Inmarsat Explorer 540

Product Description

As the world’s first BGAN M2M terminal designed to operate on both Inmarsat BGAN (Broadband Global Area Network) and cellular 2G/3G/LTE networks, EXPLORER 540 delivers always available connectivity for critical monitoring and control applications.



The BGAN M2M service uses Inmarsat BGAN to provide a reliable, global, two-way IP data service. It is designed to connect monitoring and control applications in remote, unmanned locations, providing visibility and management of those assets. By combining BGAN M2M with cellular connectivity in the same terminal, EXPLORER 540 gives users the opportunity to choose the best carrier for any location.

In The Box:
  • EXPLORER 540 terminal
  • Polemount
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Multi-language web server (ENG, FR, DE, ES, RU, JP and CN)
  • 2 Cable Glands and 1 Blanking Plug
  • Security torx bit for back cover
  • Allen key for polemount

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.

System features

  • EXPLORER 540 is BGAN M2M certified and BGAN Class 2 Type Approved for services such as BGAN Link
  • Lightweight and rugged IP66 design ensures durability for outside mounting - no enclosure needed
  • Polemount included in the package
  • Simple to set up and operate
  • Versatile power options with both Power over Ethernet (PoE) and 10-32VDC input
  • Two cable glands for easy installation of standard power and Ethernet cables into the back housing
  • Remote management of the terminal via SMS including configuration, debugging, and access to the web interface
  • The optional cellular 2G/3G/LTE Modem is an integrated part of the design (expected availability in Q2 2017)
  • Automatic failover between BGAN and the cellular network ensures continuous connectivity.


    Tech Specs 

    Explorer 540 Data Sheet (PDF)
    EXPLORER 540 Installation guide(PDF)
    EXPLORER 540 User & integrator’s manual (PDF)


    Total H / W / D

    202 / 202 / 51.8 mm

    8.0 / 8.0 / 2.0 inches

    Weight (incl. battery):

    1.6kg / 3.5lbs (excl. cellular modem)

    Data capabilities

    Standard IP: Up to 464 kbps

    Streaming IP: 32, 64, 128 kbps (Not for BGAN M2M)

    Voice capabilities (Not for BGAN M2M)

    Standard voice: 4 kbps

    Premium voice: 3.1 kHz audio, 64 kbps

    EIRP: 15.1 dBW ±1dB
    User interface: One LED (Status), 1 Reset Button, web interface
    Languages: ENG, FR, DE, ES, RU, JP and CN
    Approvals: CE, FCC, IC, C-TICK, Inmarsat Class 2 Type Approved and BGAN M2M Certified

        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

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