Thrane Explorer 500 BGAN Terminal

Pre-Owned Product Description

EXPLORER BGAN is a series of L-band satellite terminals utilizing the BGAN network from Inmarsat. An EXPLORER BGAN terminal offers a broadband connection and telephony service from anywhere in the world. Every terminal features easy set-up and operation. Simply connect a PC or phone, point the terminal towards a satellite using the compass and sound indicator, and you are instantly connected from anywhere in the world.

These pre-owned models are 100% tested, programmed, and work exactly like new. They are selected from our rental fleet or trade-ins from customers who upgraded to another model. All phones are restored to MFG specs. The pre-owned phones come with 6 month MFG warranty from date of purchase on invoice.


Raising the BGAN bar

EXPLORER 710 is a portable satellite terminal set to usher in a new era in the world of BGAN by setting new standards for size, speed and features

In The Box:
  • EXPLORER 510 terminal 
  • Built-in Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery 
  • EXPLORER Soft bag
  • USB to Ethernet Converter Cable
  • 100-240VAC Power Supply 
  • Multi-Language Quick Start Guide 
  • Multi-language web server and embedded manual (ENG, FR, DE, ES, RU, JP and CN)

Smallest and Lightest

The smallest full Class 1 BGAN terminal positioned to support broadcasters by enhancing the quality of mobile outside broadcasting

Fastest ever BGAN

The first and only BGAN terminal to support the full High Data Rate on-demand streaming service from Inmarsat. With speeds averaging 650 kbps, the EXPLORER 710 sets a new standard for mobile video news gathering.

Double the speed with Plug & Play bonding; simply connect two EXPLORER 710 terminals with an ethernet cable and achieve streaming rates over 1 Mbps.

Smart and Easy

EXPLORER 710 introduces smart devices to the world of BGAN, enabling users to connect their own smart phone for terminal control, voice calls and connectivity. The EXPLORER Connect App with a SIP soft phone is available on Android and IOS.

Other features include a USB host interface, hot-swappable batteries, a large easy-to-use LED display and multiple interfaces to support a wide range of applications.

    Tech Specs 

    Explorer 710 Data Sheet (PDF)
    EXPLORER 710 User Manual (PDF)
    EXPLORER Cellular Modem (PDF)


    Total H / W / D

    332 / 279 / 54 mm

    13.07 / 10.98 / 2.13 inches


    Total weight: 3.5 kg / 7.7 lbs (incl. battery)

    Antenna: 1.9 kg / 4.2 lbs

    Transceiver (incl. battery): 1.6 kg / 3.5 lbs

    Global Services

    Voice: 4 kbps AMBE+2

    Premium voice: 3.1 kHz audio, 64 kbps

    Standard IP: Up to 492 kbps

    Streaming IP: 32, 64, 128 kbps (256 kbps & BGAN X-Stream)

    High Data Rate Streaming: Min. 600 kbps Min. 300 kbps (Half-channel HDR)

    ISDN: UDI 64 kbps / RDI 56 kbps

    SMS: Not supported

    Inmarsat frequencies:

    1518.0 - 1525.0 MHz (Rx) (EMEA)

    1525.0 - 1559.0 MHz (Rx)

    1626.5 - 1660.5 MHz (Tx)

    1668.0 - 1675.0 MHz (Tx) (EMEA)

    EIRP: 20dBW ±1dB

        Prepaid Service

        Prepaid Usage Options Units Used
        Standard IP per MB 9.1
        Voice per Minute 1.2
        SMS per Message 0.5
        Streaming per Minute – 32 kbps 3.6
        Streaming per Minute – 64 kbps 6.9
        Streaming per Minute – 128 kbps 12.0
        Streaming per Minute – 176 kbps 17.0
        Streaming per Minute – 256 kbps 20.7
        HDR Streaming per Minute – 325/64 kbps 20.7
        HDR Streaming per Minute – 325 kbps 28.0
        X-Streaming per Minute – 450 kbps 29.0
        HDR Streaming per Minute – 650/64 kbps 32.0
        HDR Streaming per Minute – 650 kbps 38.0

        EXPLORER Connect App

        EXPLORER Connect is for management of the Cobham SATCOM EXPLORER 510 and EXPLORER 710 satellite terminals.

        EXPLORER Connect offers monitoring and configuration of the EXPLORER terminal and includes a built-in satellite phone for making or receiving satellite calls using the EXPLORER terminal.

        • Satellite Phone - Use your phone as a satellite phone to make and receive calls via the EXPLORER terminal
        • Terminal Access - Open the terminal's web interface for management and configuration
        • Pointing - Activate the pointing process towards the BGAN satellite and see signal strength
        • Dashboard - See the terminal status

        Available on:  iTunes App Store and Google Play

        Data Sheets

        Explorer 710 Data Sheet (PDF)
        EXPLORER Cellular Modem (PDF)

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