SAILOR 500 FleetBroadband

Product Description

SAILOR 500 FleetBroadband is the Flagship of our market leading Inmarsat FleetBroadband portfolio and is designed to meet the voice and data communication needs of maritime professionals globally.



With Thrane & Thrane’s unrivalled experience in maritime satcoms you can be confident of both quality equipment and support. With this as a basis, extensive hardware and software enhancements including sophisticated new antenna technology combine to provide second generation SAILOR 500 FleetBroadband users with highreliability and extensive functionality

Technology Evolution

The second generation SAILOR 500 FleetBroadband is an evolution in technology. It offers the same data speeds of up to 432 kbps and performance that has positioned SAILOR as the leading FleetBroadband solution but with extensive enhancements to improve operation. As the leading FleetBroadband solution, it offers:

  • Background IP connection for e-mail and internet/intranet access including secure VPN capabilities
  • Streaming IP (Quality of Service for data sessions or applications requiring a dedicated bandwidth of 8, 16, 32, 64, 128 or 256 kbps)
  • ISDN 64kbps
  • Telephony and data simultaneously
  • Remote Access to the terminal and on board systems from shore
  • Local Exchange – up to 16 IP Handsets manageable directly by user terminal, each with its own extension number

The all new SAILOR 500 FleetBroadband antenna, a fully stabilized 3-axis antenna with rate sensors for improved performance and fast, intelligent satellite tracking is the foundation of the second generation SAILOR 500 FleetBroadband solution.

The Thrane IP Handset and Local Exchange

The second generation SAILOR 500 FleetBroadband can be transformed into a highly flexible multi-station voice solution by adding additional Thrane IP Handsets. These rugged plug-and-play handsets feature a highly intuitive user interface on a 2.2” TFT color screen and cutting-edge technology, including a state-of-the-art echo canceller and noise suppression software. The SAILOR 500 FleetBroadband Below Deck Unit (BDU) can manage up to 16 IP Handsets. Each IP Handset can be called individually from shore, as well as locally from the vessel. This unique feature eliminates the requirement for an extra PABX phone system on most vessels.

    Tech Specs 


    Inmarsat FleetBroadband approved. Compliant to RTTE, CE Marked. Testet to FCC part 25

        Frequency Band

        Rx  1525.0 - 1559.0 MHz
        Tx 1626.5 - 1660.5 MHz
        Ch. spacing

        10.5 - 189 kHz,

        Rx 21 - 189 kHz, Tx

        Recommended Antenna Cable

        Cable loss max/min  20 dB at 1,62 GHz and 1.0 Ω DC loop resistance 3 dB at 36 MHz -4 dB at 54 MHz

        Power Supply and Consumption

        DC input range (isolated) 10 to 32V DC

        Power (max)

        incl. antenna & PoE output

         150 W @ 10 - 32V

        Environmental Conditions

        Ambient Temperature -25 to +55°C
        ADU Storage -40 to +85°C
        Survival (power on, non functional) -40 to +80°C
        ADU enclosure IPX6
        ADU operating humidity “Exposed” according to EN60 945
        BDU enclosure IP31
        BDU operating humidity 95% non-condensing at +40˚C
        Icing (survival) Max 25 mm


        Ship Motion

        Motion Roll +/- 30 deg. per. 4 s, max. 0.7 g tan
        Pitch +/- 15 deg. per. 3 s, max. 0.6 g tan
        Yaw +/- 10 deg. per. 5 s, max. 0.3 g tan
        Surge +/- 0.5g
        Sway +/- 0.5g
        Heave +/- 0.7g
        Turning rate +/- 36˚/s; Acc. 12˚/s²
        Headway speed  22 m/s (42 knots)
        Wind 100 knots

        Mechanical Shock

         20g/11 half-sine

        Antenna Connect

        ADU  50 Ω N, female 
        BDU TNC-socket, female

        Prepaid Service

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