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  BGAN HDR Service from Inmarsat - Now Available
The new BGAN HDR Service (High Data Rate) is designed for high performance IP streaming data transferring at 650 Kbps with the Hughes 9211 or the Explorer 710 BGAN Terminal. These kinds of speeds have until now only been available for bulky VSAT satellite dishes. BGAN portability with the HDR service can revolutionize how live video is be streamed from anywhere on the globe.

BGAN HDR Comparison Video

BGAN Streaming Services
Charged by the minute of use
Terminal Class

In U.S. Dollars

  BGAN HDR Full Channel Symmetric
        650 Kbps upload by 650 Kbps download

Explorer 710 &
BGAN 9211 Only

per minute
  BGAN HDR Full Channel Asymmetric
        650 Kbps upload by 64 Kbps download
Explorer 710 &
BGAN 9211 Only
per minute
  BGAN HDR Half Channel Symmetric
        325 Kbps upload by 325 Kbps download
Explorer 710 Only $19.38
per minute
  BGAN HDR Half Channel Asymmetric
        325 Kbps upload by 64 Kbps download
Explorer 710 Only $15.11
per minute
  Streaming 450 Kbps - BGAN X-Stream info
        Guaranteed rate will be no less than 384 Kbps
Class 1
BGAN Terminals

per minute
  Streaming 256 Kbps
        256 Kbps upload by 256 Kbps download
Class 1
BGAN Terminals
per minute
  Streaming 176 Kbps
        176 Kbps upload by 176 Kbps download

Class 1
BGAN Terminals

per minute
  Streaming 128 Kbps
        128 Kbps upload by 128 Kbps download
Class 1 & 2
BGAN Terminals
per minute
  Streaming 64 Kbps
        128 Kbps upload by 128 Kbps download

Class 1, 2 & 3
BGAN Terminals

per minute
  Streaming 32 Kbps
      32 Kbps upload by 32 Kbps download
Class 1, 2 & 3
BGAN Terminals
per minute
BGAN Streaming Services are an Add-On service for all BGAN plans. All Streaming Services deduct from a refundable deposit. The most common streaming plan is a Prepaid 100 MB Plan with a deposit sufficient enough to cover any anticipated streaming usage. Unused portions of a deposit are FULLY REFUNDABLE at any time, or the deposit can be increased at any time.
  Optional Streaming Services
  Static - Public IPs
       Publicly routable IP addresses are available.
$25 Monthly,
$75 Quarterly,
or $300 Annually
Info Link
  BGAN Firewall
       Limit BGAN Traffic (and expenses) to only certain
$0 per month Info Link
  BGAN Security Options
       Ground Control offers several secure your BGAN connection
Multiple Options Info Link
  Add A Local Phone Number
       Gives your BGAN phone a local number.
$10 /month + minutes Info Link
  Refill Deposit
       Add funds to your BGAN deposit for streaming services.
       You may add funds at any time by emailing us.
Deposit Any Amount.
Unused amount is
Please Email us
   Streaming Services are deducted from any held refundable deposit at Ground Control.
   Services available on-demand, on a best-effort basis, subject to the availability of spectrum of spot-beam.
   Streaming Services must be requested to be available at time of purchase.
   Streaming Services can be activated with all Ground Control plans except the 63 MB Prepaid plan.
   Streaming Services guaranteed speeds to the Internet backbone, and not to the final destination.

Explorer 710 Connectivity Options
Below is the Explorer 710 web interface screen showing the connectivity options. There are many different types of HDR services available (HDR Half Asymmetric, HDR Half Symmetric, HDR Full Asymmetric, HDR Full Symmetric and 2X HDR Full Symmetric). For example, you can choose a fast upload channel, and a slower download channel with the Asymmetric services if you're streaming video one direction so you only pay for the data speeds you need.

Explorer 710 HDR Streaming

BGAN HDR Service Overview

It appears the new HDR service will maintain the BGAN Class types with 710 being a Class 1 BGAN terminals, limiting the maximum standard shared speed at 492 Kbps. Today, Class 1 BGAN terminals are the Hughes 9201 and the Explorer 700 & 710. Interestingly, the Hughes 9201 is being discontinued as of the time of this writing.

BGAN HDR Service Launch Description Information
BGAN HDR Service Launch Information
This document describes the BGAN HDR services that have been formally launched on December 3, 2013, available for the Hughes 9211 and Explorer 710 terminals. BGAN HDR .pdf

BGAN Bonding
Explorer 710 HDR Bonding
Plug-And-Play HDR Bonding - 1.2 Mbps Streaming Speeds
Explorer 710 Bonding .pdf
Live video broadcasters interested a portable satellite solution may achieve speeds of 1.2 Megabits per second. Simply connect two Explorer 710 BGAN terminals with a Ethernet cable between the two terminals and select 2X Full HDR Symmetric from the Explorer 710 web interface (the 2X option only appears when the two terminals are connected).

  Explorer 710 Bonding

Server side software at the destination "de-bonds" the signal with small Linux utility. The utility can reside on a Windows or MAC PC running virtual Linux. Here is a link to the Explorer 710 BGAN Bonding Software.

BGAN Inmarsat Coverage Map
Global Coverage & Service
With Ground Control service, BGAN terminals may connect anywhere on the globe except for the north and south poles. If you are within one of the three colored regions, you may connect at broadband speeds, as well as make and receive phone calls from anywhere. more

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BGAN Main Page
Ground Control is an expert in all things BGAN. Here is a link to our main BGAN page for information on equipment and and support on using BGAN from anywhere in the world. more

Why Choose Ground Control?
While there are other resellers you could choose to purchase your BGAN equipment and service from... with Ground Control, you are working with a BGAN Internet Service Provider and not just a reseller. We also provide a no-cost BGAN Firewall option for high-security, and Auto-Registration pre-configuration for one-button activations... and many many other benefits. Please speak with a Ground Control sales representative to help you find the most cost effective satellite communications solution for any situation.

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