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Cobham EXPLORER 510 Inmarsat BGAN Terminal

Cobham EXPLORER 510 Inmarsat BGAN Terminal

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Cobham EXPLORER 510 Inmarsat BGAN Terminal

The EXPLORER 510 satellite terminal is a global WiFi hotspot with Internet speeds of up to 464 Kbps to any in-range wireless device such as laptops, tablets and smartphones. What makes the 510 different from other BGAN terminals is it includes smartphone integration. The Explorer Control App gives total control over the 510, such as displaying signal strength, overall usage (in Megabytes), and allowing you to send or receive texts (including using your iPhone iMessage or other texting program). It also turns your smartphone into a satellite phone to place or receive phone calls from anyone in the world. The 510 is the most portable BGAN on the market and surprisingly one of the least expensive. It is ideal for all applications in remote or urban locations that require Internet and phone anywhere.

Explorer 510 Top Features

  • Smallest BGAN terminal (7.8" x 7.8" x 1.6") and lightweight at 3.1 lbs (1.4kg)
  • High-Speed Internet up to 464 Kbps (94.5% as fast as the fastest BGAN).
  • Extreme weather tolerances - IP66 (water jets from any direction)
  • Powerful WiFi hotspot (up to 328' ft or 100 meters)
  • Smartphone App lets the phone control the 510 and make/receive voice calls

Global WiFi Hotspot

As a standard WiFi hotspot, use the 510 as you would any Internet connection with your laptop or smart device. It\'s able to connect with up to 11 devices simultaneously without any configuration changes. It has an amazing wireless range of 100 meters (300 feet), so the terminal can be outside, while someone can be connected wirelessly inside. And with global coverage, no matter where you travel, you will be able to get online.

EXPLORER 510 is easy to set-up and to operate. The user interface is intuitive and can be accessed from your PC or any kind of smart device. With the EXPLORER Connect App you can use your smart device to make calls or easily access the internet even in areas with no terrestrial or cellular coverage. The EXPLORER Connect App with a SIP softphone will be available on Android and IOS.


Data transfer

  • data transfer up to 464 kbps (or 3.40 MByte per minute)
  • IP Streaming for 32, 64, 128 kbps
  • voice
    standard 4 kbps
    premium 3.1 kHz audio, 64 kbps


  • WLAN access point IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
  • 1x USB (vers. 2.0)
  • 1x RJ-45 over USB-Ethernet converter adaptor

Power supply

  • DC input 10.5-32 V
  • Li Ion battery
    standby 36 h
    transmit time 2 h 15 min
  • USB charging up to 1 A
  • power consumption
    standby  0.8 W
    transmit   14 W (typical)
    Charging 38 W amx.

Dimensions and weight

  • Weight: 1.4 kg
  • Dimensons: 202 x 202 x 51.8 mm


  • Ingress protection    IP66 compliant
  • Operational temp.    -25 bis +55°C
  • Storage temp.          -40 bis +80°C (ecl. battery)
  • Realtive humidity:   95% non-condensing at 40°C

The durable magnesium casing and a dust and water resistant design makes the EXPLORER 510 the perfect choice when working off the beaten track, but still dependant on a reliable connection.

 Cobham EXPLORER 510 Inmarsat BGAN Terminal
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