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BGAN is accessible via a range of small, lightweight satellite terminals, which provide performance options to suit different operational needs.
The smallest terminals are designed to suit single users. The larger terminals offer a WLAN capability and are particularly suitable for small teams that need to establish a temporary office for an extended period. They are also suitable for users requiring higher bandwidth to enable applications such as live broadcasting.
Simultaneous voice and data

A single BGAN terminal provides simultaneous voice and broadband data up to 492kbps, enabling you to access the internet or send email, and talk on the phone at the same time.

Global coverage

BGAN is available across the globe, with the exception of the extreme polar regions, providing connectivity wherever your business or operations take you.

Reliable network

BGAN services are delivered via the Inmarsat-4 network, with 99.9 per cent satellite and ground network availability and an operational lifespan expected into the 2020s.

Secure

BGAN meets military and government requirements for security and supports all major VPN products and encryption standards.

Totally flexible

Supporting the latest IP services, as well as traditional circuit-switched voice and data, BGAN integrates seamlessly with corporate networks and legacy applications.

Streaming IP and BGAN X-Stream™

BGAN supports a range of guaranteed on-demand Streaming IP rates from 32kbps to at least 384kbps, and up to 450kbps with BGAN X-Stream™.

Easy to use

No technical expertise or training is needed to set up and use BGAN. All terminals are plug and play, so you can go online within minutes.

Vehicular BGAN

Most vehicular terminals comprise a roof-mountable antenna and in-car unit. Antennas are compact, relatively lightweight and discreet, so as not to draw attention.

The vehicular antenna can be permanently or magnetically mounted to the roof of any suitable vehicle, be it a truck, bus or recreational vehicle (RV).

Applications
  • Telephone and SMS
  • Internet and intranet access
  • Email and file transfer
  • Video conferencing
  • Live video / audio, broadcasting
  • Secure VPN
  • Encryption
  • WAN
  • VoIP and remote GSM
  • Push to talk
Dashboard™ - All-in-one tool for BGAN, FleetBroadband, SwiftBroadband and Satellite Phone Services

With Dashboard, users can activate, deactivate, suspend, resume and make other changes to their SIM cards. Dashboard provides a near real-time overview of all traffic usage, rated against the Inmarsat invoice price, which not only includes completed calls, but also calls that are currently in progress.

MobileLink™ -Fixed-to-Mobile Service for Voice and Fax Communications

Inmarsat MobileLink is a convenient fixed-tomobile voice service that can help you control your satellite communication costs. All calls appear on one monthly statement, streamlining your accounting and simplifying tracking of your accounts. Using MobileLink cost allocation can be split easily per company department or per vessel, depending on your requirements.

Using the PacStar 3500 over BGAN

The PacStar 3500 is a rugged, deployable network communications terminal that creates the communications capabilities of a small office, anywhere in the world.

Extending the Deployment Range of BGAN Terminals

Setting up BGAN terminals in densely populated locations can be a challenge, especially where tall buildings or other obstructions impair line of sight.

iBoot Automatic link Verification and Restoral

The Automatic Link Verification and Restoral system is designed to insure that these critical systems are available whenever they are needed.

Video Surveillance over BGAN

This document describes the use of live video surveillance applications over the BGAN network, explains the protocols used and how to optimize them, and introduces some common off-the-shelf solutions.

Live Video Broadcasting over BGAN

This document describes the use of Live audio/video broadcasting applications over the BGAN network, explains the protocols used and how to optimize them, and introduces some common off-the-shelf and professional solutions.

Using IP VPN Encryption Solutions from Crypto AG over BGAN

IP VPN Encryption Solutions from Crypto AG are the preferred choice of public authorities, ministries, diplomatic services as well as security and defence organisations, due to the security concept based on hardware encryption and customer-specific algorithm.

Using Globecast Content Exchange over BGAN

GlobeCast Content Exchange is a powerful file transfer and exchange tool that enables you to share audiovisual content as easily as sending an email, and broadcast live video as simply as using your webcam.

