Field Systems Installation


What is it?

This service provides the installation of physical equipment on the field, and cross-training of local support staff to operate and maintain the systems installed for long term sustainability.  GTIS staff members have deep knowledge of both field systems and field conditions and can provide specialized knowledge that you may not have available at your location.


This service may be stand-alone, or may work in harmony with other GTIS field consulting and design / integration services.


Who is it for?

Organizations in the Bible translation movement.


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...

GTIS will deliver an operational field system (power, voice/data communications, network, etc.) to support the field location’s needs.


Local support staff will be appropriately trained to maintain the system.  This training will include topics such as:

  • Knowledge of typical operational responsibilities including system monitoring

  • Responsibility for and ownership of ongoing routine maintenance tasks

  • Understanding of ongoing budget needs (with leadership’s awareness and support) for recurring preventative maintenance costs

  • Access to troubleshooting documentation and procedures

  • Access to the Field Systems Support Service for future advanced troubleshooting and support assistance


What you will do...

The client will:

  • Ensure delivery of appropriate system installation/configuration instructions to GTIS staff (these instructions may be a result of another GTIS Field Service)

  • Ensure completed purchase and delivery of equipment to field location, unless GTIS staff is hand-carrying the equipment to the site.

  • Provide funding to cover GTIS staff travel costs and possible import duties associated with hand-carrying equipment into the country.

  • Assist with logistics planning for the trip, including:

    • Timing to align GTIS and on-field personnel

    • Local transportation

    • Arrival instructions

    • Local language interpreter if needed

    • Local “handler” if required, who takes care of transportation, interactions with public officials, and equipment/supplies purchasing negotiations in the field setting.