Broadband satellite terminals provide internet access in places where conventional service is unavailable. There are many satellite-based internet equipment options to suit every application. Inmarsat BGAN and Thuraya IP land portable terminals are designed for personal-carry applications where weight and size must be kept to a bare minimum. Iridium Certus® terminals are designed for land vehicles or maritime use. Inmarsat GX and Maverick VSAT terminals have the highest data speeds we offer and are available as fly-away kits or drive-away systems. Our knowledgeable staff are ready to help you choose the best equipment for your application.
Inmarsat BGAN Land Portable Terminals
These lightweight land-portable terminals are comparable in size to a laptop computer. Class 1 terminals like the Cobham EXPLORER 710 or HNS-9211 offer Standard IP data speeds up to 492 kbps and various streaming IP data speeds up to HDR suitable for broadcast video. Class 2 terminals like the Cobham EXPORER 510 offer standard IP data up to 464 kbps with streaming IP data up to 128 kbps. Standard IP data is offered on a best effort shared bandwidth basis; this means that the maximum standard IP data speed is not what one should expect typically. When we have measured standard IP data speeds recently, standard IP data speeds around 150-250 kbps are typical for both Class 1 and Class 2 terminals. Coverage is nearly global but excludes the polar regions. It is also important to understand that coverage in mountainous areas can be impacted by terrain masking. If the elevation angle is relatively low on the horizon, mountains and other vertical obstructions may block the satellite signal. If you know the location that you expect to use the Inmarsat BGAN terminal, Outfitter Satellite can provide you the compass angle and elevation angle of the Inmarsat satellite. Outfitter Satellite offers a variety of Inmarsat BGAN service options. Our most popular plan is the Inmarsat BGAN Standard Plus Plan which has tiered monthly usage costs, with a maximum tier that includes unlimited usage. Prepaid plans are also available.
Iridium Certus® Land Terminals & Maritime Terminals
Iridium Certus offer on-demand standard IP data billed by the megabyte of data transfer and multiple voice lines with excellent sound quality. Different terminals are available depending on whether your application is a Land Vehicle application or a maritime application. Iridium Certus 100 terminals are the lowest cost and smallest Certus terminals with two high-quality voice lines and data speeds up to 88 kbps down and 22 kbps up. Iridium Certus 700 are the fastest Certus terminals with 3 high-quality voice lines and internet connections up to 704 kbps down and 352 kbps up. A key advantages of Iridium Certus over Inmarsat BGAN is that Iridium Certus operates well in mountainous terrain and typically has higher standard IP data rates. Service plans are available with a variety of monthly data bundle sizes. The cost per megabyte (MB) drops quickly as the monthly data bundle scales up.
Thuraya IP Land Portable Terminals
Thuraya IP+ land portable terminals are similar in size to a laptop computer. Unlike Inmarsat BGAN terminals, Thuraya IP terminals do not provide telephony services. Standard IP data speeds reach up to 444 kbps with streaming IP data up to 384 kbps. Coverage is currently limited to Europe, parts of Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia.