI also has proven experience in design and operation of Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) and process control networks.
RF systems engineering, operation, and maintenance.
GCI employs radio frequency (RF) engineers and technicians to design, build, and maintain our extensive satellite/microwave telecommunications network, as well as the private RF and two-way radio systems for our clients. We also manage FCC regulatory reporting and compliance for our large clients. Once the system is installed, GCI operations and maintenance technicians maintain the systems to the design availability.
Outside plant engineering, operation and maintenance.
GCI maintains extensive outside plant facilities throughout the state and so employs engineers and field personnel capable of meeting availability standards.
Power systems engineering, operation and maintenance.
GCI employs qualified power and civil engineers to design, build, and maintain our extensive telecommunications network. Once installed GCI operations and maintenance technicians maintain the systems to the design availability criteria.
Transmission engineering, operation and maintenance.
GCI employs transmission engineers and technicians to design, maintain, and operate the critical fiber and DACS, multiplex, and LAN/WAN interface equipment for the local and wide area transmission systems.
GCI uses the Project Management Institute's Project Management model. Nine GCI Industrial Telecom employees hold PMP certification.
GCI identifies and targets applicable quality standards during the project planning phase and references them as a gauge throughout project implementation. We concentrate on developing well-defined deliverables and adhere to all applicable manufacturer and industry standards. Our Quality Assurance approach insures quality is emphasized throughout the project life-cycle - not simply quality control where end results are monitored to determine whether or not they "pass" the test. We build in quality "as we go" to identify risks and mitigation actions thus maximizing our success.
GCI utilizes the Project Management Institute's Project Management methodologies to complete projects within scope, schedule and budget. Nine of the GCI Industrial Telecom Group employees hold active PMP certifications.
www.pmiak.org – Local Alaskan Chapter of the Project Management Institute. GCI Industrial Telecom Group has active members on the board of directors giving back to the community.
Nomadic Wireless Broadband
This licensed 1.9 Ghz PCS wireless network provides voice and data solutions for the drill rigs as wells other fixed located throughout the Northslope. Also targeted clients for this service are the small to medium-sized support businesses throughout Prudhoe Bay Oil Fields and Deadhorse, AK (the non “infield” community.) This product provides users a secure, reliable, and competitive alternative to the local phone companies’ voice and data services.
Design & Documentation
Design team that produces complex drawings and documents of specific engineering efforts ensuring that content adhere to customer standard specifications in order to deliver the best engineering product package possible.
VoIP PBX / Voice Network
Internet telephony communications services — voice, facsimile, and/or voice-messaging applications — transported via the Internet
Two-way Radio and RoIP
Similar to VoIP, but augments two-way radio communications rather than telephone calls. From the user's point of view, it is essentially VoIP with PTT (Push To Talk). With RoIP, at least one node of a network is a radio (or a radio with an IP interface device) connected via IP to other nodes in the radio network.