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By Mark L ·
I have 18 mobile platforms, spanning 7,000 miles of navigable waterways throughout 22 states. All are to be migrated to a WinNT Desktop. I would prefer to keep the servers in one central location, and I need an underway as well as inport connectivity solution. Many are located outside the realm of anything but DIAL-UP POTs lines. I have a remote access option available, as well as a Citrix (beta test) solution, but my problem is I can not provide underway connectivity, and in the DialUp locations, my Inport connectivity (through Citrix) is too slow. These are Tug & Barges that need both an inport and underway solution. How can I minimize the hardware I have to deploy on each cutter, yet maximize the connections & functionality to bring them into the Intranet that already exists for landline enabled units?

mlv//Mark LeVeck computer system support ( http://www.chm.net )
c/o: U.S. Coast Guard Electronic Support Unit St. Louis MO.
work: 314.495.8296 mailto:mleveck@detstlouis.uscg.mil
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by McKayTech In reply to WinNT/WAN connectivity: L ...

Hmmm... fascinating situation.

It sounds like you need a wireless solution of some sort and with the geographic range you need, I'm guessing that a cellular-based technology isn't going to cut it. The only viable options I see, based on what you've said, would be satellite-based data transfer.

Unfortunately, you also need bi-directional data transfer and most satellite systems offering that are relatively low-speed.

Gee, you do have an interesting challenge.

paul

Paul M. Wright, Jr.
McKay Technologies

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by Mark L In reply to WinNT/WAN connectivity: L ...

Thanks. You are pointing me in the direction that I know to be correct ... regardless the fact that the End user (U.S. Coast Guard) is not ready to support.

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by -Q-240248 In reply to WinNT/WAN connectivity: L ...

Ante-up more points for a question like that...

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by Mark L In reply to WinNT/WAN connectivity: L ...

You are correct. Sorry for (under) supplying this answer with the appropriate level of Tech-points! I'm retracting the question to be re-asked, with more (points) assigned. I'm not in the hypothetical market. This question is on the table, and Iam looking for anwers! //mlv

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