Explorer 510 Inmarsat BGAN Satellite Wi-Fi Hotspot

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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. Buy now, Pay Later – with Klarna. See checkout for details.

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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.

Ashbury SatCom offers a free firewall that can on request be configured to restrict certain types of traffic from your Explorer 510 to minimise your airtime usage.

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  1. Solid Piece of 'kit'

    Mark (verified owner)

    I purchased this kit around two weeks ago – delivery was quick. Size and weight of the device is perfect for being lugged around. Will being using a pre-paid service through Ashbury SatCom UK. Not used yet but will used across the Middle East and Africa in remote locations. Overall am happy and would recommend the 510.

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      Hi Mark,

      Positive feedback much appreciated on the 510 and I am sure it will deliver when you cross the Middle East and Africa!

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Inmarsat BGAN Coverage Map

Inmarsat iSatPhone Coverage Map 2017 - Explorer 510 Inmarsat BGAN Satellite Wi-Fi Hotspot

This map depicts the coverage of the Inmarsat’s geo-stationary satellites, as situated on the equator around the world, covering the whole world except the polar regions.

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.
  • All apps that people typically use on their smartphones and tablets will work.

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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