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VSAT
 
What are VSATs?

VSATs, or Very Small Aperture Terminals, are small earth stations used for two-way communication via satellite. They're designed for remote locations lacking trained technical staff. VSATs are operated from a hub station where access is controlled and information is managed to optimize the overall performance and loading of the network.
 
Configuration:

Typical VSAT consists of an outdoor unit and an indoor unit.

Outdoor unit.

Enclosed within the outdoor unit are:
  • LNB and SSPA. The SSPA also includes a up-converter, so it is often called a block up-converter (BUC)
  • Located at the antenna to minimize microwave losses that reduce performance
  • No maintenance required because electronics are protected by an enclosure
Indoor unit.

Resembles a cable or DSL modem, or may be contained in one or more cabinets the size of a PC.


HughesNet DirecWay VSAT for an enterprise network
 
 

 

Gilat Starband VSAT for home Internet access

iDirect Technologies VSAT and supported LAN

The indoor unit of the VSAT becomes a router in a local area network (LAN), providing Internet Protocol services and applications to locally-connected computers.




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