Bundle Plans from Ground Control allow all BGAN services, including streaming services, to deduct from a Bundle Account at the below listed rates. A minimum of $1,500 is required to open a Bundle Account and there is no maximum amount that can be made.
All BGAN Terminals have access to streaming services, which are unshared channels over the BGAN satellite link to the Internet backbone. Live event broadcasters use streaming channels to avoid audio and video dropouts during a video feed. While streaming video is possible over the standard shared BGAN service, it is sometimes unpredictable, and dropouts sometimes occur.
Streaming services connect to the Internet just like standard BGAN services do, but streaming services are charged by the minute of use, unlike standard BGAN services which charge by the Megabyte transferred.
BGAN Streaming Service Unshared Service Over The Inmarsat BGAN Satellite Network
A minimum of $1,500 USD is required to open a streaming capable "Bundle Account"
All BGAN services are available and deduct from Bundle Account at the above listed rates.
There is no maximum amount that can be purchased to the Bundled Account.
A suspension alert will be issued to two email addresses when 80% of funds have been spent.
Additional funds may be added at any time.
Bundled Accounts have a valid period of 1 year from activation.
BGAN HDR - 650 Kbps Speeds
BGAN HDR or "High Data Rates" are available for the Explorer 710 BGAN Terminal and the Hughes 9211 BGAN Terminal with unshared channel speeds of 650 Kbps. This is the fastest speed possible for any portable satellite terminals and increases the fidelity of live video broadcasting from any location on the globe. BGAN HDR comes in several speeds shown below.
BGAN HDR Comparison Video
Explorer 710 Connectivity Options Below is the Explorer 710 web interface screen (URL: 192.168.0.1) showing all data connectivity options. There are 4 types of HDR services available (HDR Half Asymmetric, HDR Half Symmetric, HDR Full Asymmetric, HDR Full Symmetric). For example, you can choose a fast upload channel, and a slower download channel with the Asymmetric services if streaming video one direction so you only pay for the data speeds you need.
Launchpad Streaming Activation Other BGAN terminals that are not HDR capable can be launch Streaming Service from the BGAN Launchpad program installed on a connected computer. Below is a screenshot of the Launchpad application.
We do recommend using the Web Interface of all BGAN terminals to initiate Streaming services as no software is required for connecting to the BGAN terminal web interface besides a browser. Not that Streaming service options on the Launchpad are often grayed out on Ground Control's Standard BGAN plans to protect customers from accidentally selecting a streaming service... Only "Bundled Accounts" shown on this page may use Streaming service.
Streaming Capabilities of All BGAN Terminals HDR Capable Class 1 BGAN terminals like the Hughes 9211 and the Explorer 710 have much faster streaming speeds than the smaller Class 2 BGAN terminals like the Hughes 9202 or the Explorer 510. Below are the available streaming speeds for each terminal.
BGAN Web Interface
All BGAN terminals have web interface screens that have much of the same functionality as the BGAN Launchpad. To access a BGAN Web Interface, simply type in the URL listed below in any connected browser.