Using PSTN Encryption HC-2203 over BGAN

Inmarsat BGAN offers the same telephony services as its predecessor system GAN, namely Standard Voice (compressed), ISDN Data and the Audio 3.1kHz service which can be used for fax and data communication. Audio 3.1 kHz also enables digital PSTN telephony encryption.

Using Talking Head TH-4 over BGAN

This document provides recommendations on the use of the 7E Communications Talking Head TH-44 unit over the BGAN network.

Using the User Profile Maker

The purpose of this guide is to describe how to set up profiles on the User Profile Maker for use with BGAN LaunchPad.

Using SCOTTY Mobile over BGAN

SCOTTYTM Mobile is a high quality video communications solution.

Using Omnisec 222 over BGAN

The Omnisec 222 Secure Telephone Encryptor is a powerful, flexible and adaptable voice encryption system.

Innominate mGuard over BGAN

Innominate mGuard is a superior and easy to use mobile security solution, offering reliable firewall, VPN functionality and protection against viruses – all in a single small device.

Using TCP Accelerator over BGAN

TCP Accelerator is free software designed by Inmarsat to work exclusively on the BGAN network. Its function is to accelerate all TCP-based traffic from the users remote PC or MAC, to the final destination.

Teletics Extending BGAN Coverage

The Teletics Wireless Key System eliminates the need to run hard cable, by providing the essential telephone, internet and public address links between the satellite communications equipment and all of the buildings and structures at the site.

Using Scoopy IP over BGAN

This document provides recommendations on the use of the Scoopy IP codec from AETA Audio Systems over the BGAN network.

Using TieLine Codecs over BGAN

Tieline i-Mix G3 or Commander G3 audio codecs are able to stream live bidirectional FM quality mono and stereo audio from any location.

AG Crypto Flyaway Secure Comms

The DSSS-1021 is a secure, robust and elegant deployable system that includes the communications capabilities and the components for a small mobile office anywhere in the world.

Enterprise TCP Accelerator over BGAN

The Enterprise PEP TCP Accelerator is a solution which has been designed by Inmarsat for the BGAN network.

Introducing Skypipe over BGAN

This document introduces the SkyPipe Link Enhancement server/client system (called SkyPipe in this document) from AOS Inc.

Omnisec 421 USB Client VPN

Using Omnisec 421 IP VPN Clients Over BGAN

Omnisec Secure Video Conferencing BGAN

A security solution built on Swiss-made IP Encryptors and convenient-to-use portable Security Modules, which provides maximum protection for worldwide communications over Inmarsat BGAN and over the internet.

Omnisec SOHO Hardware VPN

A security solution built on Swiss-made IP Encryptors and convenient-to-use portable Security Modules, which provides maximum protection for all kinds of IP-based traffic over Inmarsat BGAN and the internet.

Satcom Gadgets push-to-talk over BGAN

The Push to Talk BGAN (PTTBGAN) by SATCOM GADGETS is a field deployable Radio Interconnect controller, capable of extending access into a connected two-way radio to any authorised user via the Inmarsat BGAN satellite link.

Using ASIGN over BGAN portable

ASIGN, or “Adaptive System for Image communications In Global Networks”, is the optimal image communication management solution for transferring high quality digital photos, video and associated data.

Using Cellcrypt over BGAN

Cellcrypt enables standard smartphones to connect to BGAN terminals and make voice calls secured with government-level encryption.

Using ClipWay over BGAN

This document provides recommendations on the use of ClipWay software over the BGAN network. It explains its features and benefits, how to set up ClipWay for use over BGAN, the equipment needed and the customization required for use with BGAN.

Using Comrex ACCESS over BGAN

Comrex ACCESS Stereo BRIC IP codecs offer high quality audio transmission over a wide variety of wired and wireless IP circuits.

Using CPN Solutions with BGAN

The CPN Enclosure with built-in Thrane Explorer® satellite terminal has been developed to provide reliable and secure voice, fax and data communication for Condition Monitoring, SCADA, surveillance or office applications, even where no terrestrial network coverage is available!

