PETROLEUM TELCOM, Inc.
Telcom was established in 1978, initially to service the
Petroleum industry. The company was incorporated in 1981 and is headquartered
in Oxnard, CA. It began strictly in support of the two-way radio service
requirements of the growing oil industry in Ventura County. However, growing
demand mandated the expansion of the scope of the company to include many
different types of customers and to encompass all facets of communications,
including microwave, fiber optics, video, radio, telephone and data. The
company is currently owned and operated by Mr. Frank Hines.
Mr. Hines started with the company in 1980 and soon
advanced to the Service Manager position. It was during this time-frame that
the company undertook the engineering, furnishing and installation of microwave
radio systems in addition to two-way radio service. Mr. Hines became a full
partner in 1986 and is the corporation President.
Telcom specializes in value-added services. The company
provides microwave radio, video, two-way radio, fiber optics, telephone and
data integrated into a network engineered and designed to meet the customers
requirements. This includes providing sales, engineering, installation and
service for a broad range of products to a wide variety of users.
Because Telcom emphasizes quality over quantity, the
company has sustained substantial growth over the past nine years without
compromising it's high standards. From 1987 through 1995 the corporation's
gross revenues increased fourteen-fold and the company expanded to a second location
in Orange County. A third office in San Diego was opened in 1996 to serve
customer needs at the southern end of the state. In 1997, a strategic business
alliance was formed to provide a presence in Phoenix, Arizona. In 1999, Telcom
expanded its area of operation to include Las Vegas, Nevada. Telcom’s staff has
grown from just 6 in 1991 to 35 in 1999.
Since its inception, the company has acquired
dealerships for Harris MCD long and medium haul microwave, Alcatel long and
medium haul microwave, Microwave Radio Corp. and Telenetics short haul
microwave systems. Telcom can engineer, furnish and install a new system or
trouble-shoot, maintain, redesign and redeploy existing systems from 960 MHz to
38 GHz. As an adjunct to these products Telcom also markets and installs Cablewave
and Andrew Corp. antennas, waveguide and connectors, Chatsworth Products
equipment rack systems, Argus power systems and GNB batteries.
Telcom can design and support data communications
including fractional T-1, T-1, DS-3 and SONET including local and wide area
networks. The network transmission systems and data product line includes
Newbridge, Telco Systems, Adtran, Micom, Tellabs, Cisco and Bay Networks. In
addition, Telcom is one of only two Newbridge Networks Select Plus Partner
dealers for Southern California and as such serves as an extension of Newbridge
Networks for both sales and service. Telcom is certified on all Newbridge
equipment types and has all the necessary test equipment to maintain existing
systems and is authorized to sell, service and maintain all of these product
Telcom has designed and installed complex fiber optics
systems for public safety agencies as well as commercial users. Telcom's
extensive array of test equipment and installation hardware allows for rapid
performance evaluation and fault isolation to effect rapid repair of existing
systems. In addition to fiber optic cable and connectors, Telcom can also
supply fiber optic terminals, sized for any requirement.
Telcom has experienced construction crews that can
deploy a complete remote communications facility from the ground up including
buildings, generators and towers. Telcom tower crews can erect towers from the
ground up or perform periodic maintenance as recommended by the manufacturers.
Crews are available for rigging new antennas, microwave dishes or antenna feed
lines. Telcom has specialized equipment that allows sweep testing of all
transmission lines, including waveguide.
Telcom is the premier Ventura County authorized Motorola
two-way dealer which allows Telcom to sell and service both the Motorola full
product line as well as the Radius line. These are in addition to previously
existing dealerships for Kenwood and Bendix-King two-way radios. To support the
operational needs of our land mobile radio customers, Telcom owns, operates and
maintains nearly 200 strategically located community repeaters throughout the
four-state area of California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah.
Telcom’s telephone and Computer Telephony Integration
(CTI) product lines include Mitel, Comdial, and Vodavi telephone systems and
products. Telcom also has technicians qualified and certified for other major
PBX and EKTS manufacturers. All inside and outside plant voice and data cabling
installation, maintenance and repair services are available for all metallic
and fiber-optic cable types, system architectures and system sizes.
Full-fledged efforts supporting local governments, began
in 1982 with the first County of Ventura contract. Since that time Telcom has
expanded its government arena to include Federal, State, County, and numerous
Districts, completing a large number of communications projects for numerous
governmental agencies from Northern California to the Mexican border. In
addition, Telcom has provided commercial communications systems and services to
a variety of industries, including the following:
Telcom can respond 24-hours per day, 365 days per year
and has a complete inventory of equipment and materials to provide disaster
recovery prevention and restoration for existing systems either on a temporary
or long-term basis. Telcom's stock includes two-way radio, repeaters,
telephone, inside and outside plant, microwave equipment and waveguide, and
Telcom is a licensed California state contractor with
both "B - General" and "C7 - Low Voltage Systems"
classifications. Telcom also holds FCC and certified electronic technician
licenses for work on microwave and two-way radios.
Telcom has continually expanded its scope of consulting
services to include customers with both sophisticated and simple needs.
Telcom’s areas of telecommunications consulting expertise include all the
above-captioned radio, telephone, data and microwave disciplines. Available
services include preparation of technical specifications for incremental growth
of a system and complete system acquisition or replacement. Additionally,
Telcom can provide every phase of two-way radio, microwave, fiber-optic and
digital transmission system engineering services including feasibility studies.
For those systems requiring FCC licensing, Telcom can provide microwave path
engineering, system integration engineering, frequency coordination with
temporary authority to go on-the-air and completion of applications for FCC
Telcom can also provide all levels of project management
to bring customer projects to a successful conclusion on-time, within budget
and built and performing to specification. Previous consulting work has
included the integration of various telecommunications services into a fully
functional and unified network.