If you are using a Windows computer with an Inmarsat BGAN or IsatHub, you should attempt to reduce internet usage that is not necessary. This helps keep your operational cost low and increases the performance of your primarily application. Keeping internet traffic to a minimum is not typically even a consideration for Windows users. Most Windows machines use internet access almost continuously for background processes such as updating anti-virus definitions or applying the latest Windows or Java update. The list of background applications is almost endless. Now, imagine that you are using an Inmarsat BGAN Class 2 terminal to transmit email or even video conference. The BGAN terminal provides a data speed 350- 400 kbps (typically) but up to 464 kbps (best case). This is a relatively limited speed compared to the megabit per second speeds available from terrestrial internet providers available in a typical home or office environment. Because the data speed is so limited on Inmarsat BGAN, it needs to be completely focused on the primary application and not shared with competing background applications such as downloading the latest Windows update. Fortunately, simple changes to your Windows configuration can substantially reduce unnecessary internet traffic. This blog article explains some basic steps that you can take to resolve this problem.
Posted by Outfitter Satellite on 2/25/2016 to Beginners