Outfitter Satellite offers Inmarsat BGAN terminals for land portable and land vehicle applications. This equipment offers highly reliable broadband internet access up to 492 kbps as well as voice, ISDN, SMS messaging, and HDR Streaming IP data (depending on the BGAN equipment model selected). One reason for the high reliability of Inmarsat The geostationary satellites used by Inmarsat provide nearly global coverage, excluding the polar regions (see coverage map).
Workhorse BGAN Terminals: Outfitter Satellite rents and sells the EXPLORER 510 by Cobham which is a Class 2 Inmarsat BGAN terminal. This class of BGAN is the right choice for most individual users needing basic email and web connectivity. Class 2 terminals have the best overall combination of functionality, small size, and low cost. Though the EXPLORER 510 weighs only 3.1 lb, it offers internet access speeds up to 464 kbps. Laptops, tablets, and smart phones can connect via 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi. The BGAN can be controlled from an easy-to-use web interface. Our kit includes a USB-to-Ethernet adapter for users that want a conventional wired connection. Phone calls can be made by iOS and Android smart phones using a free app.
We offer satellite-optimized email software, high-usage monitoring, online traffic reports, and an online firewall to block unwanted IP traffic types. On most plans, we can offer PoP-level firewall services to block undesired traffic, PoP-level web compression, and PoP-level web filtering. Automatic email alerts are available on postpaid plans to inform the user when usage exceeds expected thresholds (limitations apply). Also, near realtime call traffic reports and data usage traffic reports are available through a web-based service (limitations apply).
The Inmarsat coverage map shown here assumes that your Inmarsat BGAN terminal's antenna has a direct line of sight with an Inmarsat I-4 satellite. Local obstructions such as mountains can block your line of sight, especially if you are operating in the mountains or you are near the edge of one of the three Inmarsat I-4 satellite foot prints where the satellite would be low on the horizon. It is the responsibility of the user to carefully consider whether the terrain may have obstructions that would block the satellite from view at that location. Outfitter Satellite can give you the elevation angle and azimuthal angle of the best satellite for any particular latitude and longitude if you provide the GPS position of the location where you intend to use the terminal.