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Thrane Explorer-727 / Vehicular
Thrane Explorer 727 Vehicular
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Thrane Explorer-727 / Vehicular

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.

The Explorer 727 is Thrane & Thrane’s second-generation BGAN vehicular terminal. It comprises a robust, compact, roof-mounted antenna, which constantly tracks the satellite while on the move, and a transceiver which is positioned inside the vehicle. It boasts multiple voice and data interfaces, including ISDN for legacy applications and four Ethernet ports for multiple users. It has been designed to provide optimal broadband on the move for military, civil government, media and other commercial sector organizations.

High-Speed broadband on the move! The Explorer 727 allows you to have access to phone networks and the Internet while you are on the move anytime and anywhere in the world.

Key features
Compact and discreet
Most vehicular terminals comprise a roof-mountable antenna and in-car unit. Antennas are compact, relatively lightweight and discreet, so as not to draw attention.
Global coverage
BGAN is available across the globe, with the exception of the extreme polar regions, providing connectivity from wherever your business or operations take you.Vehicular BGAN terminals automatically track the satellite as you move, ensuring you stay connected.
Totally flexible
Supporting the latest IP services, as well as traditional circuit-switched voice and data, BGAN integrates seamlessly with corporate network and legacy applications. The vehicular antenna can be permanently or magnetically mounted to the roof of any suitable vehicle, be it a truck, bus or recreational vehicle (RV).
Simultaneous voice and data
BGAN provides simultaneous voice and broadband data up to 492 kbps. With a vehicular terminal, you can access email, the internet and other applications on the move.
Streaming IP and BGAN X-Stream™
BGAN supports a range of guaranteed Streaming IP rates from 32kbps to 256kpbs, and from at least 384kbps up to 450kbps with BGAN X-Stream™ on the pause.
Reliable network
BGAN services are delivered via the Inmarsat-4 network, with 99.9 per cent satellite and ground network availability and an operational lifespan expected into the 2020s.
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.
BGAN meets military and government requirements for security and supports all major VPN products and encryption standards.
General applications
  • FTP and file transfer
  • ICT for remote operations
  • SMS
  • VoIP
  • WAN
  • Broadband internet access
  • Email
  • Internet access
  • Intranet access
  • Secure VPN access
  • Short message email
  • Store and forward video
  • Surveillance
  • Telephony
  • Time-critical data transfer
  • Video conferencing
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
  • Mobile monitoring - remote surveillance
  • Mobile monitoring - remote telemetry
  • On-line collaboration
  • 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
  • Telemetry - SCADA
  • Temporary field office communications
Description Download or Format
Commercial Download892KB, pdf
Defence Download931KB, pdf
Media Download0.99MB, pdf
Fact Sheet Download178KB, pdf
BGAN Vehicular Coverage
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Hardware Specification
Thrane & Thrane
Terminal: 265 x 273 x 43mm (2.5kgs)
Antenna: 477 x 152mm (6kgs)
Standard IP:
Up to 492kbps (send & receive)
Streaming IP:
32, 64, 128, 256kbps (send & receive) *
64/56kbps **
2 x 2-wire, RJ-11 phone/fax, 3.1kHz audio
Data Interfaces:
4 x Ethernet, 1 x ISDN (RJ-45)
Ingress protection:
IP 31 (terminal)
IP 56 (antenna)