Field Systems Design & Integration


What is it?

Many language programs exist in locations that have limited or poor grid power, and limited or unavailable Internet access.  GTIS has the expertise to design systems that will overcome these barriers and take into consideration your unique conditions and constraints.  With their proven track record of professional design of power, network, and voice/data communications systems, we will develop a safe, robust and affordable solution customized to your specific needs.  


Who is it for?

SIL staff and anyone in the Bible translation movement.  This service is focused on meeting the specific field needs of remote locations with poor / unavailable power and Internet access.


Who do I contact?

Via Email: field_systems@sil.org
Via Telephone: +1-704-843-6000, or the Global IT Help Desk +1-704-843-6620 Visit our online product and services store: http://store.powermon.org
Insite Wiki page with more info: https://www.wiki.insitehome.org/x/ZQDLB


What GTIS does...

Consulting the high-level systems specification produced by the Field Systems Consulting service, as well as additional technical specifications collected, GTIS will deliver:

  • A design specification for a solution to meet the customer’s requirements (power, network, voice/data communications)

  • A logistics plan for delivery, including purchasing and shipping of equipment, if required.

  • An installation plan to be used by the installers

  • Operational documentation for the system, including regular maintenance information.

  • As-needed consulting during the installation process as questions arise.


What you will do...

Depending on the technical level of your field office IT staff, this service may be engaged directly or in harmony with the Field Systems Consulting Service, which serves a more holistic assessment and advisement capacity.


The client will need to provide an engaged contact who can provide or assist GTIS in discovering the following types of information (some data is dependent on the specific need being met):

  • Budgetary constraints

  • Target installation timeframes

  • Specific business usage needs and data transmission types, local IT support skills

  • Information about local contractors, ISPs, and availability of equipment for purchase

  • Details about the physical office design, including construction materials, building layout, and dimensions

  • Power supply characteristics and needs

  • Local climate conditions

  • Logistical information about equipment delivery, security concerns, and local laws