Very small aperture terminals (VSAT) satellite services are a communications system primarily used for business, military, and government applications.
It has three main components — the satellite, a central hub and a few well-designed smaller nods positioned in various locations. The uses of VSAT satellite services are as follows:
Access to isolated areas
The satellite can focus its coverage on a specific high-density area, while several satellites can merge its efforts together to render a signal. These satellites can be extremely useful in remote areas, such as ships, hills and coastal regions where there is almost no reception at all.
Mobile access is also one of the benefits that VSAT systems can provide its users. It can be a perfect solution for people who have limited to zero access to any existing telecommunications infrastructure or those who prefer not to be dependent on it.
Virtual Private Networks (VPN)
This is a specially designed satellite system. It enables data encryption, which is then transmitted to various sites. This feature makes it ideal for military and naval applications to have solid communications access even in remote areas.
It also provides access to broadband data, such as voice over internet protocol, satellite internet and point-of-sale transactions.
VSAT satellite networks can also be easily scaled to provide service to several various locations anywhere in the world. A few of the biggest users of VSAT technology have more than 10,000 sites using a single network.
These are just a few of the things that VSAT satellite network can provide. It’s always best to know everything about the technology that you’ll be using so you’ll know if it’ll be able to help you with your business needs.