When it comes to the recording of satellite information, one has to know the different terms that are used in this industry. We will be covering some of them in this article and we are sure you will find them interesting. In the world of recording satellite information, there are two main types of systems – the fixed and the mobile ones. Each has its own benefits, so understanding both may help you decide which would be the best option for your needs.
Before we get too far, let us explain the difference between a fixed and mobile satellite technologies. Basically, the fixed system works from a certain location and is set up there. You can also use this system from anywhere you like; you just have to be within line of sight. The only setback is that the signals do not travel very long distances. With a mobile system, on the other hand, you can move as far as you wish within the area that is covered by the network. The signals, however, still fall short of traveling long distances.
Now let’s look at the advantages of using mobile satellite technologies. First of all, these systems allow you to get high-resolution videos and pictures. This is possible because there is less interference. Also, the signals can travel over longer distances and still maintain their quality. This is obviously a plus when you want to make a high quality recording with your digital camera or any other device that makes use of a satellite signal.
However, these advantages come with a couple of down sides. First, there is a delay between receiving the signals and transferring them to your recording device. This can be frustrating especially for those who need to record videos and photographs quickly. Also, this is not a problem when using a fixed-satellite system. Since the signals are broadcast from satellites orbiting the earth, it takes a lot of time before they are converted to usable energy and transmitted to your recording device.
When looking at the pros and cons, the main advantage of using a fixed system of record-satellite information is that you will always have the pictures you took. Even if you move from one place to another, you still have the pictures. Another great advantage is that there is no need to worry about changing batteries or recharging a cell phone battery because a fixed-satellite system can transfer the signal over a long distance. You don’t have to worry about running an additional cord. Lastly, this kind of technology used to record satellite information is reliable.
In order to use a mobile satellite for your needs, you need a receiver/transmitter that operates in the same way that a fixed receiver/transmitter does. In other words, you have a dish and a receiving dish. The difference between the two is that a fixed receiver/transmitter has a stationary dish whereas a mobile satellite has a movable one. What separates the two is that a fixed receiver/transmitter must be mounted on a fixed location while a mobile transmitter can be mounted almost anywhere. Mobile satellite services typically charge more for their service, but in the long run it may be more cost effective as it is less expensive to purchase and install.
The cons of a mobile-satellite service is that they can only capture information from a fixed-satellitesatellite location. Therefore, if you are out in the middle of nowhere and a mobile signal is available, then you won’t be able to view the pictures. Also, this kind of technology is not reliable enough for a professional photographer to use. Since there is no permanent connection between the receiver/transmitter and the computer, power outages can also interrupt the process. If a power outage does occur, then the information will not be saved.
The pros of a mobile satellite service outweigh the cons when it comes to recording and viewing information. The cons of a fixed-satellite system are mostly a function of cost. However, you also have to consider how difficult it is to view pictures with this kind of system. For a professionally designed picture you need to be able to view the information directly on your computer monitor and this can be a problem for someone who is traveling or living in an area that is not equipped with modern technology. A fixed system allows you to view pictures that you take with your personal digital camera or mobile phone.