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Cobham Explorer 500 BGAN Satellite Data Terminal

  • Thrane Explorer 500 Portable BGAN  Satellite Internet Terminal
  • Explorer 500 Portable BGAN Terminal
  • Thrane Explorer 500 internet modem Functionality Diagram
  • Thrane Explorer 500 Portable BGAN Terminal-Front side image
  • Inmarsat BGAN Coverage Area

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Product Description

Cobham (Thrane &Thrane) Explorer 500 BGAN Satellite Internet Data Terminal- Portable 

The EXPLORER 500 Internet Terminal represents the ultimate combination of portability and performance global coverage and provides service anywhere within the BGAN coverage area. Particularly useful in remote areas outside terrestrial or cellular coverage, this mobile terminal is an ideal link to the world wherever you are. The Explorer 500 meets the needs of the most demanding business traveler for remote, high-speed access to corporate networks It is a small and lightweight voice and broadband. Setting up your EXPLORER 500 is quick and easy. Just plug in a laptop or PDA, or use the Blue-tooth interface, point the antenna towards the BGAN satellite and you are online. Explorer  gives you access to Internet ,Email, Fax, voice calls, video conferencing and streaming, and corporate servers.The Explorer 500 provides simultaneous voice and broadband data –access your data applications and make a phone call at the same time – via a Bluetooth handset or a standard desktop phone.


Remote access – high-speed access to your corporate network, enabling access to company and customer information.

Internet – access the internet at speeds up to 464kbps.

Email – send and receive email via the internet or email applications.

Telephony – make phone calls via a peripheral handset at the same time as accessing data applications.

Streaming – select guaranteed quality of service up to 128kbps on demand, eg. for video, audio.

File transfer – send and receive large files.

Highly flexible – caters both to individual users and small teams on the move.

Very robust – Splash and dust-resistant.

Completely secure – connect seamlessly via your preferred VPN application.

Box Contents for the EXPLORER 500 Internet Terminal

Explorer 500 BGAN IP modem unit
Primary Lithium Battery pack
Cable Kit (USB, Ethernet cable)
AC/DC Power Adapter
Product CD & Quick Start Guide



Weight with battery:

2.9 lb (1.28 kg)

8.5in x 8.5in x 2.1in (21.8 x 21.7 x 5.2 cm)
Input Power of AC adapter:

100-240 VAC 47-63 Hz (AC adapter outputs 15 VDC)
DC Power Requirements:

Accepts 10-16 VDC
Data Ports:

USB v1.1, Ethernet RJ-45
Analog Phone/G-3 Fax Port:


(up to 100m)
Ingress protection:

Power supply

Stand-by time:

36 hours
Ambient operating temperature

Powered from external DC -25°C to +55°C
(-13°F to +131°F)
Powered by battery only 0°C to +55°C
(+32°F to +131°F)
Charging temp

0°C to +45°C
(+32°F to +113°F)
Operating humidity:

Relative at 95% non-condensing
at +40°C (+104°F)
Supported operating systems

Windows: 2000, XP
MAC: OS 10.1 or later
Data capabilities

IP data
Standard IP Background class of service
Send: up to 448kbps over a shared channel
Receive: up to 464kbps over a shared channel
Streaming IP Guaranteed quality of service
Send: 32, 64, 128kbps
Receive: 32, 64, 128kbps
Multiple IP streaming sessions simultaneously
ISDN data UDI (64kbps) – via USB
SMS 160 characters
Voice capabilities:

Voice 4kbps
3.1kHz audio

Part # 403710A

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