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Thrane Explorer 500 Portable Bgan
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Thrane Explorer-500 / Portable BGAN

Inmarsat’s Broadband Global Area Network service – BGAN – is the world’s first mobile communications service to provide both voice and broadband data simultaneously through a single, highly compact device on a global basis. It is also the first to offer guaranteed data rates on demand.

Explorer 500 is the perfect choice if you are looking for a small and lightweight voice and broadband data communications device for multiple users. In spite of the size of the terminal, Explorer 500 allows you to check your e-mails while a colleague is calling your boss back in the office - from anywhere in the world.

Our award-winning BGAN service provides simultaneous voice and broadband data communications globally.
BGAN offers Standard IP and a portfolio of guaranteed Streaming IP rates to meet all your data, voice and video needs wherever you're located.

Key features
Global coverage
BGAN is available across the globe, with the exception of the extreme polar regions, providing connectivity wherever your business or operations take you.
Reliable network
BGAN is available across the globe, with the exception of the extreme polar regions, providing connectivity wherever your business or operations take you.
BGAN meets military and government requirements for security and supports all major VPN products and encryption standards.
Simultaneous voice and data
A single BGAN terminal provides simultaneous voice and broadband data up to 492kbps, enabling you to access the internet or send email, and talk on the phone at the same time.
Totally flexible
Supporting the latest IP services, as well as traditional circuit-switched voice and data, BGAN integrates seamlessly with corporate networks and legacy applications.
streaming IP and BGAN X-Stream™
BGAN supports a range of guaranteed on-demand Streaming IP rates from 32kbps to at least 384kbps, and up to 450kbps with BGAN X-Stream™.
Easy to use
No technical expertise or training is needed to set up and use BGAN. All terminals are plug and play, so you can go online within minutes.
General applications
  • FTP and file transfer
  • ICT for remote operations
  • SMS
  • VoIP
  • WAN
  • Broadband internet access
  • Email
  • File transfer
  • Fixed line communications
  • Internet access
  • Intranet access
  • Secure VPN access
  • Short message email
  • Store and forward video
  • Surveillance
  • Telephony
  • Telephony VoIP
  • Time-critical data transfer
  • Video conferencing
  • Wireless internet access
Bespoke applications
  • X-Stream live video
  • Asset tracking
  • Bank transactions
  • Communications on the move
  • Data centre management
  • Encryption
  • Fixed monitoring - remote surveillance
  • Fixed monitoring - remote telemetry
  • Fixed monitoring - remote tracking
  • Friendly force tracking
  • Geospatial intelligence
  • Live audio broadcasting
  • Live video broadcasting/streaming
  • On-line collaboration
  • Push to talk
  • Radio network integration
  • Remote GSM
  • Remote manned video
  • Remote personnel tracking
  • Remote unmanned video
  • Secure and encrypted ATM/PoS solution
  • Situational awareness
  • Social and welfare communications
  • Telemedicine
  • Temporary field office communications
Description Download or Format
Fact Sheet Download160KB, pdf
Getting Started Download374KB, pdf
Mobile Office Brochure Download1.22MB, pdf
User Manual Download3.75MB, pdf
2-wire handset Explorer 2-Wire Handset
The EXPLORER 2-wire handset is a standard PSTN analogue telephone handset to be used with the Thrane & Thrane EXPLORER terminals or any other satellite terminal with an analogue PSTN interface.
Power Supply Thrane Exp 300/500 AC/DC Power Supply
The Thrane & Thrane AC/DC power adapter is for use with both the Explorer 300 and 500 bgan devices.
Thrane Battery Thrane & Thrane Battery For Exp 300/500
The Thrane & Thrane battery is for use with both the Explorer 300 and 500 BGAN devices.
Soft Carry Thrane Exp 300/500 Soft Carry Case
The Thrane & Thrane soft carrying case is for use with the Explorer 300 and 500 BGAN units.
DC Adapter Thrane DC Adapter For Exp 300/500/700
The Thrane & Thrane Explorer DC adapter is for use with Explorer 300, 500, and 700 BGAN terminals.
DC Adapter Thrane Pole Mount For Exp 300/500
The Thrane & Thrane Pole Mount Kit provides a semi-fixed solution for the Explorer 300 and 500 BGAN units.
The Box The Box
With The Box configured for use with your satellite broadband device you will be able to increase satellite data transfer efficiency, decrease airtime costs, and generate revenue by selling services to end users. The Box is a full featured industrial router with web caching and compression built into it. With local caching and fast, reliable, data compression, you will be able to realize up to 5x faster internet browsing. Data caching and compression speed up network access to data files resulting in faster download times which can produce dramatic airtime savings.
Web accelerator WebXaccelerator 102
Accelerate Satellite Data to Make Your Airtime Count with the WebXaccelerator - 102. Optimizer Satellite Firewall Hotspot increases your satellite data transfer efficiency and saves airtime costs while preventing unwanted data transmissions.
BGAN Portable Coverage
Hardware Specifications
Manufacturer: Thrane & Thrane
Size: 217 x 168mm (1.4kgs)
Standard IP: Up to 240/384kbps (send / receive)
Streaming IP: 32 or 64kbps (send and receive)
Voice: Via RJ-11 or Bluetooth
Data Interfaces: Bluetooth, Ethernet
Ingress protection: IP 54