Remote Construction Sites – Connected Office Network

Many New Sites – Speedy, Reliable, Cost-effective WiFi

Jackson Construction – New Sites


Jackson Civil Engineering, Ipswich based construction company which operates throughout the UK, was winning contracts to deliver infrastructure in various remote, new and rural locations and required immediate site data connectivity to facilitate communications and construction information, drawings, specifications and general setup. The installation of conventional ADSL or leased line connections was likely to be unacceptably slow, prohibitively expensive or quite simply impossible (e.g. remote and mobile locations).


Following extensive field trials, proving its reliability and robustness, mobile data specialists EMS deployed and implemented OptiBond, due to suitable cost and superior performance.


The OptiBond appliance uses two independent cellular (4G) connections that are combined to provide redundancy, super-fast download speeds and low latency. Data transfer speeds of up to 14.4Mbps are possible with HSDPA (High-Speed Downlink Packet Access). The purpose built i-MO appliance could be pre-configured with a secure Virtual Private Network to provide instant secure data connectivity. The fully managed service includes a help desk and remote diagnostics to quickly resolve any issues.

“OptiBond is the first solution we have seen that appears to address all our requirements in terms of speed, reliability and cost. Arguably the start of a contract is the most critical time for the receipt of construction information, drawings, specifications, etc. OptiBond can be delivered and configured to provide immediate site data connectivity.” According to Neill Pawsey, IT Manager, Jackson

EMS specialises in improving productivity by supplying cost effective, instant secure data connectivity at remote and temporary locations.EMS created OptiBond which simultaneously bonds different cellular networks plus ADSL / satellite. OptiBond is a complete internet solution enabling up to six WAN connections and up to five concurrent VPN connections and operates as a local server to enable printing, file share & network connectivity.