Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) is a global satellite network with telephony using portable terminals. The terminals are normally used to connect a laptop computer to broadband Internet in remote locations, although as long as line-of-sight to the satellite exists, the terminal can be used anywhere
A Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) is a two-way satellite ground station with a dish antenna that is smaller than 3.8 meters. The majority of VSAT antennas range from 75 cm to 1.2 m. Data rates, in most cases, range from 4 kbit/s up to 16 Mbit/s.
A Low Earth Orbit (LEO) is an Earth-centered satellite orbit with an altitude of 2,000 km or less, or with at least 11.25 periods per day and an eccentricity less than 0.25. Most of the man-made objects in outer space are in LEO. There is a large variety of other sources that define LEO in terms of altitude and network.
Network by & inmarsat
The Explorer 510 is by far the most popular BGAN satellite terminal for carry-portable global Internet & telecommunications for price and portability. It is highly ruggedized and operates in extreme weather and comes in at just under 8" x 8" x 1.2" and 3.1 lbs. Internet network speeds are listed at up to 464 Kbps down by 448 Kbps up, which is ideal for connecting laptops, smartphones, or tablets from anywhere in the world... This is the terminal to own if you need carry portable Internet and phone anywhere.
The Football, is an auto-pointing BGAN satellite terminal that requires no user training to operate. Simply place the weatherproof case on the ground or on a boat deck... or on any surface with a clear view of the sky, rain-or-shine, anywhere in the world and turn it on - no pointing necessary. Within a minute the you have a powerful WiFi hotspot accessible by any wireless device within a 100 meter range for up to 5 hours on internal battery power.
Put an Ethernet Port anywhere in the world to monitor and control any attached equipment. The Hughes 9502 BGAN Terminal the most cost-effective, always-on, real-time, low-power, high-speed satellite communications link designed for monitoring and controlling any unmanned equipment. These revolutionary "Global Ethernet Ports" use special BGAN M2M Service that dramatically lowers monthly cost from other satellite services and is ideal for SCADA applications.
Network by iDirect
The Toughsat Flyaway is a complete portable auto-acquire satellite system designed for easy use that delivers speeds of 20 Mbps download by 5 Mbps upload using our optimized iDirect satellite Internet services. These mobile systems may also be used with any iDirect provider worldwide and there is no required certification to operate and one-button auto-deploy connectivity from anywhere.
The T-100 self-contained multi-purpose communications trailer is quickly deployed at any location to create a high-speed (20 Mbps x 5 Mbps download/upload) satellite Internet connection that automatically establishes a half-mile (0.82 Kilometer) wireless access point for any in-range wireless devices. This powerful communications tool can provide essential Internet and VoIP phone service five minutes after parking and free up the towing vehicle to perform other tasks.
Network by GlobalStar
SPOT-X gives you a line of satellite communication when you travel beyond the boundaries of cellular network service. The latest generation of award-winning SPOT devices, SPOT-X lets family and friends know you're okay, or if the worst should happen, sends emergency responders your GPS location - all with the push of a button. Add this rugged, pocket-sized device to your essential gear and stay connected wherever you roam. Long Live Adventure!
Connect easily using the Sat-Fi2 App and extend your business communications from the field with portable satellite Wi-Fi. Use your smartphone contacts to conveniently make a phone call, send a text message and an email directly from the app. Access compressed web content using Sat-Browse, check the weather or post to social. With S.O.S. capabilities, you can communicate with GEOS emergency response for added peace of mind if search and rescue services are needed.
The SmartOne Solar is a satellite tracker with remNiMH rechargeable batteries delivering up to 10 years of life, drastically reducing maintenance time and cost for labor and parts. It lets users intelligently configure network reporting times and intervals for custom information delivery. The SmartOne Solar has unparalleled safety/device certifications such as ATEX, IECEx and North America, IP68/69K, HERO certifications, and others to meet the needs of every application. Let the SmartOne Solar streamline your M2M operations today.