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Cobham Explorer 700 BGAN Satellite Data Terminal

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Product Description

Cobham (Thrane & Thrane) Explorer 700 Inmarsat BGAN Satellite Data Terminal-Portable

The Inmarsat Thrane & Thrane EXPLORER 700 is the best selling internet terminal in the satellite communication industry.This terminal provides the highest bandwidth speed data connection on the BGAN network. The explorer 700 comes packed with innovative features such as extensive functionality and multiple voice and data interface,durability and versatility being able to withstand severe environment conditions such as humidity, dust, extreme weather and changing temperatures. This terminal is appropriate for use by individuals and corporate. Explorer 700 internet terminal is ideal for live video applications or for teams to share in a temporary office environment. This transceiver has a detachable antenna giving you more freedom.

* Please call for availibility on this item before you place an order. You can purchase the newest Cobham 710 BGAN satellite Data and Voice Terminal

Cobham Explorer BGAN 700 Features

  • High-speed data throughput up to 492kbps.
  • IP streaming to speeds of 384kbps+
  • Military-spec hardware (ingress protection factor 66)
  • Detachable antenna – keep the modem safe and dry while the antenna is outdoors
  • Multiple interfaces including WiFi, Bluetooth, Ethernet, ISDN, RJ11, and USB.
  • An LCD screen for ease of use
  • A wide range of accessories

Box Contents of the Cobham Explorer 700 Internet Terminal

Cobham Explorer 700 Transceiver
Rechargeable lithium ion battery
Antenna- 0.4m & 10m antenna cables, 2m ISDN
LAN cable, 1.8m USB cable, 115/230VAC Power Supply
AC charger
Quick Start guide, CD with manuals.

BGAN Cobham Explorer 700 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 (admin@northernaxcess.com) 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.  




•Total H / W / D: 297 / 399 / 51 mm
•11.7 / 15.7 / 2.0 inches
•Transceiver H / W / D: 280 / 228 / 40 mm
•11.0 / 8.9 / 1.6 inches
•Antenna H / W / D: 297 / 399 / 51 mm
•11.7 / 15.7 / 2.0 inches
•Total weight: 3.7 kg / 8.1 lbs (Incl. battery)
•Antenna: 2.1 kg / 4.6 lbs
•Transceiver: 1.6 kg / 3.5 lbs
•Global Services
•Voice: 4 kbps AMBE+2
•Premium voice: 3.1 kHz audio, 64 kbps
•Standard IP: Up to 492 kbps
•Streaming IP: 32, 64, 128, 256 kbps
•BGAN X-Stream: Min. 384 kbps (384 to 450 kbps)
•ISDN: UDI 64 kbps / RDI 56 kbps
•SMS: 160 characters
•Inmarsat frequencies: 1525.0 – 1559.0 MHz (Rx)
•1626.5 – 1660.5 MHz (Tx)
•EIRP: 20dBW ±1dB
•User Interface: LCD Display, 4 navigation keys and power.
•Audio and LCD pointing aids and LED
•indicators. Thrane & Thrane web interface
•Languages: UK, FR, DE, ES, RU and CN


•2 x Analogue RJ-11 phone/fax interfaces
•1 x Bluetooth interface (vers. 1.2)
•Frequencies: 2400.0 – 2483.5 MHz
•Max. coverage, outdoor: 100m / 328ft
•Max. devices connected: 7 handsets, 1 PC
•Standard: Power Class 1
•2 x LAN interface
•Connector type: RJ-45
•Data rate: 10/100 Mbps
•Max. cable length: 100m / 328ft (Cat5 UTP)
•1 x USB interface
•Version: 1.1 (slave)
•Connector type: B plug
•Max. cable length: 5m / 16.4ft
•2 x ISDN interface
•Connector type: RJ-45
•Max. units per port: 8, max. total power supplied 1W
•1 x Transceiver/Antenna interface
•Connector type: TNC-QN
•Max. cable length: 100m / 328ft, single coax
•Max. cable loss: 1.4 / 20dB @ 1.5GHz
•2 x BGAN SIM-Card slots
•WLAN Access Point (not included in 403720A-00510)
•Standard: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g
•Frequencies: 2400.0-2485.0 MHz and
•5150.0-5850.0 MHz
•Max. coverage outdoor: 100m / 328ft
•Max. datarate: 54 Mbps
•Environmental conditions
•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 to +60°C / -4°F to +140°F
•3 months: -20°C to +45°C / -4°F to +113°F
•1 year: -20°C to +20°C / -4°F to +68°F
•Relative humidity: 95% non-condensing at +40°C / +104°F
•Robustness: 0.5m / 1.64ft drop on concrete (operational, 95% survival)


•DC input range: 10-32VDC
•Power consumption
•Standby / Transmit mode: 1.2W / 18W (typical)
•During charging: 65W (max.)
•AC/DC power supply
•Input: 100-240VAC, 47-63Hz, 65W
•Output: 19VDC
•Connector type: 2.5 / 5.5 mm power jack
•Battery: Lithium ion, rechargeable
•Stand-by time: 36h, 25°C / 77°F
•Transmit time, max.: 2h30m @ 144 kbps (158MB),
•(25°C / 77°F) 1h30m @ 492 kbps (324MB),
•Receive time, max.: 3h30m @ 492 kbps (756MB),
•Min. number of charges: 300
•Recharge time: 2 hours 30 minutes
•Charge temperature: 0°C to +45°C / 32°F to +113°F
Part#: 403720A

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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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