ISPI Telecommunications Shelters

ISPI Telecommunications Shelters
ISPI TELECOMMUNICATIONS SHELTERS are versatile, lightweight structures that provide ease in transport and placement. They can be moved with a forklift instead of a crane, or with a flatbed truck, a C-140 or a helicopter. ISPI SHELTERS have superior structural and thermal characteristics that allow for temperature and humidity control at minimal cost, especially at remote sites. They are made to withstand gale force winds, extremes of temperature, earthquakes, snow or even a tsunami. Their ease of transport makes them ideal for remote, vault, mountaintop, or high-rise installations.

An ISPI SHELTER containing generator set and repeater equipment being delivered to a remote site by helicopter.

Construction phase of the installation that took place during a small work window. The area is in a calving zone for caribou. The green color camouflages the shelter in its environment.

The remote repeater site in Alaska sees 200+ inches of snow per year and temperatures of 60 degrees below zero are not uncommon for weeks on end. Telemetry is fed back to the operations center in Anchorage 600 miles away over a low speed data channel.

Whether in the deserts of Arizona or on the Gulf Coast of Florida, today's outdoor communications equipment must be prepared for whatever nature unleashes. ISPI SHELTERS are in service in harsh climates all over the world. Our shelters and generators can be easily installed using ISPI's pre-formed, custom made polymer concrete pads providing significant savings in installation time and overall cost. With our ISPI “Stealth PoP” approach you can camouflage your installation from prying eyes. Disguise your unit as a barn or a windmill with custom paint or aggregate.

An ISPI "Stealth PoP" is concealed by an earthquake braced barn constructed along the Pacific Coast Highway in Northern California. This is an ecologically sensitive area administered by the California Coastal Commission.

Entrance to the ISPI “Stealth PoP” along the Pacific Coast Highway in Northern California, one of the most restrictive and highly regulated areas in the world. This is the habitat of the endangered Point Arena Spotted Beaver and is in an area frequented by wine country tourists. ISP INTERNATIONAL obtained all rights-of-way, permits, etc. and constructed the facilities in record time, saving the client millions of dollars and allowing the customer to generate a revenue stream immediately upon the inauguration of a transpacific cable between Japan and the US.

The modular design of ISPI SHELTERS allows for expansion or reduction in footprint size. They are easily stacked for expansion in any configuration imaginable. Individual units feature molded, seamless construction inside and out. Simply stated, they are like oversized, upside down, bulletproof ice chests, protecting your investment in electronics from prying eyes, curious wildlife and environmental and other invasive forces. Like the SONET specification, they have a design life extending to 25 years.

ISPI’s interlocking modular units can be custom configured in any way the end user wants. This is a standard 600 square foot module.

Three 10' by 20' units being prepared for assembly.

These three interlocking units merge to form a 600 square foot module. The design is a side by side configuration, but they can just as easily be joined end to end, “L” shaped, etc. When completed, they are totally watertight and weatherproof, ideal for a high-rise installation where roof leaks and sprinkler systems can threaten expensive equipment.

ISPI SHELTERS are designed and built in Alaska to withstand the harshest elements.

Tower work is easier in 60' of snow!

“If they can survive here, they can survive anywhere.”