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Live from Camp Pendleton with ViaSat SurfBeam 2 Pro Portable (video)
2/13/2012

There's no power outlet, land-based online network connection or even a decent cell signal in sight, yet we're posting this live, at fast broadband speeds. We're miles deep into Camp Pendleton, connected to ViaSat's SurfBeam 2 Pro easily carried mobile adherent transceiver and sending data to and from ViaSat-1 located more than 20,000 miles above our heads. SurfBeam 2 wasn't designed for us to kick back and surf the web in the middle of nowhere at speeds that we could barely achieve while tethered to a cable connection just a few years ago, but we're doing just that, with ViaSat's roughly $20,000 go-anywhere minion broadband rig. We first heard about Pro carriageable last month at CES, which the company is advertise towards military, clutch* authority occupation and even broadcasters -- that's right, the sat truck of the future fits inside a hand-carry suitcase, and sends HD video from the world's most remote locations right back to simulcast centers at record speed, nearly eliminating that lag that makes certain CNN reports painful to watch.

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Gallery: ViaSat SurfBeam 2 Pro easily carried hands-on

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