Using Digigone over BGAN

DigiGone™ Sat-Chat takes satellite communication technology to the next evolutionary step.

Using Email Over BGAN Portable

This document describes the use of email applications over the BGAN network, and includes advice on how to improve network performance and optimize email clients.

Using Fax Encryption HC-4221 over BGAN

Fax Encryption HC-4221 is a cryptographic high-security system with customer-specific algorithms which has been designed to satisfy the highest security requirements of government ministries, as well as military and security organisations.

Using M-Link over BGAN

This document provides recommendations on the use of the Livewire M-Link H.264 range (called M-Link in this document) over the BGAN network.

Using Omnisec 525 over BGAN

The Omnisec 525 Fax Encryptor is designed to ensure secure worldwide fax communications across your organization or enterprise.

Using Quicklink over BGAN

Quicklink offers a network efficient and cost effective way to capture, transmit, repurpose and deliver high quality media for both Live and Store and Forward broadcasts.

Using RealityVision over BGAN

Reality Mobile’s RealityVision software gives your organisation the ability in a crisis environment to instantly broadcast live video and other data from the scene.

Using Streambox over BGAN

The Streambox ACT-L3TM News Gathering solution has been specifically developed to meet the performance, compression, and quality requirements of broadcasters, government agencies, and enterprises worldwide.

Using TFTs on BGAN

This document introduces traffic flow templates (TFTs) and explains how they are used on the BGAN network.

Using the Nikon D2H WiFi camera over BGAN

Nikon’s Professional D2H SLR camera over BGAN can keep you on top of breaking news with the click of a camera.

Using WebXaccelerator over BGAN

The webXaccelerator Satellite Router with Access Control is the complete solution for every Fleetbroadband/BGAN user, installer and manager.

Using Zistos PNSC over BGAN

The Zistos PNSC is designed to provide a turn-key solution for field surveillance and radiological monitoring applications, where no power or pre-existing networks are available.

Using Beam RapidSat700 with BGAN

The RapidSAT 700 is an ideal solution for emergency situations, crisis response and any situations where rapid set up is required. It targets various market sectors such as Land Enterprise and Aviation.

Using Essential Viewing over BGAN

The Essential Viewing TVI encoder systems provide high quality, low latency video over a range of wireless and wired IP networks.

Ongo DUN over BGAN

On-Go uniHub provides transparent communication and networking connectivity between Dial-up network and BGAN Standard IP regardless of your underlying network.

Troubleshooting BGAN

This document provides information on troubleshooting the BGAN service.

Using Frontline Communicator over BGAN

This document provides recommendations on the use of the AudiSoft Frontline Communicator over the BGAN network.

Using Librestream over BGAN

The purpose of this document is to introduce the applications, features and benefits of Librestream’s Onsight mobile collaboration system and describe how to optimally configure Onsight for the BGAN network.

Using SMTP over BGAN

The purpose of this document is to provide the information that you need to configure your email client for use with the SMTP servers provided by Inmarsat for use over the BGAN network. This document only applies if you are using the BGAN APN.

Using the SELEX Elsag Intelligent Information Dissemination (I2D) System over FleetBroadband and BGAN

The Intelligent Information Dissemination (I2D) software application from SELEX Elsag offers significant cost savings to FleetBroadband users and enhanced capabilities to those operating low bandwidth communications systems, whilst automatically managing, assuring and auditing the dissemination of transferred information.

Using the Crypto AG Voice Encryption System over BGAN

With Crypto AG’s SD-card sized encryption unit “Crypto Mobile HC-9100″ and the corresponding Security Application HA-2400, many of the commercially available Nokia handsets can be turned into high grade voice cryptology handsets.

Vocality PACE- Real Time Performance Enhancing Proxy

BASICS is the essential toolbox, offering a simplified approach to the deployment of networking, voice and IP solutions.

BGAN portable

AddValue Wideye Sabre 1

Delivers the combination of highly portable, robust design together with all-round performance. Gives the single-user a cost-effective voice and high-speed data solution for remote access to corporate networks.

