The world, as it exists today, is far more advanced than it was a few decades ago. Though people aren’t operating flying cars like something out of The Jetsons, modern society has truly witnessed many incredible innovations in technology. These technological breakthroughs range from the invention of the semiconductor (which eventually led to our pocket-sized computers we call smartphones) to self-driving cars and MRI scanning machines. Modern inventions and technological breakthroughs are too numerous to list, but there’s one that we’d like to highlight in particular…


Mobile Broadband Internet: Connectivity No Matter Where You Are


Satellite phone technology is incredible in and of itself. The fact that you can call someone and reach them (virtually) regardless of where you are is truly amazing, and now satellite connectivity has gotten even better. Though this technology is nothing that’s brand new, mobile broadband internet and hotspots allow people to connect online no matter where they are. In a modern world driven by online activity, a strong, reliable connection is something that’s very valuable.


Outfitter Satellite: Your Mobile Broadband Internet Provider


Whether you rent or purchase an Iridium Certus, an Inmarsat BGAN internet terminal, a Maverick VSAT, an Inmarsat GX, or a Thuraya IP Broadband solution, know that Outfitter Satellite is your #1 source for mobile broadband internet products. We pride ourselves on keeping wilderness explorers, remote workers, sailors, and others with a strong and reliable internet connection when they’re far away from any cell service, wifi networks, or even electricity sources.


Below, we’ll take a look at some of the most significant technological innovations in the last 20-30 years comparable to the advent of satellite phones and mobile broadband internet. Should you have any questions about our products, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via our website.


Highlighting A Few Tech Breakthroughs Since The 90s


Bluetooth Connectivity


If there’s a technology that’s ubiquitous with modern devices, it’s Bluetooth. Originally launched in July of 1999, Bluetooth progressively eliminated the need for wires. These days, it’s almost hard to imagine using a device that’s not wireless. Here’s a takeaway fact: the name “Bluetooth” comes from the middle name of the 10th-century Danish king Harald “Bluetooth” Gormsson. While it’s unsure why they choose this name, “Bluetooth” really was his middle name.


Wikipedia


As the internet became more popular and widespread, it was only a matter of time before the bulk of the world’s knowledge was to be uploaded and forever archived online. What makes Wikipedia so significant isn’t just that it’s so free and widely accessible, but that it’s been ad-free since its 2001 launch. Free online services that are ad-free are, needless to say, quite rare! The fact that Wikipedia offers its articles in 303 languages (according to Wikipedia themselves) certainly doesn’t hurt, either.


Large Hadron Collider


Many people might not know that the Large Hadron Collider is, but most people have the fundamental desire to learn more about the building blocks of the universe. This makes the LHC a significant technological invention of the 21st century, as it is capable of propelling energy beams at nearly the speed of light. As a particle accelerator, experiments conducted at the European Organization for Energy Research helped discover evidence in the form of the Higgs boson. The Higgs boson is a subatomic particle understood (or believed) to be “instrumental” in helping create mass.


Cryptocurrency


Though humans have long used alternative forms of currency, “digital wallets” like Bitcoin have provided modern-day consumers with alternatives to centralized currency. Anonymous, peer-to-peer “cash” transactions are secured via blockchain encryption, and these days, cryptocurrency is becoming more and more ubiquitous as businesses continue to accept Bitcoin and other cryptos as a legitimate form of payment. Carrying cash is progressively becoming more obsolete, much to the chagrin of burglars and thieves.


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Satellite technology has come a long way in the last few decades, and Outfitter Satellite is proud to offer some of the best deals online for satellite internet terminals for rent and for purchase. We’re confident that we have the right solutions for your remote excursion or work operation. If you have any questions, custom needs, or concerns about mobile broadband internet, please contact us today.