Ottawa firm powers mobile hospital communications in South America

Leslie Klein
C-Com Satellite Systems CEO Leslie Klein.

C-COM Satellite Systems’ tech is helping to bridge a critical communications divide in South America, where mobile hospitals are on the frontline of healthcare delivery.

The Ottawa-based company announced earlier this month that its iNetVu satellite antenna system has been attached to telemedicine vehicles serving South America’s “hospital deserts” – remote areas of the region far from comprehensive medical facilities.

This communications tech connects these mobile healthcare teams with specialized clinics in Lima, enabling services such as early-detection cancer screenings for residents in these areas. Results are securely returned later that same day, representing a drastic efficiency improvement.

C-COM’s latest achievements in the telemedicine space come after the firm announced a near-doubling in quarterly profits. The firm said last month that net income was $282,044 for the three-month period ending May 31, compared to roughly $145,000 a year ago.

Revenue for the quarter was $2,721,913, down 10 per cent from 2017. CEO Leslie Klein said in a statement that he anticipates higher customer orders in the coming months as the oil and gas sector rebounds.