How to Ship High-End Communication Equipment

Often, high-end communication equipment has to be deployed far from where it was manufactured. It is not uncommon, for instance, for high-end communication equipment that was manufactured in Europe (say, in Germany), to end up being deployed in Asia (say, in India). This means that the equipment has to be shipped over a long distance.

Dismantling for shipment

Sometimes, the equipment has to be dismantled before it is shipped. So the equipment is dismantled to its smallest components. Then those are packed into a container, and shipped in that form. Then once the components get to the destination, they have to be to be reassembled. So there has to be someone who is knowledgeable about the assembly of the high-end communication equipment, to assemble the components once they get to the other end. But in most cases, the assembly of the components is actually not a very complex affair. Anyone with some sense can do it. Surely, if a fellow can go through, say, the Mygiftcardsitesign up process (after having received a gift card), there is absolutely no reason as to why it should be hard for him to assemble components that are well-labeled — and accompanied by assembly instructions. To the extent that the fellow has enough sense to know how to check Mygiftcardsitemastercard balance, he should be in a position to assemble these sorts of components. So what we are trying to say is that the assembly of the components – for most of the high-end equipment – tends to be a fairly straightforward affair. Anyone who knows how to read and follow instructions can do it. But there are, admittedly, cases where you encounter complex nuances. In such cases, you may find that you actually have to fly an engineer to the other end, to help the technicians on the other end assemble the dismantled equipment.

Shipping without dismantling

There are other cases where the high-end communication equipment can be shipped whole – that is, without being dismantled. This has an advantage, in that the equipment doesn’t have to be reassembled once it gets to the other end. It just has to be deployed. And there are potential savings here. For under the other model — where the equipment is dismantled before being shipped —  people have to be paid to dismantle it before shipment. Then, on the other end, people have to paid to reassemble it.

Packing into containers

If the choice is made to dismantle the high-end communication equipment and ship it in the form of components, then there are two further options. One option is that of packing the components into a shipping container, and transporting them in that way. The other option is that of transporting the components as loose (but well secured) cargo. The latter option applies if, even after being dismantled, the components can’t fit into a container:  meaning that they have to be transported as loose cargo.

How to Procure High-End Communication Equipment in Australia

There are three straightforward steps you need to follow, when seeking to procure high-end communication equipment in Australia. These are the steps to follow, whether you are looking for mobile telephony equipment, broadcasting equipment, internet connection equipment… or anything else along those lines. We will be focusing on the said three steps, in today’s article.

Needs assessment

In the first step, you undertake needs assessment, so as to have a clear idea on the type of equipment you need to buy. So you start by trying to work out what you need the equipment for: that is, the role you intend to deploy the equipment for. Then you try to figure out what the best specifications are. It sounds odd, but this exercise can actually be likened to shopping for a credit card. That is where you start by trying to figure out what sort of credit card is ideal for your needs. And that is where you could potentially end up settling for, say, the doubleyourline card – if your analysis reveals that you need a credit card with potential to raise your credit limit fast. Similarly, when shopping for high-end communication equipment, you need to carry out proper analysis. By the end of this step, you should have clear specifications of the type of communication equipment you are looking for.

Supplier identification

In the second step, you identify the potential suppliers from whom you can procure the desired communication equipment. So you get a list of potential suppliers. Then you assess the suppliers objectively, in order to ultimately settle on the best supplier to buy the equipment from. That may be the supplier who offers the best price. Or the one who offers the best quality equipment. Or the one who offers the best terms — with respect to warranties, after sales service, installation help… and so on.

Ordering for the equipment

Then in the third step, you make an order for the supply of the desired communication equipment.  Some communication equipment suppliers will demand that you make the entire payment upfront. Other communication equipment suppliers will demand a deposit, with the rest of the money being paid upon delivery. Either way, you can come to some sort of agreement with the communication equipment supplier. Then you wait for the equipment to be delivered — after which you can proceed to install it, test it and finally commission it.

Servicing High-End Communication Equipment

For high-end communication equipment to function properly, it needs to be serviced on a regular basis. You have three main options in terms of how you can get your high-end communication equipment serviced:

  1. By hiring an in-house team to be servicing the equipment: if the nature of your equipment is such that it requires regular servicing, you can hire an in-house team, to be carrying out the servicing work. This makes sense if, for instance, the nature of your equipment is such that it requires weekly servicing. This, by the way, is the approach used by most of the big organizations, not just for equipment servicing, but for other things as well. You go, for instance, to an institution like First Premier and you will find that, in all probability, they have an in-house team to manage their web-based resources. That is why, from time to time, you may visit one of their web pages: like, say, the First Premier Bank credit card login page, only to find it down: with a message to the effect that it is undergoing ‘routine maintenance’. In most of such cases, it is the in-house team, undertaking the servicing. Now you too can have a similar system for the maintenance of your high-end communication equipment.
  2. By awarding the equipment service contract an external firm: you may find that there are independent firms that specialize in servicing the type of equipment you have. So you can have a system where you contact one such firm whenever you need to have your communication equipment serviced. Sometimes this turns out to be the most cost-effective option — especially if the nature of your communication equipment is such that it only requires occasional servicing.
  3. By engaging the equipment manufacturers: if your communication equipment is too sophisticated, you may be forced to engage the manufacturers whenever you need to have it serviced. Oftentimes, the manufacturers turn out to be the only people who have the know-how to service certain types of (sophisticated) communication equipment. So you can have a long-term after sales service arrangement.