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Cobham 540 BGAN 3G/ M2M Data Terminal

  • Inmarsat Cobham 540  BGAN 3G/M2M Satellite Data Terminal
  • Cobham Explorer BGAN 540 -Front and Back View
  • Explorer 540 BGAN / M2M Accessories View
  • BGAN 540 Satellite Data & Voice Terminal - Front View
  • Cobham Explorer 540 BGAN/M2M Satellite Terminal
  • Cobham BGAN 540 installed for use
  • Cobham BGAN / M2M 540 used outside
  • Inmarsat Coverage Map

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Product Description

Explorer 540 Dual BGAN - 3G/M2M Terminal For Satellite Internet

The new EXPLORER 540, Cobham SATCOM's latest addition to its established EXPLORER range of satellite terminals,  introduced as the world's first Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication terminal to operate on both Inmarsat BGAN (Broadband Global Area Network) and 2G/3G/GPRS networks.

As the only M2M terminal to offer dual-mode operation, EXPLORER 540 provides unique installation flexibility and M2M data communication cost-control, as it ensures the most cost-effective communication service can be chosen depending on location of the installation and service quality/availability. Securing continuity of M2M IP data transfer, which often originates in hard to reach, remote locations, dual-mode operation also delivers significant failover capabilities with automatic switching to the secondary service should EXPLORER 540 detect that its primary communication service is unavailable.


Cobham Explorer 540 M2M Functions

For organizations transferring business or safety critical real-time data within their M2M networks, EXPLORER 540's dual mode can provide unmatched service availability. Designed to deliver real-time M2M communication for diverse applications including IP SCADA for data backhaul, asset tracking, real-time surveillance and remote telemetry, EXPLORER 540 brings with it the same operational reliability that has helped to establish EXPLORER as a leading name in the land mobile BGAN and VSAT sectors. It is based on the latest generation EXPLORER technology platform, introduced with the EXPLORER 510 BGAN terminal.

Explorer BGAN 540Supports the Inmarsat M2M AccessPlatform (M2MAP).

  • Data exchange
  • SMS gateway for remote management
  • Firmware Upgrade Process (FUP) server for free OTA SW upgrade
  • Over The Air (OTA) file transfer server forsupport, i.e. log retrieval, configuration update, etc.

 Cobham BGAN 540 System Features

• EXPLORER 540 is BGAN M2M certified and BGAN Class 2 Type. Approved for services such as BGAN Link.
• The optional 2G/3G/GPRS Modem is an integrated part of the design.
• Automatic failover between BGAN and the cellular network ensures continuous connectivity.
• Lightweight and rugged IP66 design ensures durability for outside mounting. No enclosure needed.
• Simple to set up and operate.
• Versatile power options with both Power over Ethernet (PoE) and 10-32VDC input.
• Two cable glands for easy installation of standard power and Ethernet cables into the back housing.
• Remote management of the terminal via SMS including configuration, debugging, and access to the web interface.
• Polemount included in the package.

A true dual mode BGAN M2M terminal with an optional 3G Modem Box as an integrated part of the design.

 The optional EXPLORER 3G Modem replaces the backcover and fits the interface enclosure on the EXPLORER 540. With the modem you can connect to local cellular networks and turn EXPLORER 540 into a dual mode BGAN M2M.

 For what you can use the Cobham Explorer 540 in the Industrycobham-explorer-bgan-540-front-view-only.jpg

  1. You can use  Explorer 540 as a low-power, Ethernet port in remote locations.
  2. Utility Smart Grid - Realtime control with less about 1200 millisecond latency.
  3. Weather, environmental, seismic warning sensors over a wide (global) area.
  4. Pump/Valve monitoring and control - Access remote devices, screens, parameters.
  5. Asset Monitoring - Trigger Switches, Door open, motion detector, alarm send information.
  6. Remote Video Surveillance - 448 Kbps speeds allow for fast refresh-rate of images real-time.
  7. Low or High-Bandwidth SCADA or M2M devices.
  8. Any remote device that communicates over a standard TCP-IP Internet connection.

What is in the Box of the Cobham Explorer 540

• EXPLORER 540 terminal
• Polemount
• Multi-Language Installation manual
• Multi-language webserver and embedded manual
(ENG, FR, DE, ES, RU, JP and CN)

Accessories Available Not Included in Box

(expected to be available in Q2 2016)
• EXPLORER PoE Injector

EXPLORER 540 Interfaces:

–Inmarsat IAI2
–USIM card for BGAN
–GNSS (GPS, Glonass, Beidou)
–LAN with PoE (PoE+ IEEE 802.3at type 2 class 4 interface)
–DC power (10.5 – 32V DC)
–USB host (Micro-AB type connector) for optional 3G Modem
–USIM card for 3G modem (optional)
–1 x input port for wake-on-input
–1 x output port for is-awake-output
–1 x GPIO port for remote control/status of a M2M device

System & Coverage

The Inmarsat network is also a global system and consists of 3 Geosynchronous (Stationary, or Fixed in one position) satellites set on the equator thousands of miles above the earth. Because of the fact that the satellites are GEO, or fixed satellites, which means that they do not move from their set position, whereas LEO satellites are constantly moving. This makes it so that the equipment needs to be pointed directly at the satellite to register on the network.

Cobham Explorer 540 BGAN/M2M Terminal Support Documents

Cobham Explorer 540 Product Overview

Cobham Explorer 540 Brochure



Total H / W / D: 202 / 202 / 51.8 mm
7.8 / 7.8 / 1.6 inches
Weight (incl. battery): 1.6kg / 3.5lbs
Data capabilities
Standard IP: Up to 464 kbps
Streaming IP: 32, 64, 128 kbps (Not for BGAN M2M)
Voice capabilities (Not for BGAN M2M)
Standard voice: 4 kbps
Premium voice: 3.1 kHz audio, 64 kbps
EIRP: 15.1 dBW ±1dB
User interface: One LED (Status), 1 Reset Button,
web interface
Languages: ENG, FR, DE, ES, RU, JP and CN
Approvals: CE, FCC, IC, C-TICK, Inmarsat Class 2
Type Approved and BGAN M2M Certified

Environmental conditions
Operational (ambient): -40°C to +75°C / -40°F to +131°F
Storage: -55°C to +80°C / -67°F to +176°F
Relative humidity: 95% non-condensing at +40°C/+104°F
Robustness: 0.5 m/1.64 ft drop on concrete
(operational, 95% survival)
Water and dust: IP-66 Compiant

1 x Micro USB interface (Proprietary for external EXPLORER 3G Modem)
1 x BGAN SIM-Card slot
1 x RJ45 Ethernet interface with PoE
1 x 8 pin Ethernet interface
1 x 3 pin for I/O
1 x 2 pin for DC power input
• EXPLORER 540 terminal
• Polemount
• Multi-Language Installation manual
• Multi-language webserver and embedded manual
(ENG, FR, DE, ES, RU, JP and CN)

(expected to be available in Q2 2016)

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