TEMSCO Helicopters, one of the largest helicopter tour and commercial aviation companies in Alaska, uses multiple remote satellite cameras placed at strategic remote locations.
“Our Remote Viewers are important decision-making tools our base managers and lead pilots use in deciding if we’re going to launch an aircraft or not,” said Joel Kain, TEMSCO’s Director of Safety.
This remote satellite camera’s ability to provide up-to-date photos of remote destinations improves TEMSCO “operational control.” Kain explained, “Yesterday’s pictures don’t mean anything to us.” When flying in what can be extremely hazardous weather conditions in Alaska, the team at TEMSCO likes to have current data. Having the latest visual information on weather conditions allows base managers and lead pilots to cancel flights before they take off if the remote satellite camera’s photos indicate adverse weather conditions. This saves time, fuel, and mechanical costs; but more importantly, it reduces the risk of putting their crews and tour guests in extreme or deteriorating weather conditions.
The flexibility of the satellite system and its customizable solutions have allowed TEMSCO to set up a website that pilots and base managers can access to see conditions in a particular area—any time. This timely information means TEMSCO can “see around the corner” and divert contract, charter, or tour group flights to the best viewing areas. When it counts most, TEMSCO counts on Nupoint’s remote satellite camera system.
About Nupoint Systems
Aerimis satellite communications solutions are designed by Nupoint Systems and enable environmentalists, governments, natural resource operators, and climate control specialists to transmit and access and images from remote locations via satellite (Iridium and Globalstar) and cellular networks. When Aerimis monitoring systems are set up in remote locations, users can incorporate cameras, weather stations, and data sensors to work 24/7 to observe environmental conditions and manage its operations through a comprehensive system management client portal.