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3G modem providers that allow inbound connections for Digital Signage

Posted: August 23, 2011 at 11:09 pm   /   by   /   comments (4)

Have you been in this situation:

1. You’ve installed a digital signage player and want to remotely manage the unit

2. You don’t want to install a telephone or ADSL line because the costs are too high

3. You only need the Internet connection for a short perid of time i.e. 1-2 months

4. You don’t care about the speeds and bandwidth

5. You need the player to connect to the Internet

After months of researching I have found the solution in Australia….. (drum roll) Virgin 3G prepaid modem  – YES can you believe it Virgin!!! is the only provider that allows Internet inbound connections. Most other providers only allow you to do this if you’re on a contract (post pay). There are several items or checklists to consider before purchasing any 3G modem and these are:

1. Is your digital signage hardware compatible and be able to support the 3G modem?

2. Is there coverage in the location where you intend to use the 3G modem?

3. Does your player have the ability to automatically connect to the Internet in the event of coverage dropouts? If not, we would recommend you use a 3G Modem router that has the ability to automatically connect to the Internet.

The APN information that you will need to use is Virgin.Internet

Good luck and let us know if you find any other prepaid providers that uses a Public IP Address and allows inbound connections from the Internet.


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  • December 1, 2011 at 4:14 pm network infrastructure solutions

    Hey very good blog!!!! Wow… Gorgeous .. Amazing

  • November 18, 2011 at 2:54 pm Autostereoscopic TV

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  • October 10, 2011 at 8:49 pm digital signage

    Nice blog post!

    Digital Signage systems are getting best used in education sector as well. Digital Signage is taking place of notice boards in schools and colleges. Here, Digital Signage are getting used for displaying term news letter, trip photographs, information of admissions, display sponsors, achievements, articles and much more.

  • September 15, 2011 at 9:38 am Munix

    While i’ve not used pre-payed 3G yet, i’ve setup a friends linux laptop to auto-boot to KDE4 login he enters his password and the desktop starts, connects to the internet useing Plasma-NM which will prefference to wi-fi picking the strongest signal, failing that it autoconnects to 3G, and registers it’s IP address with DynDNS so I can ssh to his laptop if need be. He much prefers entering one password and then has the browser up and surfing vs. Windows where there are many many popup’s about anti-virus not being able to update, windows security popups and other popups he has to close to eventually being able to connect via the provided 3g connection manager, then manually doing all the up-dates for all the addons windows needs takes 10+ minutes vs. < 1min with linux/kde and not being stressed with viruses especially when doing internet banking. His system is very similar to standalone system, but he is a low-skill user who expects it to 'just work'(tm) linux provides this, windows fails big time.

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