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Give me internet in my RV by Jon Perry


The life of a nomad has never been better.

The ancient man was a nomad, a wanderer, a hunter gatherer. He roamed from place to place with his family or tribe and followed herds of game to hunt while scavenging for scraps all along the way. He often carried nothing more with him than the cloths on his back, a make-shift weapon and maybe a tarp made of animal skin that he would use to make a shelter while camping for the night. Luckily for us, times have changed.

 Today, the modern man does not need to roam. All the food he could ever want is just down the street at the local supermarket. For this reason people tend to settle down and build houses. The houses these days are nice too. They have soft warm beds, high-tech kitchens, running water (both hot and cold), heaters, air conditioners, electric stoves, and microwave ovens. On top of all that, the new aged man has millions of cool toys like TVs, computers, video game consoles and, of course, the internet! When today's man goes roaming, he does it because he wants to, not because he has to, and when he goes roaming, an animal skin shelter just won't do it for him any more. The modern man wants to bring his whole house, all of its comforts, all of its joys. This is why he has invented the RV.

Even though an RV can't be as big as a house, a good RV should have everything a real house has (except maybe a garage). A good RV needs a TV, radio, microwave, refrigerator, and even a computer with RV internet. All of these items have been common for some time except for RV internet. Until recently, getting internet on the road was only a thing of science fiction, but thanks to the ingenious combination of several very special technologies, you can now connect to the net no matter where you go!

Satellite VSAT is a technology that has been around for some time. VSAT stands for Very Small Aperture Terminal. VSATs are small dishes (never larger than three meters) that receive information being sent to them by satellites. They can be used for TV, radio, or internet.

Satellites are a great way to send internet to a user as long as the user has a dish to receive and then retransmit the information. Under developed areas (or boats in the sea) sometimes won't have a way for you to connect to the web through phone lines and or cables, but through satellite internet, you can connect no matter where you are. All you need is a receiver that is aimed at a satellite. With the proper setup, you could even check your myspace from the middle of the Sahara desert.

The problem with using these dishes when you are traveling in a car or RV is that they have to be aimed at a satellite to pick up a signal. Aiming a VSAT system is not always a simple task. This has rendered the VSAT useless on the road (in past times that is).

The MotoSAT Company has recently solved this problem by creating a dish called the Datastorm that will automatically move to aim itself at the appropriate satellite. It's perfect for RVs and for anyone who frequently visits places with no internet connection. Now no matter where you go, you can always be connected to the rest of the world through the net. The life of a nomad has never been better.


About the Author

Jon Perry is an internet marketing specialist for 10xmarketing. MotoSAT is a satellite production company specializing in mobile satellite internet and other systems for consumer and commercial use.

 

             

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