Anywhere in Australia, residents and businesses now have access
to broadband speeds, thanks to LockSat. LockSat is claimed to be
the fastest one-way satellite internet solution available today.
This is a true alternative to ADSL. The technology behind this
new system means it eliminates the lag that has traditionally dogged
satellite internet in the past. The previous systems used earth
stations in California, so before you get it data has probably crossed
the Pacific six times. LockSat uses an earth station in Sydney to
beam your data directly to the satellite and down to you.
LockSat users surf pages and download at the speed of ADSL anywhere
in Australia. It is supported through our Locknet/24x7 nation wide
dial up network using standard 56k modem, or 64/128k ISDN connection.
Plans are based on a satellite data plus dial up account basis so
you can pick a plan that suits your needs. As you can see below,
LockSat starts at just $18.50 plus a regular dialup
How LockSat works
LockSat broadband subscribers establish an internet connection using
either a 56k modem (PSTN), 64k or 128k ISDN call as is normally
the case with standard internet connectivity. As you request information
from the internet with that connection, the resultant traffic (download)
is sent to a Satellite dish at your premises, the combination delivers
a high speed broadband connection. You can link several computers
together to use the same LockSat connection. (see
The LockSat difference LockSat broadband outperforms any other
one way satellite on the market today. To enable the broadband speed,
a special IP acceleration program transmits instructions directly
to the satellite uplink station in Sydney for return to your dish
that connects to your PC. Web pages are formatted and delivered
at the speed of comparative products like ADSL or Fibre Optic. In
addition, Web server file downloads such as Microsoft files and
critical antivirus updates are delivered in seconds. Satellite users
who currently utilize other one way services can easily switch to
LockSat by re pointing their dish and purchasing the client software.
As an added benefit, LockSat broadband offers business clients
and internet gamers a low latency connection by using only the landline
PSTN or ISDN for connection to specific internet servers and VPN
traffic. This process of switching between these applications and
broadband browser traffic and
downloads is automatic and requires no configuration by the client.
Similarly, by turning off the IP acceleration program the request
link to the earth station is disabled and subscribers can use a
standard landline connection for receiving all data. This makes
the LockSat system totally portable if travelling and not wishing
to connect using your satellite equipment. It also means that you
can switch off the satellite download to avoid excess charges if
you are at your download limit.
Add a plan below to any standard Locknet
24x7 dialup plan.
Monthly Cost Inc. GST
LockSat 512k 250MB
250 MB download at 512k. Excess data charged
LockSat 512k 500MB
500 MB download at 512k. Excess data charged
LockSat 512k 1000MB
1000 MB download at 512k. Excess data charged
LockSat 512k 2000MB
2000 MB download at 512k. Excess data charged
1 GB Addon
Excess data charged at 11c/MB on all plans
excepting 2000MB plans where an addon has been purchased.
Data in excess of 2000MB+Addon(s) charged at 8c/MB.
Dish + mount + PCI decoder card = $299 including
delivery. Technician Installation if required: $190 approx.,
depending on location and site conditions.
Dish + Mount + USB satellite decoder = $449 including
delivery. Technician installation if required: $190 approx.,
depending on location and site conditions
If you already have a servicable dish and suitable
decoder you can use these.
ex Telstra clients: The LNB and
PCI Card supplied with a Telstra setup is unsuitable (the LNB
is low quality, and the PCI card can't be reprogrammed to the
proper frequency). We are doing a super special for Telstra
clients who want to swap over:
$150 for LNB and Broadlogic PCI card and Accelleration Software.
Accelleration software - one license: $66
All plans are payable in advance with excess data
charges billed in arrears
All Plans require payment of initial month plus
Final Month in Advance before connection
Plan suspension and variation can occur with notice
before 7 days prior to of monthly cycle, an alteration fee of
30 day registered business invoice accounts are
available - Contact Michael
Any standard Locknet
24x7 plan can be used for the return dialup connection,
however if you wish to use your current provider a surcharge
of $5.00per month will apply.