Cobham Firmware Version 1.21 for Sailor 150/250/500 and EXPLORER 325/727

If you have any of the following devices, Cobham Firmware Version 1.21 should be dowloaded at your earliest convenience (RECOMMENDED MEDIUM PRIORITY): SAILOR 500 FleetBroadband TT-3740A SAILOR 250 FleetBroadband TT-3742A SAILOR 150 FleetBroadband TT-3744A EXPLORER 727 TT-3722A EXPLORER 325 TT-3721A The … Continue reading

Alphasat — How will it impact your use of Inmarsat?

In November 2014, Inmarsat transitioned its GSPS (IsatPhone) services in the Europe-Middle-East-Africa (EMEA) region from its I-4 F2 satellite to its new Alphasat satellite.  On March 24, 2015, Inmarsat also transitioned its EMEA FleetBroadband and BGAN services to Alphasat. This transition enhanced … Continue reading

Satellite Wi-Fi Hotspots: BYOD Bring Your Own Device

In the last few years, Satellite Wi-Fi hotspots have demonstrated themselves to be the long awaited solution for iPhone, iPad, and Android users trying to connect to the internet over satellite from remote locations beyond the reach of conventional cellular … Continue reading

Critical Firmware Upgrade Announced for select Thrane & Thrane BGAN and FleetBroadband Terminals

Thrane and Thrane (now rebranded as Cobham) has released a critical firmware upgrade for the SAILOR 500, EXPLORER 325 and EXPLORER 727 Firmware release 1.16. is available for download from the Inmarsat website at and This is a … Continue reading

Get individual Skyfile email addresses for your entire crew!

This article reviews the powerful multiple-user email capabilities of Astrium’s SkyFile Email system. As an example, a ship’s Captain can provide his crew individual email accounts for use through the ship’s Iridium or Inmarsat Fleetbroadband satellite phone via one (or … Continue reading