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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We became a help desk to support that DirecPC satellite system, but we didn't want to just sort of sit around and wait for someone to have a problem and call us.
Implementing our appliances through DirecPC provides an elegant solution for remote offices looking to realize the business value of a VPN and do so in an innovative, cost-effective way.
They improve upon an earlier-introduced DirecPC one-way satellite Internet service that sends signals to the home from the satellite, but receives signals from the subscriber over dial-up lines.
Over the past five years Helius has actively developed enhancements for the DirecPC satellite service.
The DirecPC service, which relies on geostationary satellites to offer Internet users access to the Internet at speeds of up to 400 kilobits per second (Kbps), has previously required a dial-up modem or integrated service digital network (ISDN) connection for its return path to the Net - until now, that is.
It has aligned with Juno and EarthLink for partnerships on Internet connections with DirecPC.
We are pretty heavy users and Helius' Network Edition for DirecPC has made it very painless for us to have reliable and fast Internet access.
Advanced Packet Filtering quickly examines each IP packet before it is sent out, eliminating redundant information, and the Dynamic Service Multiplexer aggregates available DirecPC satellite service into a single service pool, making it shareable to all computers connected to the LAN.
DirecPC Personal Edition, which features the DirecPC Turbo Internet service at speeds up to 400kbps, will be rolled out at Nobody Beats the Wiz nationwide, and Computer City SuperCenters this month.
DirecPC and StarBand are making their way into your service areas through the likes of RadioShack.
Hughes Shipping First 2-Way Satellite DirecPC Systems
Also under yesterday's announcement, AOL said its high-speed internet service, called AOL Plus, will be available over Hughes' DirecPC satellite network- by which Hughes delivers satellite web access to PCs - early next year.

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