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Optical Fiber Solutions

Optical Fiber is a reliable and cost effective method to provision high speed connectivity within a remote area industrial setting.

Distant Curve can provide design and installation as well as splicing, termination and emergency repair services.



Consultancy Services

Whether you're a mature brownfields operator in need of rationalisation, or a project in the design phase - we're able to help.

Distant Curve's team of experienced professionals can help you streamline and rationalise your operations.



Network Integration

Distant Curve can provide a solution that neatly integrates with your existing or planned network infrastructure.

As a licenced telecommunication carrier, we use the latest technology to ensure the security of your vital business information.



Mobile Phone and GSM

Mobile connectivity is a hot issue on remote jobsites. If you're not covered by a major carrier such as Telstra or Optus, give us a call. 

We have the capacity to design and construct a 'private' mobile phone (GSM) network to suit your remote area needs - worldwide.



Remote Area Power Systems

Distant Curve combines our unique control systems with Solar / Wind and traditional generators to produce highly redundant power systems for remote areas.

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Structured Cabling

Need to outfit your remote area office with Cat 5 or Cat 6 Cabling? In a hurry?

Not a problem - as a registered telco, we have the licensed staff and experience to get you up and running with no fuss and full certification upon completion.



Microwave Backhaul

Data connectivity is a modern neccesity - efficient business workflow and 'keeping in touch' are paramount to maintaining a productive workforce.

Distant Curve can address this need at a fraction of the cost of Satellite services - a 100% return on investment within 5 months is typical.



Satellite Data Communications

Need data in a hurry? In a remote area? Our Satellite deployment options may be the answer.

Distant Curve is able to provide extremely cost effective Ku and C band Satellite deployments, with performance that scales with your business.


How to Install Elastic Asterisk on Windows as a VMWare Virtual Machine

Ok, following on from my last post, here's what you'll need to do to install Elastix on your Machine as a VmWare VM.


What you'll need:-


  1. A copy of VMware Player (I'm using 5.0.2 for this tutorial - at the time of writing it can be downloaded here) - you want 'VMWare Player for Windows' or 'VMWare Player for Linux'.
  2. The latest build of Elastix Asterisk (I'm using version 2.4.0 for this tutorial) - at the time of writing you can download elastix here.
  3. A little patience :)


Step 1 - Install VMWare Player (if you need assistance doing that, I've found a fairly good video guide to installing VMWare player here).

Step 2 - Create a New VM - either press Ctrl-N or select 'player-> File -> New Virtual Machine'

Step 3 - (Important) - select 'I will Install the Operating System Later'

Step 4 - Select guest operating system - Elastix is based upon Linux, so select 'Linux' and then either the default or 'Centos' (if you downloaded the 32 bit version of Elastix) or Centos 64-Bit (if you downloaded the 64 bit), although it shouldn't really matter what version of linux you select.

Step 5 - Make a name for your virtual machine - I'd suggest 'Elastix VM' and select where you want to save it - VM's are transportable between one machine and another so I usually save my VM's in a dedicated 'VM' folder I create in 'My Documents'

Step 6 - Specify a Disk Capacity - I'd suggest leave it at the default (20GB), although you can go as low as 5GB if you need - and then choose 'Split the Virtual Machine into Multiple Files'

Step 7 - select your newly created virtual machine, and click 'edit machine settings'

Step 8 - Change the network adapter to 'Bridged'.

Step 9 - Select CD/DVD (IDE) and select 'Use ISO Image File' - then browse to the Elastix ISO that you downloaded earlier.

Step 10 - Click OK, Select the name of your VM and Click 'Play Virtual Machine'.

Step 11 - When you get to the 'Elastix' Splash Page, left click in the window and hit enter.

Step 12 - You Mostly Need to Select the Defaults - eg:-

  • Language - English
  • Keyboard - US
  • Would you like to erase the drive - Yes (this only erases the currently empty VM, not your PC hard drive)
  • Partitioning Type - use free space and create default layout
  • Review and Modify Partitioning Layout - NO
  • Would you like to configure the eth0 interface - YES



Setting up an Elastix (Asterisk) Test Network - For Beginners

I know that when I first setup an Asterisk PBX, I found the process quite difficult - whilst there's plenty of information available on the internet, most of it is aimed at an advanced level, making it very difficult for beginners or folks with a limited budget and no VOIP hardware to 'get started' - so I thought I'd write this short tutorial - for ease of use, the tutorial will use a GUI version of Asterisk, called 'Elastix'.

The 'Aim' of this tutorial is to take you from a complete asterisk novice to having a fully functional Asterisk / Elastix Test PABX -allowing you to make internal calls within your network in around 20 minutes.


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Google April Fools 2013 - International Space Station - Control Room

International Space Station - You Have 41 Visitors!


Well folks, Google Strikes again - I checked my Google Analytics account this morning to find that I had 41 Visitors, all from the International Space Station - Control Room... See below.. I guess it must be April Fools.. Interestingly, although folks have discovered the 'google nose' joke, they don't seem to have discovered this little 'easter egg' just yet -


Google April Fools 2013

Lenovo T520 will not boot - No Bios, 1-3-3-1 Code

This morning when I tried to start my Lenovo T520 Laptop, I got a blank screen, and a soft beeping sound coming from inside the laptop. The sound was like morse code - 1 long beep, 3 short beeps, another 3 short beeps and a final long beep (code 1-3-3-1)

After doing a

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  • "Meet the Team" Tab

    mjOpt2SmallMatt is the founder of Distant Curve, and has a unique CV encompassing scientific and engineering work throughout the world - with a focus on third world countries and the pacific rim.

    Matt started his career as a research Engineer in the Sugarcane fields of North Queensland and PNG, where he led a project 'extending' exciting industry research to folks in the field.

    He then found himself engaged in a management capacity in the 'mega project' world in Mining and Minerals and Oil and Gas Projects in Australia and the Pacific Rim.

    This work directly led him to formal studies in the emerging realm of remote area communications engineering, leading to him seeing a need for innovation in Remote Area Communications, and the formation of the Registerd Australian Telecommunications Carrier, Jaisaben Enterprises (t/a Distant Curve).
    Distant Curve, since its incorporation in 2010, has provided innovative, redundant and extremely reliable Telecommunciations to Remote Areas in Australia - we have well publicised projects that service Indigenous Communities, Government and Non Government entities within those communties, and also a suite of non-publicised projects providing services to corporate entities in the surrounding areas, which often cross subsidise Distant Curve's not for profit work.

    It's a model that works extremely well and Matt considers himself exraordinarily lucky to be working in a realm that combines his passion for innovation and 'the bush' with really tangible outcomes for Remote Australia.

Our Mission Statement

As a Business we at Distant Curve are committed to providing a level of service so customer oriented that we will be the preferred provider within our industry.

As Engineers we've seen that astounding things happen when people are given new insights and opportunities - we aim to leave a positive legacy of enhanced knowledge, skills and confidence at each and every jobsite upon which we work.

As People we at Distant Curve achieve satisfaction by helping folks achieve great things - we achieve that target through an unrelenting focus on honest communication and hard work.

Contact Us

Distant Curve can be easily contacted via phone, or the email link below.

+61 404 087 477


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