Andros Island Connectivity?

Warren Bailey wbailey at satelliteintelligencegroup.com
Wed May 1 01:33:50 UTC 2013


http://www.xiplink.com is who we work with (and sell). Don't mean to
advertise on NANOG, more of an FYI and place for those who care to learn
something. I hate the fact that satellite is looked at like a white
unicorn, it's a pretty cool solution that will perform day in and out for
as long as you need it to.

On 4/30/13 6:29 PM, "Ryan Wilkins" <ryan at deadfrog.net> wrote:

>I was going to mention this but failed to do so.
>
>At the very least, do some testing first to make sure that the latency
>isn't going to introduce unforeseen issues.  Case in point, the Chicago
>satellite-based network that I manage is sometimes used for Police / Fire
>/ EMS dispatching.  The City's Computer Aided Dispatch system ended up
>crashing during an early test when it was discovered that it couldn't
>handle the high latencies encountered on satellite links.  This required
>the vendor to adjust the code to deal with these issues.  Granted this is
>an extreme example, but the point is that the physics of satellite links
>can do all sorts of things to applications that one might not expect.
>
>Cheers,
>Ryan Wilkins
>
>On Apr 30, 2013, at 9:13 PM, Rob Seastrom <rs at seastrom.com> wrote:
>> 
>> They will not be happy with VSAT latency (typically 700ms though
>> physics says you can never do better than 550, and that's for the
>> space segment alone) if they are running RDP, VNC, Citrix, or similar
>> technologies.  Sorry for being a buzzkill, Warren.  :)
>
>
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