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Satellite to WIFI for event atm's

Looking for advice regarding placement of atm's at outdoor events (fairs, festivals,etc)Currently, deploy cellular routers, but tower crashes are giving me fits. Thinking Hughes satellite to Engenious MultiPoint to endpoint at atm.Which frequency? 2.4G,5G, 3.6???. Atms connecting to network using DHCP. Some evvents may have 20K participants, so interference issues??Any and all comments welcomed. Thanks, John

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Since folk gripe about single users on Sat

I doubt Sat is the solution for 20K users. As to WiFi, when I use that in crowded spaces we end up re-writing our apps to be very robust as well as keeping distances short say as short as 20 feet.

Most of the time I find folk getting into this can't re-write code or even code at all. For them they have to expand the team.

My background involves cellular, wifi and a lot of hardware and code. You sound like you want a ready to use solution, not one where we do the usual million buck development.

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Sat to Wifi to atms

Thanks for your input R. Proffitt. I poorly explained the situation. We may have 20k attendees at an event, but only one using the atm at a time. Normally we provide two machines, but sometimes up to five. Very little data is transmitted.You are correct in that I am looking for an off the shelf solution. With cellular, so many people are using data, that at peak times we have total failure of our cellular routers. Really do not want to go to dial up. Thanks, John

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ATM over dialup

Sounds like a solid plan. It's not a lot of data so that's a good case for dialup.

Sat links are a little sluggish but not so bad UNLESS the software is expecting answers faster than 1 second. You can do the math on transit time from Earth to Geosationary and back to see why your software needs to be very forgiving.

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