What is VSAT?
VSAT means Very Small Aperture Terminal, VSAT is a technology used to define a two-way-satellite communications. VSAT system use small dish antennas that varies from 75 cm to 2.4 meters in diameter. VSAT terminal access satellites in orbit, to transfer data from one earth station to other or to access the internet (two way satellite internet). The VSAT network is managed by the HUB (mater earth station).
VSAT system are commonly used to transmit narrowband data for applications such a telemetry (SCADA), Point-of-Sale transactions such as credit cards, Internet Access, Voice-Over-IP, Bank transactions between head quarters and branches and any IP application.
Satellites provide today's businesses with a flexible, universal, reliable and quickly deployable means to address a wide range of communications needs. Use this guide to find out why and how companies from a variety of industries use satellite-based solutions to advance their businesses.
- Benefits of Satellite Communications
- How do satellites deliver vital communications around the world?
- What are the key benefits of satellites?
- How Satellite Communications Work?
- What is a Communications satellite and How it Work?
- What are the Different Kinds of Orbits?
- What are the different kinds of orbits?
- Medium Earth Orbit (MEO): 8,000-20,000 km above the earth
- Low Earth Orbit (LEO): 500-2,000 km above the earth
- GEO vs. MEO vs. LEO
- Satellite Architecture
- Orbital Location and Footprint
- Frequency Bands and Beams
- What is Installed on the Ground?
- Network Topologies