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Equipment overview

Manufacturer: Addvalue Communications
Size: Height: 25.9cm
Width: 19.5cm
Weight: 1.6kg
Standard IP: Up to 240 / 384kbps (send & receive)
Streaming IP: 32kbps or 64kbps (send & receive)
ISDN: N/A
Voice: Via RJ-11 or Bluetooth handset / headset
Data interfaces: Bluetooth
Ethernet
Ingress protection: IP 54

Thrane & Thrane Explorer 700

Combines optimal performance with extensive functionality in an extremely flexible and robust design. Provides access to the highest bandwidth available with the BGAN service, along with multiple voice and data interfaces.

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Equipment overview

Manufacturer: Thrane & Thrane
Size: Height: 29.7cm
Width: 39.9cm
Weight: 3.2kg
Standard IP: Up to 492kbps (send & receive)
Streaming IP: 32, 64, 128, 256kbps or BGAN X-Stream™ (send & receive)
ISDN: 2 x 64kbps
Voice: Via RJ-11 (x2) or Bluetooth handset, 3.1 kHz audio
Data interfaces: USB
Bluetooth
Ethernet (x2)
WLAN 802.11g
Digital I/O
Ingress protection: IP 52 (transceiver)
IP 66 (antenna)

Thrane & Thrane Explorer 500

A terminal to meet the needs of the most demanding business traveller for remote, high-speed corporate network access. The Thrane & Thrane Explorer 500 combines exceptional performance with portability.

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Equipment overview

Manufacturer: Thrane & Thrane
Size: Height: 21.7cm
Width: 21.7cm
Weight: <1.5kg
Standard IP: Up to 448 / 464kbps (send & receive)
Streaming IP: 32, 64 or 128kbps (send & receive)
ISDN: Via USB
Voice: Via RJ-11 or Bluetooth handset, 3.1 kHz audio
Data interfaces: USB
Bluetooth
Ethernet
Ingress protection: IP 54

Thrane & Thrane Explorer 300

Single unit incorporates transceiver and integral antenna in a compact, robust design. Combines performance with ultimate portability and is ideal for single users who need to set up a broadband mobile office in changing locations.

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Manufacturer: Thrane & Thrane
Size: Height: 21.7cm
Width: 16.8cm
Weight: 1.4kg
Standard IP: Up to 240 / 384kbps (send & receive)
Streaming IP: 32 or 64kbps (send & receive)
ISDN: N/A
Voice: Via RJ-11 or Bluetooth
Data interfaces: Bluetooth
Ethernet
Ingress protection: IP 54

Hughes 9201

Combines ultimate performance with extremely rugged design, and provides access to the highest bandwidth available on the BGAN network. Ideal for bandwidth-hungry applications, such as live video, or for teams using standard office applications.

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Equipment overview

Manufacturer: Hughes Network Systems
Size: Height: 34.5cm
Width: 27.5cm
Weight: 2.8kg
Standard IP: Up to 492kbps (send & receive)
Streaming IP: 32, 64, 128, 256kbps or BGAN X-Stream™ (send & receive)
ISDN: 1 x 64kbps
Voice: Via RJ-45 ISDN handset, RJ-11
Data interfaces: USB
Ethernet
WLAN 802.11b
Ingress protection: IP 55
BGAN vehicular

Hughes 9450

The world’s smallest mobile BGAN terminal, the Hughes 9450 connects you to BGAN’s Standard IP data service at rates up to 464 kbps while on-the-move. It has four Ethernet ports with Power over Ethernet (PoE), which allow the user to connect multiple devices. It also supports analog and ISDN circuit-switched voice calls, along with fax and 64kbps ISDN data. Ideal for government, first responders, public safety, mobile healthcare, and remote mobile fleet personnel in industries such as utility, oil and gas, forestry, cable, and telecommunications.

