There are a lot of schools that, basically, as the DirecPC
has become outdated and oversubscribed, the alternatives weren't great.
and StarBand are affiliated with satellite TV program providers DirecTV and EchoStar, respectively.
By offering this software enhancement for DirecPC
, we will help grow the satellite data delivery market."
The new fourth generation DirecPC
systems, HNS says, allow users a return path to the Net at speeds of up 128 kbps - and 256 kbps if required - via the satellite.
The upgraded high-speed, two-way DirecPC
systems being shipped to retailers allow users to bypass the standard dial-up phone connection to enjoy the same always-on capability as cable and DSL modems through a new satellite-based uplink.
DirecTV has had some limited success offering Internet access, named DirecPC
, through its satellite, using a telephone line for an upstream path.
"The solution was to use satellites and the Helius Network Edition for DirecPC
system," says Harrison.
Early on in the project, we had decided to use Hughes Network Systems' DirecPC
-- Hughes Network Systems Inc., based here, is widening its retail distribution for DirecPC
, a satellite Internet service targeted at PC users.
The corporation puts a 24-inch satellite dish on the roof and uses DirecPC
Satellite Service, which offers a big pipe and a large bandwidth, he said.
and StarBand are making their way into your service areas through the likes of RadioShack.
- Hughes Shipping First 2-Way Satellite DirecPC
HNS provides DirecWay broadband, IP-based services to the enterprise and DirecPC
high-speed satellite Internet services to the consumer.
DirecTV already offers Internet access via satellite through its "DirecPC
" service, but the technology has thus far been slower than telephone or cable lines in accessing the 'Net.The AOL-Plus broadband service, to debut next year via DirecTV, will speed up the connections and allow much more data to flow through the satellite linkups into the home user's TV or computer screen.
Also under yesterday's announcement, AOL said its high-speed internet service, called AOL Plus, will be available over Hughes' DirecPC
satellite network- by which Hughes delivers satellite web access to PCs - early next year.