About Av-Comm

Av-Comm is a satellite communications provider, offering data infrastructure solutions throughout Australia and Asia-Pacific. Av-Comm has built a trusted industry reputation by providing its clients with innovative solutions and effective results, whatever the challenge. Av-Comm has a direct-manufacturer engagement policy, allowing more flexible, timely solutions and a greater return on investment. Providing unique turnkey solutions for our customers means Av-Comm technicians have expert experience with the latest technology, in the most diverse situations.

Our Values
  • To be at the technological forefront of our industry.
  • A commitment to industry best-practice and creativity, where collaborativeefforts work to maximise our client’s vision.
  • To empower local communities by connecting them to the global communityand championing the local telecommunications industry.
  • Champion sustainability and the efficient use of energy in the design of ourprojects and systems.

Meet Our Directors

At Av-Comm, we’re a solutions-focused group of engineers, technicians, product developers and project managers committed to the potential of satellite communications in an evolving and increasingly networked world. We work to deliver solutions that speak to the specific technical needs of our customers and work with a growing network of partners and specialists who believe, as we do, in the integral role satellite communications plays in our modern world.

Garry Cratt

Garry Cratt

Founder/ Director

Av-Comm was founded by Garry Cratt and was born out of an interest in the new technology of the day : Satellite Television. Av-Comm provided the first domestic Ku Band system in Australia which gave many people their first connection with the world outside of their local community.

Garry Cratt is a satellite communications and infrastructure industry expert. He has over 40 years of senior management experience, including executive leadership positions with several industry leading companies and was an influential member of the Dick Smith Electronics management team before establishing Av-Comm in 1981.

Garry is also the author of the Practical Guide to Satellite Television, one of the industries most trusted handbooks for satellite installers having sold over 5000 copies Australia wide.

Michael Cratt

Michael Cratt

Managing Director

As Managing Director Michael’s focus has been to reinforce our position within the local and international market by identifying industries that strategically align with Av-Comm’s technical expertise and infrastructure, with a strong vision on collaborating with our clients and partners to deliver effective solutions in an ever-evolving industry.

Having extensive experience across implementation and project management, network operations management, systems engineering, and business development. Michael is passionate about the unique needs of the satellite communications industry and the design and implementation of satellite communications systems and networks in an industry on the cutting-edge of technical innovation and social connectivity.

Michael Cratt holds a Masters of Commerce with Honours from the University of Sydney, with specialist knowledge in Project Management. Michael is a member of the Project Management Institute and follows the highly standardised PMBOK methodology to provide clients with a low-risk approach to project implementation, and is a Cisco Certified Network Associate.