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VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) satellite technology uses a type of antenna that receives and transmits.

This VSAT applicable antenna consists of small terminals that can be installed in distributed sites and be connected to a central Hub thanks to a satellite.

VSAT satellite technology operates in different frequencies, shapes and sizes. Normally, the operating frequencies are C-band and Ku-band and work with Star Network (Private Hub), Point-to-Point (Customized Private Hub) capable of supporting a large number of places and Mesh Systems, which are regularly smaller than star systems (between 5 and 30 sites generally).

Thanks to this operating environment, this type of antenna offers satellite services capable of supporting internet, LAN, IP Voice, video and data communications; thus, creating powerful public and private networks for reliable communication.

Many organizations have turned to VSAT because it represents a cost-effective solution for companies that require to have an independent communication network and at the same time connect many geographically dispersed sites, each time there are more and more sectors and applications where this antenna is implemented, depending on its objective: to only receive or receive and send data.

One of the sectors that most implement VSAT satellite technology to receive data, is the mining sector. VSAT helps because the underground areas are difficult to access and the coverage of traditional radio waves can be weak enough to penetrate obstacles and surfaces of mines, limiting efficient data transmission.

In this case, to achieve quality communication, geostationary satellite links are used to enable sending of Wi-Fi signals underground installing VSAT very small opening terminals on the surface which receive, via satellite, signals in the Ku and C bands, thus providing connectivity throughout the mine along with the underground Wi-Fi.

Currently, organizations choose antennas with VSAT satellite technology AXESS as a provider because VSAT satellite technology has a low cost per unit and has a time between failures of 25,000 hours (three years) and provides guaranteed bandwidth, independent service and immediate global coverage through easy management and reconfiguration of the perfect network for hard to reach places.

VSAT also works as a private virtual network for private as well as government organizations concerned about security of data.

For these organizations that want to establish a secure communication technique for different geographical locations, VSAT is a good choice because it establishes a private and secure connection between end points.

Want to learn more about VSAT? Tonex offers VSAT Training, a 3-day bootcamp course that provides attendees with an in-depth background of VSAT techniques as well as a state of the art update on key emerging technologies and future systems.

Overall, Tonex offers nearly a dozen courses in Satellite Communications Training.

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