Wednesday, 6 July 2011

VSAT


Had a helluva job logging into Blogger this morning - everything was written in Hebrew.

This is our latest product - the 7107. If ever you're on a cruise liner have make use of the telephone to call ashore, or use the internet, then you'll be doing it over something like this.


It's called a VSAT - or Very Small Aperture Terminal. Essentially it's a satellite dish, but whereas your average TV sat dish doesn't have to cope with a moving building, one of a ship does, and has to maintain a pointing accuracy of well under a degree - hence all the technical stuff surrounding the basic dish. Unlike your average home sat dish, this one is for both sending and receiving data and costs around $94k.




5 comments:

  1. Question 1 : Can it manage an internet connection which is faster that a paraplegic snail?
    Question 2 : If so why don't P&O have them?

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  2. Alan: it all depends on how many of these they have, and how many onboard are using the internet.

    As far as I'm aware, P&O do have them - in fact we're upgrading one in a couple of months. They may not have them on the pensioner cruises, as they probably don't think anyone over 60 knows what in internet is, or where to buy one.

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  3. The 7107, is that the new model with the inverted flux capacitors? ;) Looks like cool tech, I bet there's a ton of software that goes with it too..

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  4. That's not the 'wristwatch' model that joker's using is it?

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  5. Steve: when used with ACM modems it can provide a 20% improvement in spectral efficiency.

    George: Ha-ha!

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