DirecPC


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DirecPC

A pioneering service from Hughes Network Systems that offered consumers access to the Internet via satellite. It required installation of a dish antenna cabled to an expansion card plugged into the PC. The uplink was made via the customer's own ISP, but the downlink was from the satellite to the dish at up to 400 Kbps.

DirecPC evolved into the DIRECWAY brand, which later became the HughesNet Gen4 service, providing direct access to the satellite at much higher data rates both up and down. For more information, visit www.hughesnet.com. See SISP.
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recently introduced a similar system for DirecPC called SatServ 6.
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.
A business to business version of DirecPC has been available for roughly two years; however, the consumer version of the product has only been available at satellite dealers and retailers since late last year.
Many new features are provided for those wishing to share a DirecPC system on a local area network which include:
We sought partnerships with DirecPC and StarBand so that our members can expand their capabilities in bringing the benefits of the digital age to their communities," said Phillips.
HNS is a winner of the 2000 Frost and Sullivan Market Engineering Technology Leadership Award for its pioneering efforts in creating the DirecPC product line.
Initially, more than 65% percent of Best Buy locations will offer consumers two or more of the following services, based on coverage availability: DSL from MSN HighSpeed as well as Flashcom; cable television and high-speed cable Internet access from AT&T Broadband; satellite from DirecPC, and fixed wireless from Sprint.
second downstream, DirecPC is broadband Internet connectivity.
It is now possible for mobile users to access both DirecPC services as well as satellite television programming from their RV's, trucks, yachts, or motor homes anywhere in the United States", says C-COM senior vice president Antoine Karam.
HNS is committed to the widespread rollout of the DirecPC platform and we believe ChinaCast is well positioned to deploy the proven DirecPC broadband service throughout China.
Internet downloads will be delivered to TracNet users via DirecPC at speeds reaching 400 Kbps, 7 times faster than the 56 Kbps dial-up connections found in most homes and RV parks, and almost 30 times faster than other alternative mobile data connections.

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