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Equipment overview

Manufacturer: Hughes Network Systems
Size: Terminal: Height: 23.4cm
Width: 28.1mm
Weight: 2.3kg
Antenna: Height: 25.2cm
Width: 11.9cm
Weight: 2kg
Standard IP: Up to 448 / 464kbps (send & receive)
Streaming IP: 32, 64, 128kbps (send & receive)
ISDN: 64 / 56kbps*
Voice: Via RJ-45 ISDN handset
Via ISDN TA with two RJ-11
Ports for voice or 3.1kHz for audio / fax
Data interfaces: 4 x Ethernet
WLAN 802.11b with extended standard connector
Ingress protection: Terminal IP 54
Antenna: IP 56

* Depending on location. Inmarsat supports ISDN at elevations above 45 degrees.

Hughes 9350

High-performance connectivity on the move for the most demanding environments with the Hughes 9350. Offers Standard IP at up to 492kbps, supports circuit-switched voice or 64kbps ISDN data calls, and includes interfaces for Ethernet and WLAN.Ideal for those users who need reliable, high-speed connectivity on the move, such as corporate disaster planners, first responders and public safety workers, remote field personnel, mobile healthcare technicians, and reporters.

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Equipment overview

Manufacturer: Hughes Network Systems
Size: Terminal: Height: 26.0cm
Width: 25.6cm
Weight: 2.8kg
Antenna: Height: 47.7cm
Width: 15.3cm
Weight: 5.5kg
Standard IP: Up to 492kbps (send & receive)
Streaming IP: 32, 64, 128, 256kbps (send & receive)*
ISDN: 64/56kbps**
Voice: Via RJ-45 ISDN handset
Via ISDN TA with two RJ-11
Ports for voice or 3.1kHz for audio or fax
Data interfaces: Ethernet
WLAN 802.11b with extended standard connector
USB
Ingress protection: IP 54 terminal
IP 56 antenna

* Inmarsat supports 256kbps streaming at elevations above 45 degrees. Below this elevation, the 128kbps streaming connection is recommended.

** Depending on location. Inmarsat supports ISDN at elevations above 20 degrees.

AddValue Safari

The SAFARI™ is a ‘Comms On The Move BGAN terminal and is one of the smallest Land Vehicular BGAN antennas in the market. Offering seamless access to BGAN services up to 464kbps while on the road. The Safari Antenna unit has the highest wind loading rating, when using the standard magnetic mounts, at 210km/h (130mph) The Safari Antenna Unit also has the highest dynamic performance in the market, at 60° per Second Turning Rata (full circle in 6 seconds). The Safari comes standard with Wi-Fi (for connecting to Smart Phones/Tablets etc.) a Full Featured Firewall and Fleet Tracking capability including Geofencing with up to 10 Polygons. The Safari provides simultaneous access to voice, high-speed data with email, fax and SMS. It is compactly designed, easy to install and offers data speeds of up to 448kbps.

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Equipment overview

Manufacturer: Addvalue Communications Pte Ltd
Size: Transceiver unit: Height: 34.0cm
Width: 25.3cm
Depth: 6.15cm
Weight: 3.5kg
Handset: Height: 14.2cm
Width: 5.6cm
Depth: 2.2cm
Weight: 0.39g
Standard IP: Up to 448 / 464kbps (send & receive)
Streaming IP: 8, 16, 32, 64, 128kbps
ISDN: N/A
Voice: 4kbps, 3.1 kHz audio
Fax: Group 3 fax via 3.1kHz audio
Interfaces: RJ-11 (2)
RJ-45 (4)
Ethernet (2 x PoE)
RF connector
DC power input
NMEA-0183 – GPS output
Wi-Fi
Operational temp: Antenna unit: -25 ºC to +55 ºC
Transceiver unit: -25 ºC to +55 ºC

Glocom GX11

A compact land-vehicular terminal designed to support a variety of BGAN services, including Standard IP packet data, Streaming IP, ISDN 3.1kHz audio or fax and secured voice, and low-rate AMBE telephony circuit-switched voice services.

