Cobham Explorer 500 Satellite Terminal
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Cobham Explorer 500 Satellite Terminal

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  • Category: Cobham Products, Latest Products, Satellite Terminals
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Cobham Explorer 500 Satellite Terminal

Discontinued - Replaced by the Explorer 510

Whether halfway up a mountain or in the middle of a desert, the small and lightweight voice and broadband data communications device provides remote high-speed access to the Internet, e-mail, fax, voice calls, video conferencing, streaming services, and corporate servers. The Cobham Explorer 500 Satellite Terminal is easy to carry, easy to setup, and even easy to connect to the BGAN service making it the perfect device for global high-speed access.

Professional Performance

The Explorer 500 offers the performance you need to carry out your work in the field, with high-quality voice and broadband up to 464kbps. With the power to provide standard/premium voice, email, web browsing, VPN, video/audio streaming, and access to work specific IP applications, location or environment is no longer a barrier to getting the job done.

Designed for Portability

The Explorer 500 is smaller than a standard laptop and weighs just 1.4kg (3.09 pounds). Yet it still supports LAN, USB, Bluetooth, and phone/fax interfaces, and is incredibly simple to deploy. Your ability to communicate and do your job will not weigh you down. When it comes to setting up you can be online in minutes so critical contact can be made as and when it is needed.

Reliable Connectivity

There is a reason why the Explorer 500 is the most used BGAN terminal in the world; media, government, humanitarian, and utility users know that it is designed and built to last. So whether you are helping people on the fault line, creating news on the frontline or measuring flow on a pipeline, you know you can rely on Explorer 500 to connect every time.

Explorer BGAN Series Portfolio

Explorer BGAN is a series of L-band satellite terminals utilizing the Broad Global Area Network or “BGAN” 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.


Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 x 12 x 6 in
Primary Features Remote access – High-speed access to your corporate network, enabling access to company and customer information.
Internet – Access the Internet at speeds up to 464kbps
Email – Send and receive email via the Internet or email applications
Telephony – Make phone calls via a peripheral handset at the same time as accessing data applications
Streaming – Select guaranteed quality of service up to 128kbps on demand, eg. for video or audio
File transfer – Send and receive large files
Store and forward – Save and send files eg. video
Device Weight 1.5kg (3.3 pounds)
Device Dimensions Length: 217mm (8.5 inches)
Width: 217mm (8.5 inches)
Depth: 52mm (2.0 inches)
Interfaces BGAN LaunchPad
Built-in web-server
Audio and LCD pointing aids
LED indicators
Ethernet (RJ-45)
Bluetooth (up to 20m)
Operating Temperature Power Supply: -25ºC (-13ºF) to +55ºC (131ºF)
Battery Only: 0ºC (32ºF) to +55ºC (131ºF)
Supported Operating Systems Windows: 2000, XP
MAC: OS 10.1 or later
Linux: Redhat 9
Standard IP Send – Up to 448kbps over a shared channel
Receive – Up to 464kbps over a shared channel
Streaming IP Send – 32, 64, 128kbps
Receive – 32, 64, 128kbps
Multiple IP streaming sessions simultaneously
  • Simultaneous voice and broadband data:
    • Access your data applications and make a phone call at the same time via a Bluetooth handset or a standard desktop phone
    • Supports streaming IP at speeds up to 128kbps for applications requiring guaranteed quality of service
  • Highly portable:
    • Smaller than a laptop, the Explorer 500 represents the ultimate combination of portability and performance
  • Global Coverage:
    • Provides service anywhere within the BGAN coverage area
  • Easy to Use:
    • Simply plug in a phone, a laptop, or connect using the Bluetooth interface, point the antenna towards the Inmarsat satellite and you are connected
  • Highly Flexible:
    • Caters to both individual users and small teams on the move
    • Supports circuit-switched IP packet data
    • Data supported via standard LAN, USB, Bluetooth, and phone/fax interfaces
  • Very Robust:
    • Splash and dust-resistant
  • Completely Secure:
    • Connect seamlessly via your preferred VPN application

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