Indonesian Weather Agency Selects Baron As Radar Provider of Choice
After being selected by the Indonesian Agency for Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysics, Baron Services, in cooperation with SIBAKOM, has successfully completed installation of four C-band weather radars in Indonesia.
Given the region’s propensity for flooding, its weather sensor shortage and its limited coastal radar coverage, the expansion of Indonesia’s weather radar hardware and related infrastructure remains a key priority for the meteorological agency, locally known as BMKG (Badan Meteorologi Klimatologi, Dan Geogfisika).
According to Patrice Tobing, whose firm, SIBAKOM, oversees much of the region’s core infrastructure planning and expansion, Baron set itself apart in the process through its proven radar performance metrics, which reflect the lowest operational downtime in the industry.
“There are numerous remote areas in the region, and flooding is a chronic issue,” said Tobing. “That makes it an especially challenging area to maintain weather radars and related equipment. But no matter the circumstance, every industry in this region – agriculture, transportation by sea and by air, fishing – every single one of them depends on these systems to be running optimally.”
He continued: “For BMKG, customer care support is just as important a priority as the operational reliability of the infrastructure. These combined attributes – Baron’s operational reliability and also their exemplary service and support are what set them apart in this vendor selection process.”
SIBAKOM was incorporated in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia in 1982 for the purpose of providing the local market with electrical and telecommunication equipment. SIBAKOM focuses on system solution, delivery, installation, and commissioning for weather surveillance, data distribution and dissemination, voice communication systems and air traffic control simulation. SIBAKOM customers consist of Indonesian private companies, government agencies, and government owned private enterprises.