Whether you need to broadcast enterprise-wide employee messages, deliver software for remote servers or send video clips to point-of-sale kiosks, operating in today's network-dependent marketplace demands the ability to instantly and reliably deliver all kinds of bandwidth-intensive information - whether data, video or audio - to multiple geographic locations. Only satellite IP multicasting technology has the ability to perform this task at broadband speed with complete ubiquity.
Businesses that rely on standard terrestrial networks are hamstrung by technology
that was simply not designed for point-to-multipoint applications. To send
a file to 1,000 recipients over a terrestrial network requires sending 1,000
separate and identical messages, each of which consumes valuable bandwidth
and server resources. And, even if the bandwidth is available, you still can't
guarantee the information will be delivered simultaneously to all locations
- or at all - since each message travels on a separate physical path.
With satellite IP multicasting, only one copy of the same data is multicast over the satellite to an unlimited number of recipients across the country. Bandwidth savings multiply as the number of recipients increase and satellite’s inherent broadcast capabilities guarantee that all sites receive information simultaneously. Finally, the satellite return channel verifies that all information was received successfully.
Satellite's inherent strengths as a broadcast medium for the distribution of bandwidth-intensive information - data, video or audio - to large numbers of remote locations allow businesses applications such as:
Greater Bandwidth Efficiency - Server and network resources are not cheap. Every additional kilobit that a point-to-point, unicast application uses to re-transmit identical information to multiple end users is one more kilobit that is not available for other business-critical data needs. It isn't long before you need to invest in costly upgrades and expansion of your equipment and facilities. By eliminating duplicate transmissions and moving the highest-bandwidth applications to your satellite network, satellite IP multicasting maximizes the efficiency of your existing servers and networks, freeing up valuable bandwidth that allows you to do more with your current infrastructure.
Unmatched Speed - Beyond making more efficient use of capacity and reducing strain on your servers and networks, satellite IP multicasting networks also download information to your remote sites at greatly increased speeds. Now, bandwidth-hungry files and services that you never considered providing electronically can be delivered to hundreds or thousands of sites in just minutes. By leveraging this increased bandwidth and speed to move more applications into the digital arena, many current expenses - staff travel and materials shipping costs, for example - can be greatly reduced.
Bottom-Line Savings - All of this translates into true savings that make satellite IP multicasting the cost-effective communications choice for virtually any business that needs to deliver data, video or audio to a large number of physically dispersed locations. Plus, with a satellite network in place, you're positioned to take advantage of other emerging applications - like enterprise-wide data mining and inventory management - that can take your business to the next level.