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What Exactly Is Mobile Satellite Internet?

Author : jeoff amgad

In remote sites where there 's no means for conventional internet connections for example DSL or cable, mobile satellite internet helps keep people connected.. Mobile satellite internet systems identify satellite TV and internet signals from vehicles. It is extremely useful for the military services, news reporters and emergency response agencies.

Mobile satellite internet provides high speed internet without the requirement for land line hook ups, high priced mobile phones or other wireless services. Users can secure high-speed mobile satellite internet where ever they are. Portable satellite modems typically have a dish that should be directed in the general direction of the satellite. A lot of them come with built-in signal strength metres that help to align the satellite modem adequately to be able to browse the web while not having to wait ages for a single page to load up. These modems use connectors such as Ethernet or USB whilst some include a Bluetooth transceiver which allows them to double up as satellite phones. Large brief case size modems supply connection speeds of about 350-500 Kbs while smaller modems provide 144 Kbs in a restricted coverage area.

Mobile satellite internet technology is the most effective option when you find yourself in regions with limited access to DSL, T1 or cable modems. Although this type of technology is generally quite expensive, equipment and service expenses have recently reduced as a result of shared internet satellite networks. High data transfer speeds have also been made achievable by using smaller dishes. The great thing about mobile dishes is that they can be secured in a flat position throughout transportation. Furthermore, merely by pressing a button, they will seek out and find the satellite through GPS referencing and compasses.

The Mobile satellite dish uses up very little space. It can be simply fixed on the roof of a vehicle. The new two-way satellite allows internet broadband access, e-mail, movie streaming, satellite TV and Voice over IP. Two way satellite communications refers to a kind of communication where absolutely no terrestrial links such as telephone lines are necessary. Within just a couple of minutes the satellite dish can lock into the correct satellite and become fully operational. Typically it will take 3 minutes for the satellite to be found. The majority of Mobile satellite internet systems are fully automated and do not require manual intervention. Single dish solutions are also offered where one dish can be used for Satellite TV and internet at one time.

Satellite dishes might use motors or gears to point the aerial. Motors are significantly superior to gears as they are a lot more precise and free from backlash. It is advisable to go for an antenna which houses delicate electronic elements inside the vehicle shielding them from weather elements. The gadget also needs to be built in a way that it's secured from highway debris. Some antennas are equipped with a safety system that allows the dish to retract automatically should the vehicle start moving while it's still extended. Certain companies offer leasing options for the mobile satellite dishes.

Mobile satellite internet can also prove useful in navigation. Some antennas have a built in Global Navigation System that permits users to know their position at any time. The antenna systems also come with additional useful software which will help to help to make your mobile satellite internet experience faster and easier

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Jeff is a mobile telecommunications consultant currently working on mobile satellite internet systems with satelliteisp Bentley Walker. More information about Bentley Walker mobile satellite broadband solutions can be found on their website at

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Tags:   satellite internet , Mobile satellite , broadband , Portable satellite modems , satellite ISP

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