Cobham Explorer 510 BGAN Satellite Data Terminal

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Cobham Explorer 510 BGAN Satellite Internet Terminal 

The Cobham Explorer BGAN 510 terminal offers a broadband connection and telephone service from anywhere in the world. This terminal features easy set-up and operation, simply connect a PC or phone, point the terminal towards a satellite using the compass and sound indicator, and you are instantly connected. 

You can use the BGAN 510 as a Global Wi-Fi hotspot to have Internet connection with your laptop or smart device. This terminal is able to connect with up to 11 devices simultaneously without any configuration changes and with wireless range of 100 meters. The terminal can be placed outside, while you can be connected wirelessly indoors. 

The BGAN Exlporer 510 is the ideal combination of performance and portability with a durable magnesium casing and a dust and water resistant design. makes it the perfect choice when working off the beaten track, but still dependent on a reliable connection.

Ultra-portable and easy to use, this lightweight BGAN terminal is a powerful next generation tool for field communication worldwide. 


Cobham Explorer 510 Features

A new way to connect

EXPLORER 510 is focused on wireless connectivity. It harnesses the power of the new EXPLORER Connect App, which turns your Android and IOS  smartphones and tablets into powerful satellite communications tools. The Explorer 510 Provides simultaneous high quality voice and internet access at speeds up to 464 kbps. Streaming IP up to 128 kbps. It also supports WLAN and a USB host interface

When it comes to setting up you can be online in minutes using your own wireless devices. The USB host allows wired connections to the terminal and the optional EXPLORER LTE dongle (available in Q1 2015), so you can use local cellular if available and switch to BGAN when needed.

Professional performance

Whether you're reporting the news, exploring for natural resources, doing commercial or government business or helping people in emergencies, EXPLORER 510's high quality voice and broadband up to 464 kbps offer the performance you need to carry out your work in the field.

Regardless of location or environment, with EXPLORER 510 you can make and receive calls, use email, access the web, connect to your corporate network, stream video & audio, and harness the power of work specific IP applications to make sure you get the job done.


At 200mm x 200mm x 50mm, EXPLORER 510 is smaller than a standard laptop and weighs less than 1.4 kg. In fact, it's the smallest EXPLORER BGAN terminal ever but despite its compact size it delivers reliable communication in any conditions.

Your ability to communicate and do your job will not weigh you down with EXPLORER 510. Its unique design makes it an ideal tool for field communication on its own, or as a companion alongside EXPLORER 710 or a semi-permanent EXPLORER VSAT terminal.

Ultra Tough Terminal

Magnesium Casing, IP66 rating and integrated battery pack .Completely dust-tight and protected against powerful water jets and heavy seas. 

Reliable connectivity

EXPLORER 510 draws from the established EXPLORER legacy, offering the same high-quality materials and manufacturing, but featuring a whole new design direction for this leading series of satellite terminals.The perfect choice when working off the beaten track, but still dependent on a reliable connection

BGAN Cobham Explorer 510 Airtime Options

Inmarsat BGAN Prepaid Plans: Purchase a specific number of units that can be used for voice or data, that will be available for 2 years and you can reload the sim card with more units at any time.

Inmarsat BGAN Monthly Plans: Pay a monthly service fee and for the airtime you use. If you don’t use any voice or data, you will only have to pay for the monthly subscription.

Note: Must sign a BGAN Monthly Airtime Agreement and return it to us via email ( or fax to 866.657.5671 to activate your service.

Download BGAN Monthly Airtime Service Agreement Here (PDF).

Learn more about Inmarsat BGAN Airtime Plans.  

Media, government, humanitarian and utility users know that EXPLORER terminals are designed and built to last. So whether you are helping people on the fault line, creating news on the frontline or measuring flow on a pipeline, you know you can rely on EXPLORER 510 to connect every time.


Easy access to the terminal on all Devices and Screen Sizes 

EXPLORER Connect App: Use your Smart Device to Make Calls or easily Access The Internet even in areas with no other coverage.

EXPLORER LTE Modem turns E510 into a true communication SmartHub. Use local cellular network when available and BGAN if no other option.

