Montana Satellite Services

Portable Satellite Internet Systems

Portable Satellite Internet Systems

We offer several solutions for portable satellite Internet access!  These systems have the ability to connect to one of several satellites in the southern skies to provide you with Internet access via Satellite.

It is VERY IMPORTANT to determine what your Internet access needs are prior to considering a portable solution as portable options are very limited as there are only a few satellite Internet systems on the market that can be used for portable applications!   By the way… you won’t see any tripods on our site… instead we offer flat non-pen mounts that are still portable but offer MUCH MORE stability and support than a tripod!

Here are some examples and options for you of portable satellite Internet solutions!

Manual Setup / Pointing Satellite Internet Systems

Portable HughesNet System

HughesNet HN7000s .98m 2 watt Satellite Internet Systems:  The HughesNet HN7000s Systems are a Ku Band Satellite Internet System that can be moved around from location to location and will connect and provide Internet access for you from the Continental U.S. and parts of Alaska, Canada, Mexico, Haiti and other locations.  When combined with a flat non-pen mount, they can be set up on the ground or a flat roof, or they will mount on a 2″ Schedule 40 Steel or galvanized pipe as well which gives us the 2 3/8″ OD mast that the antenna will slide down onto.  This system requires setup and pointing, however there is a signal meter built into the firmware of the HughesNet HN7000s modem for pointing and peaking!  If you ever see an RV’er setting up a satellite dish for Internet Access, it’s probably this system or another HughesNet Ku Band System! Portable HughesNet Systems are around $1200 depending on features and options, and monthly service starts at around $99.00 per month! DISCLAIMER:  HughesNet does not allow or support self-installations or the “portable” or “mobile” use of their equipment!


iDirect 1.2m antenna on a flat non-pen mount

iDirect Satellite Internet / VSAT Systems:  iDirect Ku Band equipment can be used on a portable basis and moved around within the coverage area to provide you with satellite Internet connectivity!  iDirect works better than HughesNet for bandwidth intense applications such as VoIP, VPN, and providing access for multiple concurrent users.  However… iDirect requires a satellite signal meter / identifier, and you must be able to make a phone call from each new dish location to ensure the antenna is peaked properly prior to them activating your service at the new location!  Also, they will not assist you if you are moving around every day or every week, as they will require you to invest in an auto-pointing system so you are not taking up the Network Operations Center technicians time from all of your moves.  Most people that use iDirect on a portable / manual setup and pointing basis use it at one location for a week or two at a time at least!  These systems are heavy and hard to move around and set up! Portable iDirect Satellite Internet / VSAT Systems start at around $2000.00 and go up from there, however our most common portable iDirect system is around $3800.00.  Monthly iDirect service usually starts at around $200 – $300 per month depending on your Internet needs and application!


Auto-pointing / Auto-seeking Satellite Internet / VSAT Systems

portable auto-pointing satellite internet intranet vsat systems

We offer portable auto-pointing antennas as well!  This mount in the photo is a Winegard SPA 1200 portable 1.2m system however we do offer a few other options as well!  These portable systems still require you to set up the mount and get the dish pointed to the south, however with the press of a button they take over from there and locate and lock onto the satellite for you!  This type of system is typically used at oil wells, or temporary construction locations and typically with iDirect type services for business type applications where it’s not feasible to leave a vehicle there or a trailer with a mobile system mounted on it!  These systems start out at around $11,000 – $12,000 or so, which is still a savings over the $15,000.00 – $40,000.00 mobile fully-automatic systems that we also offer!


Mobile, Transportable & Fly-away Satellite Internet / VSAT Systems

Fly-away / Transportable Satellite Internet / VSAT systems

Be sure to check out our mobile satellite Internet and fly-away satellite Internet systems as well!  They are fully automatic satellite Internet systems that can either be mounted to a vehicle, trailer, etc. and / or can be hauled around in crates and boxes and deployed when and where needed without any manual pointing requirements!  When combined with our on-demand satellite Internet access and bandwidth plans, these systems are perfect for emergency services, oil well sites, construction sites, and other temporary locations around the World!


Contact us for more information on our portable, mobile and fly-away Satellite Internet Systems!