Inmarsat BGAN offers Standard IP internet access speeds up to 492 kbps for a Class 1 terminal, though 150-250 kbps is more typical of actual performance. Some terminals also support HDR streaming IP data which is suitable for broadcast video. Different terminal classes support different maximum standard IP data and streaming IP data speeds. As always, our knowledgeable staff are here to help you make the best choice for your needs.
Inmarsat BGAN Equipment Options
COBHAM EXPLORER 510: Our most popular terminal is the EXPLORER 510 by Cobham. This is a light 3.1 lb Class 2 terminal suitable basic email and web connectivity with internet access speeds up to 464 kbps. Most users access the EXPLORER 510 through its 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi but our kit includes a USB-to-Ethernet adapter for users that want a conventional wired connection. Phone calls can be made by iOS or Android smart phones using a free app. It has an easy-to-use web interface.
HUGHES 9211 HDR: This 4.5 lb terminal is the lightest Class 1 terminal and offers Standard IP data up to 492 kbps and HDR (high data rate) Streaming IP data that can reach up to 800 kbps. Other features include Wi-Fi access, an Ethernet port, and an RJ-11 phone port. iOS and Android phones can make phone calls while connected via Wi-Fi using a free app.
Inmarsat BGAN Coverage
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.
Usage Monitoring, Web Compression, Public Static IP Addresses & More:
Monthly-billed plans include a monitoring service to help you control your usage costs. The monitoring system can send email alerts to inform the user when usage exceeding a pre-specified threshold for a calendar month is detected (limitations apply). Other optional services* include:
Public Static IP address
Satellite-optimized email software
Near real-time online traffic reports
PoP-level firewall to block unwanted IP traffic types
PoP-level web compression
PoP-level web filtering
*Some optional charges required additional monthly fees. Also, limitations apply. Please contact us for complete details and pricing.