The embedded User Interface is optimized for different screen sizes automatically adopt to the screen size. 

Box Content of the Cobham Explorer 510 BGAN Satellite Internet & Voice Terminal 

  • EXPLORER 510 terminal
  • Built-in Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery
  • EXPLORER Softbag
  • USB to Ethernet Converter Cable
  • 100-240VAC Power Supply
  • Multi-Languge Quick Start Quide
  • Multi-language webserver and embedded manual (ENG, FR, DE, ES, RU, JP and CN)


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 510 Bgan Terminal Support Documents and Firmware


Part # 403711A-00500 ata capabilities Standard IP: Up to 464 kbps Streaming IP: 32, 64, 128 kbps Voice capabilities Standard voice: 4 kbps Premium voice: 3.1 kHz audio, 64 kbps Text capabilities SMS:160 characters Inmarsat frequencies: 1518.0 - 1525.0 MHz (Rx) (EMEA) 1525.0 - 1559.0 MHz (Rx) 1626.5 - 1660.5 MHz (Tx) 1668.0 - 1675.0 MHz (Tx) (EMEA) EIRP: 15.1 dBW ±1dB User interface: Two LED (WLAN, Status), 1 Power Button USB Host, Cobham web interface Languages: UK, FR, DE, ES, RU, JP and CN Approvals: CE, FCC, IC Inmarsat Class 2 Type Approval Interfaces WLAN Access Point Standard: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n 1 x USB host interface Version: 2.0 (host) Charging: Up to 1A 1 x BGAN SIM-Card slot Environmental conditions Temperature Operational (ambient): -25°C to +55°C / -13°F to +131°F Storage (excl. battery): -40°C to +80°C / -40°F to +176°F Battery storage temperature 1 month: -20°C / -4°F to +60°C / +140°F 3 months: -20°C / -4°F to +45°C / +113°F 1 year: -20°C / -4°F to +20°C / +68°F Relative humidity: 95% non-condensing at +40°C/+104°F Robustness: 0.5 m/1.64 ft drop on concrete (operational, 95% survival) Storage temperature: -40°C to +80°C -40°F to +176°F Water and dust: IP-66 Compiant (TBC) Power DC input range: 10.5-32VDC Power consumption Standby / transmit: 0.8W / 14W (typical) During charging: 38W (max.) Connector type: 2.5mm EIAJ RC-5320-IV AC/DC power supply Input: 100-240VAC, 47-63Hz, 50W Output: 19VDC Part# 403711A-00500 Built-in Battery: Lithium ion (rechargeable) Stand-by time (TBC): 36h, 0°C/+32°F to 55°C/+131° Standard call: 3h, 0°C/+32°F to 55°C/+131° Premium voice call: 1h30m, 0°C/+32°F to +55°C/+131°F Receive time, max.: 3h30m @ 128kbps (25°C / 77°F) Transmit time, max.: 2h15m @ 128kbps (25°C / 77°F) Min. number of charges: 300 Recharge time: Less than 3 hours Charge temperature: 0°C / +32°F to +45°C /+113°
5 MB Plan:
Inc. 5 MB per Month / $6.65 MB / $0.99 Voice min. / $0.90 SMS / Contract - 12 Months Minimum
21 MB Plan:
Inc. 21 MB per Month / $5.80 MB / $0.96 Voice min / $0.90 SMS / Contract - 3 Months Minimum
100 MB Plan:
Inc. 100 MB per Month / $5.10 MB / $0.92 Voice min / $0.90 SMS / Contract -6 Months Minimum
750 MB Plan:
Inc. 750 MB per Month / $4.50 MB / $0.90 Voice min / $0.80 SMS / Contract - 12 Months Minimum
2105 MB Plan:
Inc. 2105 MB per Month / $3.20 MB / $0.80 Voice min / $0.80 SMS / Contract -12 Months Minimum
Activation Fee::
All monthly plans requires a one-time $50.00 activation fee. (Automatically added when you purchase a plan.)
Activation Process:
Once you have purchased your monthly BGAN plan, you must sign the agreement and return it to us via email or fax to activate your service.

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