Explorer 510 Inmarsat BGAN Satellite Wi-Fi Hotspot

The Explorer 510 Inmarsat BGAN Satellite Wi-Fi Hotspot runs on the Inmarsat satellite network and provides your devices with a 464 kbps internet connection.

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Explorer 510 Inmarsat BGAN Satellite Wi-Fi Hotspot

The Explorer 510 Inmarsat BGAN Satellite Wi-Fi Hotspot runs on the Inmarsat satellite network and provides your devices with a 464 kbps internet connection.

Being a device that runs on the Inmarsat network the Explorer 510 will provide you with mobile satellite internet anywhere on land except the polar regions.

The Explorer 510 Inmarsat BGAN Satellite Wi-Fi Hotspot is manufactured by a Danish company called Cobham and comes with particularly good design and performance.

Satellite wi-fi hotspots provide you with mobile satellite internet by creating a wireless link between the satellite network and your Windows, Apple, and Android devices.

In addition to providing satellite internet connectivity the Explorer 510 Inmarsat BGAN Satellite Wi-Fi Hotspot can also be used for making satellite voice calls.

The free Explorer 510 apps that are available in your favourite app store helps you establish the satellite connection of your Explorer 510 and make voice calls.

***Explorer 510 is available with significantly cheaper airtime if you go the contract/subscription route. See our Inmarsat hotspot airtime contracts for details.

Download the Cobham Explorer 510 Brochure

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Inmarsat BGAN Coverage Map

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This map shows the coverage of Inmarsat’s geo-stationary satellites, situated 39 000km above the equator. Only the north and south poles are not covered, and the coverage at the edge of the coverage nearby the polar regions isn’t guaranteed.

Cobham Explorer 510 Key-Features

  • High quality satellite Wi-Fi HotSpot for Windows, Apple, and Android
  • Semi-global coverage – works everywhere except the polar regions
  • Free apps in Apple & Android stores to manage the Explorer 510
  • Download speed 464kbps, upload speed 292kbps
  • Simultaneous voice call and data connection
  • Battery life: 36 hours standby, 2.25 hours transmit
  • Extremely durable IP66 – happily works in the rain
  • 30meter/100 feet Wi-Fi range
  • 202mm x202mm x52mm
  • 1400 grams
  • Standard 1 year manufacturer’s warranty

Cobham Explorer 510 Applications

Recommended for:

  • Explorer 510 can be used with all Apple, MAC, and Windows devices.
  • A great solution for business communications while away from the office.
  • All apps that people typically use on their smart devices will work.
  • Primarily a portable device, but fixed mount kit also available.

Usage Observations:

  • The flat part of the Explorer 510 is its satellite antenna. It needs to remain pointed towards the satellite for operation.
  • Due to the aforementioned the Explorer 510 Inmarsat BGAN is not suitable for use on vessels except with a gimbal.
  • Apple and MAC users will use Explorer 510 apps to manage the terminal’s internet connection and make voice calls.
  • Windows users will manage the Explorer 510 internet using its built-in management web page, and Skype for voice calls.

Performance:

  • Explorer 510 Inmarsat BGAN support 464 kbps download speeds without using any compression and acceleration apps.
  • Optional 3rd party compression and acceleration apps may increase throughput speeds significantly.

Not recommended for:

  • Extended use at fixed locations as terrestrial connections are often cheaper to use.
  • Excessively bandwidth-hungry applications such as torrents.

Explorer 510 Inmarsat BGAN Airtime Options

While our pre-paid vouchers for the Explorer 510 Inmarsat BGAN Satellite Wi-Fi Hotspot presents a relatively cheap way of loading a bit of airtime as and when needed, our monthly subscription options offer significantly cheaper charges per megabyte.

Note that, as with all our our satellite wi-fi hotspots, Ashbury SatCom offers a free network firewall that can, on request, be configured to restrict certain types of traffic from your wi-fi hotspot in order to minimise your airtime usage.

Cobham Explorer 510 Box-Contents

  • Explorer 510 Inmarsat BGAN terminal
  • Rechargeable Explorer 510 Battery
  • Inmarsat BGAN SIM Card
  • Explorer 510 Carry Bag
  • LAN to USB Converter
  • Mains Charger + Plug Kit

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