Where high-speed Internet access is an issue, Ralcomm can offer satellite high-speed Internet services as long as you have a clear, unobstructed view of the southern sky.
Satellite Internet is fast, reliable and often the most affordable option where there is no access to ADSL or cable high-speed Internet. It works as well in rural or remote areas as it does in urban or suburban areas.
True to Ralcomm's commitment to offering only the best, Ralcomm uses Xplornet for its satellite high-speed Internet services. Xplornet uses the latest equipment from some of the world's leading technology companies, and is unique compared to other Canadian Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in that it uses both the Ka-band and Ku-band frequencies. These two options benefit the customer by allowing them to choose the service package and delivery technology that best meet their needs.
Ku-band by HughesNet
The Ku-band service, powered by HughesNet, uses the Ku-band frequency in order broadcast service over a wide "footprint." In Canada, HughesNet uses one large beam to cover the entire country.
The Ku-band service provides various service packages and pricing to meet your home or business high-speed Internet needs. Benefits of choosing the Ku-band service include different modem options, private networking capabilities and static IP addresses.
In order to receive the Ku-band service powered by HughesNet, the customer must have an outdoor unit (ODU) - satellite dish ranging from 74 cm to 2.4 m - affixed somewhere on the premises as well as an indoor unit (IDU) - satellite modem - which is connected to the customer's computer.
Features common to HN7000S and HN7700S modems include:
- One-step "plug-and-play" networking that eliminates the need to install drivers or other software.
- Self Hosting / No Software to Load - automatically upgrades software when new versions become available.
- No dedicated server required for sharing connection with multiple PCs.
- Ethernet technology for quick installation and device connectivity using any router, or in home wireless (Wi-Fi) network.
- Compatibility with Windows and Macintosh operating systems.
- No phone line required, uses two-way satellite communication for setup and operation.
Ka-band by Hughes
The Ka-band service is unlike other technologies because it uses a "spot beam" approach to deliver satellite broadband access. In Canada, Hughes uses 15 regional spot beams to provide national broadband coverage. The effect of using spot beams is a more concentrated signal, which results in smaller dish sizes and affordable service package pricing for the end user.
The Ka-band service provides various data transfer speeds and price points to satisfy a wide range of home or business user requirements.
In order to receive the Ka-band service, the customer must have an outdoor unit (ODU) - small satellite dish (67 cm) - affixed somewhere on the premises as well as an indoor unit (IDU) - satellite modem - which is connected to the customer's computer.
The knowledgable team at Ralcomm can do the initial assessment, answer all of your questions about satellite internet, and handle all of your installations. Contact your local Ralcomm today for more information about Satellite Internet and the installation process.