Thursday, June 30, 2011

The internet anywhere in a suitcase

I stumbled across this and found it fascinating. A bit pricey at $13K, but I can easily see where its utility could quickly offset the cost.

The Football is an auto-pointing BGAN satellite terminal that requires no user training. Simply place the weather tight sealed case under the open sky anywhere in the world and turn it on - no pointing necessary. It becomes a wireless hotspot in under a minute for any wireless device up to 100' from the case for 9.5 hours on the internal battery. The name "Football" is inspired from the presidential "nuclear football" suitcase that goes everywhere the president goes.

The short video really shows how this thing requires no technical knowledge at all to set up and use.

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