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Equipment overview

Manufacturer: Glocom
Size: Terminal: Height: 26cm
Width: 21cm
Weight: 2.4kg
Antenna: Height: 27.6cm
Width: 15.0cm
Weight: 1.86kg
Standard IP: Up to 407kbps (send & receive)
Streaming IP: 32, 64, 128kbps
ISDN: 64 / 56kbps*
Voice: Via RJ-45 ISDN handset
Via ISDN TA with two RJ-11
Ports for voice or 3.1kHz for audio / fax
Data interfaces: Ethernet
WLAN 802.11b with extended standard connector
USB
Ingress protection: Terminal IP 54
Antenna: IP 56

* Depending on location. Inmarsat supports ISDN at elevations above 20 degrees.

Glocom GX10

A Class 10 land-vehicular terminal designed to support a variety of BGAN services, including Standard IP packet data, Streaming IP, ISDN UDI, 3.1kHz audio or fax and secured voice, and low-rate AMBE telephony circuit-switched voice.

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Equipment overview

Manufacturer: Glocom
Size: Terminal: Height: 26cm
Width: 25.6cm
Weight: 2.8kg
Antenna: Height: 47.7cm
Width: 15.3cm
Weight: 5.5kg
Standard IP: Up to 492kbps (send & receive)
Streaming IP: 32, 64, 128, 256kbps (send & receive)*
ISDN: 64 / 56kbps**
Voice: Via RJ-45 ISDN handset
Via ISDN TA with two RJ-11
Ports for voice or 3.1kHz for audio / fax
Data interfaces: Ethernet
WLAN 802.11b
USB
Ingress protection: Terminal IP 54
Antenna IP 56

* Inmarsat supports 256kbps streaming at elevations above 45 degrees. Below this elevation, the 128kbps streaming connection is recommended.

** Depending on location. Inmarsat supports ISDN at elevations above 20 degrees.

Thrane & Thrane Explorer 727

Thrane & Thrane’s second-generation BGAN vehicular terminal, comprising a robust, compact, roof-mounted antenna, which constantly tracks the satellite while on the move, and a transceiver which is positioned inside the vehicle. It boasts multiple voice and data interfaces, including ISDN for legacy applications and four Ethernet ports for multiple users. It has been designed to provide optimal broadband on the move for military, civil government, media and other commercial sector organisations.

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Equipment overview

Manufacturer: Thrane & Thrane
Size: Terminal: Height: 26.5cm
Width: 27.3cm
Depth: 4.3cm
Weight: 2.5kg
Antenna: Height: 47.7cm
Width: 15.2cm
Weight: 6kg
Standard IP: Up to 492kbps (send & receive)
Streaming IP: 32, 64, 128, 256kbps (send & receive) *
ISDN: 64/56kbps **
Voice: 2 x 2-wire, RJ-11 phone/fax, 3.1kHz audio
Data interfaces: 4 x Ethernet, 1 x ISDN (RJ-45)
Ingress protection: Terminal: IP 31
Antenna: IP 56

* Inmarsat supports 256kbps streaming at elevations above 45 degrees. Below this elevation, the 128kbps streaming connection is recommended.

** Depending on location. Inmarsat supports ISDN at elevations above 15 degrees.

Thrane & Thrane Explorer 325

A compact BGAN system for on-the-move communication. The Explorer 325 system consists of three fully integrated units – a transceiver, an IP handset and a roof mountable antenna with magnetic mount. Reliable and easy to deploy for humanitarian operations, cargo transportation, broadcasting or telemedicine regardless of time or place.

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Manufacturer: Thrane & Thrane
Size: Terminal: Height: 23.1cm
Width: 27.8cm
Weight: 2.4kg
Antenna: Height: 35cm
Width: 120cm
Weight: 4.5kg
Standard IP: Up to 448 / 464kbps (send & receive)
Streaming IP: 32, 64, 128kbps
ISDN: N/A
Voice: VoIP handset
1 Independent RJ-11 port (2-wire connector)
Data interfaces: 2 x Ethernet
Ingress protection: Terminal: IP 31
Antenna: IP 56

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