Explorer 500

The Thrane Explorer™ 500 from Network Innovations provides high-speed data transmission to phone and fax capabilities via satellite. Particularly useful in remote areas outside terrestrial or cellular coverage, this mobile terminal is an ideal link to the world wherever you are.  Note that there is limited supply of Explorer 500 terminals.  See Explorer 510 as an alternative.

  • Cobham
  • Fax
  • Low-Data
  • SMS
  • Voice

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Features and Benefits

Essentially a BGAN terminal with integral antenna, Explorer™ 500 comes complete with compass for antenna orientation and display for basic functionality. Simply enter your PIN and point the antenna to make and receive phone and fax calls, or even read SMS. Hooking up a data device allows you to manage your phone book, messages and calls, and customize the terminal to your specific needs.

  • Simultaneous voice and data communications over BGAN
  • High-speed data transfer up to 432 kbps
  • Seamless global coverage
  • Support for streaming IP at 32, 64, 128, 256 kbps
  • Standard LAN, USB, Bluetooth and phone/fax interfaces
  • Easy system setup and operation
  • Lightweight, splash and dust proof design
  • Robust, reliable and durable design

User Friendly

Setting up your Explorer™ 500 is quick and easy. Just plug in a phone, fax, laptop or PDA, or use the Bluetooth interface, point the antenna towards the BGAN satellite – and you are online. Whether halfway up a mountain or in the middle of a desert, you have access to:

  • Phone and fax services
  • E-mail servers
  • Large file transfers
  • Internet browsing
  • Videoconferencing and streaming
  • Corporate servers via VPN

And much more! In fact, your private or corporate office on the move adds little more than 1 kg to your baggage. If you happen to be sheltered, the optional external antenna can be erected in a convenient location outside.

Optional Accessories

  • Bluetooth handset and charger for wireless voice and data
  • External antenna and cable for longer-term setup
  • Pole-mount kit for practical deployment
  • Charger cable for use in a vehicle
  • Softbag
  • Spare batteries

Basic Specifications

  • Data Rates (Kbps) Transmit – 344 Kbps, Receive – 432 Kbps
  • Operating Temperature: -25C to +55C (-13F to +131F)
  • Weight: 1.3 Kg/2.9 lbs

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