C-Com in Ottawa Canada, established in 2003, provide satellite broadband services and are Hughes and iDirect distributors. Additionally, they are the leading OEM in the Mobile VSAT antenna (Auto deployable) systems in the world. Grintel) began working with C-Com in 2006 and Grintel flagship program until now is the Mobile ATM network for Standard Bank.
In 2012 C-Com started a reward program to honour partners that sell more than $1 M in one financial year. In 2013, Grintel was awarded the C-Com Integrator of the Year award based on the award criteria of developing, integration and value add services on their products. The primary stimulant for this award was the project for the Department Home Affairs. This was the design, installation and integration of a mobile VSAT antenna solution for 115 vehicles.
C-Com was able to manufacture and deliver 30 mobile VSAT antennas every two weeks and the Grintel support team worked around the clock to complete the installations and to prepare the units that had to be sent to the regions for installation. Grintel installed the mobile VSAT equipment in all nine provinces, overcoming all logistics challenges in the process.
The install base currently supported by Grintel in SA, is just over 200 units, and represents installations in a variety of market segments namely, Financial, Mining, Education, Government, Utility, Nature Conservation, Sport, Broadcasting, Telecommunications as well press events.
The C-Com award ceremony was held at the International Broadcasting Conference in Amsterdam and Grintel was represented by Mr Gustav Engelbrecht who also accepted the award. Mr Engelbrecht is the Product Manager for VSAT at Grintel and he was invited to the C-Com HQ in Ottawa where he obtained information on the C-Com product roadmap.